Bright ideas

Date: 25th August 2016 | Category: Issue 81, News


With August coming to a close, children about to go back to school and the evenings starting to get that little bit shorter once again, it feels like summer might be at an end – but that doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of the last of the sunshine while it’s still here!

This issue we’ve got a great range of transitional garments and accessories that will suit balmy days and cooler evenings alike. My favourite is Twinkle Design Co-op’s stunning lacy cardigan (right) – a real “wow” project that’s sure to draw admiration, and worked in a pure wool yarn that will keep you warm without overheating. I’ve also fallen in love with Helen Free’s gorgeous Sunrise Stole, made in beautiful late summer colours, and a perfect cover-up to keep away the chill or protect yourself from the sun.

Elsewhere in the issue we’ve got beautiful bright homewares and accessories, including a striped throw that will work equally well pulled around your shoulders at the end of a long day, an adorable amigurumi ballerina and a sweet hook roll to store your crochet necessities safely. A few designs this issue use charts, and if you’re new to these we have a great introduction on page 84.

This is my first full issue as editor, taking over from Claire who’s done such a wonderful job with the magazine over the past four years. I’ve worked with her on Inside Crochet for most of that time, and I hope to continue to bring you more of the beautiful designs she’s showcased over the years. I’ve got lots of great ideas for the coming issues – I hope you enjoy them too!

Happy crocheting…


Rhian Drinkwater, Editor


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