Posted on Wednesday, September 5 2012 at 8am
We're so excited to bring you the new issue of Simply Knitting, crammed with patterns, ideas, tips and details of some of the season's best knitting events!
At the start of the new season, it seems the perfect time to be able to bring you our very first yarn gift! Last month we went to visit family company Bergère de France at their HQ in eastern France. It was absolutely fascinating to see their factory – clean, quiet and highly efficient. It was amazing to see the journey yarn takes from its start in life as fluffy fibre through to being the pristine, tightly-wound balls we’re used to buying in the shops.
We’ve worked in partnership with Bergère de France to bring you a high quality ball of yarn (made up of 75% acrylic, 25% wool) to enjoy. This yarn is so soft it’s perfect for babies as well as adults – turn to pages 9, 21, 49 and 57 to knit something for baby or for yourself. And don’t forget, we’ve included a pair of 3mm needles too, so you can get started on your knitting right away!
We also have a special baby accessories set by Jane Burns on page 57 – your ball of yarn will be just enough to knit either the bonnet or the booties.