Knitting Magazine – Issue 207


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NEXT ISSUE: Please note that we have resumed publication and issue 208 will be on sale on 30 July.

The world has been plunged into a strange and unsettling new phase in the interval between the last issue of Knitting magazine and this one. In this issue we bring you lots of happy knits featuring stripes, spots and bold motifs, both in texture and in colourwork.

We explore the way knitters and knitting businesses are coping with the lockdown measures in place around much of the globe, and feature bold knits from up-and-coming young fashion designer Hope Macaulay, as well as tips on how to work from vintage patterns from expert Dr Ellie Reed.

We’ve got 23 brilliant knits and two step-by-step masterclasses to boost your skills. So with all that plus our regular features, there’s lots to keep you busy in this issue of Knitting, out now!

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This month we are showing off bright spring colours for the new season and exploring the possibilities of rib stitches. We’ve got lacy ribs, diagonal ribs, cabled ribs, horizontal ribs, entrelac ribs, ribs in a kite shawl and much more. We have ribs both fitted and flowing, cosy and cool – in fact, any way you want to wear them for the changing spring weather. There are nineteen beautiful knits including the stunning Promise shawl by Brian Smith knitted in hand-dyed speckled neon yarn by Hedgehog Fibres; lovely Helsinki by Anniken Allis an easy-to-wear cardigan that features an all-over diagonal lace rib design and is shaped at the shoulders using German short rows; Crossover Back T-shirt by Sarah Murray a cute alpaca wool design knitted in pieces and then sewn together to feature a textured front and pretty split-back; Emmie by Jo Allport a gorgeous bright yellow jumper that features a lacy rib pattern and is knitted in an innovative eco-yarn from Cascade; and Bette by Bronagh Miskelly a vintage-inspired stylish top with polka dot rib pattern and cute button details. This month we also have some fascinating insights into sustainable fashion with designs using recycled yarns and a feature on the fantastic Valentina Karellas, a young London-based designer who machine-knits her creations to order and never wastes a scrap of yarn. She shares her organic, sustainable lifestyle and slow fashion ethos, and offers tips for Knitting readers who want to make more and waste less. As well as a round of the exciting new yarns you can expect to find in your local yarn store this season. So with all that plus our regular features, there’s lots to keep you busy in the May issue of Knitting, out now!