Knit Now

Knit Now is the UK’s No.1 magazine for patterns and projects, featuring easy-to-follow guides, the best designers and EXCLUSIVE gifts in every issue

Every month it brings you:

  • 100 pages of inspirational ideas
  • Step-by-step, illustrated guides — master all the techniques!
  • Hot product news — keep up with the latest knitting trends!
  • A fabulous EXCLUSIVE gift worth over £7 — boost your stash!

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  1. Knit Now issue 97

    Knit Now issue 97

    Penny the Penguin kit PLUS exclusive novelty needle toppers

    £6.99

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    This issue we’re really indulging our love of cosy yarn and squishy textures to keep us warm through these chilly months. To me, nothing says winter quite like a cable pullover, so we’ve got a couple for you to choose from in this issue. For bold statement cables, our cover jumper by Adrienne Larsen offers experienced knitters an enjoyable cable challenge. If you’re looking for something a bit more understated, I love Helen Metcalfe’s use of reverse stocking stitch and delicate yoke cables in her Tragumna pullover.

    For those of you who are looking for a quick knit, you don’t have to go far! With this issue, one of your exclusive gifts is a kit to knit your own adorable Penny the Penguin. Toy lovers will be spoilt for choice – we also have an official Spot the Dog pattern, which is an exclusive design by Sachiyo Ishii. If you’re looking for instant gratification, I took on the challenge of arm knitting and you can read all about my thoughts on this craze on page 56 – I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it!

    Before you pick up your needles, why not grab a cup of tea and a slice of cake and have a read of some of our fascinating features? We’ve got an exclusive scoop from Rowan about its brand-new 100% British yarn Moordale, which I’m really excited about. You can also meet Homespun Wonders and find out who’s been shortlisted in our Stylecraft design competition. I really hope you enjoy this issue.

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  2. Knit Now issue 96

    Knit Now issue 96

    V&A 2019 vintage knitting calendar PLUS Rowan pattern book

    £6.99

    This issue we’re setting you up for a wonderfully woolly year ahead, with an exclusive pattern book from Rowan as well as a Vintage Knitting calendar from the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum). I was so thrilled to work with the world-famous V&A, exploring the museum’s incredible archives for our calendar. The archive of fashion photography was the obvious choice for the calendar, especially as the V&A is synonymous with fashion. The calendar features photography by John French, who became one of London’s top fashion photographers in the 1950s and 60s.

    Inside your magazine, you’ll find even more inspiration for the year ahead. For this issue’s pattern collection, we’ve worked with Kari-Helene Rane, one of the winners of the Knitter of the Year Awards 2017. She prompted our designers to take their inspiration from the knitting traditions of our islands – from the Ganseys from the channel islands, to Fair Isle and Shetland lace from the North. I love the way that each designer has put their own spin on these traditional techniques. We’re even celebrating island life with our RSPB puffin pattern!

    If you’re not ready to get out your needles just yet, why not pour yourself a cuppa and settle in for a good read? We’ve got three fascinating interviews as well as all the usual news, reviews and top tips. This issue’s Ask the Experts page is a sock special, so why not cast off those winter blues and cast on a cosy pair of socks!

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  3. Knit Now issue 94

    Knit Now issue 94

    BUMPER XMAS KIT + MR MEN XMAS STOCKINGS PATTERN

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    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.

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  4. Knit Now issue 93

    Knit Now issue 93

    10 QUICK KNITS FOR CHRISTMAS + KNIT ALONG CALENDAR

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    Special Price £2.99

    Can you hear that? It’s the sound of knitters all over the UK pulling their WIPs out of hibernation because it’s autumn and that means Christmas, and all the festive fun of knitting is just around the corner.We’re easing outselves into the spirit gently this month with some fantastic festive knits.

    If you’re itching to get started with your Christmas makes today, then we’ve got you covered with our fantastic quick knits book. Featuring 10 simple festive projects, you’ll be able to start ticking items off your list before the weekend is through. You’ll also notice the wonderful Paddington pattern on the cover, which you’ll also be able to knit using your exclusive yarn kit! And that’s not all – join in with our Advent Calendar knit-along as we work our way through to Christmas.**

    Elsewhere in the issue, we’re taking our inspiration from woodland walks. Whoever you’re knitting for you’re sure to find something to suit. Each pattern is checked by 4 expert knitters to guarantee you a trouble-free knitting experience, and the magazine is packed with discounts to help you get the best yarn for the best price. Not ready to pick up your needles yer? Grab a cup of tea and have a good read first. We’ve got the inside scoop on running a yarn shop from someone who’s tried it herself, and we visited a yarn shop in Exeter to get the lowdown on the best Autumnal yarn.

