Sneak peek at our July issue on sale Thurs 5 June!

Katy Evans

Katy Evans

29 May 2014


We're not sure when the British Summertime is actually planning on showing up (or at least sticking around) so for now we'll have to make do with our gorgous, bright and summery July issue, on sale next Thursday 5 June.

Inspired by bright, fun colours covering the full spectrum of weather-depending summer garments; vests, tops, jumpers, cover ups and accessories, including a very cool obi belt, there should be something for everyone, come rain or shine!

Flower Lace Jumper Main _5343 Chevron Cardi Main _5683 (1)
Scarf Main _5603 Sirdar Main 01_5764

No shrinking violets here!

Impact Main _5579 Silk Leaf Top Main _5298 Silk Cardigan Main _5447 (1) Obi Belt Main _5791

Also, don't miss in this issue:

  • 20 Colourful summer knits - women's, men's, children's, babies, home and accessories
  • EXCLUSIVE patterns – Chevron cardigan, Silk cardigan, Waterfall jacket, Lace draped cardigan, Flower lace jumper, Silk leaf top, Impact
  • EXCLUSIVE Accessories – Ombre scarf, obi belt, linen bag, Picnic blanket
  • Cute knits for kids - Girl's party top, Snapped V-neck boy's cardi, Little Sailor hoodie, Ballerina slippers, Parrot toy
  • Spotlight on - Get gingham
  • FEATURE Festival fever – The rise of the yarn festival! What it takes and why now?

And, of course, all the usual news, reviews, competitions, products and events you expect from your favourite Knitting magazine.


Sneak peek behind the scenes of our August shoot

Katy Evans

Katy Evans

23 May 2014

Yep, it's August already. Can you believe it? OK, it's not quite August but we held our August issue photo shoot last week and are already planning our Sept one so there is a slight feeling of 'end of summer' in the air, even though it hasn't actually started yet!

August shoots are always tricky. It's a high summer issue so we want to shoot outside, but you just never know with our good ol' British weather, so you just have to take a punt on it. We were lucky there was no rain and we actually had quite a sunny day, although combined with the rather strong breeze coming off the harbour and the water reflecting the sunlight we did play many a game of 'sunglasses swap' to keep poor model Isobel's eyes turning from sparkling blue to squinting red.

Chichester harbour also seemed a spectacular place to start playing around with my newly discovered panoramic function on my phone. Looks pretty good, right? (I love my job)



So onto the knits! A summery, sailory mix of T-shirts, tops and jumpers to cover all weather options!

Cream Gansey Poncho

Denim Jumper Diamond Cardi

For those who think modelling is easy, as you can see here, we are all wrapped up against the wind in our jackets and sunglasses while Isobel had to smile and look engaging while pretending not to be freezing, blinded by the light or irritated by her hair whipping around her head. Patience of a saint that girl! 


Breton Tee Waterfalls

So there you go folks, a little glimpse into what's coming up this summer. Hope you like it! The August issue is on sale 3rd July.

But before we get to this, don't miss our gorgeous bright and fun July issue, on sale 5th June!

K130 Final Cover (1)