This week I was lucky enough to receive a complementary copy of the newly released magazine ‘The Art of Knitting‘.
The Art of Knitting is a weekly publication with everything you need to get started on your very own knitting adventure. Issue 1 is reduced to 99p (general subscription price £2.99) and comes with 2 x 25g balls of acrylic yarn (white and lipstick shades) and a pair of metal 4mm knitting needles to create the first two squares for a throw.
Here’s how mine turned out!
The magazine contains well presented stitch guides, an example is shown in the photo below. For those who want more detailed instructions you can either check out my earlier blog posts or watch a tutorial e.g ‘How to make a Slip Knot’ over on The Art of Knitting blog.
Inside Issue 1 there are a selection of patterns which are good for beginners and those who have already begun to develop their knitting skills.
For example, this snuggly Cowl is made from a rectangle of garter (knit) stitch.
The Egg Cosy garter stitch pattern encourages folk to master the art of decreasing…….
….and for those who are competent with double-pointed needles and ‘working-in-the-round’ (something I have yet to conquer!) there is a very cute Wolf iPad Case.
The publication is clear and well presented throughout with some really useful knitting tips. The patterns appear to be up-to-date and cover a range of things to wear and create for the home which is always good when you want to want a project that doesn’t take forever to finish.
If you have had the chance to check out this magazine I would love to know what you think. Would you recommend it and if so, who to?
For me – I think it’s a great idea how the ‘Art of Knitting’ encourages newbies to learn a new stitch each week as they create the squares for the throw / blanket. Just imagine how big it could get as their confidence grows!