With the clocks just going back and darker evenings now firmly upon us, itâ€™s with a definite â€œbrrrrrâ€ that Iâ€™m turning to warm woolly crochet and thick cosy garments this month! Top of my list is Annelies Baesâ€™s aptly named Cocoon Cardigan, worked in a thick yarn and perfect for layering under my winter coat. Iâ€™m also in love with Claire Trowbridgeâ€™s Star Stitch Skirt, a stylish pencil skirt ideal for work or after-work drinks. And Kath Webberâ€™s stunning motif-based kimono will brighten up any autumn outfit while also providing a cosy extra layer in pure Merino wool.
Elsewhere in the magazine weâ€™ve got a cheery fox hat thatâ€™s sized from babies right through to adults, so the whole family can join in the fun, an adorable toadstool cottage, a stylish shawl, a sweet baby blanket and much more.
Iâ€™ve also designed a simple beanie in a great tweedy yarn thatâ€™s fantastic for keeping out the chill in the air â€“ I think I might have to make a few more in different colours! And having moved house recently, Iâ€™m enjoying the chance to brighten up my new home with handmade pieces â€“ Lucy Georgeâ€™s quick-hook bag on page 71 is perfect for doubling up as some much-needed yarn storage in my living room!
Rhian Drinkwater, Editor
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