Itâ€™s definitely summertime now â€“ though the great British climate seems to be doing its best to deny it, with frequent downpours as I write this! Whatever the weather, though, weâ€™ve got the project for you this issue. For overcast days like today, wrap up with our gorgeous motif-based cardigan from Stylecraft, or cosy up with one of our pretty shawls. If itâ€™s nice enough for a trip to the beach, then Marta Mitchellâ€™s glorious Summer Cardigan on page 44 is perfect, ideal for slinging on over a strappy dress or swimming costume. And for those days when itâ€™s lovely out and you just want to enjoy the feel of the sun on your skin, then Annelies Baesâ€™s lacy Eowyn Top, with its pretty scalloped edging, is just the thing.Buy this issue →Go digital →
Itâ€™s not just garments though â€“ weâ€™ve also got a couple of colourful tote bags to ensure you can always carry your crochet with you, a stylish summer cloche in paper yarn, gorgeous homewares including Dedri Uysâ€™s multicoloured memory blanket, plus an adorable selection of designs for children. My favourite is Millie Mastertonâ€™s sweet Rose Headband â€“ ideal for smart family occasions or just for fun dress-up days at home.
There are two Tunisian crochet designs for you this month as well, including a stunning shawl that combines a colour-changing yarn with a clever entrelac technique. And donâ€™t worry if you havenâ€™t tried Tunisian crochet before, as Claire Montgomerieâ€™s step-by-step guide on page 26 covers all the basics.
Rhian Drinkwater, Editor
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