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  5. Knit Now issue 92

    Knit Now issue 92

    POMPOM MAKERS AND CHRISTMAS BOOK

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    This month, it’s finally time to embrace some autumnal knits! It’s been a scorcher of a summer here in the UK, but as the weather turns cooler, we’re starting to think about wool again. We’ve got some really beautiful garments to see you through the season – from the super-soft cotton Seedley Pullover to the light and lacy Arbor Cardigan, you’re sure to find something you’ll love. Even better, our size promise means that you’re sure to find a pattern in a size that will fit you beautifully.

    For many of us, this is the time of year that we start to think about casting on some Christmas gifts. Your supplement is packed full of festive-themed knits, including an exclusive Father Christmas jumper, fun stocking-stuffers and seasonal homewares.

    Inside this issue you’ll also find a wide range of garments and accessories you’ll love to knit, as well as super-cute gifts for babies and children. Each pattern is checked by 4 expert knitters to guarantee you a trouble-free knitting experience, and the magazine is packed with discounts to help you get the best yarn for the best price.

    If you don’t feel like getting your needles out right away, there’s plenty to read in this issue. Our Editorial Assistant Liam has spoken to one of our favourite indie dyers, The Knitting Goddess, and knitting podcaster Katie Matthews about their woolly lives. We really hope you enjoy reading this issue! 

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  6. Knit Now issue 91

    Knit Now issue 91

    BUMPER WEEKEND KNITS KIT

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    Looking for some quick little knits that won’t weigh you down in this warm weather? Look no further than our brand-new issue, which comes with a bumper weekend knits kit, with 10 quick and easy patterns to choose from. There are some lovely patterns to choose from, including Wind in the Willows toys from Sachiyo Ishii, a sweet little baby vest and a selection of stylish accessories.

    This issue we have an exclusive new pattern to knit your own Shaun the Sheep bedtime snuggly. Our editor Kate has designed this simple pattern in chunky yarn, using only the easiest of stitches, making this the perfect pattern to use to teach your little ones to knit over the summer holidays.

    Inside this issue you’ll also find a wide range of garments and accessories you’ll love to knit, as well as super-cute gifts for babies and children. Each pattern is checked by 4 expert knitters to guarantee you a trouble-free knitting experience, and the magazine is packed with discounts to help you get the best yarn for the best price.

    If you don’t feel like casting on straight away, grab a cuppa and some biscuits and relax with some of our knitting features. Read all about what’s new in yarn, meet talented designers and yarn producers, get inspired by the latest patterns and products and learn something new with our step-by-step guides.

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  7. Knit Now issue 87

    Knit Now issue 87

    FREE CIRCULAR NEEDLES + CIRCULAR KNITTING BOOK

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    This month, we’re ushering in the (hopefully) warmer weather, with an issue packed with fresh and airy knits.

    Your free gift is a set of circular needles which we know some folks have been reluctant to try, but there are so many reasons why we think that everyone should be giving them a go. This month we’re breaking down the stigma and are getting hands on with our fantastic free gifts to show you just how simple it can be.

    I’ve collaborated with our in-house experts, Debbie Tomkies and Michelle Hazell, to produce a complete step-by-step guide to using your circular needles, and there are 7 stunning patterns in the supplement to knit with your free needles. 

    With any luck, the weather will finally be warming up a bit by the time you have this magazine in your hands, so in this issue we’re turning the corner into spring, with light, fresh and airy knits.

    Emma Heywood has brought her sense of fun to the issue with her brilliant unicorn jumper, which I might just have to knit for myself – although I do already own two unicorn jumpers, is three too many? As you look at our garments this issue, you’ll notice that we’ve broadened the size range in all of our own commissions from this issue, up to a 5X which is around a UK 32-34. To celebrate that, I had a chat with my knitting friends and I’ve pulled together some tips for making sure that your knitted garments make you happy after you’ve cast off.

