WWMD Simply Knitting Issue 128 January 2015 Art no.: 28112

95 Designs

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Start the new year in style – it’s time for resolutions, refreshing your wardrobe, and little treats for yourself. A classic jumper is a staple garment, and if you’re yet to knit one, we have a beautiful mohair design with delicate cables and a boat-neck collar. If you feel the need for something a bit more snuggly, how about a chunky, Fair Isle, roll-neck sweater? It will knit up in no time and keep you protected against the chilly winter weather.
With new year parties on the cards, you might be in the market for something delicate and dressy. This lacy lightweight cardigan will be perfect to layer over your little black dress or a simple tee. For the little ones we’ve got a beautiful and bright jacket, worked in a simple, cosy stitch so they can stay warm as they play. For a quick knit you can finish in a weekend, we’ve got some lovely little projects for you to whizz through. Keep those ankles cosy with a pair of retro-chic legwarmers. Yes, they’re a bit 80s, but since when was that a bad thing?
Alan Dart’s new design this month is the elegant and loveable Grandma Holly toy. She’d make a lovely gift for far-flung family members, or something to keep for yourself. And little ones will love our piggy pencil case. A simple design with loads of character, you just can’t go wrong. Or how about a pair of sweet, flowery socks? Clever textures create a dainty pattern that you’ll love to knit and wear.
Things can get a bit hectic in the new year as we slip back into routines and try to return to normality, so why not treat yourself to a quiet cuppa and something good to read? Catch up with another local knitting group, and find out how Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is making use of knitted treats. See how Kath Garner deals with a forced break from her go-to craft. Learn the joys and challenges of running your own yarn dyeing business. Feel inspired by a grandma who’s passing her skills down through the generations. Get the low-down on this season’s hot trends. And finally, meet Julie Williams, the brains behind Little Cotton Rabbits.

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