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Simply Knitting April 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
hello

This early spring issue is the perfect excuse to think about exciting new knits, new colour combinations, new stitch patterns and new garment shapes! To help ignite that creativity we bring you our Knit Your Own Alphabet pattern booklet, which encourages you to personalise a sweatshirt, bag or beanie with your initials, or perhaps add a string of bunting for a birthday party? The possibilities are endless! Talking about creativity, one thing I always feel inspired by is the amazing local yarn shops that we’re able to feature in SK issue after issue. It never ceases to amaze me how many independent retailers are stepping up and making waves in the yarn community with their innovative ideas and initiatives, and we are always super proud to support them. Check out our…

1 min.
a cosy spot

Fran Morgan’s latest KAL is a bright and cheery blanket knitted in Deramores Studio Aran (left, £12.41 for a yarn pack) or Baa Ram Ewe’s Winterburn Aran (above, £84.99 for a yarn pack). Offered in two distinct colourways – the Deramores Studio Aran option is a lighter, fresher mix of shades, whereas the Baa Ram Ewe Winterburn Aran choice delivers a more muted, rustic result you’ll equally fall in love with. Visit www.deramores.com/ products/mirror-knit-along-byfran-morgan or call 0845 519 4573.…

1 min.
editor’s choice

Spring Into Wool Show We’ve got 10 pairs of tickets to the Spring Into Wool Show at The Grammar School, Leeds! This top event filled with 90 exhibitors includes workshops and demonstrations, as well as a selection of tasty foods. With free parking outside, inside you’ll find stalls for knitting, crochet, felting, weaving, spinning and dyeing. Tickets cost from £4 and more show details can be found at www.springintowool.co.uk. SIrdar Pattern 5393 Hat and Cardi Free Download Catch up with the latest baby hat trend! This free soft bobble hat pattern is reminiscent of the one worn by baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk and is available as a free download at www.woolwarehouse.co.uk. Visit bit.ly/38CdSIA or call 0800 505 3300. Novita Majakkasaari (Moomin Lighthouse) DK Yarn Meet the latest addition…

1 min.
buy-me-now books

KNITTING STASHBUSTERS: 25 GREAT WAYS TO USE UP YOUR YARN LEFTOVERS OF ONE BALL OR MORE by Fiona Gable (Cico Books, £9.99) Bringing a much-needed colour boost with 25 inspiring projects, this modern book is bursting with ideas on how to put your yarn stash to good use. The creative designs range from a garland of hearts to brighten up a room, a sweet penguin to gift to a loved one and cute stationery accessories. If you have an overflowing leftover stash, then this could be your go-to throughout the year. MACRAMÉ 2 by Fanny Zedenius (Quadrille, £14.99) This bumper book includes 20 fabulous macramé projects we think knitters will really love. While the craft of macramé differs from the technique of knitting, there is a similarity in its intricacy and there’s no ignoring the joy of…

1 min.
bronagh miskelly

Bronagh works as a designer and pattern editor. She also looks after the social media accounts of various knitting brands Up early or slow to rise? I’m a natural night owl, but I try to start my day reasonably early so a large alarm clock is essential! First job of the day? Once I have some breakfast and a mug of tea on the go, I check messages and social media. Mid-morning pick-me-up? I’m not a snacker (except for the odd square of dark chocolate) – I run on black tea and Diet Coke! Fave time to sit back and take five? I work through the morning writing content and working on patterns. After lunch I spend a couple of hours sample knitting, sketching new designs or taking photographs. Clocking-off time? I tend to be…

1 min.
the king cole drifter range?

The ever popular King Cole Drifter range delivers a wide selection of varied yarns in different weights and shade finishes! From 4ply, Baby, DK, Aran and Chunky there’s a yarn for every project and every season. The latest addition to the LoveCrafts website is Subtle Drifter DK (£4.99 for 100g). This acrylic, wool and cotton mix comes in a range of ten shades that neatly suit any season, from vibrant Fuchsia and popular Grey to gentle Lilac. Available from www.lovecrafts.com.…