The latest issue of Knit Now magazine (Image copyright Practical Publishing) has arrived on my doorstep and my pattern made it to the front page 🙂 I worked on this design at the end of last year and knit the sample over Christmas & New Year. I love cables and went a bit crazy with this one but it really isn’t as difficult as it looks. I was thrilled to be partnered up with Skein Queen for yarn support and we settled on ‘Crush DK in a gorgeous green (called ‘Sweet Pear’).
There are, as usual, lots of lovely patterns in this issue. I really love the cardigan on the front page (‘English Rose Cardigan’ by Deepika). There’s also an interview with my friend Hannah (HeyJay Hand Dyed Yarns).
You should be able to find a copy of Knit Now at your local supermarket (check here for ‘where to buy’). Be quick because this issue includes the super cute Paddington Bear pattern (and it sold out very quickly last time they included this!) as well as a really nice little kit with 12 pattern ideas.
This is my third design for Knit Now magazine 🙂 I used the wonderful Stitchmastery software to create the charts and to generate the written instructions. Although it would of course be possible to create the design without using charting software, it would have taken me much longer to do and I really wouldn’t have fancied writing out all the instructions by hand.
(Image copyright Practical Publishing)
Designing has taken a bit of a back seat so far this year (although I have had 2 designs published in Crochet Now) as we have been concentrating more on building up our self-striping yarn range. I’m just starting to get back into working on some designs now. I still find it incredibly hard to think of knitting / crochet time as ‘work’ so I’m determined to change that and spend more time designing. I really enjoy doing magazine work – there is nothing like a deadline to get you to finish projects!
Our next yarn show is Fibre East (July 28th/29th), followed by the Southern Wool Show (Sept. 1st)