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The Knitter 147

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
playing with colour

Fair Isle and intarsia have never looked so fresh and fabulous! Our Winter Brights collection has creative, vibrant patterns for you to try, from favourite designers including Kaffe Fassett, Mary Henderson, Dario Tubiana and Jennie Atkinson. Have you heard about our new website, Gathered? Meet us there to find inspiration, expert tutorials, interviews and much more! Find us at www.gathered.how/theknitter HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min
our featured designers

Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colourwork, construction and stitches to create sweaters and accessories that will bring a smile to your face! This month, he has combined classic cables with a modern silhouette for his chic jumper knitted in The Border Mills yarn, on page 51. Jo Storie Jo worked as a knitwear designer for fashion brands in London and New York before launching her own label in 2011, and she now publishes patterns with a modern yet timeless look. Her latest design for us is a spectacular cabled jumper knitted in her British BareFaced yarn, on page Carol Meldrum Influenced by Scottish themes and textile traditions, Carol is known for her fashionable and playful knitting patterns, and for her range of popular books. Our special supplement includes an interview with…

13 min

THIS CHUNKY cabled sweater has a side-to-side construction and a cosy turtleneck. “I wanted an unbroken line of cables that ran from the sleeve and across the chest, so using the side to side technique helped me to achieve that,” explains designer Jo Storie. The sleeves and body are worked as one continuous piece, with the neck and bottom trim being picked up and worked later. Jo’s design is knitted in her own yarn, the exquisitely soft BareFaced Chunky. This is an undyed blend of British Bluefaced Leicester wool and baby alpaca SIZE YARN Jo Storie BareFaced Chunky (Chunky weight; 80% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% baby alpaca; 106m/116yds per 100g skein) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 6mm (UK 4/US 10) knitting needles 1 pair 7mm (UK 2/US 10½-11) knitting needles 6mm (UK 4/US 10) circular needles, 100cm…

4 min
the knitter loves…

JOIN US ONLINE! The Knitter magazine has a brand-new website, which is packed with more advice, information and inspiration than ever before! Our new site is a great place to browse our tutorials and masterclasses, and discover unusual techniques. We’ll have exclusive interviews and competitions, advice for budding designers, details of must-visit yarn shows and events, and all the essential links for ordering print and digital copies of The Knitter, both current and from our archive. What’s more, as part of the new Gathered website, we’re able to offer inspiration, patterns and downloads for a host of other crafts, too, including crochet, embroidery, dressmaking and quilting. www.gathered.how/theknitter Glowing colour Designer James McIntosh has a new range of British Bluefaced Leicester yarns, hand-dyed in rich shades www.knitmcintosh.com MillaMia has added a sock yarn to its Naturally Soft merino range.…

1 min
warm hands

Colourful, creative and completely gorgeous, the 15 designs for gloves and mittens in this new book will keep your hands warm while bringing a smile to your face! The book has been edited by Jeanette Sloan and Kate Davies, and alongside their own designs they present patterns from new designers, to shine a light on their talent and fresh ideas. These include a pair of colourwork and textured gauntlets by Sylvia Watts-Cherry, inspired by African textiles, and cosy cabled gloves by Rebecca Tsai. Simone Urban uses purl bumps to create a geometric pattern on her two-tone fingerless gloves, while Romina Dame la Lata’s ‘Rhombus’ mitts have delicate lace and bobbles worked in a tweedy yarn. There are gorgeous gloves and mittens in stranded colourwork, elegant lace patterns, and a pair of glamorous…

1 min
new books

SMITTEN by Cathy Carron This quirky collection of projects from Cathy Carron is an ode to love! She uses stranded colourwork to add written messages about love to the five accessory projects and sweaters in her book. These include a hat, cowl and mittens featuring phrases from traditional wedding vows; a yoked pullover with textured hearts and the motto ‘Love Is In The Air’; and a daisy-sprinkled shrug called ‘He Loves Me’. Amazon.co.uk, £11.58 LACE KNITTING by Denise Samson As well as offering a stitch dictionary with 40 lovely lace patterns, Denise Samson’s book has 30 modern lace projects. There are sweaters, cardigans and dresses for women and girls, delicate socks, lightweight tops and tunics, an exquisite heirloom blanket, and a vintage-inspired beaded bolero that would be ideal for a wedding. Search Press, £14.99 TO THE POINT: THE…