Discover how you could win new yarn, vouchers, patterns and more on page 52 of Simply Knitting issue 187! Plus, don't miss our puzzle prizes on page 86. All you need to do to enter is simply click on the giveaway of your choice below and fill out the entry form, using the code for that giveaway (on page 52 in issue 187). Good luck!
Knit yourself a standout summer cover-up this year with this colourful pattern from yarn favourite, Stylecraft. Worked in Stylecraft Bellissima DK, a gorgeous easy-knit yarn with great stitch definition, it features a boat neck and moss stitch edging. It’s just the thing for warm summer walks and cool summer evenings no matter where you spend your holidays. Ten lucky readers will win this stunning cardigan pattern, plus all the beautiful yarn you need to make it, worth a total of £24.50 each. For information on this yarn and pattern visit www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk.
Head to Hampton Court Palace this September for The Handmade Festival, a celebration of creative crafts that includes workshops, stalls and talks. Plus a fab selection of knitting and crochet exhibits. Learn everything from calligraphy to pottery making to indigo dyeing, and see Kirstie Allsopp and Liz Earle MBE at the show, which runs from 13-15 September. We’ve got five pairs of one-day tickets to the show to give away, worth £32 a pair. Visit www.thehandmadefestival.com or call 08448 737 351 to find out more information and to book tickets.
For handy household makes you really can’t go wrong with Lily Sugar ’n Cream, a fabulous aran-weight pure cotton yarn that’s great value for money. Available in a huge range of colours, it’s just the thing for dishcloths, towels, table runners, cushions, toys and much more! We can’t get enough of this fab range here at HQ! We’ve got five packs of seven balls of Lily Sugar ’n Cream to give away, worth £20.93 each. For more information on this fab range and to explore other yarns, visit www.yarnspirations.com.
It’s no secret we’re big fans of self-striping yarns – all of the pretty effects, none of the effort or ends to weave in! The new Drifter 4ply from King Cole is a particular favourite of ours, with delicate brush strokes of colour blending into each other in a great value cotton-blend yarn that’s just perfect for the summer months. And this King Cole design shows it off beautifully, in a raglan jumper with easy-knit broken rib stripes as well as plenty of stocking stitch to let the yarn do the talking! This is an absolutely must-have knitting project to add to your list this summer. We’ve got four jumper kits to give away, each worth £26.95 and containing the pattern plus five balls of Drifter 4ply. For product details call 01756 703670 or visit www.kingcole.com.
Rowan’s Summerlite DK is a fantastic summer yarn, made of pure cotton with a lovely matt finish that’s incredibly easy to wear. It’s the focus of a wonderful new pattern collection, Country Break, which contains four stunning sweater designs that are just the thing for both long country walks and cosy evenings in. This issue we’re giving two lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the book, plus all the yarn needed to make the beautiful striped pullover design on the cover, worth a total of £42.50. Visit www.knitrowan.com for product details.
Scheepjes SKIES is a fabulous new yarn made in pure cotton and dyed in indigo shades. SKIES is available in two weights, the 4ply Light and DK Heavy, and we’ve got a selection to give away. One lucky reader will receive nine adorable 28g mini skeins of Heavy as well as eight 100g skeins of Light in a range of shades, worth £63.91 in total. For more information visit www.scheepjes.com.
Stand out from the crowd in this stunning top from the brilliant French yarn company Bergère de France. Worked with beautiful columns of lace, it’s made in their Coton Merinos yarn, a wonderful blend of cotton and wool that’s just right for keeping off the summer evening chill. We’ve got one exciting prize pack to give away containing Bergère de France’s Mag 27, which includes ten fab stylish garment patterns, and 14 balls of yarn, worth £73.04. For more fabulous yarns and patterns please visit www.bergeredefrance.co.uk.
With the weather warming up, we’re all about colourful cotton yarns, and MillaMia Naturally Soft Cotton is a perfect summer knitting choice! It’s a light DK weight, so ideal for short-sleeved tees, children’s cardies, lacy shawls and more! Or, for a new project, how about whipping up a pretty table runner? The yarn has great stitch definition, and is wonderfully soft to knit with. We’ve got three colour packs to give away to three lucky readers, each containing five balls of yarn and worth £22.45. View more great yarns at www.loveknitting.com.
Stay on top of WIPs, FOs and upcoming projects with this handy new book by Val Pierce. My Knitting Journal (Fox Chapel Publishing) is packed with pages designed to help record your knits as you work, noting the pattern, yarn, needles and more. There’s also helpful info on yarn weights and gridded pages perfect for charting out tricky designs, everything the budding knitter and designer needs. We’ve got five copies to give away, worth £9.99 each. Visit www.foxchapelpublishing.co.uk for more information on this great journal.
This stunning Bowland 4ply from Eden Cottage Yarns is extra special! Made from superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool. We’ve got two skeins in this delicate Bluebell shade to give away to a lucky reader. Visit www.edencottageyarns.co.uk for more.
If you’ve got a project in mind or a yarn itch that needs scratching, Wool Warehouse is one of the very best places to head to! With dozens of gorgeous yarn lines, as well as patterns and accessories, you’re sure to find what you need at a great price – and we’ve got a £25 voucher to give away to one lucky reader. Visit www.woolwarehouse.co.uk or call 01926 882818 for more information.
As a crossword prize five people will get a mystery bundle, packed with £10 worth of knitting goodies! See page 86 for more details, and the submit button will appear when you've filled in all the boxes and answered the maths sum at the bottom.
Five people can win a copy of Wild Mittens and Unruly Socks by Lumi Karmitsa (£12.99), courtesy of Search Press. See page 86 for more details, and the submit button will appear when you've filled in all the boxes and answered the maths sum at the bottom.