Summer is finally here, so this issue we are celebrating the arrival of hot sunshine, long days and mild evenings with a selection of projects that are perfect for warm weather wear. We have all the summer essentials covered â€“ pack our sun hat, sandals and a lightweight mesh cover-up in your beach bag and head out to enjoy some alfresco hooking. If you arenâ€™t a hat fan, but want to ensure you protect your head from the summer heat, I especially love the little headscarf in Emma Escottâ€™s column this month. It is fabulously practical â€“ perfect for keeping your hair out of your eyes as you drive in an open top car, or on the back of a scooter Ã la Roman Holiday!Buy this issue →Go digital →
Also this month, we have an array of projects designed to assist with your daily beauty routines. There are practical patterns, from laundry products to make-up pads, and beautifully frivolous projects for prettifying your dressing table so that your daily routine neednâ€™t become a chore. I love Sara Sinagugliaâ€™s bright and modern twist on traditional doily adornments, which would look fabulous on a vanity table under an array of make-up pots, but just as good elsewhere in your home. Emma Varnamâ€™s mystery project is onto its second stage and is turning into a stunning, colourful lace stole which is sure to prove indispensable this season. I canâ€™t wait to show you the fi nished piece next month! Until then, happy hookingâ€¦
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