NOTE­BOOK

Knit Today Magazine - - Notebook -

New colours in this pop­u­lar win­ter yarn by Garn Stu­dio Rowan’s lat­est col­lec­tions, Tran­quil and Frost, fea­ture brushed fin­ishes, soft wools, mo­hairs and furs to re­flect the sea­son. Clas­sic but unique de­signs by Martin Storey, Marie Wallin and Sarah Hat­ton and more are fea­tured in Knit­ting & Cro­chet Mag­a­zine 58 (visit kni­trowan.com), which show­cases key shapes, sim­ple styles and es­sen­tial looks. We love ev­ery one of them! Go retro with Sir­dar’s waistcoat pat­tern. You’ve heard of slouchy sweaters, now meet the slouchy waistcoat. It’s roomy and in a three-quar­ter length to keep you snug un­til spring. Knit­ted in Hay­field Su­per Chunky this acrylic wool mix is an af­ford­able quick knit too. £2.99 from sir­dar.co.uk

BIG KNITS Roma Weave Book (£5.99, Deb­bie Bliss) Us­ing the Roma Weave yarn re­viewed on page 76, this col­lec­tion of five gar­ments show­cases big stitches and chunky styles for on-trend knits.

BER­TIE & BEA Knit­ted Nurs­ery (£9.99, Search Press) Fea­tur­ing sweet duo Ber­tie and Bea the bun­nies, and a flock of birds on a perch wall hang­ing, you can choose from 14 baby makes in this in­cred­i­bly cute book.

STOREY BOOK Easy DK Knits (£9.50, Rowan)

Martin Storey fans will click their nee­dles in de­light when they see this new col­lec­tion of 12 el­e­gant de­signs. Each named af­ter places in Lon­don, from Hox­ton to Soho and Bar­bican.

Lime green, yolk yel­low, warm rus­set and vi­brant pur­ple are the new shades from DROPS Eskimo la­bel from Garn Stu­dio. This pure wool yarn is soft, thick and easy to use, and it’s sin­gle stranded, mak­ing it ideal for felt­ing. Find out more at gar­nstu­dio.com

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With the em­pha­sis on play, this col­lec­tion of ten pat­terns for shawls, cowls, scarves and a blan­ket en­cour­ages you to be ad­ven­tur­ous by play­ing with the de­signs! Give it a go!

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