If you’re anything like me, the countdown to Christmas signals your needles moving ever more quickly, so this issue we’re bringing you plenty of seasonal inspiration. If you fancy knitting some quick festive-themed makes, take a look as this month’s pattern supplement, which is packed full of quick decorations and gifts using your bumper yarn kit.
To really get you in the Christmas mood, why not cast on a Christmas jumper? Jacinta Bowie’s Polar Bear Pullover really does look great on everyone – from our lovely cover model Mica to my colleague Craig, who gamely volunteered to model for us. If you’re looking for a more subtle take on the season, take a look at our Poinsettia Mitts and Spruce Hat, which both use wintry motifs in a modern way.
Not quite sure where to start? Don’t worry – just grab a cup of tea and settle in for a good read first. I loved reading all about Peak District Yarns and the Rowan 40th Birthday bash. If you fancy treating yourself to some new yarn, check out our yarn review for some inspiration.