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Love is in the air at Knit Today HQ – we've fallen for pink! Ruth Maddock's gorgeous cover garment ticks all the high street trends. Lace? Check! Coral shade? Check! Cute Peter Pan collar? Check! Best of all, it's in a great-value yarn, which means you can knit it for £20 or less! If pink's not your thing it comes in more than 35 other shades so there's sure to be one to suit you. If you fancy something even lighter, we've also got a gorgeous wrap by Helen Ardley in beautiful spring green, which makes a great alternative to a cardigan.
Lace knitting is perfect for spring but if you've not tried it before, never fear. Our simple guide to lace on page 23 has everything you need to know to get started.
We've got knits for all the family too, including classic cable sweaters in women's and men's sizes, and an essential cardigan for boys and girls.
Easter is a fun time of year to knit for kids so you'll find a fab bonus pattern book free with this issue, with lots of sweet projects, including a bag for collecting Easter eggs, cute makes for little girls, and my favourite – three spring birds from Angela Turner. We've also included 6 quick knits on handy cards you can just pop in your project bag. Perfect for when you're stuck at the bus stop!
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This Spring is all about light, space and delicate details when it comes to interiors. For knitters, theres nothing better than having your prime creations on show so you can appriciate them to the full. From knitted throws, pouffes, upholstery to chandeliers, here are some of the beautiful vintage knitting touches to inspire home decor this spring.
As the days get a little longer (remember the clocks go forward on 30 March!) we’re turning our thoughts to fresh spring knits in bright zesty shades. And with the new issue of Knit Today you’ll be seriously spoilt for choice. Our cover star looks radiant in a striking lace-edged scarf by Ruth Maddock – perfect for adding a bright pop of colour on a breezy seaside or country walk.
You’ll also find gorgeous knits for easy-wear casual elegance – Marie Wallin for Rowan comes up trumps with a beautiful silk and linen blend ladder stitch jumper in sky blue, while Sian Brown’s sunshine yellow sweater can’t fail to make you feel great whenever you slip it on.
If you’ve always thought knitting your own socks was too tricky, follow our editor Rosee’s step-by-step guide for sock-making success. Then try the technique out on Rhian Drinkwater’s delightful pair of tootsie-toasters using self-striping yarn!
As well as all this, say hello to our adorable new friend Mrs Badger. Designed by Angela Turner, and wearing a cute floral frock and bonnet, we’re sure she’ll be an instant hit with children and adults alike.
Enjoy the issue!
Issue 96 is out now! Full of fresh spring knits to brighten up your wardrobe and home. Discover the first toy in our Woodland creature series, Mr Squirrel and our fun quick knits tea set.