Sneak peek inside our May issue on sale 9 April!

Katy Evans

Katy Evans

30 March 2015

 

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This month we are styling it simple in a pretty and muted palette, calm and relaxed is the name of the game.

We have a lovely collection of light and breezy knits, from cute jackets and cardigans to lace jumpers and layers to entice you out of your winter slumber and effortlessly into spring.

Strawberry Main 3117  Lace Edge Main 2979
Pocket Tee Main 8 Pebble Main 2761

From early summer weddings to garden parties, sunny days and cooler evenings, we have you covered with an assortment of styles, stitches and seasonal knits.

Drape Cardigan Main 2932 Three Tone Main 3067 (1)

Also, don't miss in this issue:

  • 28 Relaxed design - women's, men's, children's, babies, home and accessories
  • EXCLUSIVE patterns – Drape front cardi, Pebble v-neck top, Lace edg cardi, Strawberry lace jumper, Over-sized three-tone top, Pocket tee
  • EXCLUSIVE Accessories – Lacy socks, Striped fingerless gardening mitts, Striped doorstop
  • Cute knits for kids - Rainbow tunic, College cardigan, Pleat neck top, Tiger onesie, giraffe
  • Spotlight on - Denim plus
  • FEATURE A guide to Facebook: is it the right social networking tool for you?
  • FEATURE Darn that yarn: Meet Tom of Holland
  • PLUS The Spring Crochet Collection - 8 projects for crochet lovers of all skill levels.

And, of course, all the usual news, reviews, competitions, products and events you expect from your favourite Knitting magazine.

 

Easter (edible) inspiration!

Katy Evans

Katy Evans

25 March 2015

 

It seems Christmas was barely over before the first Easter egg appeared on the supermarket shelves. At the time I refused to even give it the time of the day, but over the last few weeks I've been noticing a trend in Easter-related sweet treats cropping up all over the place.

Now, there are still the ubiquitous bunnies and chicks, and the slightly more tenuous carrots and rabbit paws, but I have been noticing time and time again the increasingly popular appearance of the chocolate sheep!

So for the sheepy/wool/yarn lovers out there, here's some (edible) inspiration for Easter!

 

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Chocolate sheep, £7.99 by Choconchoc www.choconchoc.co.uk

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White chocolate sheep, £3.25 from Friars www.friars.co.uk

 

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Easter lamb, £3.95 by Chocolate Trading Co. www.chocolatetradingco.com

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'Black sheep' Easter lamb lollipop, £1.95 by Chocolate Trading Co. www.chocolatetradingco.com

Shaun Egg 

Shaun the Sheep Easter egg, £5 by Divine Chocolate www.divinechocolate.com

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White chocolate lamb, £4 from John Lewis

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White chocolate lamb, £1.99 from Lidl

 

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Lindt chocolate lambs, 5 pack www.lindt.co.uk

 

Happy Easter, folks!

 

Sneak peek at our April issue on sale 12 March

Katy Evans

Katy Evans

5 March 2015

 

Spring is nearly here, there are daffodils and snowdrops popping up all over the place, and I can tell you, I am really ready for it! I'm craving bright colours and lighter knits after what feels like an age since winter began. Luckily for you lot, we have some gorgeous knits in our April issue, ready to make you feel lighter and brighter in no time.

This fab pink jumper is an original Sirdar design, reknitted in their gorgeous new textured yarn, Beachcomber, a must for summer. We love the interesting colour and texture in the Cropped cable jumper, knitted using two strands of Debbie Bliss Angel and Rialto 4 ply in complementing shades of green, which gives a depth of colour and soft, hazy fabric.

Open Knit Main _1051 Cable Main _09451 (1)

Our cover star this month is the Diagonal rib sweater, an eye-catching design with on-trend shoulder pads – we love the electric blue too! We also have the fantastic winning design of our 'Design a vintage-inspired knit' competition with King Cole. Bronagh Miskelly's pretty Spring lace blouse is perfect for when the sun starts shining.

Diagonal Rib Main _09621 Blouse Main _1269 (1)

We've also got some lovely home knits, perfect for Easter, in this issue, including the very pretty Bluebell tea set.

Tea Cosy Main _0877  Placemat Main _0902

And, of course, some gorgeous kids projects, too!

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Also, don't miss in this issue:

  • 26 Classic knits for modern style - women's, men's, children's, babies, home and accessories
  • EXCLUSIVE patterns – Felicity, Boxy cardigan, Eyelet jumper, Diagonal rib sweater, Spring lace blouse, Moss stitch and cable jumper 
  • EXCLUSIVE Accessories – Bluebell tea cosy, placemats and napkin rings
  • Cute knits for kids - Powder zigzag sweater, Traditional boy's jumper, bluebird hat, Girl's cardigan, horse and foal
  • Spotlight on - Off the shoulder
  • FEATURE A guide to Instagram: is it the right social networking tool for you?
  • PLUS Pretty Knits for Spring - 5 knit for women including Nilgiri, Classic top, Short sleeved top, Biker chic jacket and Lace cardigan

And, of course, all the usual news, reviews, competitions, products and events you expect from your favourite Knitting magazine.