Knit Now 101: Sneak Peek
This month we’re celebrating the unique properties of British Wool
Welcome to our eighth annual Best of British issue of Knit Now! Britain has long held a reputation for producing some of the best wool in the world, and our favourite yarn companies are proving that our reputation is still well deserved. As you flip through this issue, look out for the ‘Meet your yarn’ boxes on each pattern, which tell you a little bit of the story of each yarn.
We love using British wool, not only because it’s beautiful to work with, but also because it reduces our carbon footprint because the yarn hasn’t had to travel far from the sheep to our needles. We also love supporting business that are run by people we know and trust, such as West Yorkshire Spinners – you can read all about our day out at the factory inside. This issue you’ll also receive our official RSPB Book of Knitted Birds supplement and stitch markers packed with plenty of pattern inspiration.
Inside this issue you’ll find projects to suit all budgets and skill levels, which each showcase a stunning locally-made yarn. If you’re an adventurous knitter, you’ll love the Helena Rose tole, which is knitted from a stunning hand-dyed yarn. If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the inspiration behind the Tylwyth Jumper and the finished garment is just perfect. For an affordable knit, why not try the Orlando baby cardigan? It’s knitted in great-value machine-washable yarn from Home Farm Wensleydales.
The world of British wool is really vibrant right now, so you’ll find plenty to read in this issue. Zoe Potrac is busting some myths around sheep-shearing and we caught up with designer Ella Doran to find out about her woolly story. Finally, if your stash needs a little boost, don’t miss your chance to enter our biggest-ever giveaway!
– Fab NEW LOOK easy-to-follow patterns
– Official RSPB stitch markers
– Book of Knitted British Birds supplement
– Exclusive collection of brand-new designs
– Our biggest ever giveaways from Rowan, King Cole, Stylecraft and more
– Readers review some of our favourite British yarns
– Garments in sizes 6-36
– How to become the biggest knitter for Age UK
– Super discounts on your favourite yarns
– We look behind the scenes of the sheep shearing process
– Get advice from knitting experts
Knit Now 101 is available in supermarkets and online at Moremags from 18th April