Brrrrrrrr! With its cold mornings and dark nights, winter isn’t really my favourite time of year – but I must admit I do enjoy the opportunity to bury myself in layers of snuggly wools and crochet. So we’ve got a great selection of chunky and cosy designs to wrap yourself up in this month! From Sarah Shrimpton’s fabulous bobble cowl to Carmen Heffernan’s colourful wool scarf and some fun granny square mitts, we’ve got accessories covered – plus we’ve a stunning Tunisian crochet hoodie in a gorgeous icy blue, which is guaranteed to draw compliments from anyone who sees it! Sarah’s also written a guide to her favourite chunky yarns on page 84, with lots of great tips and also sharing just why she loves these larger yarns so much.
This month we’ve also got something very exciting to share with you – the beginning of a brilliant new crochet-along, this time a colourful mystery blanket designed by Annelies Baes. It’s worked in Yarn and Colors Epic, a gloriously bright aran-weight cotton, and will be slowly revealed over our next four issues, fi nishing in issue 100! The first part is a fun ripple pattern to ease you in – ideal for those cold nights in front of the television.
Rhian Drinkwater, Editor