The Knitter


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.

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13 Números

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winter treats

Our designers have been working with intricate stitch patterns and special yarns to create cosy yet elegant knits to see you through the winter. Discover fresh Fair Isle, smart cables, exquisite lace and bright intarsia in our design collection. Also in this issue, we take a look inside New Lanark’s historic spinning mill, explore the beauty of naturally dyed yarn with Ginette MacDonald of ColourWorks, and discover the story of Noro’s Haunui yarn from New Zealand. HAPPY KNITTING! from Kirstie and The Knitter team…

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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 used embroidery to add a bold poppy design to a classic crewneck sweater. Dario’s pattern is on p81. Outi Kater Outi is a Finnish designer who has lived for many years in Shetland and in Ireland. She draws inspiration from traditional Nordic and Baltic crafts, and she has produced patterns for the Shetland Wool Week Annual. You can find her elegant Fair Isle yoked sweater pattern on p48. Francesca Hughes Francesca is a knitwear designer whose work has appeared in The Knitter, Pom Pom Quarterly, and various collections for The Fibre Co. She also works at John Arbon’s spinning mill in Devon. This month, she…

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SARAH HATTON’S latest cabled design is both warm and beautiful, and will make a lovely addition to your winter wardrobe. The patterning on the body and sleeves features twisted ribbing and elegant OXO-style cables; the twisted rib pattern is also used for the high collar. The fabric is incredibly soft, thanks to the use of UK Alpaca’s lovely Superfine Alpaca Chunky yarn. SIZE YARN UK Alpaca Superfine Alpaca Chunky (Chunky weight; 75% superfine alpaca, 25% wool; 50m/55yds per 50g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8)knitting needles1 pair 6mm (UK 4/US 10)knitting needlesStitch markersStitch holders or waste yarnCable needle (cn) TENSION 16 sts and 19 rows to 10cm over Main Patt using 6mm needles YARN STOCKISTS UK Alpaca 01884 243 579 SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS RT: Knit into front of second st on LH needle but do not slip off,…

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the knitter loves

UNRAVEL NEWS The Unravel festival is one of the highlights of the spring knitting season, and its organisers have announced an exciting line-up of exhibitors. The show, to be held at Farnham Maltings in Surrey on 11-13 February, will have more than 60 exhibitors, including artisan dyers, independent yarn producers, and knitting and craft suppliers. We’re looking forward to meeting many of our favourite British yarn brands there, such as Caithness Yarns, Garthenor, UK Alpaca, and The Grey Sheep Co. Discover incredible hand-dyed colours from indie dyers including RiverKnits, Cat & Sparrow, Irish Artisan Yarn, Pigment & Ply, Rainbow Heirloom, Fruitful Fusion and many more, and treat yourself to stylish notions and knitting bags from the likes of Hide & Hammer and An Caitín Beag. There will also be a fantastic programme of…

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new books

MDK FIELD GUIDE No. 19: MARLS by Cecelia Campochiaro Building on the principles set out in her scholarly Making Marls book, Cecelia Campochiaro brings us this accessible book of five smart marled projects. These include an heirloom throw, a scarf, a sideways-knit sweater, striped hats, and a ‘dickie’ bib - all of which will be fun, creative and satisfying ways to explore the possibilities offered by blending yarns. $9.95; KNITTING WITH DISNEY by Tanis Gray Taking inspiration from Disney’s most-loved characters, this book contains 28 knitting patterns for garments, accessories and toys for all the family. There are stunning colourwork yoked sweaters, intricately patterned mittens and scarves, a charming magic carpet throw, an elegant crescent shawl, and the rather fabulous ‘Mistress of Evil’ socks. A must for Disney fans. £22.50, Insight Editions URBAN WOMAN - MAG No.…

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best of the web

🔍 LACE EXPERTISE For advice on becoming a better lace knitter, Anniken Allis is the person to ask! Her blog offers a wide range of tutorials on all aspects of lace knitting, including chart reading, blocking, shaping, grafting, beading and more. 🔍 GANSEY KNITTING As well as offering 5ply guernsey wool in a choice of 28 colours, the Frangipani website is a great source of gansey pattern inspiration, books and needles. 🔍 KNITTING KNOW-HOW The website of UK Hand Knitting is an excellent place to find details of local yarn shops, knitting groups and events, as well as offering ideas and patterns for people who want to knit for charity.…