This month we’re celebrating hand-dyed yarns. Jon Dunn-Ballam of Easyknits, Linda Lencovic of Kettle Yarn Co and Tabetha Hedrick of SweetGeorgia have all designed accessories to show off their yarns, while Knitting’s regular designers have created patterns to present The Knitting Goddess, The Wool Kitchen, Hedgehog Fibres, The Fibre Co, Eden Cottage Yarns, Wool Couture and Hey Mama Wolf. You can meet some of the fantastic dyers behind these yarns and learn about their techniques and inspiration. This issue is also devoted to colour – bright, bold and beautiful – and who better to ask about the wonders of working with colour than artist, designer and knitter Kaffe Fassett, who has devoted the past 50 years of his life to creating strikingly colourful textile art. Read all about him and knit his intarsia kimono Porcelain in Rowan Handknit Cotton. Plus, if you love knitting for babies, look no further than our Summer Baby Knits supplement, free with this issue. We’ve got eight super-cute designs, plus tips on how to use your knitting to help babies in need. So go crazy for the wonderful wealth of colours available from independent dyers these days with the July issue of Knitting, out now!
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the designs featured in this issue: