There’s a new magazine available which is aimed especially at those who are total beginners to knitting and crochet, or who are coming back to the crafts after a long break. Your Crochet and Knitting comes with a 4ply yarn kit, 3.5mm knitting needles and a 3mm crochet hook, as well as a yarn needle and little bits and pieces like safety eyes. The magazine features projects which can be worked up with the yarn kit, so you can choose something you like and get crafting right away. It’s perfect for beginners as you don’t have to go out and buy lots of equipment. There’s a fairly wide variety of projects, so there should be something for everyone. Previous issues have featured toys, accessories, baby clothes and household items.
Issue 3 comes out on September 27th, and I’m excited that my pattern “Hilde” will be included. This is a baby cardigan to fit sizes from newborn to 2 years. I normally like to design stranded colourwork, so it was a challenge to use the colours but keep the design simple enough for a beginner. I opted for a striped pattern, with bands of slip stitch colourwork which only ever uses one colour per row. Here’s the cardigan modelled by a sweet little toddler!
I’ve seen a sneak peek of the other patterns in this issue and it looks like it will be full of ideas for Christmas gift items. Of course you could always buy the magazine as a gift, and get another new knitter or crocheter started in the wonderful world of crafting!