Strands of Joy is the latest book from Laine Publishing which means you know it will be full of gorgeous photographs and insightful information and patterns. Anna Johanna is the designer from Muurame, Central Finland. Known for her often romantic knits with a lot of love for details, textures and colours, Anna has brought us 20 versatile stranded colourwork patterns that are not only beautiful but a joy to knit.

As we reach the midpoint of winter in the northern hemisphere, there is still plenty of cold weather knitting time ahead. Knitting with chunky yarns allows you to knit a cosy and warm garment fairly quickly that’s perfect for the winter months.Not to say that there isn’t an immense satisfaction and value in spending as long as it takes on your project, but sometimes when we need something nearer to instant gratification, chunky knits are the way to go. This week we have some inspiration from Quince & Co and their new Puffin Collection. Super chunky and bulky yarns are …

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We have long been captivated by Laine Magazine and the newest issue doesn’t disappoint. What an incredible publication! The high quality of the patterns, articles and photography are always so beautiful.Laine is all about natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship and the beautiful and simple things in our lives and that’s exactly what we love about it. There is always something to aspire to and be inspired by. We thought we’d take an in-depth look at a few of the patterns in this issue. It’s always great to be able to purchase the yarn that the pattern has been designed …

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