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Knitability

In 2017 we launched our electronic magazine, Knitability. Every six weeks we publish a new issue, featuring interviews with designers, interviews with shop owners, articles, reviews, free patterns and more. Knitability is FREE to all Bakery Bear Patrons, we are though delighted to make our first issue of 2019 available to everyone now! Just select issue 17 from the list below, follow the ‘Read Free’ link and it will be available for you download immediately.

Issue 20

Summer is here and we’re celebrating with this brand new edition of our magazine. Join Dan as he realises summer is more than factor 50 and hay fever. Kay is back with more ‘Monthly Musings’ and she’s raving about a book she’s just read. We have interviews with Meiju K-P and the team behind Birdstreet UK and soooo much more. 

Issue 19

Its time for a brand new issue of Knitability and we are just a little bit excited about this one. Join Kay as she sits down with Joji Locatelli! We also meet Jade Prosser of Stitch Mischief. We head to the Carolina Alpaca Celebration event in our ‘Show Diary’ and Olivia Frain shares with us the day she was ‘Stranded’. All this and so much more!! 

Issue 18

We are delighted to return with a brand new issue of Knitability. This time we meet Randi K, creator of some truly stunning colour work patterns. Our show diary takes us to Freeport in Maine and the N.E.T.A. Spa Weekend. Christina Hopgood explores the knitting heritage and more in Oslo. Whilst Kay ponders her journey into sock knitting perfection. All this and more in our brand new issue! 

Issue 17

We are back with a brand new year of our magazine! We start 2019 with Kay sharing an old family recipe which we think you’ll love. Dan explores how music opened the door to him becoming a knitter. We also discover more about Fibershed in a great article from Leah Ball and so much more!

Issue 16

Its time for our famous holiday special edition!! Kay is back to launch her first ‘Platinum Pattern’ of 2019. Dan writes about Christmas past, we have a special feature all about this years Bakery Bears Advent Calendar. Zaf de Silva joins us for a guest article and we have two wonderful show diaries from opposite sides of the globe! All this AND Kay shares her favourite cookie recipe. Click ‘Read Me’ for a healthy dose of the holiday spirit.  

Issue 15

This issue we welcome Rick Najdzion who writes about being a male knitter in the USA. Our show diary comes from Iceland. Kay shares her ‘Little Bit Mossy’ sock recipe. Dan asks ‘What type of a knitter are you’ and we meet designer Marsha Ibuki, and Angela from Ripping Yarns.

Issue 14

Features interviews with crochet designer Sherie Yabsley and shop owner Louisa Sheward. Dan writes about his love of Autumn whilst Kay unveils her first ‘Monthly Musings’. Issue 14’s feature article comes from Leah Ball as she delves into the healing powers of knitting. Plus we feature a show diary from the Perth Festival of Yarn. 

Issue 13

Features an article from Kay where she explores her love of socks. Dan discovers ‘How full is YOUR Glass’ in an article focusing on how he stays positive. We welcome the wonderful designer, Melanie Berg for an interview. Plus we meet the ladies behind Makers Merch. Our guest article from Eike Goldammer focuses on the history of knitting. This issues show diary is from Yarningham.

Issue 12

Features interviews with knitting designer Inese Sang and we meet the owner of Duck Pool Lane. Our show diary comes from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Kay’s article focuses on knitting her first ever toe up socks whilst Dan uncovers ‘The Messages within Movies’. This issues guest article is from Helen Morton who takes us on ‘her’ journey through crochet and knitting.

Issue 11

Sees us sit down for a chat with Tin Can Knits, we also interview the lovely lady behind Siobhan’s Crafts. Our show diary comes from the Spring into Wool show and we have a feature from Scott Azbill-Salisbury on the Minnesota Yarn Shop Hop. Kay writes about her ‘love’ of summer and Dan explores ‘What IS motivation’.

Issue 10

Features an article from Kay embracing the joy that is ‘The Greatest Showman’.  This issue Dan is trying to find the right balance. Our guest article is from Jamie Gangi and her days knitting with Donny Osmond. We meet Kingfisher Knits and Melissa Sibley and our show diary comes from Grace O’Neill and the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. 

Issue 9

This issue Dan is VERY excited as we sit down with one of our favourite designers, Jenn Steingass. Leah Ball introduces us to the ‘Slow Clothing Movement’. Kay writes a very personal article about ‘her’ next chapter. Dan discusses the moments that make him adore history. Kay shares a moment with Maya from ‘The Wool Barn’. Finally Louisa Lingwood takes us to the Unravel Show for a little look around. 

Issue 8

This issue Kay writes about her search for the perfect book. Dan discovers the absolute joy of knitting garments. We are joined by Sophia Lessard who tells us the story of her great grandmother and the knitting legacy she left behind. We meet designer Benjamin Krudwig and we sit down for a chat with Joyance Fibre Arts. Our show diary comes from Vogue Knitting Live in New York City!

Issue 7

In our very first Christmas Special we are joined by the wonderful Susan B. Anderson for a very special interview. Kay writes of her love of Agatha Christie and a certain Belgian Detective. Dan talks about the joy of an old fashioned family Christmas. Our guest article is from C.J. who tells us the story of her Christmas Past. We meet Barbara Nalewko of KnittingILove and our show diary comes from Festiwool.

Issue 6

This issue Kay extolls ‘The Joy of Toys’. Dan begins his fascination with the routes of knitting as he asks, ‘Where did it all begin’. Jeanette Mortimer tells us of ‘The Shetland Effect’. Kay gets to sit down with the wonderful Julie Williams of ‘Little Cotton Rabbits’ and Dan meets yarn dyer Nicole C. Mendez. In the last library corner Dan reviews ‘Roman Britain -a New History’.

Issue 5

This issue we have a wonderful guest article from Jodi Richards who uncovers the story of ‘Lord Kitchener and Chaffed Toes’. We also meet the Hermione lady, Erica Lueder and Etsy shop vendor Willemijn. Kay writes about her perfect holiday and Dan discusses a ‘Summer to Remember’. Library Corner sees Kay review ‘In the Footsteps of Sheep’ and Dan discusses coffee.

Issue 4

This issue we meet Kelly McClure, designer of the Sockhead Hat. We head ‘Down Sheepy Lane’ as we meet Debbie Dancer. We review Plum Deluxe Tea. Our guest article is from Leah Ball who tells us all about her 100 day plan. Kay is back discussing the speed of life and how she slows things down a little. Dan writes about how he plans his knitting and in turn, his life. 

Issue 3

We are delighted in issue 3 to share a very special exclusive knitting pattern by Kay. Within this issue you will find the complete pattern for the Hedgerow Cowl. We also meet the author of Sock Architecture. Kay brings order to chaos and Kim Hines writes about spinning dog hair! 

Issue 2

Welcome to our Stuffie Special!! What better way to start the issue than with an article from Kay all about the birth of Mrs Bakery Bear. Who better to welcome in our Meet the Designer segment than the Queen of Stuffie’s Susan Claudino. Dan writes about our new series, ‘The New Adventures of the Bakery Bears’ and Michelle McKean tells us how she ‘Shares the Knowledge’.

Issue 1

Welcome to our very first issue! In Kay’s first ever article she tells us how she designed the Incantation Socks. Our first guest article comes from Victoria Crum who tells us how she finds inspiration. Our very first ‘Meet the Designer’ plus we also welcome the rather lovely Gill from Bertie and Poppet! 

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