Posted on Tuesday, August 9 2011 at 9am
Simply Knitting issue 84 goes on sale today, and is packed with patterns, knitting news and reviews!
We find out what’s on knitwear designer and weaver Judy Furlong’s knitting needles, relish Debbie Bliss’s wool-rich aran-weight Riva yarn, and offer King Cole yarn and patterns up for grabs.
We take a look at how the 100 Million Stitches campaign marked International Women’s 2011 in knitting, have a chat with Pat Strong, the winner of Clothes Show Live’s Knitwear Designer of the Year competition, and discover how Hannah Hope, Science Officer at the British Society for Immunology, used knitted cells to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.
This month’s patterns include Erika Knight’s gauzy Tropical Orchid sweater, Sarah Hatton’s lightweight Sunny Side waistcoat and an array of quick knits – ideal if you’re thinking of teaching a newbie to knit.