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Simply Knitting August 2021

Simply Knitting is the UK’s best-selling knitting magazine. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been knitting for years you’ll find lots of exciting patterns, knitting news and great buys in every issue. Subscription to this digital magazine does not include covermount items or the subscriber-only pages found within print copies, nor gives access to Craft Circle, the Craft subscriber online area.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

Have you managed to grab a little summer sun yet? At the time of writing we’ve just had a glorious sunny weekend – and it’s been such a boost I’m 100% ready to embrace all that summer knitting. I might start with Sarah Hatton’s lacy cardigan (p13) which is an all-round practical beauty, with just the right amount of detail for days and nights out. If you’re looking for something shorter in the sleeve, check out Pat Menchini’s tunic, it comes with super-sharp cablework and is knitted in King Cole Forest Aran – a tweedy recycled yarn that’s pure genius! Summer also brings a plethora of weddings, so to get in the spirit we’ve created a fabulous Wedding Special filled with nuptial knits. Whether you’re looking for something breathtaking or…

1 min
the sk team x

Kirstie, Sophie, Nicola, Seth, Jennifer, Jen and Rachael 2 GREAT GIFTS! Exclusive to SK Burda Knitting magazine, and dress-up doll pattern booklet GET IN TOUCH! We’d love to hear from you. Write to us at Stay in Touch, Simply Knitting magazine, Immediate Media Co, Eagle House, Bristol BS1 4ST Find us on Instagram @simplyknittingmag Find us on Facebook Facebook.com/simplyknitting Email us at simplyknitting@immediate.co.uk (editorial queries only) Subscribers visit our website www.buysubscriptions.com/contactus…

7 min

SUMMER WARMTH Take your time on the beach from morning to night with this shoulderwarming scarf pattern (1077) knitted in Rico Design Creative Cotton Dégradé Lucky 8. It’s from Rico’s Lovewool Collection and is accompanied by a summer top design too. The pattern is available in store for just £2.99 from selected Abakhan stores – for your nearest one visit www.abakhan.co.uk Editor’s choice This issue’s summer must-buys chosen by SK Editor, Kirstie McLeod Bernat Twisted Stitch Knit Blanket Pattern Why not try a little twist on a traditional cable pattern with this dreamy blanket knitted in Bernat Blanket yarn? Free download from www.yarnspirations.com Marriner Romney Vale 100% Fleece Toy Stuffing Soft and silky to the touch, this gorgeous fleece is available for many uses, including stuffing your crafted toys! £3.50 for 250g from www.marrineryarns.com or 02920 837…

2 min
simply knitting’s guide to september

all the BEST CRAFT events! Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 September SOUTHERN WOOL SHOW Newbury Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Newbury RG14 7PN The Southern Wool Show is back with a bang for 2021! This year there are over 90 exhibitors (and counting!), as well as a range of workshops across all crafts, and of course lots of free demos too! The venue has free parking and is close to public transport links, so it’s very easy to plan your lovely woolly day out. Tickets are £8.50 per person for both days. To buy yours or find out more, visit www.southernwoolshow.co.uk or call 07741 452295 Sunday 5 September ONE DAY BEGINNER’S MACHINE KNITTING WORKSHOP Creative Space Bristol, 56–58 North Street, Bristol BS3 1HJ This full-day workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started with machine knitting, and…

9 min
summer dream

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS YOU WILL NEED □ Novita Woolly Wood DK (70% modal, 30% Merino wool; 100g/225m) For yarn quantities and measurements see size table □ 1 pair of 3.25mm needles □ 1 pair of 4mm needles □ Stitch holders TENSION 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over st st using 4mm needles 22 sts and 28 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over lace pattern using 4mm needles ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 FIND YOUR SIZE SIZING COLOUR KEY So you can re-use this pattern, we’ve colour-coded the sizing instructions. Simply follow our colour-coded measurements and you’re off. WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists visit Novita at www.novitaknits.com OR YOU COULD TRY… □ Deramores 0845 519 4573 or www.deramores.com □ Snuffle Bean Yarn ww.snufflebeanyarn.co.uk TOP TIP Lace knitting can seem daunting, but try not to be put off. Jane Crawford’s tutorial on our…

5 min
fancy that!

EASY TO KNIT YOU WILL NEED □ Stylecraft Special DK (100% acrylic, 100g/295m), 1 ball of each Yarn A Teal (1062) Yarn C Royal (1117) Yarn D Black (1002) □ Cygnet Utopia DK (100% acrylic, 100g/290m), 1 ball of Yarn B Eden (556) □ A pair of 3.25mm needles □ A round purse clasp, 8.5cm across hinges □ Sewing thread □ A pair of black beads, 3mm diameter □ Toy stuffing TENSION 22 sts and 40 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over peacock slipstitch pattern using 3.25mm needles MEASUREMENTS 11x10.5cm (4¼x4in) ABBREVIATIONS For a full list see page 95 WHERE TO BUY □ For yarn stockists contact Stylecraft on 01484 848435 www. stylecraft-yarns.co.uk OR YOU COULD TRY… □ Wool Warehouse 0800 505 3300 or www.woolwarehouse.co.uk 10% off! Wool Warehouse are offering 10% off Stylecraft Special DK! Quote offer code SK213 when you order. To place your order call 0800 505 3300 or visit www.woolwarehouse. co.uk.…