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The Knitter 139

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
captivating stitches

From traditional and modern Fair Isle to chic cables and intricate lace motifs, there’s a wealth of beautiful stitch patterns for you to enjoy in our latest pattern collection. Do you love to knit shawls? We have a pretty, beaded crescent design by Jem Arrowsmith, and a light-as-a-feather Shetland fine lace wrap from Rebecca Blair. Plus, we find out what it’s really like to run a yarn shop, courtesy of Debbie Judd at Wool on the Exe. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Jem Arrowsmith Jem is a knitwear designer and yarn dyer. Her website, Under The Olive Tree Knits, sells her patterns, hand-dyed yarns, kits and accessories. Her first design for The Knitter is a beautiful crescent lace shawl, which uses beads to complement its raindrop motifs. Turn to page 26. Carol Feller Irish…

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“THIS LOOSE, cap-sleeved top is ideal for layering,” says Mary Henderson. Its contemporary colourwork pattern was inspired by computer coding, and is worked in five shades of Jamieson & Smith’s Jumper Weight Shetland wool. The front and back ribs are worked separately and then joined to work in the round to the armhole. The garment is then split, with the back and front worked separately with increases at either end of the rows to form the cap sleeves. The front has shallow shaping for the neck. I-cord cast-offs finish the neckline and armholes. SIZE YARN Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply weight; 100% Shetland wool; 115m/125yds per 25g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3.5mm (UK 9-10/US 4) circular needles, 80cm long 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 40cm long Stitch holders or waste yarn Stitch…

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the knitter loves…

NATURAL FLAIR North American knitters who love plant-dyed yarns should check out Nutmeg Fibers, which produces a stunning range that’s hand-dyed using natural extracts. The range includes Retreat, a DK-weight blend of merino wool and alpaca that offers everyday luxury. Cottage and Hearth are worsted and aran merinos, while Cabin is the brand’s bulky-weight blend of 70% alpaca and 30% merino. The Nashville, Tennessee-based yarn store and online shop is run by Meg Anderson. She sells a range of beautifully textured patterns for hats, shawls, cowls, mitts and sweaters, and publishes a seasonal magazine offering patterns, cooking recipes and more. Meg also stocks tools for home dyers, Lykke knitting needles, project journals and tote bags. www.nutmegfibers.com Blue skies Create a heavenly gradient shawl using the new indigo-dyed sets of 4ply cotton from Scheepjes, called SKIES…

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wool local collection

Erika Knight launched her new Wool Local yarn earlier this year. We love its soft yet woolly feel, and most of all its Yorkshire roots - from sheep to skein, this Bluefaced Leicester-Masham wool blend is sourced, spun and dyed within a 50-mile radius. To accompany her new yarn, Erika has put together a range of elegantly modern patterns, designed by herself and Emma Wright. ‘Fettle’ is a cropped jacket with concealed pockets, worked edge-to-edge using two strands of yarn held together. ‘Grimshaw’ is a sleeveless top with a softly gathered yoke, and the ‘Brodrick’ cardigan has a long back section featuring asymmetric cable details and deep, open side vents. There’s also a slouchy sweater dress, and ‘Betty’, a long scarf with four lace patterns, which uses just one hank of Wool…

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new books

STICKA: THE TITHE COLLECTION by The Little Grey Sheep Part pattern book, part magazine, Sticka is a new initiative from yarn brand The Little Grey Sheep. This edition has 10 beautiful patterns for women by Emma Boyles, including a relaxed colourwork jumper, an attractive slip stitch cardigan, and a geometric shawlette. These are accompanied by essays about life on The Little Grey Sheep’s farm, including a profile of its shepherdess, Susie. £18.50; www.thelittlegreysheep.co.uk STITCHES by Helga Isager Danish designer Helga Isager creates effortlessly cool and stylish knits for an international audience. Her newest collection is filled with relaxed, easy-to-wear garments with contemporary details inspired by weaving and embroidery, including a gorgeous blouse with a slip stitch pattern, a checked jacket, and a rollneck mohair dress with brioche stitch sleeves. £25; www.loopknittingshop.com 020 7288 1160 MINI KNITTED COSMOS by Sachiyo…

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timeless style for your little ones

We’ve fallen in love with the charming seaside style offered by Quail Studio in its new collection of knitwear for children. Designed for little ones aged from six months to three years, Essential Toddler Knits Collection has 10 comfortable garment projects. Everyday sweaters include a garter stitch jacket with handy pockets, a jumper with little cable details, a cosy moss stitch sweater, and a rugby-style striped top with contrast-colour buttonbands. The ‘Eliza’ jumper and ‘Lily’ cardigan are decorated with frill details. ‘Riley’ is an aran-style sweater, and the ‘Marley’ jumper features an intarsia anchor motif. £7.95; for stockists visit www.knitrowan.com or call 01484 668200 EZ knits Elizabeth Zimmermann’s famous ‘Wool Gathering’ newsletter is celebrating its 100th issue www.schoolhousepress.com BYE-BYE BOBBLES! The Gleener Fuzz Remover is a nifty tool for removing those annoying pills from your knitwear. Comfortable…