Knit Today Magazine - - Notebook -

We love fresh, funky kids’ knits that ri­val high-street makes and this month the knit ex­perts at Yarn Sto­ries are treat­ing us to a fab­u­lous new col­lec­tion called Drift. Packed with the coolest bea­nies, scarves, jumpers, cardi­gans and snoods (like Sam­phire left, £4 for a col­lec­tion of four ac­ces­sories pat­terns), there’s no lack of street cred whether you’re knit­ting for a boy or girl. The Drift col­lec­tion is also avail­able as a book from most yarn shops. Find this and more pat­terns at yarn­sto­ ReadyRe for your first gar­ment? Then WoolWo And The Gang’s Norma Top a give go! WoolWo And The Gang make knit­ting a fash­ion­able­fas gar­ment easy. This chunky Norma SweaterSw kit (£65) comes with all you need to getge started. Just pick a yarn shade from their 28-strong28 range – from Lip­stick Red to Ul­tra Vi­o­let,Vio there’s a colour to suit ev­ery­one’s style. Dis­cov­erDis more at woolandthe­ 30-MINUTE KNITS Carol Mel­drum (£9.99, Love knit­ting on the bus to work? Or in your lunch break? Then this book could be per­fect for you. Packed with knits for knit­ters of all abil­i­ties, it’s a whole lot of 30-minute fun!

Search Press) LACE KNITS Ann King­stone (£17.50, Rowan) From quick-to-fin­ish ba­sic projects to in­tri­cate open­work mar­vels, this book has all the stepby-steps you need to mas­ter this tech­nique, what­ever your cur­rent level. KNIT­TED AN­I­MAL SCARVES, MIT­TENS AND SOCKS Fiona Goble (£12.99, Cico Books) JU­NIOR COLOUR KNITS Erika Knight (£9.95, Quail Pub­lish­ing) If you’re look­ing for a book that’s filled with colour­ful de­signs then this is for you. Packed with sim­ple ideas for ba­bies and kids it’s ideal for those new to knit­ting for chil­dren.

Cute as a but­ton, quirky and highly wear­able, we love this col­lec­tion of 35 fluffy and fun an­i­mal knits for lit­tle and big peo­ple alike! Avail­able to buy from 10 Septem­ber.

Made up of 70% wool and 30% silk, you know this yarn’s go­ing to knit up like a dream, cre­at­ing gar­ments of bril­liant qual­ity. Worked on 10 to 15mm nee­dles, it comes in six deep, muted colours, per­fect for au­tumn and win­ter. £11.99, kni­

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