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!