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Knitty things to look forward to in January

The month after Christmas may not be known as the most cheerful month, but there are plenty of things to look forward to... trust us!

9th January 2016

The new Rowan mag!
Ah, that moment when the post comes round in January and a weightier-than usual parcel drops onto your desk and you know that inside it is a whole new season of must must must-knits from Rowan! The Knitting & Crochet Mag 59 comes out 15 January and we can't wait! Cirilia Rose, Zandra Rhodes and Kaffe Fassett have all contributed – eek!

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Snap happy
Want to learn how to photograph your knits like a pro? Why not take part in a morning of inspiration, photography and practical sessions lead by Emily Quinton, a self-confessed Instagram addict, photographer and blogger? You might learn some tips that could take you from sofa knitter to Etsy star!

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January sales!
Lots of knitting shops have slashed their prices on yarn and knitting accessories, so make sure you head to your local one to grab some bargains. Also, lots of people will be selling unwanted Christmas presents online and making room in their stash for new yarn, so you could wind up with a rather impressive haul, without splashing the cash! loveknitting.com have a sale on now!

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Woolly Hat Day
January 29 is St Mungo's Woolly Hat Day! Help St Mungo’s raise money for its work supporting homeless men and women across the country, by putting your hat on for Woolly Hat Day or bidding for a piece of famous headgear. For more info and to get involved go to www.mungosbroadway.org.uk/woollyhatday

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Wool people!
January 13 will see a brand-new collection from Brooklyn Tweed, Wool People – we can't wait to see what gorgeously snuggly knits Jared Flood and the team have come up with this time... there's a big ring around the date in our diaries!

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