09 September 2022

TOFT Autumn Magazine 2022

With this Autumn 2022 issue we mark the start of our seventh year of quarterly magazines, with our first having been published in Autumn 2016! It has been an incredible way to mark the change of each season, watch our style and yarn colours develop and have fun designing and collaborating as a team of creatives. A big thank you to all our subscribers, as well as those who have chosen to dip their toe in and buy a few magazines here and there - we hope you love your magazine collections (big and small) just as much as we do! 

Dudley the Red Grouse TOFT bird crochet

This issue is full of stunning textural projects to keep you busy this Autumn, as the evenings grow darker. With a focus on striking design, cosy comfort and double sided fabric, we enjoyed a classic and selective colour palette of Cream and Cocoa in our full range of yarn weights. There is something for everyone, with a range of knit, crochet, Tunisian crochet garments and a gorgeous new #edsanimal - Dudley the Red Grouse, named after the first Earl of Leicester who transformed Kenilworth Castle into a magnificent palace. 

For this season's photography we headed to the spectacular ruins of what once was that great palace, our local Kenilworth Castle. The stunning red sandstone English Heritage site stands on a low hill that was once at the heart of a 1,600 hectare (4,000 acre) park, surrounded by a vast man-made lake. With a map in one hand and camera in the other, we enjoyed a few historical tidbits on our journey, while finding the best spot to shoot each design. 

TOFT Autumn Knit Along 2022

As part of this collection we are also very pleased to annouce TOFT’s secound Instagram knit-along #toftautumnkal

After our animal print knit along last Summer we have had lots of requests to do another and we have been eagerly awaiting the perfect time to pop it in the calendar. This Merlon Hat design offers the ideal combination of beginner techniques on lovely Chunky wool, with the added challenge of a diamond design made using perfectly places purls, all topped off with a central double decrease for the crown. Whether you’re a knitting newbie (and have no idea what a central double decrease is!) or you’re a crafting connoisseur and want to add the Merlon to your ever-growing collection of hand made hats, we invite you to join in the fun! 

We will be working through manageable daily chunks of pattern, from Monday 26th of September to Monday 3rd of October, with daily video support on our Instagram page. You will need 120g-240g (depending on the size you choose to make) of our Chunky yarn in a colour of your choice and 8mm circular needles (50-60cm cord length ideally), stitch marker, wool needle and a pom pom if desired. The team at TOFT will be making a hat each too, and we can’t wait to see what colour wool and pom pom you all choose.