Knitting Magazine – December 2019
Baby, it’s cold outside. Not to mention wet, windy, and generally unpleasant. Can you guess what I’m planning to do? Oh yes, I’m cocooning. I’m battening down the hatches, climbing on to my sofa, wrapping blankets around me and settling in with my knitting to wait for spring. This is the plan: several projects within reach in case I tire of one, a cup of tea at my left hand, a bit of dark chocolate or a biscuit in case I get peckish, and I may or may not dabble in a bit of TV. Now doesn’t that sound perfect?
This month ‘s knits are all about getting cosy this winter, wrapping up and either lounging comfortably at home or striding out through bright, frosty streets and field snugly enveloped in jumpers, shawls and scarves. Try super-soft Caroline by Pat Menchini, which has a lovely nipped-in waist that will really show off a whole range of body shapes; simply cosy Elanor shrug by Jo Allport is a super-chunky quick knit to whip up if you’re feeling chilly; and Bronagh Miskelly’s Cable Check Cardigan is covered m gorgeously warm cables for those cold winter days.
If all that doesn’t sound dynamic enough, we’ve got some truly inspiring women in our pages this month whose businesses were born out of a love of knitting and making, and whose enthusiasm and drive shine out in their work- Meet Sarah Shepherd, the brilliant costume and knitting designer whose glorious Ice Queen shawl is this edition’s cover star. Sara Prior is a busy mum who turned to giant yarn for a quick crafty fix — and ended up making a business of it- Then there’s Milli Abrams, the owner of Richmond boutique Tribe Yarns, who moved from one shop to another overnight without missing a single hour of business. So whether you’re feeling full of energy or ready for a comfy sit down and knit, I hope you will find something in this issue for you — and from me and all the team at Knitting I wish you a happy, cosy and woolly Christmas.