Guest blog: news from Great British Yarns

Great British Yarns: Knitpicks Chroma yarn

We had a chat with Sharon from Great British Yarns, about their new yarns available and what they’ve been up to in the past few months. “We have a brand new website, which has a clean, modern look and is easy to navigate. It’s really easy to search for yarns and patterns and as it… Continue reading

Stitch Solihull’s 3rd Stitch Up festival

Stitch Up festival

Stitch Solihull, a craft shop near Birmingham, is holding its third Stitch Up festival on Saturday October 25th, 10am – 4pm. A Stitch Up takes place twice a year, as a free celebration of all things woolly; you’ll find a variety of independent stall holders who bring their gorgeous goodies to tempt you. There is… Continue reading

Free knitted poppies pattern to commemorate World War 1

Free knitted poppies pattern

Use this free knitted poppies pattern to help knit a sea of poppies for the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport. To commemorate the losses suffered by Royal Navy ships and submarines during WW1, your poppies will help to create two art installations celebrating the bravery of the men… Continue reading

Corrections in Issue 125

We have some corrections in issue 125. In the subscribers-only pattern, Kaleidoscope, there was an error in the amount of rows you should work before casting off. The pattern states to cast off after round 14, however there should be an instruction after round 14 saying ” Continue to work the 2 round stripe pattern… Continue reading

Discount code: save on tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows

Discount code: The Knitting & Stitching Show

With our discount codes, you can save £2 (or £3 for subscribers) on tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows. Choose from visiting Alexandra Palace in London from 8th – 12th October 2014, or Harrogate International Centre from 20th – 23rd November 2014. It’s a great opportunity to top up your stash and indulge in some… Continue reading

Christmas Jumper competition: design a jumper with Patons

Competition: Design a Christmas Jumper

Coats and Patons have teamed up in this Christmas Jumper design competition. You could win a craft hamper worth £100, and have your design worked into a pattern and knitted up as a prize! To enter, simply send in a sketch of a Christmas jumper design using the fabulous colour palette of Patons Merino Extrafine… Continue reading

Snowdrops cowl by Mary Henderson

Cowl by Mary Henderson

This cowl pattern is featured in Simply Knitting issue 125, in the Hand Knit Christmas booklet. It’s designed by Mary Henderson, and you can see more of her designs on Ravelry, here.

Cashmered: The Handmade Fair preview

Cashmered at The Handmade Fair

Cashmered at The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week We caught up with Moira Williams from Cashmered, about what she’s looking forward to most at The Handmade Fair! What does a typical day at work look like for you? Coffee – check website for orders, emails, Twitter, Facebook etc. Coffee – fill orders,… Continue reading

New issue: Simply Knitting issue 125 is on sale now

New issue: Simply Knitting issue 125

Our new issue is on sale now, and with Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get prepared. If you’re planning a quiet night in, we’ve got just what you need. Our Collection of Halloween knits has all the essentials for a scary-movie-marathon: cosy slippers to keep your toes warm, decorative bats to set… Continue reading