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 â€“ but that doesnâ€™t mean we canâ€™t take advantage of the last of the sunshine while itâ€™s still here!
This issue weâ€™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-opâ€™s stunning lacy cardigan (right) â€“ a real â€œwowâ€ project thatâ€™s sure to draw admiration, and worked in a pure wool yarn that will keep you warm without overheating. Iâ€™ve also fallen in love with Helen Freeâ€™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 weâ€™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 youâ€™re new to these we have a great introduction on page 84.
This is my first full issue as editor, taking over from Claire whoâ€™s done such a wonderful job with the magazine over the past four years. Iâ€™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 sheâ€™s showcased over the years. Iâ€™ve got lots of great ideas for the coming issues â€“ I hope you enjoy them too!
Rhian Drinkwater, Editor
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