You may need to pop on the sunglasses for this month's issue! We're all in need of a big helping of bright colours and cheerful makes at the moment, so we've gone overboard and packed the magazine with rainbow stripes, accessories that will make you smile and feel-good, wearable garments.Buy this issue →Go digital →
For a quick and simple pattern try Cassie Ward's contemporary stripe poncho, or her boxy jumper in gorgeous Metropolis yarn. Jacinta Bowie's colour block cardigan is on my must-make list, I love the Fair Isle trims and striking colour placement. I can see my teenage daughter pinching it too!
For an all-out hug of a sweater, Annelies Baes has designed the Snuggly Striped Jumper in a delicious mix of mohair and alpaca and a dizzying array of bright shades!
And there is so much more to make you smile, from Kwannie Cheng's ingenious Circus Storage Pots to Loopsan's bright Rainbow Hat and Snood set for all the family. Plus mindful interiors makes from Fay Dashper-Hughes and Tracey Todhunter.
And talking of mindful, may I recommend you make a mug of tea and settle down to read Rachele Carmona's Masterclass on finding inspiration for her amazing designs, and Joanne Scrace's expert advice on achieving the perfect ripple patterns. Plus, Anna Nikipirowiz unravels the mystery of using self-striping yarns for crochet socks.
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