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  1. Crochet Now issue 16

    Crochet Now issue 34

    Christmas Crochet with TOFT supplement & Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas cushion pattern card

    Regular Price: £6.99

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    Christmas is the most magical time of the year, so this month we’re bring you a collection of 29 festive patterns as well as some makes inspired by the beauty of nature to encourage you to get hooking! Included with issue 34 is our Christmas crochet collection with TOFT, full of luxurious accessories and fun toys to make. And don’t miss our official Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas pattern!

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Crochet Now issue 16

    Crochet Now issue 33

    Sprinkles the Unicorn crochet kit & Bumper Wool Couture crochet gift guide pattern book

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    It’s time to start getting ready for Christmas, so this month we’re bringing you a festive collection of 47 patterns to inspire you to get hooking for Christmas! Included with issue 33 is a magical Sprinkles the Unicorn crochet kit, that includes super-soft yarn in 6 colours to make your own unicorn friend, as well as a bumper Christmas crochet gift guide from our friends at Wool Couture. And don’t miss our official Peter Rabbit Movie amigurumi pattern! 

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  5. 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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  6. Crochet Now issue 16

    Crochet Now issue 32

    Crochet your own Pocket Pals kit & Christmas Blanket pattern card

    Regular Price: £6.99

    Special Price £2.99

    Get ready for the new season with our fab collection of 24 must-have patterns, inspired by the romance of autumnal woodland scenes, with pops of happy bright colours to make your crochet fingers itch. Find patterns for the you, your home and your family inside, including a stunning blanket made in West Yorkshire Spinners, and an Alice in Wonderland inspired Merino scarf using King Cole.  

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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. Crochet Now issue 16

    Crochet Now issue 31

    4-in-1 Broomstick Lace Crochet Kit, plus 20-page Broomstick Lace project book!

    Regular Price: £5.99

    Special Price £2.99

    This issue is all about Geometric shapes and designs, including 7 trendy projects for the home, great quick-gift ideas and a gorgeous jumper that’s perfect for summer, winter, and all the seasons in between! Don’t miss your chance to learn a new crochet technique too with our handy 4-in-1 Broomstick Lace crochet kit, along with an extra 20-page project book with easy-to-follow guides and 5 patterns to help you master the stunning Broomstick Lace stitch. 

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  10. 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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  11. Crochet Now issue 16

    Crochet Now issue 30

    Chunky Glitter Hooks in 3 sizes – 10mm, 12mm, 15mm

    Regular Price: £5.99

    Special Price £2.99

    We’re planning holidays in the sun this month with our California Dreaming issue 30. 25 patterns inspired by the sunny Pacific Coast of the USA, picture palm trees, flamingos and the beach with our bright and sunny issue. Included with the magazine are 3 fabulously glitter hooks, great for quick-makes, and inside the magazine we’ve included a special cut-out-and-keep Quick Makes for the Home, featuring 3 projects for your home using your hooks, and hacks on how to make your very-own chunky yarn at home!

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Knit Now issue 86

    Knit Now issue 86

    FREE PATTERN COUNTER + CLASSIC KNITS BOOK

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    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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  16. Knit Now issue 85

    Knit Now issue 85

    FREE BUNNY KIT + BABY PATTERN

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    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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  17. 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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