RECORD BREAKER Edward Hannaford of Sittingbourne has broken the world record for creating the longest piece of continuous knitting with a colourful rope measuring almost 20
KNITTERS SAY ‘NO’ TO FRACKING A group of knitting mammas and nannas from Alice Springs,
Australia have staged a two-hour ‘knit-in’ in to protest
about hydraulic fracking in Australia’s Northern Territories. Find out more about their ‘nannafesto’ at Knitting-nannas.com
The first photos of Princess Charlotte in her oh-so-sweet knitted bonnet didn’t just melt hearts around the world – they revived a trend for old-fashioned handknit bonnets! Since then the sweet caps have been a must-add to Ravelry queues for knitters everywhere. This pretty bonnet from Sublime is simple enough to tempt newbies to try lace knitting for the first time – and it only takes one ball of Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK! It’s part of The Seventeenth Little Sublime Hand Knit Book of 15 patterns, available for about £8 from most yarn shops.