Get to grips with hand stitching and using your sewing machine, and learn essential techniques, from buttonholes to hems – we think you’ll find some of them useful with your knitting projects. You can also learn about decorative crafts such as embroidery and appliqué. Everything’s explained with illustrated instructions, so you’ll be an expert in no time!
And there are 28 projects to practise your new skills, from clothes and gifts to homewares we’re sure you’ll want to show off!
Step into spring with over 86 bright and cosy knits and ideas, in the latest issue of Simply Knitting. It’s in the UK shops and available to download now.
This winter you can snuggle up with a longline cable jumper and keep on-trend thanks to a simple fun fur sweater. We’ve also got some lovely makes for Mother’s Day, so you can spoil your mum with some pretty socks, a sweet tea cosy, or a handy sewing set to show her you care. And making sure the kids stay warm will be easy with our double-sided waistcoat – just the thing for playing outside as the days grow longer.
Why not treat the man in your life to a traditional yet stylish Fair Isle jumper? In subtle shades and a classic shape you can’t go wrong! And our trio of hanging storage baskets will make organising your home a piece of cake…
Issue 117 is in shops from Friday 31st January 2014, and all our competitions open today. Why not see if you win one of our great prizes?
BUTTONS FOR YOU!
These Trimits Button Jars (£5.99) come in six assortments including Pastel, Primary and Geometric. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01453 883581 for stockists. We’ve got three jars to give away to three lucky winners!
For your chance to win, turn to page 7 in issue 117 to find this competition’s keyword, and then fill in the entry form here.
We think it’s high time to embark upon a new knitting project, and what better way to do so than with this fabulous free pattern designed exclusively for Black Sheep Wools by Juliet Bernard? You can download it here - all you need then is to get your hands on some of the gorgeous Louisa Harding Amitola yarn!
This cowl is made up of lots of hexagons knitted together, so you’ll get to show off all the different tones and variations in the wool as well as ending up with something that looks great!