We’ve teamed up with some of your favourite brands to bring you fab bundles of yarn, great patterns and more in our exciting collection of giveaways this month! Got your copy of Simply Knitting issue 188? 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 34 in issue 188). Good luck!
1. CHIC KIDS’ KNITS
Wrap your little ones up with love – and knitting – this summer with this fabulous collection of designs by Sarah Hatton. Modern Mini Knits contains 12 timeless designs for babies and toddlers, ranging from a pretty pinafore to a lacy blanket, chic poncho and more! The patterns are worked in some of Rowan’s favourite DK-weight yarns, including Summerlite DK and Baby Merino Silk DK, and use a variety of textured and cable-stitch patterns. We have 10 copies of this book to give away, worth £12.99 each. Visit www.knitrowan.com for more information.
2. PRACTICAL KNITS
While we’re big fans of fancy sock patterns, sometimes you just want the yarn do the talking – yarn like this colourful range from Paintbox Yarns. Paintbox Yarns Socks is a sturdy 4ply-weight wool-blend yarn that comes in a variety of colour designs, from bold stripes to speckled finishes and beautiful Fair Isle effects. The colours are versatile and varied. Just the thing for some mindless knitting – though it’s also ideal for lightweight garments, making it just perfect for the summer weather. We’ve got three packs of four balls to give away, worth £36 each. For more on LoveKnitting’s fabulous yarns, visit www.loveknitting.com.
3. PRETTY IN PINK
We’ve fallen in love with this adorable lace top in Bergère de France Toundra yarn in delicate pink. It’s just the thing for long summer days, paired with a simple skirt or linen trousers, plus your favourite strappy sandals. Toundra yarn is a DK-weight cotton-blend yarn with Merino and polyester, ideal for summer knits, and we’ve got one kit of this pretty pattern plus all the yarn you need to knit it, worth £28.50, to give away. Visit www.bergeredefrance.co.uk for more.
4. ALL ABOARD!
We adored the new Metropolis 4ply weight yarn from Scheepjes, and were ecstatic to see the company’s new vibrant Metropolis colour pack! It contains all 80 colours of Metropolis yarns, in adorable 10g balls. They’re perfect for striped socks, colourful kids’ knits and of course Fair Isle designs. We’ve got one pack, worth £89.99, to give away. For more great Scheepjes yarns, visit www.scheepjes.com.
5. COOL COTTONS
We’re loving cotton-blend yarns for seasonal knits that don’t overheat us. Caron Cotton Cakes are beautiful self-striping balls of yarn that come in a range of delicate colourways, perfect for warm weather tees and cardies as well as classic blankets. It’s a heavy DK weight yarn in a 60% cotton/40% acrylic blend that’s easy to care for – so ideal for kids’ knits too! Five lucky readers can win a pack of three balls each, worth £17.97. For more information on this and other yarns, visit www.yarnspirations.com.
6. SUMMER STRIPES
Get set for lazy days in this cool sweater with cropped sleeves, and ripple stitch shawl. This pattern booklet from King Cole contains two stylish summer designs, both worked in Beaches DK. Two lucky readers will win the patterns plus enough yarn to make both designs! Each pack is worth £38.91. Find more from King Cole at www.kingcole.com.
As a crossword prize five people will get a mystery bundle, packed with £10 worth of knitting goodies! See page 84 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.
Ten people can win a copy of 20 to Knit: Pocket Pets by Sachiyo Ishii (£4.99), courtesy of Search Press. See page 84 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.