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Simply Knitting July 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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First and foremost, we hope you’re all safe and well, and still finding some comfort in your knitting world. As we write this, we are still in the midst of lock-down and dealing with this new ‘normal’, be that working from home while trying to look after kids, being separated from family and friends, or working on the frontline making sure everyone is looked after. This extra wait at home, with its sometimes idle hands, means our free time can be used to indulge in our favourite craft – the perfect way to calm our anxieties. We are seeing a huge flurry of your lovely knits on our social media feeds, as WIPs are completed and Christmas gifts made in advance. We hope you’re taking advantage of the many online…

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editor’s choice

Schoppel Wolle’s 4ply Zauberball Discover sock yarn with a little magic! Schoppel Wolle’s 4ply Zauberball is a fantastic mix of wool and nylon, and comes in 19 daring colour mixes. Perfect for a pair of socks for dad this Father’s Day. £9.89 each, from www.woolwarehouse. co.uk. Stylecraft Jacket Pattern 9758 Download this dino jacket PDF for the sweetest baby gift around! Knitted in soft Stylecraft Bambino DK, it’s a delicious mix of fun and practicality. £2.79, www.theknittingnetwork.co.uk StitchKeepers Prevent stitches from slipping off your double-pointed needles with StitchKeepers by Rollie. These nifty little caps fit over the end of your needles and are available in a range of sizes to fit needles from 2mm to 5.5mm, and lengths of 10-25cm. www.stitchkeepers.com. Nova Vita DMC’s brand new sustainable cotton yarn, Nova Vita, is made with 80% upcycled material.…

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buy-me-now books

FELTED ANIMAL KNITS by Catherine Arnfield (Search Press, £14.99) Knitting and felting are merged together to create this unique crafty book, which walks you through how to knit and felt amazingly realistic animals. You’ll be pleased to know only basic knitting skills are needed to make these fuzzy creatures. Another bonus is that this book is aimed at felting beginners too, so if you have never tried this fun craft, fully illustrated step-by-steps will help you hone your skills. HOW TO KNIT by Mollie Makes (Collins & Brown, £9.99) This latest release from the clever bunch at Mollie Makes is packed with over 50 photos and illustrations with a step-by-step guide. There is something for every creative in here – from small gifts, to home décor and knitted accessories, this book is bursting with inspiration!…

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a day in the life of…

KAREN MILLER & SUSAN RITCHIE Owners of Mrs Moon Meet Karen and Susan, the driving force behind popular knit brand, Mrs Moon Up early or slow to rise? We’re both early risers at about 6.30am. Having four teenagers each means there is quite of lot of organising (ie shouting) that needs doing before they head off. First job of the day? Once the family have left, we meet up to walk our dogs, Betsy and Waffle, in Marble Hill Park. It works out as a great mini business meeting before we get down to whatever the day has to offer. Mid-morning pick-me-up? Our post-walk morning coffee is one of the most important parts of our day – coffee is an integral part of every day at Mrs Moon! Fave time to sit back and take five?…

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simply knitting’s guide to knit tutorials

KNITTING IN THE ROUND BY RJ KNITS Many knitters are often put off by knitting in the round, but we’re convinced, once you give it a go you’ll find it rewarding. This tutorial is a brilliant guide to knitting with circular needles. There is nothing quite as helpful as following a tutorial whilst copying the steps yourself as you watch. R J Knits is a popular YouTube channel and we like their tutorials for the clear, concise talk-through of each technique. This helps make it feel that the tutorial is a relaxing demonstration, rather than a strict, formal knitting lesson. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW3ViXxQMCE&list=RDCMUCkg45GHzMdEBXl 8BA8FtPpw&index=5 HOW TO KNIT A BEGINNER’S SCARF BY SHEEP & STITCH Are you looking for a basic project to use up some yarn from your stash? This great tutorial is aimed at…

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…make an entrance with rowan!

KIDS SUMMER BRIGHTS BY ROWAN What does every mum want for their kids? Fun, practical knits that stand the test of time! These bright, stylish knits from the latest book by Rowan feature a wealth of gorgeous textures, prints and patterns for both boys and girls from four to nine years. Designed by three of our favourite Rowan contributors – Lisa Richardson, Martin Storey and Georgia Farrell – each of the 15 patterns is perfectly crafted to fit well while filled with exciting stitches. Worked in a combination of Baby Cashsoft Merino and Baby Merino Silk DK, you can be assured that these garments will sit next to the skin without irritation. Patterns, £4 each or £12 for the collection from www.knitrowan.com.…