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The Knitter 136

The Knitter caters for skilled knitters with more than 10 challenging patterns in each issue. The Knitter has beautiful, original patterns and inspiration from world-class designers. Our patterns aren’t just fabulous to look at, they’re enjoyable to make, with a few unusual techniques and intriguing ways with yarns for you to try.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
$14.48(Incl. tax)
$113.92(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
spring colour

From the delicate floral colours of Mary Henderson’s Fair Isle cardigan, to the leafy green of our lace socks, and the sunshine yellow of Anniken Allis’s shawl design, our pages are filled with the joys of spring. We have a range of fascinating stitch patterns for you to try, including Bavarian travelling twisted stitches, intarsia, Nordic stranded colourwork, and gansey-style textures. Cast on and welcome the sunshine in style! HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Inspiring designs Cardigans, sweaters, short-sleeved tops & socks for you…

1 min
our featured designers

Anniken Allis Norwegian designer and knitting teacher Anniken has lived in England since 1990, and hosts popular online lace and beading clubs. Anniken’s skills with lace stitches are legendary, and her newest pattern for The Knitter is an intricate shawl in a silky yarn. Turn to page 36 for the pattern. Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colour, construction and brioche stitch to create sweaters and accessories that will bring a smile to your face! His latest project for us is a fashionable colourblock sweater for women, inspired by Cubist art. You can find Dario’s pattern on page 54. Fran Morgan Knitwear and crochet designer Fran was formerly a pattern compiler for Debbie Bliss, and she has produced many designs for our sister magazine Simply Knitting. Her first pattern for The Knitter…

7 min

PATTERN NOTES This project has a bottom-up construction. The rib border is worked flat, then the main body is joined to work in the round with a centre steek to the armholes. Sleeves are worked separately in the round then joined to the body; the yoke is worked with V-neck decreases. The steek is finished and cut, then stitches picked up up one side, across the held back stitches, and down other side. The rib pattern is worked in rows, going up a needle size midway to enhance drape and turning for collar. All charts are worked in stocking stitch unless otherwise noted. STEEK Work 9 steek sts in st st, alternating colours used in current rnd of chart if needed. CHART B When working Chart B on Sleeves, do not work the 3 sts outside of…

6 min
the knitter loves…

VIVID COLOUR ColourLab is a brand-new yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners, and its palette is filled with intense, vibrant shades. It’s a DK-weight yarn spun in Keighley from pure British wool, and has been designed to be a versatile all-rounder for colourful family knits. Choose from fruity shades of orange, lime, pear and berry, plus teal and thistle purple, cream, black, brown and grey, and five self-striping colourways. The yarn comes in 100g/225m balls which cost £6.50 each. Accompanying the new yarn is a pattern book called Collaborations In Design (£9.95), which has eight projects for women, including a yoked Fair Isle sweater, cabled cardigans and jumpers, and colourwork accessories. www.wyspinners.com 01535 664500 Local hero Erika Knight’s new Wool Local BFL-Masham blend is sourced and spun within a 50-mile area of Yorkshire www.tbramsden.co.uk 01943…

1 min
new books

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO INTARSIA KNITTING by Quail Studio If you’ve yet to try intarsia colourwork, this book offers all the tips and tricks you’ll need to know to achieve neat results. The technical advice is clear and concise, and the 11 projects will help you practise your skills. These include fun cushions including a fox design, a chevron scarf, a baby blanket sprinkled with stars, and a sweater for women decorated with two flamingo motifs, and sized to fit busts of 32-46in. £9.99, Search Press KNITTED RABBITS Val Pierce Full of character and charm, these knitted rabbit designs by Val Pierce will make lovely gifts for children. There are 20 different characters to make, in a range of sizes from finger puppets to larger cuddly toys. The patterns are easy to follow, and come…

1 min
small is beautiful

KNIT BY NUMBERS MINIS by John Arbon Textiles Price £4.75 per 25g skein or six for £27. 4ply weight; 100% merino wool. Shown in shades 68-73. www.jarbon.com 01598 752490 FINO MINI SKEIN SET by Manos del Uruguay Price £24.99 for five 20g skeins. Light 4ply weight; 70% merino wool, 30% silk. Shown in Henrietta. www.oxfordyarnstore.co.uk 01865 604112 HAMPSHIRE 4PLY MINI SKEINS by The Little Grey Sheep Price £8 per 20g skein. 4ply weight; 100% wool. Shown in shades Beech and Bramble. www.loopknittingshop.com 020 7288 1160…