Sarah Hatton interview: The Handmade Fair preview

Sarah Hatton

We had a chat with Sarah Hatton, ahead of her workshops at The Handmade Fair. You can read the full interview here: What does a typical day at work look like for you? To be honest I don’t think there is any such thing as a typical day! A couple of weeks ago I was… Continue reading

Phildar yarn is back in the UK at Deramores – plus two free patterns!

Phildar free girl's cardigan pattern

Online knitting and crochet superstore, Deramores, has become the only online retailer in the UK to stock Phildar yarn. France’s biggest knitting yarn brand, Phildar boasts a wide collection of beautiful yarns at affordable prices, as well as popular patterns for babies and adults. There are 43 different yarns on sale, starting from just £1.19 for a 50g… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Knitting issue 123

We’re sorry, there’s an error in the Sun Seeker flower pattern on page 53. The pattern for the Outer flower should read: Row 15 purl Row 16 K1, k2tog, knit to the last 3 sts, k2tog, K1 Rows 17-19 Starting with purl row, work in stocking stitch. Then follow rows 18 to 28 as before,… Continue reading

New issue – Simply Knitting 123 is on sale now!

Simply Knitting issue 123

Issue 123 of Simply Knitting is on sale now! Get into the summer mood with our new issue: light and bright knits for all the family, and a collection of essential beach accessories. And don’t miss Alan Dart’s Parisian teddy, Monsieur Bearnard! Our new friend is a traditional jointed teddy bear, and this little fellow will steal… Continue reading

Knitting with Pudsey Bear for Children in Need

Pudsey Bear knitted

BBC Children in Need takes place this year on Friday 14 November, and King Cole have been supporting the fundraising since 2007. On their website you’ll find four fabulous patterns, including the original Pudsey, new design Pudsey, jumpers for all the family, and brand-new cardigan and jumper patterns. The patterns cost £2.50 each and all the proceeds… Continue reading

Competitions in Simply Knitting 123 – win knitting prizes!

Kirstie Allsopp - The Handmade Fair

Enter our new competitions in issue 123 Win tickets to The Handmade Fair Fancy learning a new craft this summer, or brushing up on an old favourite? We have four pairs of tickets to give away to Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace, on 19-21 September. There will be workshops, talks and… Continue reading

On the needles – interview with Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett

We had a chat with Kaffe Fassett in issue 120 and we didn’t have space for the whole interview in the magazine. So now you can read the whole inspiring story here: What’s your best knitting memory? I bought 20 colours of yarn in Inverness in a wonderful mill with Bill Gibb. He was looking… Continue reading

Win a copy of Made in Felt issue 2

Made in Felt 2

Made in Felt is a beautiful, stylish magazine devoted to the world of felt crafts. There are over 30 step-by-step projects for stitched felties, needle felted animals, as well as gorgeous home décor, gifts and cute toys and furnishings for kids. We also celebrate how felt pairs perfectly with cross stitch, crochet and cardmaking as well as chat to… Continue reading

Don’t miss the Wool4less sale – save 40% on yarn!

Wool4less sale

Have you visited Wool4less online? They have a fantastic sale running until Friday 4th July, with a new deal and 40% discount each day for 24 hours only! As Angela from Wool4less explains, “This is our annual clearance sale, and because we do only this once a year we like to make it BIG! We’re reducing all… Continue reading