For chic style and sophisticated stitch patterns, take a look at the new designs from the French yarn brand Bergère de France. Its latest seasonal pattern book, Créations
2017-18, is packed with 85 projects for men, women and children. We love the richly cabled sweaters, the range of smart Fair Isle jackets, elegant evening styles in cashmere and mohair, the woven-effect cardigans, and the intriguing styles incorporating beading, embroidery and metallic-effect yarns. Did you know that Toft offers a hand-dyed wool alongside its classic undyed alpaca yarns? The vivid hues of this limited-edition, British DK wool were inspired by geckos - and you can also buy a cute kit to crochet your very own colourful gecko.