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  1. 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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  2. Crochet Now issue 16

    Your Crochet and Knitting issue 4

    Bumper pack of yarn in 8 modern Christmas colours, Bamboo needles in 3.5mm, Red metal hook in 3mm & Yarn pencil for toys

    £8.99

    Our fourth issue of the UK’s favourite new craft magazine Your Crochet and Knitting brings you quick and easy projects to crochet and knit with your bumper yarn pack.

    Your yarn kit includes 8 vibrant colours perfect for a thoroughly modern Christmas, as well as knitting needles and a crochet hook, plus a bonus toy-making pencil for making blushing cheeks and winter red noses on your toys.

    This issue is packed with fun and festive makes for you, your home and for your little ones, including our official Raymond Briggs Father Christmas knitted cushion and crocheted toy. 

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  3. Knit Now issue 95

    Knit Now issue 95

    SPECIAL CHRISTMAS BOX ISSUE: 5 FAB GIFTS

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    I know that every year, knitters all over the country devote many hours to knitting beautiful Christmas gifts for their loved ones. This year I thought it would be nice to give you hard-working knitters some gifts too – so this special edition of Knit Now is our gift to you. The goodies are inspired by one of our favourite fibre animals – the alpaca! As well as your alpaca kit, tape measure, wall planner and stickers, we’ve also included a beautiful pattern in alpaca yarn.

    Ready to cast on for Christmas? We’ve got you covered – from our fun cover star (a sparkly Christmas jumper) to the cosy Holly Cowl, there’s something to suit all tastes. If you need a bit of an escape from the festive theme, turn to the middle of the magazine, where you’ll find a calm and cosy collection of knits inspired by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

    If you don’t fancy picking up your needles just yet, there’s plenty to read. I loved hearing about Kettle Yarn Co and what’s happening in the knitting community around the country. Don’t miss your chance to enter our Knitter of the Year competition, or nominate your favourite knitters.

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  4. 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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  5. Crochet Now issue 16

    Your Crochet and Knitting issue 3

    SHAUN THE SHEEP PATTERN + BUMPER YARN PACK

    Regular Price: £8.99

    Special Price £3.99

    Gifts include:

    • SHAUN THE SHEEP PATTERN + BUMPER YARN PACK
    • Metal knitting needles in 3.5mm
    • Turquoise metal crochet hook in 3mm 

    The third issue of exciting new magazine Your Crochet and Knitting brings you a huge range of projects in both crochet and knitting to make with your bumper 8-ball yarn pack. Every single one of our original patterns can be made using the yarn and tools in your kit.

    We bring you fun and simple makes for you, your home or for your little ones, including our official crocheted and knitted Shaun the Sheep toys. You’ll also find an adorable knitted baby cardigan, crocheted and knitted cushions as well as festive makes to get you in the mood for Christmas.

    The magazine is also packed with step-by-step guides and top tips, including our editor’s guide to achieving the perfect tension. Sarah-Jayne Fragola from Bella Coco crochet shows us how to make better toys with her Shaun the Sheep tutorial and Mandy O’Sullivan of Redagape tells us how her yarn adventures started.

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  6. Knit Now issue 93

    Knit Now issue 93

    10 QUICK KNITS FOR CHRISTMAS + KNIT ALONG CALENDAR

    Regular Price: £6.99

    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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  7. 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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  8. Crochet Now issue 16

    Your Crochet and Knitting issue 2

    Comes with complete yarn and needle kit!

    Regular Price: £8.99

    Special Price £3.99

    Gifts include:

    • Bumper pack of yarn in 6 vibrant and fun colours
    • Bamboo needles in 3.5mm
    • Purple metal hooks in 3mm
    • With additional stitch markers, Toy eyes and key ring

    Our second issue of brand new magazine Your Crochet and Knitting brings you exciting projects in both crochet and knit which can be made in your yarn kit or from our suggested alternative branded yarns.

    Your yarn kit includes 6 beautiful colours ideal for summer, knitting needles and a crochet hook. Plus – stitch markers, toy eyes and a key ring.

    We feature quick and easy makes for you, your home or for your little ones, including our official Peter Rabbit movie toys in both crochet and knit. Included with the magazine are quick makes, step-by0step guides and suggestions on where to use your kit stitch markers and toy eyes.

    Sarah-Jayne Fragola from Bella Coco crochet talks us through her ‘little fan’ stitch tutorial and Jane Crowfoot gives her expert advice on how to use colour successfully. 

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  9. 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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  10. Crochet Now issue 16

    Your Crochet and Knitting issue 1

    Comes with complete yarn and needle kit!

    Regular Price: £8.99

    Special Price £3.99

    Gifts include:

    • Bumper pack of yarn in 6 vibrant and fun colours
    • Bamboo needles in 3.5mm
    • Gold metal hooks in 3mm
    • With additional tapestry needle and black yarn for embroidery
    • Beginner’s guide to crochet & knitting

    Our very first issue of Your Crochet and Knitting brings you exciting projects to knit or crochet with your bumper yarn kit, which includes 6 vibrant shades of yarn, knitting needles and a crochet hook. Plus – a darning needle and black yarn, perfect for adding features to your handmade toys. Your first issue also comes with a bonus pocket-sized Crochet and Knitting in Easy Steps book; ideal to keep in your bag for those on the go projects.

    Inside the magazine, you’ll find quick and easy makes for you, your home and your little ones, including our official Mr Men and Little Miss toys and jumpers. Throughout the magazine, our team of experts will show you simple techniques to create bright and beautiful projects in no time.

    You’ll be spoilt for choice but don’t worry – if you want to make multiple projects from the magazine, our kit yarn knits to a standard tension, so you can easily find a perfect substitute in any yarn shop – and we’ve included our recommendations throughout the magazine.

