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The Knitter 144

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

1 min.
winter style

Combining delicate stitch patterns with cosy yarns, our designers have created seasonal layering pieces for you. Our Prairie Collection has projects with a romantic look, while we also have a stunning colourwork jacket and an elegant lace jumper. Looking for small projects to knit as gifts this Christmas? This issue includes a cabled scarf, a Fair Isle bolster cushion, felted slippers, and a beautiful textured hat and mitts set. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

2 min.
our featured designers

Kristin Blom Kristin, a Swedish graphic designer, was encouraged to get into knitwear design by Anna Maltz, and her portfolio now includes many fresh and exciting styles. This month, Kristin has created a feminine cardigan with lace details, inspired by the Little House on the Prairie books, on page 40. Sophie McKane Based in London, Sophie spent nine years living in Brooklyn, New York, and her striking, graphic knitwear designs with a contemporary vibe have appeared in a range of magazines. Her latest design for The Knitter is a hat and mittens set with a beautiful stitch pattern. Turn to page 27. Karie Westermann Born in Denmark, Karie has made Glasgow in Scotland her home, and her elegant shapes and stitch patterns have won her fans all around the world. Our special supplement this month…

5 min.
eira

SARAH HATTON Eira THIS LIGHTWEIGHT jumper by Sarah Hatton has a feminine look, with its raglan shaping, wide neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves. A pretty lace motif appears in bands around the lower body and cuffs; a single motif at the centre neck adds extra decoration. Sarah’s jumper is knitted in Debbie Bliss’s Toast 4ply, which blends wool, polyamide and cashmere for smooth luxury. It’s available in a palette of 10 sophisticated colours. SIZE YARN NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 2.25mm (UK 13/US 1) knitting needles 1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles Stitch holders Safety pins TENSION 30 sts and 40 rows to 10cm over st st on 3mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Debbie Bliss c/o LoveCrafts 01409 404 010 www.lovecrafts.com For general abbreviations, see p89 CHART KEY BLOCKING DIAGRAM BACK Using 2.25mm needles, cast on 139 (155:171:185:201) sts Row 1 (RS): K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end. Row…

1 min.
bright ideas

Bring colour to the darkest of winter days by casting on one of the projects in Kaffe Fassett’s new pattern collection, Winter Vintage. Designed for Rowan, and using its Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze yarns, the collection offers six patterns for women. The intarsia technique has been used to create large-scale floral motifs on the ‘Dark Daisy Shawl’. A pattern of marled diamonds appears on the ‘Shaded Diamond’ jumper, while a plethora of tiny intarsia and Fair Isle patterns decorates the ‘Sampler Scarf’. ‘Contrast Squares’ is a dramatic intarsia shawl with a design that mimics mitred squares, and the ‘Colours in the Mist’ sweater and scarf feature a delicate stripe pattern. £12 for the collection, or £4 for individual PDF patterns from www.knitrowan.com Spread joy Find cosy knits by Jen Geigley using Rowan Big…

1 min.
cosy knits

Carol Feller has added an inspiring new book to her yarn and design brand, Stolen Stitches. Called Cosy Knits, the book features nine projects in Carol’s Nua Worsted yarn, from designers including Bristol Ivy, Louisa Harding, Jiminez Joseph, and Rachel Coopey. ‘Ballintemple’ is a design by Carol, and is a swingy cardigan with sideways-knit cables for a sophisticated look. ‘Tuckle’ is an oversized, funnel-neck sweater with delicate textured details which will be ideal for chilly days. Other garments include a pretty jumper with a textured yoke, and a sleeveless vest with chunky cables and a removable cowl Bristol Ivy’s ‘Rutland Cowl’ is a playful, modern take on entrelac, while the ‘Moín’ cabled cowl by Eimear Earley was inspired by Aran stitch patterns. The collection also includes a colourwork hat, an elegant cabled…

1 min.
new books

TYPOGRAPHIC KNITTING by Rüdiger Schlömer For knitters and designers interested in the art of typography, this handsome book shows how modern typefaces can be converted to knitting patterns in creative and surprising ways. As you’d expect, there are plenty of stranded colourwork alphabets to play with, but more unexpected techniques include slip stitch pixelated patterns for a ‘dot matrix’ effect, modular patchwork to build large-scale lettering, diagonal stripes, and illusion knitting. £19.99, Princeton Architectural Press TRUE COLORS by Keith Recker Celebrating world-leading artisans working with natural dyes, this is a magnificent book offering insights into both ancient and modern textile traditions. There are interviews with practitioners in Mali, China, Bangladesh, Mexico, Uzbekistan and India, who use materials such as indigo, woad, ochre, cochineal, and tixinda sea snails to create incredible dye effects. This book is a…