Simply Knitting

Simply Knitting January 2020

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
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13 Issues

in this issue

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Wow! Where did 2019 go?! It wasn’t that long ago I was planning last year’s summer holiday and now we’re looking at 2020 stretching out in front of us – a lovely fresh new year! I find the New Year celebration the best time to look back at what I’ve achieved and forward to what else there is to come. From my perspective so much has happened over the past year – I’ve learnt more knitting skills (my double knitting is coming along nicely!), more about the wonderfully varied knitting community I share and so much more about myself. It’s what I love most about this beautiful craft, it just never sits still. Even when you’ve finished that WIP you’ve had hanging around on your needles for months (years, perhaps), as…

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editor’s choice

Mighty Weave Yarn Saved from landfill, this fabric yarn is knitted on 25mm needles and creates amazing homewares at £8.99 a ball. From www. lovefabfabrics.com. Milward Neon Scissors Add a little zing to your kit with these eye-catching scissors (£6.50 each)! For stockist information email groves@ stockistenquiries.co.uk. Huge DROPS Alpaca Sale at Wool Warehouse Don’t miss this 30%-off sale if you’re a fan of the wonderful softness of alpaca. It includes many of your favourite DROPS yarns! Sale ends 31 December 2019. www.woolwarehouse.co.uk Dera-Dogs Dalmatian Check out another adorable addition to the Dera-Dogs range by Amanda Berry. Grab the machine-washable dalmatian as a kit for just £8.30 from www.deramores.com. Ollie the Snowman Pattern Quick! Sharpen those needles and cast on this gorgeous last-min Christmas toy pattern by Sardines for Tea and Sue Jobson (£2.50) from www.blacksheepwools.com. Wendy Husky Super Chunky…

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buy-me-now books

PORTUGUESE KNITTING by Rosa Pomar (Search Press, £14.99) Inject a boost of colour and culture into your WIP! Featuring 20 knitting patterns – tradition, inspiration and culture are at the heart of Portuguese Knitting, which successfully documents the history and culture behind this method of knitting. Featuring a plant pot holder, delicate shawls and cosy cowls, this great book is suitable for beginners to follow. THIS GOLDEN FLEECE: A JOURNEY THROUGH BRITAIN’S KNITTED HISTORY by Esther Rutter (Granta Books, £16.99) Join author, Esther Rutter, as she embarks on a year-long journey through the British Isles, discovering the true history of wool in Britain. Her travels take her from the grand Highlands to urban bustling market towns. A reflective read with beautiful hand-drawn sketches dotted throughout to complement the chapters, this book provides a meditative outlet…

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monica fuertes

Meet Monica, the brainchild behind some of Simply Knitting’s most popular toy designs Up early or slow to rise? I’m up in the morning at 10am, full of ideas and exciting new projects. First job of the day? A bath with bubbles, then I switch on the computer. Mid-morning pick-me-up? A nice hot cup of tea and a sweet butter biscuit. Fave time to sit back and take five? My favourite time of day is night-time, watching a good movie and making little pompom animals. Leisurely lunchtime? At lunch time I take notes and make pencil sketches, dreaming about all the pretty things I’m going to make. Post-lunch priorities? I always try to visit my grandfather as often as I can. Clocking-off time? It’s hard to say, as I live in my pink studio and I don’t…

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new rico yarns

Superba Melange Jacquard 4ply Discover six variegated shades in this sock yarn by Rico (£7.50). You’ll find this 100g ball comes with 380m of yarn and knits up on 2-3mm needles. You can pop all your knits in the washing machine too! Fashion Mohair Merino Chunky This voluminous fleece yarn is made of South African mohair with wool and polyamide (£8.50). Its 50g ball comes with 100m of yarn and creates pretty, halo-filled knits for the winter. Fashion Alpaca Tweed Chunky Cast on a yarn with an unusual yarn structure. Its irregular, firmly twined threads create a strong tweed structure without the bobbles! It’s just £4.65 for a 50g ball. Creative XXL This huge 1kg ball comes with an extra chunky 160m of yarn and is lots of fun to work with. Ideal for knitting home accessories,…

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the croft shetland country book and new yarn shades

If traditional Fair Isle and great-quality yarns make your knitting needles sing then check out the latest book from West Yorkshire Spinners! The Croft Shetland Country collection (£9.95) is filled with delicious muted shades and brand new patterns for him and her by Rosee Woodland and Mary Henderson. Each one is knitted using The Croft Shetland Tweed aran (£9.50), and the book includes patterns in two of the brand new shades in the range – soft blues Marister and Huxter. Discover more at www.wyspinners.com or by calling 01535 664500.…