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The Knitter 140

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
ideas to inspire

Our designers have used a mix of classic and contemporary shapes for our latest pattern collection. You’ll find fitted cardigans, tops and pullovers alongside easy-going garments with a modern look. We showcase a range of special British yarns from The Fibre Co., UK Alpaca, Fyberspates and Cambrian Mountains Wool, plus we discover the fascinating story of Uist Wool, a yarn collective in the Outer Hebrides. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Emma Vining Emma is known for her exquisite stitch patterns and fabric textures, many of which have been influenced by historical artefacts and architecture. Her latest pattern for us is an elegant jumper with a swirling textured pattern, knitted in Fyberspates Vivacious. Turn to page 26. Jennie Atkinson Jennie’s vintage-inspired, feminine designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, The Knitter and Rowan’s magazines. We have…

4 min

A SHRUG can be a useful addition to a wedding outfit or party dress, offering lightweight cover for your arms. This design by Elly Doyle features a lovely lace pattern, and has sleeves that fall just below the elbow. It’s knitted in the most exquisitely soft yarn from UK Alpaca, which blends superfine suri and baby huacaya alpaca fibres with silk SIZE YARN UK Alpaca Suri Alpaca 4-Ply (4ply weight; 75% superfine suri alpaca, 20% baby huacaya alpaca, 5% silk; 225m/246yds per 50g skein) Saxifrage; 1 (2:2) x 50g skeins Note: Size Small uses almost the entire skein. Check your tension carefully, and be prepared to use the yarn from your tension square to complete your project. NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles…

4 min
the knitter loves…

GANSEY STORIES The Moray Firth Gansey Project has been recording the unique gansey patterns that were used around the Moray Firth in Scotland, and exploring ways to keep traditional gansey knitting skills alive. Now a fascinating new booklet provides insights into the research behind the project, the knitting history of the region, and the project’s findings. Fishing For Ganseys is a 62-page booklet filled with evocative photographs, and details of the heritage stitch motifs popular in the area. It includes a pattern for a brand-new gansey design created especially for the project by Victoria Graham. Sales of the book will help support the curating of the project, which includes the recording of gansey stitch patterns from samples in the archive. £4; www.gansey-mf.co.uk/pandp.html Shetland style Susan Crawford’s stunning collection, ‘The Vintage Shetland Project’, is now available…

1 min
wool people 13

The latest instalment of Brooklyn Tweed’s annual design series, Wool People, offers a breathtakingly beautiful array of stitch patterns and shapes. Guest designers have worked with Brooklyn Tweed’s yarns to create cool, contemporary designs for women. Texture plays a starring role, as showcased by ‘Seamark’, a sturdy, fisherman-style cabled sweater by Rachel Brockman. Cables and twisted stitches also make an impact on ‘Freshet’, which is a turtleneck sweater with a flared shape by Irina Anikeeva, and the long, intricate ‘Pitch’ coat by Emily Greene. Lighter knits include a lace yoked pullover knitted in 4ply wool, and an elegant dolman jumper by Fiona Alice. ‘Bract’ by Sarah Shepherd is a loose-fit pullover with a graphic colourwork yoke, while the ‘Ensata’ scarf features an airy pattern of lace and twisted ribbing inspired by orchid…

1 min
new books

OCEAN BLUE by Rowan Inspired by the British coastline, Ocean Blue is a pattern collection by Martin Storey that’s filled with relaxed knits for walks on the beach. There are 14 projects for men and women, knitted in Rowan’s recycled denim yarn, Denim Revive. Our favourites include an Aran-inspired coat, a handsome cabled sweater, a neat cardigan with textured details, a range of hooded sweaters, and a loose-fit, dolman-sleeve jumper with a quirky fishbone colourwork motif. £8.50; for stockists call 01484 668200 or visit www.knitrowan.com SIMPLY SHETLAND LACE by Brooke Nico Using three classic Shetland lace stitch patterns as a starting point, Brooke Nico has created a lovely range of shawls, sweaters, and accessories, all with a modern, delicate look. Designs include an innovative cardigan formed from five rectangles, a draping jacket, a dramatic feather-and-fan tunic, and…

1 min
archive patterns

A range of iconic patterns from the Jamieson & Smith archives is now available to buy through Ravelry.com and LoveCrafts.com - including a number that have previously only been available in knitting kits or from the company’s Lerwick shop. One of the most popular designs is ‘Hairst Yoke’, a cardigan by Sandra Manson with a beautiful colourwork yoke. Sandra is an expert Fair Isle designer, and her sweater patterns include the ‘Antarctica Allover’ and the ‘Roadside Allover’, both of which have intricate Fair Isle fabric. There is also a lovely range of colourwork hats, gloves, mitts and socks to choose from. Traditional Shetland fine lace is well represented, too, and downloadable patterns include a cobweb-weight heirloom christening gown, and an exquisite laceweight hap shawl by Gladys Amedro. The ‘Gremista’ gansey is based on…