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  11. Knit Now issue 90

    Knit Now issue 90

    CABLE NEEDLES + KING COLE BOOK

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    You might notice that we’ve had a little bit of a makeover this month. We’ve been listening to our readers’ feedback about how we can make the magazine look and feel even better, so our art team has worked hard to give the photography and all the pages a bit of a lift. The important things have stayed the same – great patterns, the best size range, easy-to-follow instructions and every pattern checked by four expert knitters.

    This issue comes with two brilliant free gifts. First is a set of three super-secure cable needles – in a hook shape, which makes them easier to use as your stitches won’t slip off while you’re working with them. There’s also an exclusive “Precious Little Knits” book from King Cole, featuring patterns your little ones will love. This includes an exclusive Peter Rabbit Movie jumper, featuring everyone’s favourite mischievous bunny.

    The trend for yarn cakes – delicious balls of yarn with long colour shifts – is still going strong in yarn shops, so this month we’re making the most of it with several patterns designed for some of our favourite cakes. Our cover star comes from the team at Stylecraft, whose Batik Swirl yarn really shines in this simple drop-sleeve jumper. If you prefer something more challenging, Lana Jois has designed a beautiful shawl using a hand-dyed cake yarn from GamerCrafting and I just love it.

    Not sure what to cast on first? We’ve got plenty for you to read while you’re making up your mind. This year Rowan, one of our favourite British yarn companies, celebrates its 40th anniversary. To mark this special birthday, we’ve taken a look at some of the brilliant designers who’ve helped to make Rowan the iconic brand it is today. We’ve also chatted to Jayne Dryden about her flock of Wensleydale sheep and Nic from Yarns from the Plain about her hand-dyed yarn – I just love finding out the story behind the yarn I’m knitting with, and I hope you do too.

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  12. Knit Now issue 89

    Knit Now issue 89

    CLARA THE CAT KIT + PADDINGTON PATTERN

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    We’re so excited about this brilliant bumper edition of the magazine which comes with a brilliant knitting kit as well as an extra supplement packed with ideas for your kit. Plus, by popular demand, we’re giving you another chance to get your hands on the knit-your-own Paddington pattern. This pattern is ONLY available in UK print editions of the magazine (not in the digital edition), and we completely sold out the last time we brought you this pattern, so don’t miss out!

    In this month’s magazine, we’re enjoying the warmer weather with lots of bright and beautiful knits inspired by our gardens. From Sharon’s wrap inspired by climbing roses to Ruth’s beautiful beret, roses are a common theme among our designers this month. I was particularly enchanted by Kath’s stunning circular shawl, which will be a beautiful lightweight project for the warmer months.

    If you’re looking for some quick, simple knits, you’ll find plenty of inspiration. I adore Sachi’s sweet little bears – I just wish I was on a beach knitting them right now! If you’re looking for some nice relaxing knitting that doesn’t take too much concentration, why not try Kristen’s comfy cardigan, which has an easy-to-remember pattern repeat. Don’t forget that the pattern book that comes with this month’s yarn kit is packed with speedy ideas as well.

    You don’t need to pick up your needles right away, though – pop the kettle on and settle in for a good read first. Along with all of our regular news and reviews pages, we’ve chatted to some inspiring knitters this month. Blogger and designer Louise Tilbrook tells us all about her inspiration and we’ve taken a peek behind the scenes with HeyJay Hand Dyed Yarns. Finally, don’t miss our exciting new campaign, Heart to Heart, which is all about connecting knitters and allowing you to share your stories. I’d love for you to take part!

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  13. Knit Now issue 88

    Knit Now issue 88

    BUMPER 31-PIECE KNITTING TOOL KIT

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

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    This month, we’re stepping in to summer with a collection of light and airy knits.

    There’s very little I love more in this world than happy coincidences, and this issue is a brilliant example. As much as I’d love to say that I deliberately planned this issue to coincide with the royal wedding, the truth is that I’d already set the theme and commissioned all of the projects months before Meghan and Prince Harry announced their engagement. The truth is, my inspiration came from all of the wonderful folk in our office who are getting married this year – including our brilliant Sub-Editor Kayleigh as well as Jenny and Amy, editors of our sister mags Crochet Now and Love Sewing. Love truly is in the air!

    I’ve packed this issue with pretty patterns that I think would be lovely to wear to a summer wedding, whether as a guest or a bride. I don’t like to play favourites, but I find it hard to resist the call of a beautiful traditional pattern, so Heather Peterson’s Squill Stole would be top of my list. In fact, as soon as this issue went to press, we posted the stole back to Heather so she can wear it at her own wedding this summer.

    I know that a lot of folks enjoy a few handmade touches on their wedding day, so our editorial assistant, Liam (whose previous job involved helping people plan their weddings) has spoken to our readers about how they used knitting on the big day. I loved reading their stories and I hope you will too.

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  14. 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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  15. Essential Knits 5

    Essential Knits 5

    Spring Edition!

    Regular Price: £7.99

    Special Price £1.99

    Essential Knits 5 is packed with 45 patterns for the whole family to enjoy, as well as techniques and inspiring ideas for all abilities!

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Knit Now issue 83

    Knit Now issue 83

    FREE WIZARD OF OZ KIT

    £5.99

    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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  19. Quick & Easy Baby Knits!

    Quick & Easy Baby Knits

    Packed with patterns for your little ones!

    Regular Price: £7.99

    Special Price £0.99

    This must-have book includes 48 fabulous knits for babies and tots. Whether you're looking for a simple cardigan, an heirloom blanket or a cuddly toy, you're sure to find something to suit you.

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