Posted on Wednesday, August 8 2012 at 8am
Simply Knitting 97 (September) is on sale now, celebrating all the things that make the tail end of summer so enticing.
This time of year has so much to recommend it – late bursts of sunshine, the leaves beginning to turn those glorious colours, and last but definitely not least, all the yarn companies starting to announce their Autumn/Winter ranges... which means there are tons of new yarns and patterns on their way!
This year we’ve seen a continuation of the trend for sparkly yarns, with glitter combined in the twist in King Cole’s new Glitz DK and subtle sheens like Sirdar’s new Softspun Chunky. We’ll all be sorted for Christmas party looks!
Developing local yarns in natural fibres is also a strong theme, with Rowan introducing a Fine Boucle into their British Sheep Breeds range, and Bergère de France releasing Pur Mérinos Français, a yarn from a French Merino sheep breed.
We are so grateful to everyone who has knitted and donated to our ‘Bears & Squares’ campaign charity campaign for Refuge. At the time of writing we’ve raised nearly £1,000. It really is appreciated, so please keep it up. Turn to page 32 for a new square to knit and more news – we really do appreciate your support.