Simply Knitting is the UK’s best-selling knitting magazine. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been knitting for years you’ll find lots of exciting patterns, knitting news and great buys in every issue. Subscription to this digital magazine does not include covermount items or the subscriber-only pages found within print copies, nor gives access to Craft Circle, the Craft subscriber online area.
Hello • Our last summer issue goes all out with beachy knits and butterflies!
The SK Team x • Kirstie, Sophie, Nicola, Seth, Jennifer, Jen and Rachael
Wishlist • Shopping ♥ Events ♥ Inspiration ♥ People ♥ Views
CHIC & PRACTICAL BAGS TO KNIT • Everyone needs a handy bag this summer for essentials when you’re out and about…
Simply Knitting’s GUIDE TO OCTOBER
Butterfly wings • A neat, crew neck and delicately textured stitch pattern make this an easy-wear jumper no matter what the occasion
GET THE LOOK! • Team your knit with the latest trends
FANCY A DIP? • What could be more emblematic of the British seaside than a cheery beach hut peg bag in red, white and blue?
LOVE NAUTICAL KNITS? • Try these great projects!
Stay in touch! • We love seeing what you’ve been doing, drop me a line with all your latest news
MOUNTAIN PASS • Show off your colourwork prowess with this stunning Jacquard jumper by Bergère de France, available in sizes 6 to 12 years
“At every opportunity I have escaped to the country” • From Birmingham to Northumberland, sea lions to sheep, Alice Elsworth’s journey to her family farm business was driven by a love of outdoors
CHARMING ROSE • This issue The Rose Fairy charms her way into your knitting bag. Angela Turner’s whimsical design is filled with exceptional detail
There’s nothing quite like knitting • Kath Garner picks up her needles again after medical treatment, searches out the yarn gems in her stash, and discovers a love of small, simple knits
PARADISE FOUND • Slip into something cool, relaxed and summery when you complete this sleeveless, garter-stitch cover-up.
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
Sun, starfish & seashells • Cast on five more summery squares in the next instalment of Val Pierce’s organic cotton blanket
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
SQUEEZE THE DAY • When life gives you lemons…knit a make-up bag, complete with rind zip and embroidered pips!
CHAIN REACTION • Moss green chain-link cables run from shoulder to rib section in this drop-sleeved crew neck by Pat Menchini
CHERRY BLOSSOM • Turn leftover cotton yarn from your stash into a whimsical book cover complete with simple embroidery.
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
Spread the love! • This tea table knit by Kirstie McLeod is perfect for using up all your odds and ends. Why not knit some spares for a local charity?
Sisterhood of Crafters • Sicgmone Kludje and Vea Koranteng of Black Girl Knit Club tell us about their exciting new book…
UNDER THE SEA • Your friends and family will be blown away when you pull out this ink-redibly realistic cosy at tea time!
Knitting Know-how • Write to our accomplished Q&A experts and have your tricky knitting queries and questions answered in no time!
TAKE A BREAK • Pop the kettle on and take a moment to relax with our fun prize...