OttLite Craft Lamps

CraftLamps logo

As the nights draw in, it gets harder to work on your knitting in the evenings. A daylight lamp can really help, and Craft Lamps now sell the OttLite Pacifica Floor and Table Lamps. They come with low glare OttLite 508® Natural Daylight Illumination, and the Pacifica range has a marbled shade that can be moved and… Continue reading

Discount codes at Get Knitted

Discount codes at Get Knitted

Get Knitted, based on Brislington Hill in Bristol, have some great discount codes for you this week, with 15% off Opal Sock Yarn, and 30% off KnitPro bamboo needles! You can order on their website, or phone them on 0117 300 5211 to place your order or find out more.  The Opal Sock Yarn comes in… Continue reading

New issue: Simply Knitting 126 is on sale now

New issue: Simply Knitting 126

Our new issue: Simply Knitting 126, is on sale now. As autumn slips into winter, it’s time to get your Christmas knitting underway. We’ve got loads of designs and inspiration to help you make a start. For the fashionista in your life, whip up a chic and on-trend cape in cosy faux fur and thick… Continue reading

Issue 126 competitions – Simply Knitting

Issue 126 competitions: Deramores

The issue 126 competitions are open now, as the new issue goes on sale on Friday 10th October. We have 20 sets of KnitPro Comby Interchangeable Sampler needles to be won, with 1 pair of 4mm Nova metal needles, 1 pair of 5mm Symfonie wooden needles, 1 pair of 6mm Spectra acrylic needles, a 60cm and an… Continue reading

Join Shaun the Sheep’s Crazy Crafting Caravan Challenge

Shaun the Sheep the movie logo

To celebrate the launch of the new Shaun the Sheep the Movie next February, Simply Knitting and The UK Hand Knitting Association are looking to create a woolly extravaganza in the City – and we need your help!  In his very first flock-buster, Shaun the Sheep’s mischief inadvertently leads to the Farmer being taken away… Continue reading

Corrections Simply Knitting issue 126

Flower Girl set, page 21 We’re sorry, the sizes of the hat are missing from the pattern. These sizes match the colour-coding on the pattern: Sizes: 3 – 9months (black) 9 – 15 months (pink) 15 – 24 months (blue)   Oatmeal Cowl Round 1 should be worked 54 times in total, not 30, before… Continue reading

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, it’s worked in the round, so the pattern is incorrect. It should be knit and purl alternating rows. There was also an error in the amount of rows you should work before casting off. The pattern states to cast off after round 14,… Continue reading