Simply Knitting FAQs

Everything you need to know about Simply Knitting magazine! We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Simply Knitting here. If you have an urgent query that we’ve missed out please get in touch with us at

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Are you missing your new issue supplement?

We're sorry we've had some mailing issues – if you have brought the latest issue of Simply Knitting, or are a subscribe, you can download the supplement here as a PDF digital download.

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What is Simply Knitting?

Simply Knitting is the UK's best-loved knitting magazine. Each issue is packed full of creative ideas and is guaranteed to have something to delight every reader whatever their knitting ability. Inside you’ll find a wide range of fantastic patterns including stylish garments for all the family, creative knits for the home, fashionable accessories to wear and adorable toy patterns. In addition to the fabulous patterns, each value-packed issue also includes easy-to-follow technical features, enjoyable brainteaser puzzles, exciting news from the knitting world plus a fantastic gift to enhance the knitting experience. Simply Knitting is the must-buy knitting magazine for anyone who loves to knit.

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How often does Simply Knitting come out?

Simply Knitting comes out every four weeks, so there are 13 issues a year.

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Where can I buy Simply Knitting?

Simply Knitting is sold in the UK in WHSmith, independent newsagents, and larger branches of Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury and Waitrose.  If you can't find a copy in-store you can order single issues from our subscriptions website.

Where to find Simply Knitting worldwide

We also ship Simply Knitting to newsstands around the world. Click here for a full list of our stockists. If we don't supply newsstands directly where you are, you can still buy single issues online.

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How can I subscribe to Simply Knitting?

You can find our latest subscription offers here.

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How can I get a back issue of Simply Knitting?

You can see the back issues we have in stock on our subscriptions website here .We keep the last six issues in stock.

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How can I get a digital copy of Simply Knitting?

Our digital editions are available through Apple Newsstand (for iOS devices), Google Play Newsstand (for Android devices and the Google Chrome browser) and Zinio PDF reader.

For Apple Newsstand, click here.

For Google Play Newsstand, click here.

For Zinio, click here.

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How can I get an old Alan Dart pattern?

Alan has made some of his older designs available to purchase as downloadable PDFs from his website.

Patterns for licensed characters such as Shaun the Sheep or Muffin the Mule will not be available as the characters are owned by other companies, not by Alan or Simply Knitting.

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My subscription copy is late, what should I do?

If your subscription copy has not arrived, you can contact our Subscriptions Customer Service team and we'll confirm when your copy was dispatched, check your address is up to date and organise a replacement copy if available. You can manage your address changes and see when your next issue is due in the My Account area of

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My subscription copy arrived damaged, can you replace it?

If your subscription copy has arrived damaged you can contact our Subscriptions Customer Service team here to organise a replacement copy if available.

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The gift with my subscription copy is faulty, can you replace it?

Please contact our Subscriptions Customer Service team here where customer service team who will happily help with your query.

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I have a query on my subscription, who should I contact?

You can find answers to all frequently asked questions on our magazine subscriptions here.

To contact our Subscriptions Customer service Team just click here and they will be happy to help with your query.

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I don't want to shop online. Can you give me a phone number for a shop?

Where we have telephone numbers for businesses, we print them. However, some small businesses do not accept phone calls, and in those cases we do not print and cannot provide a number.

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Where should I send press releases to?

Email us at

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Yes! Call our advertising team on 0117 300 8206 or email Senior Advertising Manager Penny Stokes at

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I’ve written a feature/review/news story. Can you print it?

Please email your CV to, with samples of your previous work and a pitch for the feature/review/news story you’d like to write for us.

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How do I get a job on Simply Knitting?

You can find all the latest job opportunities within our parent company, Immediate Media, here.

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Can I send you a pattern I’ve designed?

If you are interested in getting on to our submissions mailing list for your designs to be considered for publication, please email with your CV and examples of your previous design work.

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I would like to offer you an item for review. How can I do this?

Email with details.

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I’m organising a charity event/workshop/club. How can I get it mentioned in Simply Knitting?

Send us the details at, but please be aware that we receive a high volume of requests for coverage and don’t have space in the magazine to feature all of them.

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I’m looking for a pattern from a previous issue. Can you help me find it?

For a pattern from the last six months, you can buy the magazine here. For older patterns, you can buy a digital version of the magazine. If it’s been more than six months since publication, some designers choose to self-publish their patterns, so do check out their own websites. We also sell some of our patterns on

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I found a mistake in one of your patterns. How can I let you know?

Oops! We apologise for the error. Please send an email to and we'll publish a correction here.

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I have some suggestions. How can I get them to you?

We love to hear from our readers, so please email us at

Where can I find the pattern for an old cover kit?

Many of our cover gift patterns are now available online – you can find the full list below. If you can't see the one you need you should be able to find it in a digital issue of the magazine.

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