    Of course, we can’t forget this issue’s special guest, the master mischief-maker himself, Peter Rabbit. Our Peter is inspired by the new movie, so he’s sporting a stylish denim jacket – and we’re sure your little ones will love him. 

    Happy knitting,

    Kate

    Editor

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  8. Knit Now issue 86

    Knit Now issue 86

    FREE PATTERN COUNTER + CLASSIC KNITS BOOK

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    This month, we’re bringing you a brilliantly British issue of Knit Now!

    I know I’m not supposed to have favourites, but I don’t think it’s any secret amongst my friends that I look forward to our annual Best of British special issue every year. In this issue each year, we celebrate the best British yarns and designers. This is a great opportunity for me to explore new yarns as well as revisiting some old favourites. Throughout this issue, look out for the little “Meet your yarn” boxes, which will tell you a little bit about each yarn we’ve chosen.

    Of course, you don’t have to be born here to be British – Britain’s favourite bear, Paddington, was an immigrant from Deepest Darkest Peru after all, and he’s one of our most-loved characters. I hope you’ll enjoy knitting the Paddington jumper pattern that comes in this issue’s free pattern supplement (UK print issues only – not available in digital edition). Similarly, I don’t think yarn has to be grown here to be considered British – the beautiful Yarn Stories Fine Merino DK which Katya Frankel used for her Cough Drops Cowl uses imported Merino wool, but the yarn is spun in Yorkshire, and I like to think that’s where it gets its character!

    As ever, this issue is packed full of patterns for all skill levels. If you fancy knitting a garment, there’s plenty to choose from, including a beginner-friendly mohair top and a gorgeous cabled pullover. For those of you looking for a quick knit, there are some fab knits for your little ones, including a baby jumper from West Yorkshire Spinners. If you’re excited about the imminent royal wedding, you can even cast on a little royal guard on horseback!

    This issue is extra-special for me, because I’ve been able to work with one of my favourite woolly people, Louise Scollay of Knit British. Louise’s work to promote British wool is absolutely unparalleled and I was over the moon when she agreed to help me with this issue. Louise helped me choose which patterns and yarn to include, and she’s written a fab article for us (page 24) all about why you should choose local wool. I really hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as I’ve enjoyed working on it.

    Happy knitting,

    Kate
    Editor

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  9. Knit Now issue 85

    Knit Now issue 85

    FREE BUNNY KIT + BABY PATTERN

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    This month we’re taking our first tentative steps into spring, with brighter colours and a focus on knits that are perfect for layering – so whatever the weather, you’ll find something in these pages to suit. Donna Jones’s Moongazers Capelet (page 42) is perfect for throwing on over an outfit to add an extra layer of warmth. Of course, there’s nothing quite like a cute little bunny to welcome in spring – and you’ll find the pattern to knit this issue’s free kit on page 52. If you’re not really a toy person, we’ve got a couple of other great options to use your free yarn too. I love the look of Jenny’s little mitts (page 50).

    The eagle-eyed among you might spot that we’ve gone a bit animal-mad this issue. There are lots of cute animal-themed things in the shops right now, so I thought it would be fun to reflect that in our knits! I’ve got a little cat at home, but I really love dogs too, and I’m really tempted by Kari-Helene Rane’s super-cute cowl (page 32).

    If your needles are full right now, you don’t have to cast anything on straight away. We’ve got plenty for you to read in this issue as well. Our roving reporter Anna Elliott has been investigating machine knitting (page 40), I interviewed Skein Queen (page 22) and of course we’ve got all the latest news and reviews throughout this issue. So grab a cuppa and settle in for a good read!

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  10. Knit Now issue 83

    Knit Now issue 83

    FREE WIZARD OF OZ KIT

    Regular Price: £5.99

    Special Price £0.99

    Now that we’re past the mad rush of Christmas gift knitting, we think this is the best time to cast on a beautiful garment to get you through the rest of the winter! This month we’re looking to nature for the inspiration for our exclusive pattern collection. The theme this month is Land Under Wave, and you can read all about designer Anna Waites’s inspiration, and knit her award-winning design, inside this issue. We also have plenty of quick makes and one-ball knits as well as some inspiring reads.
    Your free bumper yarn kit by Sachiyo Ishii comes with a pattern knit your own Wizard of Oz scene! If novelties aren’t your thing, don’t worry – we’ve also got a lovely pattern for a hat and a pair of mitts which you can make from the kit instead.

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