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Hello • ...it’s time to turn May into the month of magical making!
The SK Team x
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UNIQUE KNITTING NEEDLES • Why settle for simple when there are plenty of exciting needle options to switch to?
Simply Knitting’s GUIDE TO JULY
THAT’S A WRAP! • Wonderful fisherman’s rib floods this wear-everywhere wrap cardigan, complete with generous bow fastening.
LAST-MIN LUNCH • Welcome in texture when you knit simple bobble circles for this sweet summer handbag.
Stay in touch! • We love seeing what you’ve been doing, drop me a line with all your latest news
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PEEKABOO • Cast on a timeless classic that will be handed down from generation to generation with Jane Burns’ exquisite lace insert baby dress
“Using the fibre from my dogs was a year-long ambition” • Having fallen in love with Samoyed dogs when she was just 16 years old, who could have predicted that years later Jane Crewe would be knitting their fur!
LITTLE ICE PATHS • Neat cable ‘icicles’ are formed in uniform fashion when you cast on this modern jumper by Chloé Elizabeth Birch
A gift from grandma • Using a previously unloved woolly donation from her dad’s garage, Amy Lavelle makes a unique and special connection to the past...
Tom Kitten™ • Fall in love with a beloved childhood classic all over again with this wonderful design by Angela Turner
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
TIME FOR TEA • No one likes a cold cuppa, but you can ensure your beverage is always the perfect temperature by casting on Sophie Jordan’s handy mug hug
Show us your stash! • Do you have a sizeable stash that needs investigating? This month we take a look at one of our designer’s ever-expanding yarn haul. Could you be next?
BAGS OF LOVE • Keep your clothes smelling fresh, and moths well away from your woollies, with Sian Brown’s lavender bags in two different designs
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 spa towns • Treat yourself to a trip to the spa, combined with a little light yarn shopping
From Sewing Bee to sock king! • Passionate crafter, Stuart Hillard, talks to us about The Great British Sewing Bee, teaching Audley Harrison to knit and his passion for colour...
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 find out more about one of the good causes you could help out with your knitting...
CLUB TROPICANA • Huge tropical leaves cover this biological beauty, knitted in gorgeous nep-filled yarn. Make it your multi-season must-knit!
FEELING CUSHY • Easy does it when you sit back and relax on Monica Russel’s classic cushion cover, decorated with a plump cable lattice
Knigging Know-how • Write to our accomplished Q&A experts and have your tricky knitting queries and questions answered in no time!
BUILDING BLOCKS • Featuring raglan sleeves and a crew neck for a classic fit,...