Simply Knitting

Simply Knitting December 2019

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.

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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

in this issue

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hello are you ready to celebrate christmas in style?

With Christmas hot on our heels (well, it is for gift-knitting knitters) we’re in a hugely generous mood – after all, there’s no better time to maximise the knitting love than with our bumper Christmas issue! So, what are we so excited about? This issue we’re proud to bring you the first UK issue of Burda Knitting, packed with wow-your-wardrobe garment patterns from some of the best yarn manufacturers in Europe. From therapeutic colourwork to timeless chic shapes, there’s sure to be a knit to tempt you for winter and beyond. We’ve already picked out our favourites! If you’ve been thinking about taking out a subscription to Simply Knitting (or asking for one for Christmas) now is the perfect time, especially as this month’s gift is a beautiful knitting needle set…

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editor’s choice

King Cole Tinsel Alpaca Kit Christmas knitting is taking a fabulous new turn with this gorgeous tinsel-clad alpaca kit (£17.27). Both large and small versions are knitted in mix of super-quick King Cole Tinsel Chunky and DK yarns. Buy from www.deramores.comor call 0845 519 4573. Peanuts Collection Take a trip down memory lane with the much-loved Peanuts comic strip kit collection from Stitch & Story. Choose from hats, baby booties, jumpers and more. For more information visit www.stitchand story.com. New Knit Kit Additions from Pony Refresh your knitting tool kit with these new crafty superstars from Pony. Keep on track with their simple row counter (£1.60), make sewing up a breeze with a set of perky marking pins (£2.05) and slip on a set of flat ring markers (90p) to keep place easily. For stockist…

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buy-me-now books

NUDIKNITS: A NAUGHTY KNITTED NOEL by Sarah Simi (Collins & Brown, £9.99) Get in full festive swing with this knit-tastic little book, full of naughty festive knits! Follow the nude knitted villagers as they celebrate the festive season in style. Creator Sarah Simi has brilliantly combined humour and knitting into this hotly anticipated book. Not for the fainted hearted, inside you’ll find 25 hilariously cheeky patterns to amuse your guests this Christmas! WE ARE KNITTERS – KNITSPIRATION TO TAKE ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE by Alberto Bravo and Pepita Marin (Abrams, £18.99) If knitting is a huge passion and forms a large part of your life this knit-spirational book will resonate with you. It features brilliant photography and celebrates just how important knitting is in an increasingly digital-focused world. What better excuse to release the stresses of…

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addy whitfield

Pattern designer, owner and chief knitter at Gift Horse Kits, in the Brecon Beacons Up early or slow to rise? Definitely early! I usually start working around 8am, answering emails and getting yarn ready for the orders. First job of the day? Coffee and checking orders that have come in overnight; it’s amazing how many people order knitting kits at 2am! Fave time to sit back and take five? There’s no time in the morning as it’s full-on knit kit packing (every kit is hand-packed to order as lots of the kits are personalised). If I take a break it’s usually to knit something! I always have a bag of exciting test-knitting on the go for future kit ideas. Leisurely lunchtime? Fifteen minutes while I check Instagram and catch up with fellow small-business owners…

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the exciting new bipoc in fiber website

We’re thrilled to announce that BIPOC in Fiber will soon be launching a website highlighting the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour working in the fibre community; from knitters, crocheters, weavers, yarn bloggers, indie dyers, writers, tech editors and more. This marks an exciting new chapter for what began as the POC Designers and Crafters List started in 2018 by Jeanette Sloan on her blog – jeanettesloan.wordpress.com. “Our remit is to celebrate the talent of BIPOC working with fibre and to improve the representation of BIPOC in the fibre industry. We hope the website will be the first port of call for anyone to use, whether it’s a publication looking for a tech editor, a consumer looking for an indie dyer, or a student looking to interview a knitwear…

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great gift blankets

Chevron Blanket Add a rainbow to a room with this chunky colour pack and pattern from Stylecraft (£21.99). www. blacksheepwools.com/products/www.blacksheepwools.com/products/stylecraft-specialchunky-colour-pack-knitted-chevron-blanketstylecraft-specialchunky-colour-pack-knitted-chevron-blanket Sweet As Honey Blanket This gorgeous honeycomb blanket pattern (£5), for babies and children alike, will be an utter joy to knit. Find it at www.ravelry.com/ patterns/library/as-sweet-as-honey-baby-blanket. Bernat Bear-y Cozy Knit Blanket Enjoy intarsia and duplicate stitches with this free blanket pattern. Visit www. readicut.co.uk/knit-patterns/baby/ afghans-blankets/www.readicut.co.uk/knit-patterns/baby/afghans-blankets/knitting-patternbernat-bear-y-cozyknit-blanket.htmlknitting-patternbernat-bear-y-cozyknit-blanket.html. Bella Baby Blanket Soft, squishy and edged with pompoms, this baby knit kit (£39.99) makes the sweetest gift for your smallest friends! To buy visit www.woolcouture company.com/product/ bella-babyblanket-knitting-kit. Snuggly Blanket Add just a touch of rainbow to your gift list with this super blanket in Sirdar Snuggly DK. It’s perfect for those who love minimalism. Find the pattern at Black Sheep Wools here www.bit. ly/2nh1TOG.…