I’m sure that like me, many of you learned a thing or two from Sesame Street when you were younger. When I was off ill from school it was the only thing I was allowed to watch, because it was educational! So, in the spirit of learning, we decided to dedicate this issue to ‘New Skills’.
From colourwork to Tunisian crochet, from intarsia to making your own mandala, there are lots of tips and step-by-steps throughout the magazine. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter needing a refresher, I hope you can pick up something new this month! Of course, you can knit Elmo and Cookie Monster themselves, and there’s a cute two-sided zip bag for crocheters too. Cookie not included, sadly…
After the gift-giving frenzy of Christmas, it can be nice to make something for yourself, so we have lots of accessories for you to try too. The Julia bag is a new way to work granny squares, and there are some fun bed socks to make for the whole family.
If homeware is more your thing, why not try our new crochet-along, inspired by British flowers – or the stunning Fast Lane cushions?
You’ll have noticed that two of your yarns are ‘soft touch’ – perfect for Sesame Street toys. But the designers in this issue have made it work wonderfully in baby makes, comfort blankets and other toys – why not give Sprinkles the Unicorn a go?
Let me know what else you’d like to learn from Your Crochet & Knitting – but in the meantime, enjoy!