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I picked up a copy of the excellent new knitting magazine Knit Now yesterday. It is published right here in the North – Manchester to be precise – and focuses on small projects to knit, accessories, baby wear etc. It seems to have really successfully found its niche and has some great patterns within.

Here’s the cover for the latest issue

The other thing it has is great features! You can just see up on the right hand side “Vintage Made Easy” with designer and stylist Susan Crawford – that’s Me! After a trunk show at Purl City Yarns I met with the magazine’s editor and had a really great chat which resulted in the interview contained within. We talked for quite a long time and I believe a significant amount of editing was needed.

You can also just spot the lovely Charlie in the Town and City Tufted Cape, the pattern for which is also included in the magazine.

 

You may know the cape from Vintage Gifts to Knit. This little cape is quick to knit and is great to give as a present as the sizing is so forgiving.  My apologies for the strange line across the top of the second photo. My blogger has been misbehaving dreadfully and isn’t importing images correctly!

The Tufted Cape is knitted in a DK weight yarn and as such is suitable for using Excelana DK which will be available very, very shortly. We have added the yarn to the shop and orders can now be taken for despatch when the yarn is in stock. The yarn requirements are as follows:

5 (5, 6) balls shade Nile Green (MC) Excelana DK
1 ball shade Persian Grey (CC) Excelana DK

It had originally been planned for there to be a special offer available to readers for both Vintage Gifts to Knit and for advance purchases of Excelana DK but unfortunately they were missed off the final article. So as the discount codes are all set up I thought it would be a shame not to use them so am offering the discounts to all my blog readers:

FOR 10% DISCOUNT
 ON ALL ADVANCE ORDERS OF EXCELANA DK 
PLEASE QUOTE:
KNITNOWEXCDK 
WHEN PURCHASING YOUR YARN

 

TO PURCHASE A SIGNED COPY OF VINTAGE GIFTS TO KNIT
FOR ONLY £10 INSTEAD OF £14 PLEASE QUOTE:
KNITNOWVGTK
WHEN PURCHASING YOUR BOOK

for now
Ruby

2 Responses

  1. AmyP
    | Reply

    Cute cape!

  2. Renee
    | Reply

    Look at you then! Wow, Congratulations.

    Renee 🙂

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