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Hello • …and welcome to our Father’s Day special edition!
Wishlist • Shopping ♥ Events ♥ Inspiration ♥ People ♥ Views
Simply Knitting’s GUIDE TO August
OOPSIE DAISY • Get all loved up for summer with Sian Brown’s perfectly pink sweater, combining textured cables with sweet floral embroidery
GET THE LOOK! • Team your knit with the latest trends
WOOF WOOF! • This adorable blanket by Jo Allport uses simple knit and purl stitches to create this delightful doggy motif, in a cosy cotton yarn
ZEBR=AWESOME! • This super-sweet cardigan by Jane Burns features simple striped sleeves and an adorable three-dimensional zebra on the back
Stay in touch! • We love seeing what you’ve been doing, drop me a line with all your latest news
What do YOU think? • “WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE PERSON TO KNIT FOR?”
Too cool for knitting stereotypes • Phil Saul ponders the knitting clichés that still abound, and hopes they don’t put new knitters off
FADE TO GREY • With its combination of twisted stitches, fun bobbles and a cotton-blend tweed yarn, this is the perfect cover-up for warmer days.
“All those beautiful colours of tops & rovings flowing through the vintage machinery…” • Laura Davies, a carpenter and welder, took the plunge during lockdown to pursue a newly realised dream of working in a traditional mill
BLACK & WHITE • Try some contemporary colourwork with Kaffe Fassett‘s stunning intarsia sweater, with a stylish monochrome polka dot pattern
WELCOME TO OUR Father’s Day special!
COME FLY AWAY • Evoking the famous Red Arrows, this dramatic design Tea Cosy Folk is sure to have you on cloud nine!
GOLD STANDARD • This gorgeously colourful men’s sweater is packed with easy texture and striking ribbed sleeves.
Favourite knitsfor Father‘s Day • All our special gentlemen should be celebrated on this milestone day, from dads and grandads to uncles and brothers – choose a knit to show them you care
5 tipds for Knitting for men • Pattern picking is half the job, try our handy hints for gift success
SILVER STEPS • Knit these elegant cabled socks, packed with warmth and texture, for a wonderful dad this June 20th.
ON THE GO! • Create simple stripes by combining slip stitches with a patterned yarn, and protect your flask when out and about!
Just for you! • Win knitting books, gorgeous yarn bundles, gift vouchers and much more in this month’s giveaways…
POWDER PEACH • Snuggle up in these wonderfully chunky cables with Siân Brown’s striking cardigan design, worked in a super-soft alpaca-blend yarn
Knitting Know-how • Write to our accomplished Q&A experts and have your tricky knitting queries and questions answered in no time!
Something new? • Whether you’re looking for chunky or fine, variegated or plain, we bring you the next biggest things in knitting yarns
TAKE A BREAK • Pop the kettle on and take a moment to relax with our fun prize puzzles this month!
THIS LITTLE PIGGY… • Ann Franklin’s adorable pig jumper pairs a fun colourwork design with simple striped sleeves and a super-stretchy neckband
Knit Together! • Welcome to our community section where we take a closer look at what’s going on knitwise near you! In association with the Keep Yarn on...