Knitting Vs. crochet, which do you prefer? I’m definitely team knitting; crochet seems like something all the cool kids do. Combine that with modern patterns, magazines, super cute amigurumi patterns and knitting has been left behind. Wrongly seen as an ‘old lady’ craft by many.
So you can imagine my excitement when I was contacted by the team at Simple Stylish Knitting about their new weekly magazine. The magazine is a joy; full of modern and easy-to-pick-up patterns, it’s just the thing the knitting community has been shouting out for. Plus, each issue includes a pattern for two squares that eventually can be made into a throw (the colours are so pretty).
The team asked me to take on their fox iPad cover from issue one (using Rowan yarn) and I happily obliged. I have a rather unhealthy obsession with foxes and my collection of paraphernalia increases every week, so it was the perfect project for me.
If you’re new to knitting Simple Stylish Knitting is a great magazine for you – step by step instructions, clear patterns and items you’ll love so much you’ll want to knit. The fox iPad cover is made using stocking stitch, a bit of ribbing at the top and double stitching, using a grid pattern included.
This month, as we house hunt, I’ve also taken over Simple Stylish Knitting’s ‘Knits at home’ Pinterest board, so pop on over to see ideas on how you can incorporate knitting into your home!
So come on, let’s give knitting the attention it deserves! Don’t forget to subscribe to Simple Stylish Knitting too.
Note: this post was written in collaboration with Simple Stylish Knitting but all opinions and thoughts are completely my own.