Let’s Knit’s October issue is on sale now and is full to bursting with great Knit British patterns and features! With 29 exclusive projects, 18 of which are made with UK yarn, this issue is sure to keep you busy as the months get colder, so grab your copy today!
Kevin the Penguin: your FREE kit!
You might not want to think about it right now, but winter is certainly on the way! It’s not all bad news, though – we’ve got some amazing makes to get you crafting on those long autumn evenings. Knit yourself some great garments such as Dawn Chorus, a beautiful bird sweater designed by Anniken Allis, or Pink Lady, a fitted belted cardigan sure to become a staple of your October wardrobe.
If it’s accessories you’re looking for, then keeping your fingers and toes warm has never been easier: try making Jane Burns’ Perfect Plaid Fair Isle mittens, made using 100% British wool, or Sarah Hazell’s luxurious alpaca yarn socks Feet Up.
One little lady who you and your family are going to love is Val Pierce’s Meryl the knitted kitten, the perfect project to get you started on your Christmas knits. Night Owl by Nicola Valiji is a cute hot water bottle cover that’s fantastic for those chilly nights in, or give Kevin the Penguin a whirl and knit yourself your very own wintry friend. Tina Barrett’s Brandy Snap is a lovely lacy crochet cardigan, brilliant for building pretty layers, and Dusky Vista by Pat Menchini is a fashionable twist on a cropped jacket.
Get accessorising with Kelly Menzies’ Halloween-inspired Pumpkin Pie trio
Projects, people, and past-times
Keeping Cosy – Want to knit yourself a cable pattern, but not yet brave enough to give them a try? This matching mock-cable pattern hat and cowl set designed by Jane Burns is simple, stylish, and great for staying snug this season!
Hibiscus Twist – Do you want to learn how to craft cables for real? Make this bold and vibrant cushion by Lucinda Ganderton, ideal for those who don’t want to let go of summer just yet!
Reared, Sheared and Spun – Katie Wilding discovers the story behind West Yorkshire Spinners, one of Britain’s favourite spinners.
Beautifully British – As part of Wool Week 2014, Amy Adams takes a look at what fabulous yarns you can get, from weighty cones to 4ply – all on your doorstep!
Knit School – In the latest instalment of your exclusive Let’s Knit tutorial course, Adrienne Chandler shows you how to sew up your knits and get that professional finish. Once you’ve tried it a couple of times, put it into practise by making our Cyan Style or Feet Up projects.
Incredible giveaways – We’ve got over £500 worth of giveaways to give some lucky readers this month! Prizes include craft show tickets, bundles of Great British wool from Baa Baa Brighouse, Stylecraft, and West Yorkshire Spinners, Stitch & Story slipper knit kits, a delicious box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat, sheepy homewares designed by Mary Kilvert, and 3 month subscriptions to Nicki Trench’s Knitting and Crochet Club!
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