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Simply Knitting - - In this Issue - By Ster­ling Pub­lish­ing Edi­tor, Kirstie McLeod, re­veals her go-to book for in­spi­ra­tion…

Our favourite reads this month.

This book has had a place on my shelf for years and years now! I can’t count how many

times I have pored over its pages for in­spi­ra­tion and ideas. It’s full of so many won­der­ful stitch pat­terns, from tex­tured ribs and ca­bles to beau­ti­ful lace and colour­work.

There are 142 dif­fer­ent pat­terns in to­tal, with im­ages of ex­am­ple swatches ac­com­pa­ny­ing each of them. Re­cently, I’ve had a bit of a thing for the slip stitch pat­terns – not too long ago, it was the ca­bles I couldn’t get enough of.

I think I must have tried each of the pat­terns at least once by now, the pages are pretty well-thumbed. I usu­ally cosy Õ«"#!"Ì*i"iÛi!#!}Ã]"Ü#Ì*"(Þ"ÌÜ&"yÕvvL>%%Ã" (Gin­ger Cat and Black Cat), and try out a new pat­tern, com­bi­na­tion, colour­way or vari­a­tion of one of the stitch pat­terns.

Pick­ing a favourite isn’t re­ally an op­tion, I love all these stitches and my pref­er­ence tends to be sea­sonal. Each of the pat­terns have writ­ten in­struc­tions, as well as charts +Ü*iÀi"!iViÃÃ>ÀÞ®°","w!`"(ÞÃi%v"%&&'#!}" through this book all the time and I would rec­om­mend it to a new knit­ter want­ing to try out more stitches, or an ex­pe­ri­enced knit­ter look­ing for fresh in­spi­ra­tion.

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