Monsieur Bearlaymont’s adventures – Alan Dart’s bear

Monsieur Bearlaymont

We love this! Subscriber Michelle Marshall got in touch to tell us how she’d knitted Alan Dart’s bear, Bearnard, from issue 123. “When I saw the pattern, I knew I had to make it for my colleague Beth”, Michelle says. “Part of her role at the moment means she is in Brussels frequently and I… Continue reading

Events at Black Sheep Wools

Black Sheep events

There’s a packed schedule of events at Black Sheep Wools next month, with some amazing knitting and crochet workshops lined up. Plus Sarah Shrimpton will be popping in one afternoon to sign copies of her very first book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Crochet’. And the Craft Barn has a tea shop open every day with delicious… Continue reading

Drink, knit, and give to charity!

The Little Knitting Company Open Day 4-Jul-15

The Little Knitting Company are at it again! They’re hosting their seventh annual Open Day and Knit In on Saturday 4th July from 11am until 4pm, at their lovely local pub, the Horse and Jockey. It’ll be a knitting bonanza, with all sorts of yarn and knitting paraphernalia available for purchase as well as some… Continue reading

Competitions in Simply Knitting issue 135

Simply Knitting issue 135 is on sale on Friday 19th June, and our new competitions are open now! This month we’re giving away one of Carol Harrison’s amazing handmade budgies, 10 pairs of tickets to the Chilterns Craft & Design Show, £10 worth of goodies from Purplelinda Crafts, and 10 copies of Knit Scarves and Shawls… Continue reading

Simply Knitting issue 135 is on sale now!

Simply Knitting issue 135

Simply Knitting issue 135 is on sale from Friday 18th June, so get set for summer with fabulous knits for you and your home. Our designs include a soft round-neck cardigan, lace T-shirt, kimono cardigan, casual beach bag, handy pet organiser, tableware collection and a cute quick-make jacket for little ones. Plus, Alan Dart’s Pretty Polly…. Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Knitting 135

Simply Knitting issue 135

Riviera The yarn quantites for this garment were out and should read 9 (9:11:12:13:14) balls.  Apologies for any inconvenience.   Corrections in Knits for Summer Everyday, by Bergere de France (p.15) Measurements for TO FIT BUST should read 32, 36, 40, and 44 in inches (cm measurements are correct).

Knit a tulip for children with ME

Tulips AYME

Can you spare some time to knit a tulip for children with ME? A group of 20 mums want to raise awareness of the illness, by collecting 25,000 knitted tulips in a year. They met through the Association of Young people with ME (AYME), and it’s believed there are 25,000 children and young people suffering from… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair 2015

Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair team has been hard at work since last year’s show curating another fantastic crafting event for Friday 18th – Sunday 20th September 2015 at Hampton Court Palace. The Fair brings together inspiring craft making with Kirstie Allsopp’s best designers and artisans, teaching and selling craft products and beautifully designed handmade wares. Every… Continue reading

Competition: win £75 of Artesano yarn!

Artesano yarn

In our new competition you could win £75 of Artesano yarn! Artesano is a family-run UK yarn company based in rural Berkshire, with a beautiful range of yarn from lace weight to aran, plus patterns and Brittany needles. The lucky winner can choose £75 of Artesano products – the perfect opportunity to knit an indulgent… Continue reading

The World Cake Knitted Festival

They might not be real cakes, but these entries to The World Cake Knitted Festival sure are making us hungry.

Fancy a cake with zero calories? Us too! All right you guessed it. We’re talking about knitted cakes. The North York Moors is living up to its reputation of “Britain’s Capital of Cake” and playing host to The World Knitted Cake Festival. Organised by Christine Bentley (owner of Castle Stores Wool Shop in Helmsley) and… Continue reading