We’ve teamed up with some of your favourite brands to bring you fab bundles of yarn, a voucher, great patterns and more in our exciting collection of giveaways this month! Got your copy of Simply Knitting issue 191? 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 39 in issue 191). Good luck!
1. SHOWING OFF
Head to the Westpoint Centre, Exeter, in February for a fabulous selection of knitty delights! The Craft4Crafters show will be packed with textile displays, demos and workshops plus over 170 incredible craft stalls selling everything you could ever need for your yarn stash! It’s held 13-15 February 2020 and we have ten pairs of tickets to give away to lucky readers worth £18 per pair. So you can take a crafter friend out for the day with you! Visit www.craft4crafters.co.uk for more information on this and other shows.
2. SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
Paintbox Yarns Simply DK is the perfect workhorse yarn – available in a huge range of colours in great value 100g balls, it’s machine washable and ideal for blankets and homewares, kids’ knits, toys and more. We’ve got five packs of ten balls of Simply DK, in a gorgeous selection of shades, to give away to lucky readers, worth £22.50 each.Find more great yarns and wonderful colours at www.lovecrafts.com.
3. ELEMENTAL, MY DEAR!
Sirdar Elemental yarn is a fantastic mix of thickness and texture, a super-chunky blend with wool and alpaca plus a splash of sparkle – knitting up into a contemporary, stylish fabric. And it’s great worked up into this stunning bobbly jumper design (Sirdar pattern 10020), as perfect for heading out to a fancy meal as it is for wrapping up and getting warm and cosy on the sofa. We’ve got one kit for this fab pattern to give away, worth £110.59. Visit www.sirdar.co.uk for more great yarns and patterns.
4. CHUNKY KNITS
Deramores Studio Chunky is a great value yarn that knits up fast into a soft but hardwearing fabric that’s machine washable and anti-pilling, and it’s available in a wonderful range of cheery, solid shades. Three lucky readers will win 11 balls of Studio Chunky, worth £25.19, plus a £25 Deramores voucher to spend on any of the site’s fabulous yarns, patterns and accessories. Your only worry is what to spend your voucher on first! Head to www.deramores.com for more.
5. CRAZY LITTLE THING…
‘Tis definitely the season for cosy, slouchy layers, and this ‘Crazy Little Cardigan’ from Wool and the Gang is just the thing! It’s worked in WATG’s Billie Jean yarn, a cotton which is made from upcycled denim offcuts and will wash just like your favourite denim jeans. We’ve got one complete kit with everything you need to make this fab project available for one lucky reader worth £92. Visit www.woolandthegang.com for more fab patterns and yarns.
6. SAY IT LOUD!
Tell the world your favourite hobby with this stylish and modern ‘Knitter’ sweatshirt from Stitchers Tees. It’s made from 100% organic fairtrade cotton for a fit that will make you feel good on the inside and the outside! We have two of these fab sweatshirts to give away! Visit www.stitchertees.com for more fabulous clothes and gifts worth £38 each.
7. SIT AND KNIT
We can never have too many tools for our knitting, and this clever selection from Pony is perfect for keeping at our side as we knit! There’s a universal row counter (£1.60), which slides onto your needle and means you’ll never have to worry about losing track of your work, a set of 24 flat ring markers (90p) plus a handy set of marking pins (£2.05), ideal for holding your knitted pieces together as you seam. We’ve got ten sets of the three packs to give away, worth £4.55 each. For further information, visit www.ponyneedles-europe.de/index.php/en, and for stockist information, email email@example.com.
8. SAVE THE PLANET
We’re all starting to think about the environmental impact of our knitting a little more, so it’s great to see this fabulous new yarn from Scheepjes, Organicon. Made from 100% organic cotton in a 4ply weight, it’s also sustainably produced and eco-conscious, with all of the wastewater made in its production being recycled. Organicon is available in a beautiful range of 21 pastel and neutral shades, and we’ve got a full set of colours to give away to one lucky reader, worth £52.29. Visit www.scheepjes.com for more great yarns.
9. AUTUMN DAYS
We love cool autumn days, heading out on country walks all cuddled up in cosy jumpers and scarves – and we simply love the colour palette of the season too! This children’s jumper from Bergère de France is the perfect seasonal make, worked in their easy-care Ideal yarn with a warm gorgeous colourwork yoke. We’ve got one superb kit to give away, worth £48. Visit www.bergeredefrance.co.uk to discover more great yarns and patterns.
10. LOVELY LACE
Take your knitting to the next level with this new book by Denise Samson, ‘Lace Knitting’ (published by Search Press). It’s packed with beautiful designs, from a selection of 40 stunning stitch patterns to try out to 30 stylish lace projects, ranging from a simple washcloth and towel set to a beautiful Christening gown, yoked dress, lacy sweaters and more. We’ve got three copies to give away to lucky readers, worth £14.99 each. Find out more at www.searchpress.com.
11. IT’S A CLASSIC
We’re big fans of Blacker Yarns’ natural, British wools, all spun and processed in Cornwall and available in gorgeous ranges of natural and dyed shades. Their Classic DK yarn is made from the wool of a variety of British sheep breeds, including Bluefaced Leicester and Ryeland, and is ideal for comfy knitted garments as well as felting. One lucky reader will win a pack of 12 balls of Blacker Yarns Classic DK in Pale Blue, worth £43.20. Visit www.blackeryarns.co.uk for more beautiful British yarns.
12. À LA MODE
If you’re short of warm knits and easy-to-knit patterns for your wardrobe, this selection of designs in Rowan Big Wool is just the thing! With cosy stylish jumpers and cardigans you’ll get a cold weather outfit together in no time! Mode at Rowan: Big Wool Textures contains six contemporary designs, all worked in Rowan Big Wool, a lightweight chunky yarn in pure Merino wool. We’ve got four copies, worth £6.95 each, to give away. For more, visit www.knitrowan.com.
13. PICK AND CHOOSE
If you’ve got a pattern to get started on or simply want to top up your stash, Wool Warehouse is the place to head! With dozens of yarn lines as well as patterns and accessories you’re sure to find everything 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.
14. SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
We love the beautiful yarns from Eden Cottage Yarns, and couldn’t help but coo over these adorable ‘Yarnlings’. A selection of five adorable 5g balls in a range of colours, they’re ideal for bits of colourwork as well as amigurumi, blanket squares and more! We’ve got three packs of Yarnlings, worth £7 each. Head to www.edencottageyarns.co.uk for more.
Five people can win a copy of, Boost your Knitting by Jen Arnall-Culliford (£22), courtesy of Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Ltd. See page 69 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.
For our crossword we have five £10 prize bundles packed with knitting goodies to be won! See page 69 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.
*We apologise, the wrong squares were shaded in this issue's crossword. You can download a corrected version by clicking here: 191CorrectedCrossword.pdf, and we will also accept the letters from the published squares as this month's prize puzzle word.*