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Hello • Welcome to 2023 - a new year filled with the best knits, reads and gifts!
Wishlist • Shopping ❤ Events ❤ Inspiration ❤ People ❤ Views
What I'm loving… • Sporty new yarns, savvy storage solutions for home and away, needles and a stashbusting wrap!
GET INTO GOOD BOOKS
The 'it' knit! • Find your zen zone with a neutral-toned project
KNITTED HEADGEAR • We’ve always got room for more winter hats in our wardrobe!
Roll up, roll up!
Simply Knitting's GUIDE TO MAY 2023
PERFECTLY PINK • Clever moss stitch diamonds combine effortlessly with simple cables to create this pretty, feminine jumper.
STEP-BY-STEP P2TOG PURL TWO TOGETHER
WRAP AND CURVE • Wear this clever cable knit, by Nicola Valiji, as a wrap or cowl. Made in 100% wool, it creates a cosy-feeling hug!
Stay in touch! • We love seeing what you’ve been doing, drop me a line with all your latest news
WHAT'S TRENDING THIS MONTH • We love keeping up with what you're making - this month it’s Christmas decorations…
What do YOU think?
LAVISH LATTICE! • Make a statement with stunning lattice sleeves in pretty pastel shades, and turn heads this season.
A LOVE FOR LACE • Intricately woven diamonds and triangles create a lightweight shawl that’ll finish off any outfit with panache.
“We wanted to offer that practical element, but also a virtual hug…” • With the energy crisis affecting everyone, especially those most vulnerable, BBC Radio Derby decided to launch a new knitting appeal!
MAKE A WISH! • Here's a fun(gi) addition to any child’s bedroom - a knitted fairy toadstool fresh from the enchanted wood!
STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO DO A PROVISIONAL CAST-ON
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
JAMESMAKESYARN JAMES CHANDLER
Sheep Showcase – Charollais • This relatively recent breed was developed in the 19th century in the Saone and Loire region of France
READY TO RELAX • This fabulous, slouchy boyfriend sweater makes for super-stylish lounging for when the nights get chillier.
The Knitted Year Blanket • Enjoy a feast of deep textures and bold borders when you cast on this gorgeous KAL from the needles of Val Pierce
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 ❤ these new yarn shops! • Why not pay a visit to these new yarn shops launched in the last year or so!
SHOP OF THE MONTH The Wool Ladies • Every month we explore one of our favourite UK yarn shops!
WINTER CHILL • Wrap up warm in this gorgeously textured cardigan with cable and moss stitch detail – it’s even got a cosy collar!
STEP-BY-STEP C6B CABLE 6 BACK
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
A trio of bangles • Use up your chunky yarn stash to make these cool bangles designed by Kirstie McLeod
MARBLED CABLES • Neutral tones and classic cable patterns combine...