After an unseasonably mild autumn the cold of winter can seem even harsher, so here at Inside Crochet we have had cosy wools and chunky winter warmers on our minds. This issue is full of pretty, snuggly accessories such as our cover project, a bright and chunky hat by Deborah Stuart that is sure to cheer the coldest of days.
We also have oversized cardigans, cosy slippers and an array of quick to
hook neck warmers, while the use of raised stitches in the classic
Elbow Patches Pullover means that the fabric is dense and warm, without being too bulky. Raised stitches are a very handy technique, and as so many of our projects use them this issue we have a reminder of how to create them.
This month also sees the launch of our newest mystery project, this time by the talented Sabina Poonwassie. I have seen the finished item and can reveal that it is an absolute beauty, with a very pretty visual surprise in the final part â€“ make a start today!
Now winter has descended, our Off The Hook fashion special reveals some of the biggest trends for this season. Turn to page 12 to read more and see our tips for creating your very own crochet alternatives to the catwalk.
Claire Montgomerie, Editor
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