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The Knitter 142

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
welcome the autumn

Now is the perfect time to cast on some gorgeously cosy sweaters and accessories for the cooler months ahead - and we have lots to inspire you in this issue, including fabulous Fair Isle, lace and cable layers, and creative ways with colourwork. We meet the inspirational Milli Abrams of Tribe Yarns, learn design secrets from Emma Vining, Amanda Jones and Meghan Kelly, and explore six wonderful Welsh wools. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min
our featured designers

Amanda Jones With her passion for texture, Amanda creates beautiful designs that celebrate the endless possibilities of the knitted stitch. This month, she brings us a sophisticated lace cardigan for autumn, which you can find on page 8. She also shares her design inspirations on page 90. Carol Feller Irish designer Carol has a talent for creating knitwear patterns with beautiful textures and interesting shapes and constructions, and she has won fans all over the world. Carol has designed a lovely cardigan with woven details that will be perfect for your autumn wardrobe, on page 48. Meghan Kelly Part of the Kelbourne Woolens design team based in Philadelphia, USA, Meghan is a creative designer who uses fascinating stitch details on her fresh and fabulous knitwear projects. We have an interview with Meghan, plus her brand-new…

9 min
guelder rose

“THIS JUMPER is knitted in a soft worsted-weight yarn for autumnal warmth,” says Amanda Jones. “The front panel combines lace stitches with cables to keep your interest. The sweater is knitted in the round from the bottom up; when you divide for the armholes, the pattern continues to be worked flat. The cables are worked on the WS rows as it is easier to work the cables on this row and work the K2togs on the right side.” SIZE Note: Garment is designed to be worn with 10-15cm (4-5½in) of positive ease. YARN The Fibre Co. Cumbria (Worsted weight; 60% merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% mohair; 218m/238yds per 100g skein) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) circular needles, 80cm long 4mm (UK 8/US 4) circular needles, 80cm long 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles,…

1 min
super skills

The AC Knitwear team is on a mission to help knitters to master new techniques and improve their confidence. Its latest project is the book Boost Your Knitting, which explores 12 techniques, accompanied by knitting patterns from world-class designers. You’ll learn how to work brioche tuck stitch with Nancy Marchant, and improve your lace skills with Joji Locatelli’s stunning shawl. Play with colour combinations for Fair Isle with Felix Ford, and master intarsia in the round by creating Julia Farwell-Clay’s argyle socks. Other techniques covered in the book include double knitting, tubular cast-ons in the round, gusset short-row heels for toe-up socks, dip stitches, and Anna Maltz’s marlisle. £30 for print book + complimentary e-book from www.acknitwear.co.uk Nordic Knits Get cosy with Novita’s new super-chunky Hygge wool & nature-inspired 7 Brothers Kolpi patterned yarn www.novitaknits.com ISLAND…

1 min
shetland country

West Yorkshire Spinners has enhanced its The Croft yarn ranges with extra colours and a new pattern book. Four new tweedy shades evoking the Shetland countryside have been added to the Croft Shetland Tweed line-up, including the grey-toned Lunna and the red-hued Coppisters. Complementing these are two new solids in the Croft Shetland Colours range - a sky blue and a deep purple. Showcasing the whole range of shades is a handsome collection of patterns designed by Mary Henderson and Rosee Woodland. The book, Shetland Country, offers six designs for men and women, including ‘Alistair’ and ‘Allie’, two round-necked sweaters with panels of modern stranded colourwork. The ‘Ailsa’ cardigan and ‘Flora’ sweater are yoked garments using classic Fair Isle; there is also a Fair Isle cardigan with lacy sleeves, a hat and…

1 min
new books

LOOPY MANGO KNITTING by Oejong Kim Loopy Mango is loved for its luxurious chunky yarns. It is launching a new pattern book in late September featuring fresh and fashionable designs that can be knitted up in a single day! There are 30 chic, youthful patterns in this hardback book, including oversized sweaters, textured cardigans, and oh-so-cool accessories. $29.99, www.loopymango.com WINTER KNITS FROM SCANDINAVIA by Jenny Alderbrant Find colourful and cosy ideas for seasonal gifts and winter warmth in this lovely book of accessories. There are 24 projects for hats, mittens and socks by Jenny Alderbrant, using stranded colourwork based on traditional Nordic patterns. Motifs include snowflakes, stars and flowers, and creative ideas such as cats, foxes and snails. Trafalgar Square Books; £18.67 from www.amazon.co.uk BIG YARN, BEAUTIFUL LACE KNITS by Barbara Benson Lace stitch patterns can look incredibly stunning when…