In an effort to fight away any winter blues, we've turned the phrase on its head and this month we are all about the Winter Brights! Our team of expert designers has pulled together one of my favourite collections of patterns since I first called this magazine my home, gosh, almost two years ago now, where does the time go?

The star of this collection has to be Tiam Safari's awesome Canteloupe Cardigan that features on-trend balloon sleeves, perfect for hiding inside in colder weather. Rosina Plane continues to design the most amazing blankets with this month's Walk in the Park blanket and Zoe Potrac's neat little Bonfire Cushion is a great way to add a pop of colour to any chair.

There is still time to make those last-minute stocking fillers for Christmas too, so keep an eye out for our little bauble guide to give you some hints, from a stylish cowl to a fun cuddly penguin toy. If you're running out of time to make anything, check out our awesome gift guide for gifts for him, her and yourself, of course!

Don't miss out!

We are also so excited about our fabulous patterns for Shaun the Sheep and some new friends from his brand-new film Farmageddon! I hope you and you little ones laughed as much as I did while watching it (if you haven't yet, be sure to make the trip!). But my personal favourite thing this month simply has to be your new fabulous 2020 Calendar from Irene Strange with 25 adorable patterns, including some of our favourite dogs and funniest accessories (cone of shame!) you are sure to have fun all year round!

Plus, make sure you don't miss our HUGE yarn winter giveaway where we are giving you dozens of chances to win your share of £2,000 worth of prizes, from the likes of our friends at Caron, Bernat, Woolly Mahoosive, Pony, Lykke and many more!

Enter online today for your chance to win.

Issue 49 is available to buy from your local supermarket, newsagent and craft store from Thursday 21st November but if you can't wait, order your copy online now, or why not treat yourself to a subscription and never miss an issue again!      

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