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Hello • Deck the halls with Rudolph, Santa & merry musicians!
Editor’s choice • This issue’s seasonal must-buys chosen by SK Editor, Kirstie McLeod
SNOW IS FALLING • Cast on an altogether classier style of Christmas jumper this season with this stonewashed beauty in a cool cotton mix.
LITTLE RED NOSE • Give your home a sense of fun this Christmas with our sofa-friendly reindeer cushion by Amanda Berry
MERRY WHISKERS • This snuggly Santa jumper by DROPS couldn’t be more perfect for little ones to wear on Christmas Day!
Stay in touch! • We love seeing what you’ve been doing, drop me a line with all your latest news
EVERGREEN • There’s nothing quite like a nep-filled yarn to bring effortless texture to your knits, and this Pat Menchini top adds lace into the mix too!
“I love sharing the stories behind my designs and thought it would be wonderful to create a knitting book” • We chat to designer Jenny Fennell to find out more about the inspiration behind her new pattern book, celebrating the knitting techniques and traditions of northern lands
FESTIVE SPIRIT • Our twinkly elf comes with a mythical vibe, and is filled with sequins, embroidery and Christmassy colours.
JUST FOR YOU! • Win fantastic kits, beautiful books and indulge in a little bit of pampering too with this month’s giveaways
CARAMEL CREAM • A bold Scandi design knitted in warm aran yarn gives this neutral-toned jumper cosy festive vibes.
What I’ve learned… Confession time • Phil Saul of award-winning blog ‘The Twisted Yarn’ wants to tell us all something very important
CHILLY BILLY • It’s time to get super-cosy with this playful penguin jumper that little ones will just adore.
Essential books for knitting fanatics • Lose yourself in a craft book and discover a world of patterns, skills and inspiration. Here’s our pick of favourite knit books for your Christmas list…
3 Technique boosters! • Learn new skills with our trio of expert guides
TAKE A BREAK • Pop the kettle on and take a moment to relax with our fun prize puzzles this month!
POLAR PERFECT • This super-cute hat and mitt duo, with its adorable fluffy detail, is fun for kids of all ages!
Knitting Know-how • Write to our accomplished Q&A experts and have your tricky knitting queries and questions answered in no time!
Festive sparkle • With the party season nearly here, it’s time to get glittery with these fabulous sparkly yarns!
MERRY MUSICIANS • Strike up a band with our quartet of horn players and drummers – they’ll look bold as brass on your festive tree!
SATURDAY STYLE • Emma Vining’s modern cardigan features a high-low hem and reverse stocking stitch stripes for that on-trend look
Knit Together! • Welcome to our community section where we take a closer look at what’s going on knitwise near you!
We ♥ shops with eco-friendly yarn • Discover three businesses that consider the environment
Best of elf • Knit up this fun and festive fancy-dress elf hat for your best mischief yet
Charity of the MONTH • Each issue we find out more about one of the good causes you could help out with your knitting…
5 minutes with KETTLE YARN CO. Linda Lencovic
FOREVER COSY • A cable and garter stitch pattern plumps...