Regular readers will know I wax lyrical about the seasons;
and being British itâ€™s only natural to go on about the weather! Thatâ€™s especially pertinent in winter, as northern hemisphere nights are long, and the days are short and often gloomy with rain or snow. Itâ€™s comforting for me to have a colourful project I can take my time over ready to enjoy in spring, or a quick, chunky make that I can throw on for a snowy walk in winter.Buy this issue →Go digital →
This issue of Inside Crochet includes both those things â€“
the soft comfort of a blanket in Zoe Curtisâ€™s modern and cool Bauhaus design, and the speed and boost of colour in Alessandra Poggiagliolmiâ€™s corner-to-corner cowl and mitts. Iâ€™ve also found inspiration in the unlikeliest of places â€“ the city in winter. As well as the twinkle of fairy lights and the bursts of bright fi reworks, thereâ€™s the neon signs of well-lit restaurants and the reflection of car headlights in puddles. I love how Padma Râ€™s Tunisian shawl captures the mellow colours of a winter twilight, and how Grace Kokâ€™s Neon Lights sweater uses pops of neon pink to lift the gloom away.
If your new yearâ€™s resolution is to be more playful or use up your stash, we have plenty of projects here for toys and one-skein projects, as well as some sophisticated garments to refresh your wardrobe. Emily Plattâ€™s Urbanite cardigan is inspired by the Manhattan skyline and is sure to become an instant classic, and Cassie Wardâ€™s Townhouse sweater with its brick-red yarn is light and warm â€“ perfect for darting in and out of buildings on a frosty morning. I hope you enjoy this modern winter issue as much as we do, and that you find inspiration in your surroundings, too â€“ whether itâ€™s an urban landscape or a country vista.
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