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The Knitter 146

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.
our featured designers

Anniken Allis Norwegian designer and knitting teacher Anniken has lived in England since 1990, and hosts popular online lace and beading clubs. Anniken’s skills with lace stitches are legendary, and her newest pattern for The Knitter is a crescent shawl in a hand-dyed yarn. Find it on page 60. Jennie Atkinson Jennie has a worldwide fanbase, thanks to her feminine designs which have appeared in Vogue Knitting, The Knitter and Rowan’s magazines. This month, she has played with construction to create an intriguing crossover ribbed jacket. Find her design on page 42. Emma Vining Emma is known for her exquisite stitch patterns, many of which have been influenced by historical artefacts and architecture. As well as bringing us a beautifully textured top on page 8, she gives us an insight into her design process -…

9 min.
tram tracks

“THIS STITCH pattern was inspired by a view of tram tracks seen in Ghent, Belgium, and the development of this stitch motif was the subject of my first ‘Notes from my Sketchbook’ article in Issue 142,” says Emma Vining. “For this sweater, I have extended my original swatch into a zigzagging rib-style design. The zigzags are a combination of travelling cables with sections of different textures, representing the tram track intersections.” Emma’s short-sleeved sweater is knitted in Novita’s DK-weight Nordic Wool, which offers excellent stitch definition. SIZE YARN Novita Nordic Wool DK (DK weight; 100% wool; 115m/125yds per 50g ball) STITCH PATTERNS TRAM TRACKS PATTERN Row 1 (RS): P2, C3F, (K1, P1) twice, K1, C3F, (K1, P1) twice, K3, P2. Row 2 (WS): K2, P2, *(K1, P1) twice, K1, P3; rep from * once more, K2. Row 3:…

1 min.
barn dance

Knitting designer Susan Crawford has added a brand-new yarn to her range, called Barn. It is worsted-spun in Yorkshire from a blend of Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland wools. The result is a stunning natural grey colour, reminiscent of the dry stone walls surrounding Susan’s Lancashire farm. The DK-weight Barn comes in 100g skeins offering 225m. It has been developed to offer a soft handle, good stitch definition, and a warm and hard-wearing fabric. To showcase her new yarn, Susan has curated a range of knitting patterns, including a textured beanie, a cabled cowl, and the ‘Herbert’ cardigan, pictured below - it’s a unisex design knitted in fishermen’s rib. £20 per skein; PDF patterns £4.50-£6.50 from www.susancrawfordvintage.com Highland beauty Caithness Yarns uses North Country Cheviot wool from its own croft for its lovely…

1 min.
gentle

Marie Wallin’s new pattern book, Gentle, offers an inspirational choice of garments and accessories for women, many of which feature the beautiful Fair Isle patterning for which Marie is famed. Feminine sweaters include the yoked ‘Primrose’ design, which uses a palette of 14 shades of Marie’s own British Breeds pure wool. ‘Bramble’ also features all-over Fair Isle motifs, as do the ‘Honeysuckle’ round-necked cardigan and ‘Campion’ jacket. Marie has combined Fair Isle and lace on an elegant sweater dress, while cables take centre stage on a wide-neck jumper and a drop-sleeve, contemporary cardigan. All the garments are sized to fit busts of 32-50in. The book includes lovely accessories, too, such as a stranded colourwork cowl, a Fair Isle hat and socks, and a tubular scarf featuring the most exquisite motifs. £19 for book +…

1 min.
new books

KNIT SHAWLS & WRAPS IN 1 WEEK by Marie Greene If your knitting time is limited, or you want an easy-to-memorise project that you can knit on the go, this book has 30 smart patterns that will give you (almost) instant gratification! Designed to be knitted in one week or less, the shawls, wraps, cowls and capes make use of simple lace, cables, stripes and textured stitch patterns. There’s a range of shapes and sizes using yarn weights for every season. Page Street Publishing, £16.99 DARNING: REPAIR, MAKE, MEND by Hikaru Noguchi The humble tradition of darning is elevated to an artform in this guide by Hikaru Noguchi. She explores fundamental techniques to repair worn-out socks and moth-eaten sweaters, and also provides ideas for making your darning stitches into attractive features on your clothing. This guide…

1 min.
field guide no. 13: master class

Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne of Mason-Dixon Knitting have long been inspired by the work of designer Kaffe Fassett, and for the latest in their series of Field Guide pattern books, they have invited Kaffe to share his expertise in colour combining and creative use of motifs. Kaffe has used his favourite yarn, Rowan’s Felted Tweed, while his legendary talent for devising stripes and patterns in contrasting and harmonising colours is clearly on display. There are project ‘templates’ - for striped cushions, a garter stripe shawl, a tubular scarf (worked in the round), a mistake rib scarf (worked flat), a cowl, and a large colourwork throw which is worked in the round and then steeked. These can all be knitted exactly as they appear in the samples. However, Kaffe, Ann and Kay are…