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The Knitter

The Knitter 149

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

2 min.
elegant stitches

We explore the beauty of brioche stitch, too, with patterns for a two-colour cowl and hat, and interviews with brioche designers Stephen West and Nancy Marchant. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Siân Brown Since studying for a degree in fashion, Siân has had a successful career designing for knitting magazines, yarn brands and high street stores, as well as teaching at the London College of Fashion. We have a pretty cardigan from Siân on page 26, and a rustic textured cushion on page 60. Sarah Hatton Sarah honed her skills as part of Rowan’s in-house design team, and since becoming an independent designer her work has appeared in top knitting magazines and in her own range of pattern books. Turn to page 8 to find Sarah’s lacy jumper with a contemporary style. Elly Doyle Based…

5 min.
dinah

DESIGNED TO be worn with lots of positive ease, this drop-sleeved top by Sarah Hatton has a contemporary shape. It’s adorned with a beautiful lace stitch across the upper body. The sleeves are cropped, and the neckband is worked in rib then finished with a rolled stocking stitch edge. It’s knitted in Bo Peep DK, a blend of Falkland Islands wool and nylon from West Yorkshire Spinners. This comes in a choice of more than 30 solid and speckled shades. BACK Using 3.25mm needles and the long-tail method, cast on 103 (121:139:157:175:193) sts. Row 1 (RS): K1, *P1, K1; rep from * to end. Row 2 (WS): * P1, K1; rep from * to last st, P1. These 2 rows set rib. Work 8 rows more in rib as set. Change to 4mm needles. Beg with a RS…

6 min.
the knitter loves

MAGIC OF INDIA Craft holiday specialist Stitchtopia is to begin running knitting and crochet tours in India. Starting in February 2021, the tour promises to be a memorable experience, taking in the sights of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Stitchtopia is working closely with KnitPro to develop the itinerary for this cultural tour. As well as visiting the Taj Mahal, the Amber Fort, and the Keoladeo National Park, guests can visit Delhi’s national craft museum, and enjoy the Surajkund Crafts Mela, while designer Carol Meldrum will be teaching workshops. There will also be trips to see some of the community initiatives supported by KnitPro, plus a tour of its needle factory. www.arenatravel.com/craft-holidays 0333 920 8246 In rainbows The new fade packs of Rowan Felted Tweed and Kidsilk Haze come in colours curated by Lisa Richardson www.knitrowan.com…

1 min.
new books

SHORELAND SOCKS by Hunter Hammersen Capturing the textures of the seashore and rockpools, and the rhythm of waves on the sea, this book of sock patterns by Hunter Hammersen offers delicately beautiful designs. There are seven projects in the book, using exquisite lace, cables, twisted stitches and pretty dip stitches; all of them will be a great way to use up a special skein of hand-dyed or artisan yarn. Pantsville Press; available from Search Press, £19.99 PORTUGUESE KNITTING by Rosa Pomar Explore the fascinating history of Portuguese knitting, and learn the techniques needed to knit in the Portuguese style, with this excellent guide from expert Rosa Pomar. Along with in-depth tutorials, there are 20 patterns for accessories and homeware items. These include traditional hats, socks, gloves, cowls, shawls and leggings, along with bags, rugs and cushions. Search…

1 min.
on my needles

I’m always on the lookout for nice stashbuster projects, so I was really pleased to come across a Fair Isle cushion in Kate Davies’s book, Knitting Season. As it calls for aran-weight yarns, I knew it would be a great way to use up some balls of Léttlopi wool. The front of the cushion is worked from the outside in, and features a colourwork pattern of leaping fish. It’s based on Glasgow’s coat of arms, and is called ‘Let Glasgow Flourish’. I’ll be joining the back pieces to the front by working an i-cord cast-off. As well as the Léttlopi wool, I used some Aire Valley Aran yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners, and a bit of Baa Ram Ewe’s Dovestone Aran. The front piece was super-fun to knit, but if I’m honest,…

2 min.
events guide

WORKSHOPS 16 APRIL Salisbury Domino Knitting www.borntoknit.co.uk 07557 985935 17 APRIL Sherborne Short Rows www.theslippedstitch.co.uk 01935 508249 18 APRIL Bath Trunk Show and Book Signing with Stephen West www.ayarnstory.co.uk 01225 429239 18 APRIL Solihull Finishing Techniques www.stitchsolihull.com 0121 314 6888 18 APRIL Pittenweem, Fife Gansey Knitting Techniques and Motifs for Knitting Socks www.digilpin.com 18 APRIL Warrington Sock Blank Dyeing www.blacksheepwools.com 01925 764231 22 APRIL Nottingham Fair Isle Cowl www.knitnottingham.co.uk 0115 947 4239 23 APRIL Liss, Hampshire Knitting a Patchwork Shell Shawl www.lisswools.co.uk 01730 893941 24 APRIL Exeter Brioche Basics www.woolontheexe.com 01392 669015 25 APRIL/30 MAY/27 JUNE Norwich Knit a Beaded Lace Shawl www.norfolkyarn.co.uk 01603 927034 25 APRIL Warrington Double Knitting with Juliet Bernard www.blacksheepwools.com 01925 764231 25 APRIL Felton, Morpeth FISS Knitting (Fair Isle Slip Stitch) www.finefettlefibres.uk 01670 600001 25 APRIL Sherborne Entrelac Knitting www.theslippedstitch.co.uk 01935 508249 26 APRIL Edinburgh Professional Finishing www.beinspiredfibres.wordpress. com 0131 629 2059 28 APRIL Exeter Design an Asymmetric Shawl www.woolontheexe.com 01392 669015 2 MAY Felton, Morpeth Celtic Cables www.finefettlefibres.uk 01670 600001 9 MAY St Albans Continental Knitting with Annika Andrea Wolke rowanatosprey@icloud.com FESTIVALS 18-19 APRIL Leeds Spring Into Wool www.springintowool.co.uk 25-26 APRIL Builth Wells Wonderwool Wales www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk 01938 820 495 9-10 MAY Wadebridge Cornish Fibre Festival www.cornishfibrefestival.com 16-17 MAY Penkridge, Staffs Wool@J13 www.wool-j13.uk 01785 330757 6 JUNE Leeds Leeds Wool Festival http://bit.ly/leedswoolfest 6-7 JUNE Bexhill-on-Sea Fibre Rocks www.fibrerocks.com 13-14 JUNE Sheffield The Wool Monty www.thewoolmonty.co.uk KNITTING HOLIDAYS 15-17 MAY Fife Di Gilpin Weekend Workshop www.digilpin.com gill.morrison15@gmail.com 25-29 MAY Blackpool Gansey Shawl Project www.westcliffe-knitting.co.uk 01253 352943 31 MAY - 2 JUNE Chichester Folksy Knits with Sasha Kagan www.westdean.org.uk 01243 811301 5-13 JULY Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia Baltic…