A Monday Magazine Review – Knit Today Oct. 2014

Knit Today - October 2014
Knit Today – October 2014

This magazine is published in the UK. The cover states there are 89+ patterns, tips and ideas within!

The Voortrekker Monument story is inspiring! 657 blankets made of thousands of squares covered the Monument steps to promote yarn locally processed and produced in South Africa. It must have been an amazing sight!

I can’t wait to see what new design house Conway and Bliss (Teresa Conway & Nell Bliss) come up with. I’ve just followed them on Instagram and Twitter. http://Instagram.com/conwayandblissknits https://Twitter.com/conwayandbliss

I like Pure and Simple Stripey Top by DMC LINK. It’s made in cotton but I’m seeing it in a wool blend. With six colours it could go with everything in a capsule wardrobe. And it’s an easy beginner knit!

The Bright Ideas Striped Socks LINK by Rhian Drinkwater are adorable. Am I the only one that wonders at the practicality of purls on top of feet? Wouldn’t it be an irritant?

The Bird Garland by Angela Turner LINK is wonderful. I can see these as a mobile and tree ornaments as well!

I like the Vines and Stripes Fingerless Gloves LINK by Kyoko Nagayoshi. But the thought of knitting fingers gives me goosebumps. Even short ones like these. Maybe I could mod them into fingerless mitts instead? They’d be great colourwork practice.

I love the Shamrock Striped Cardigan LINK by Ruth Maddock! With elbow-length sleeves it’s perfect for this too hot for long sleeves but too cold for short sleeves autumn days.

The tutorial this month is Setting In Sleeves Made Simple. It still looks complicated to me but my only sweater is a bottom up Raglan.

Waterloo Sunset Lace Sweater is breathtaking! LINK by Louisa Harding. I love this colourway! Especially in this sweater!

I want to make the 3 Quick Knits set by Julie Ferguson LINK. The pencil case would make a fabulous notions pouch.

I need to go back and complete the crossword puzzle. I knew quite a few of the answers in my skim through.

The Autumn Afternoon Cropped Cardigan would be near perfect if not for being cropped. It’s by Sarah Hatton LINK and should be easily lengthened for those of us that won’t wear cropped this time around.

Overall I liked this issue and would purchase it again. If it weren’t for the perfect extras I’d have bought the digital version and saved some money though. But I really like that knitting gauge!

Knit Today extras
Knit Today extras

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