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Hello …and welcome to our first spring issue of 2022!
The SK Team x • Kirstie, Sophie, Nicola, Seth, Jennifer, Jen and Rachael
Wishlist • Shopping ♥ Events ♥ Inspiration ♥ People ♥ Views
NATURAL STYLE • Make your life easier with these eco-friendly new tools!
Simply Knitting’s GUIDE TO MAY
FIT AND FLARE • A loose silhouette and lace loveliness make this gorgeous silk-mix jumper by Pat Menchini exciting to knit and a joy to wear
FRILLY FLOURISH • Plants are like friends, show them you care by perking up their pots with our simple lacy decorations.
Stay in touch! • We love seeing what you’ve been doing, drop me a line with all your latest news
RIPPLE EFFECT • In superwash woollen yarn from Cascade, this colourful cabled poncho is pretty, practical and comes in four sizes.
“I wanted them to feel like they were back in Amble…” • Avid knitter, Anne Baxter, was tasked with a project that would bring endangered, traditional gansey-style knitting into the lives of new, modern makers
JOYS OF SPRING • Flashes of Fair Isle on the sleeves and pockets of this pretty cardi herald the start of a new knitting season.
PLAY IT CALM • Harmonious colours are punctuated by a pop of zesty yellow in this modern take on a traditional intarsia blanket.
Knitting diary: Best laid plans! • After a challenging year, Kath Garner puts her needles down and taps into the healing power of knitting novels and community displays
LITTLE BO PEEP • Inspired by classic baby knits, this raglan-sleeved cable cardi is perfect for tiny tots from newborn to four years.
Commu-knitty • We take a closer look at inspirational craft stories and meet people from the world of yarn! Got a knitty story to tell? Get in touch over on page 25
Tom Daley: from diving to designing • With chunky yarns and bumper needles Tom Daley burst onto the craft scene with not only an unexpected passion for knitting, but designing too!
CHEVRON CHASE • Blend colours into Fair Isle stripes to create a warming bobble hat straight from your very own stash.
Show us your stash • Got a yarn haul to show off? We take a closer look at the stashes of reader Katie Donaldson, and designers Monica Russel and Sian Brown. Could you he next?
MAKE IT MODERN • These sophisticated yet simple cushions pad a plain sofa corner with a boost of contemporary style.
SHETLAND CHIC • Make the most of pure wool warmth for seasonal transitions this year with Monica Russel’s cosy throw-over poncho
Out & about! • Take a trip with us around the UK and discover some of the best and quirkiest yarn shops to visit, each one packed with knit-spiration
We yarn shops in the Highlands
HAZY LACE HUGS • This easier-than-it-looks lacy sleeved wrap will not only gain you style brownie points, it’ll up your skill set too!
Knitting Know-how • Write to our accomplished Q&A experts and have your tricky knitting queries and questions answered in no time!
DOUBLE TROUBLE • These long-and short-haired guinea pig bedroom bolsters are great fun to knit in textured King Cole yarns
Lend a hand • Cast on our fun copyright-free pattern for items you can knit and sell, and discover a passion for fundraising with our charity focus
Charity of the MONTH • Each issue we...