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Simply Knitting June 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.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

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It goes without saying that we are living in extraordinary times. As creatives, we are very aware of the role that knitting plays in the way we cope with what is going on around us. Not only is knitting vital for our mental health, it helps us to focus on something beautiful, practical, helpful and rewarding. Which means that the Simply Knitting team are distinctly aware of the role we play in your lives, we understand that providing an escape from the world’s worries is more important than ever to you now. So, this issue we have done our best to deliver a magazine that includes not only the very best patterns, news, inspiration, reader stories and more, but we’ve also cast our eye further afield. We’ve hunted down a…

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folklore by debbie bliss

Vibrant colours and motifs of flora and fauna flood the latest collection from Debbie Bliss. Among the projects you’ll find this gorgous Jana bonnet which comes with matching mitts. For women there’s the Krysta jumper, which is worked in intricate stranded colourwork patterns influenced by Russia and Eastern European textiles, and knitted in Bebbie’s brand new DK-weight yarn, Erin Tweed. PDF patterns cost £3.50 each and can be downloaded from www.lovecrafts.com.Knitting kits including yarn are also available…

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editor’s choice

King Cole Stripe DK Bring summer into your life with this soft, premium acrylic which creates a delightfully bright pattern. It machine washes at 40°C too! Visit www.kingcole.com or call 01756 703670 for stockists. Silver Yarn Tools by Lyn Roberts Design Silver tools add smooth flow and luxury to your knitting – discover this plush gift range today! Knitting tool prices start from around £50 at www.lyn-roberts-design.com. MillaMia Naturally Soft Sock Twenty gorgeous colours make up this hardwearing sock yarn that’s plump enough for cables and lacework. Yarn £4.50 for 50g from www.lovecrafts.com or 01409 404010. twig & horn Wool Soap Packed with the highest-grade lanolin available, twig & horn Wool Soap will leave your garments clean, fresh and luxurious feeling. £15.30 for 8oz from www.twigandhorn.com. Novita 7 Brothers Korpi Inspired by the colours of nature, like bark and flowing waters, new Korpi…

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buy-me-now books

KNIT STEP BY STEP by Vikki Haffenden and Frederica Patmore (DK, £14.99) Would 150 knitting techniques with illustrations be enough to whet your knitting appetite? Walking you through knit and purl, cast-on and off techniques, Fair Isle and colourful intarsia patterns, ‘Knit Step by Step’ certainly answers all your knitting questions. The fantastic high-quality images and stitch patterns help to make this top tips and technique book stand out from the crowd. KNITTING KNOW-HOW by CICO Books (CICO Books, £9.99) You need to add this comprehensive guide of techniques and tips to your knitting library. Economically priced, this handy guide from Cico Books caters to all knitting levels. Bursting with detailed drawings, fab images and clear instructions to guide you through basic techniques such as knit and purl, and more advanced ones such as making buttonholes to…

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rhian drinkwater

Rhian works with the SK team on a regulaar basis and is a fabulous knit designer who has a particular talent for socks Up early or slow to rise? Up early to get my son to school, but I much prefer a lazy lie-in! At weekends I often pop downstairs to make a cup of tea, then head back to bed with my knitting to get some in before having to start the day. First job of the day? Checking emails and seeing if anything urgent has come up. Mid-morning pick-me-up? A(nother) cup of tea and some custard creams. Fave time to sit back and take five? There’s normally an early afternoon slump around two. Perfect for taking a break from computer work and getting some knitting in on my latest design project –…

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simply knitting’s guide to craft blogs

BLACK SHEEP WOOLS BLOG The popular online retailer has a long-established blog called Newsbeat, which brings you all the latest in the knitting world, from patterns, new yarns and project ideas. With regular posts, you are sure to find an interesting read, who knows you might even learn a new technique? But one thing is for sure, if you’re searching for yarn-nspiration you’ll find it with updates on new product launches and book releases. Plus, check out their Facebook Make Along group for a virtual KAL project you can knit from anywhere in the world! Visit www.blacksheepwools.com/blogs/news KATE DAVIES DESIGNS BLOG Fans of designer Kate Davies will thoroughly enjoy her thoughtful, reflective blog posts covering varied topics such as life, nature and knitting. You’ll find her Interesting reads and snippets of latest projects are…