As a maker, I’m so proud to be able to use my hands to produce things from hook and yarn that I can wear, use and love. Part of being a maker is adding handmade elements to our wardrobes, and in this issue we introduce beautiful everyday basics in our favourite craft! I love crochet garments, and the tops, sweaters and cardigans in this issue are wonderfully versatile and are designed to suit any size, age and style with their modern, minimal construction and simple, wearable shapes.Buy this issue →Go digital →
The gorgeously soft wrap cardigan by Cassie Ward is a must for any wardrobe, while Claire Montgomerie’s beret is a timeless classic. I love how Emily Platt has used the moody blues of Erika Knight Gossypium Cotton to create a contemporary sweater with fl ared sleeves, and the classic blue and grey palette is echoed in Anna Nikipirowicz’s stunning Clean Lines shawl – a great design for using special skeins.
I’m also really excited by this month’s feature by Fay Dashper-Hughes. Fay has shared an exclusive new design with us for a modern shawl that can be made in any weight yarn and is an ideal gift. I’ll also be hooking up Annelies Baes’s adorable baby pixie hats as I’m expecting this summer. I’m now taking a step back from editing and leave the magazine in the wonderfully creative hands of the Inside Crochet team while I prepare for my latest arrival. I hope this issue infuses you with inspiration to crochet your own wardrobe, and don’t forget to continue to share your makes on social media with the hashtag #myinsidecrochet. I can’t wait to see your creativity!
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