Brrrrrrrr! With its cold mornings and dark nights, winter isnâ€™t really my favourite time of year â€“ but I must admit I do enjoy the opportunity to bury myself in layers of snuggly wools and crochet. So weâ€™ve got a great selection of chunky and cosy designs to wrap yourself up in this month! From Sarah Shrimptonâ€™s fabulous bobble cowl to Carmen Heffernanâ€™s colourful wool scarf and some fun granny square mitts, weâ€™ve got accessories covered â€“ plus weâ€™ve a stunning Tunisian crochet hoodie in a gorgeous icy blue, which is guaranteed to draw compliments from anyone who sees it! Sarahâ€™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 weâ€™ve also got something very exciting to share with you â€“ the beginning of a brilliant new crochet-along, this time a colourful mystery blanket designed by Annelies Baes. Itâ€™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 â€“ ideal for those cold nights in front of the television.
Rhian Drinkwater, Editor