We’ve teamed up with some of your favourite brands to bring you fab bundles of yarn, a workshop, great patterns and more in our exciting collection of giveaways this month! Got your copy of Simply Knitting issue 190? 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 42 in issue 190). Good luck!
1. French Fancies
Snuggle up into September with some delightful knitted fashion – we adore this colourwork jumper design from Bergère de France, worked in their 4ply wool blend Calinou yarn. With a classic boxy fit, a round neckline and deep ribbing at the waist and cuffs, it’s the perfect transitional piece for the autumn months. Three lucky readers will win the brand new Bergère de France Creations 2019-2020 pattern book, containing this design, plus enough Calinou yarn to make the jumper, with each kit worth £76.70. Visit www.bergeredefrance.co.uk for more great yarns and patterns.
2. Bowled Over!
Treat yourself in the new year to a fabulous new yarn bowl – made by you! Emily Cross Ceramics offers a beautiful range of tools for textile artists including super-useful yarn bowls, which stop your wool from rolling away as you knit, and look stunning doing it! Emily also runs workshops so crafty types can learn to make their own porcelain goodies – and we’ve teamed up with sister magazines The Knitter and Simply Crochet to give away one six-hour workshop for two people, worth £200. The workshop will take place between 11–19th January 2020, and winners will be able to create a mug, trim a yarn bowl or decorate a ready-trimmed bowl, as well as make some extra little crafty goodies such as adorable porcelain buttons or pin dishes. Prize not transferrable. Visit www.emxceramics.com for workshop details.
3. Cosy in Cashmere
Treat yourself to the ultimate in knitting luxury with the new cashmere yarn from Rowan. An exquisite blend of cashmere, alpaca and silk, Cashmere Haze is inspired by the classic Kidsilk Haze yarn, a lightweight, super-soft treat perfect for cosying up with as the weather turns colder. This brilliant new yarn is available in 25g/230m balls in eight elegant neutral shades. The new Rowan Focus – Natural Fibres magazine contains seven brilliant designs by Lisa Richardson in Cashmere Haze and Island Blend, another new and exciting Rowan yarn. We have a copy of Rowan Focus plus a pack of ten balls of Cashmere Haze, worth £194.50 in total, to give away to one lucky reader. Visit www.knitrowan.com for more gorgeous yarns and designs.
4. Christmas Countdown
Get in the festive swing this year and enjoy a treat each day with a wonderful Advent calendar from Pony. Every one of the 24 doors hides a fab knitting or crochet tool. Throughout December as you open each little door, you’ll discover buttons, pins, point protectors, stitch holders, crochet hooks and much more. How much fun does this sound! We’ve got two advent calendars worth £55 each to give away to two very lucky readers. For stockist information and more fabulous products email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Clever Clover
Are you always losing your stitch markers, or struggling to put your hands on your darning needles when you need to graft a sock toe? Make sure all your crafty accessories are in one place with these fab knitting sets from Clover. The set for beginners (£14.40) includes locking stitch markers, ring markers and point protectors, while the fabulous sock knitting set (£15.60) includes the markers plus DPN protectors and darning needles. We’ve got three prizes of the two sets to give away, worth £30 each. For stockist information email email@example.com.
6. Nordic Knitting
Cabling is a simple yet wonderfully effective technique that gives texture and beauty to your fabric, whether it’s a simple braid on a scarf or an all-over jumper design you just can’t stop knitting. Cable Knits From Nordic Lands by Ivar Asplund contains 20 stunning patterns for a range of experience levels, from slouchy sweaters to knit-in-a-weekend hats, plus accessories, tank tops, kids’ knits and more. There’s also a handy cable stitch dictionary at the back. We’ve got five copies to give away to lucky readers, worth £14.99 each. Find out more at www.searchpress.com.
7. Beautiful Baby
Knit a glittering gift for the young girl in your life with the new Robin Bonny Babe DK Sparkle yarn. Made of acrylic and polyester, it’s a great value way to create a really special garment, such as this adorable lacy cardigan. We’ve got five kits for this design, worth £8.98 each, to give away. Visit www.thehomeofcraft.co.uk for more great yarns and designs.
8. Simple Stripes
A new book from designer Nicki Trench is always a treat, and this one is a wonderful blast of colour for the autumn months! Color Block Knits (CICO Books, £12.99) by Nicki Trench contains 35 vibrant patterns all designed for self-striping cake yarns, including Caron Cakes, Scheepjes Whirl, Sirdar Colorwheel and more. These colourful yarns mean you can get great knitted effects with little effort and Nicki has designed some gorgeous patterns that make full use of colour while also adding her own classic touches for some stunning finished designs. Five lucky readers will each win a copy of the book, worth £12.99. Visit www.rylandpeters.com for more fabulous knitting books.
For our crossword we have five £10 prize bundles packed with knitting goodies to be won!
Three people can win a copy of Edward's Menagerie: The New Collection (£16.99) courtesy of TOFT UK. See page 70 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.