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The Knitter

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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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
our featured designers

Mary Henderson Mary is passionate about the stitch patterns of traditional Scottish knitting, and she has won a firm following thanks to her intricate Fair Isle designs and delicate lacework. Mary’s latest colourwork projects are a Fair Isle tam and matching armwarmers, on page 59. Jo Storie Jo worked as a knitwear designer for fashion brands in London and New York before launching her own label in 2011, offering modern patterns with a timeless look. We have a beautifully cosy jumper showcasing Jo’s own yarn, BareFaced, on page 36, plus an interview with Jo on page 44. Jennie Atkinson Jennie has a worldwide fanbase, thanks to her feminine designs which have appeared in Vogue Knitting, The Knitter and Rowan’s magazines. Her newest design for us is a classic cardigan with vintage-style textured flower motifs. Find…

10 min.
marisha

BRIGHT, RIPPLING stripes stand out against a dark grey background on this modern jumper by Oksana Dymyd. The stripes are created using short-row shaping, and the green colour is echoed in the garter stitch cuffs. The garment is worked in two pieces, then seamed along the shoulders and sleeves; a garter stitch neckline is added before sewing up the side seams. It’s knitted in a sportweight merino wool from Cascade. SIZE NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 60cm long 1 pair 4mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles Stitch holder TENSION 22 sts and 29 rows to 10cm over pattern on 3.25mm and 4mm needles YARN Cascade Superwash 220 Sport (Sport weight; 100% merino wool; 125m/137yds per 50g ball) YARN STOCKISTS Cascade Yarns www.cascadeyarns.com For general abbreviations, see p81 BLOCKING DIAGRAM FRONT Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A,…

6 min.
the knitter loves…

KNIT TOGETHER Economist and lifelong knitter Loretta Napoleoni has a written a deeply personal yet thoughtful and engaging book about the power of knitting to change lives. Through a series of essays, she explores how she has used knitting to cope with challenges in her own life; how knitting can be used to unravel and understand painful issues; the power of knitting networks; and knitting as an act of rebellion or revolution. Loretta examines the neurological power of knitting, and its role in society and politics. She shares the stories of people she has met on her travels around the world, for whom knitting has contributed to both personal and societal healing. The Power of Knitting is a fascinating work which will be enjoyed by anyone who knits. £17.99, TarcherPerigree Cool cotton A sportweight organic cotton has…

1 min.
new books

SOCKS OF ICELAND by Hélène Magnússon Taking inspiration from traditional Icelandic socks and mittens, this collection of 17 patterns offers a wide range of techniques and constructions to keep sock knitters entertained. It has been released in the form of a club, where members receive weekly patterns until the end of December, then they’ll get a book containing all the patterns (printed or digital options available). From €22; www.icelandicknitter.com PURE CASHMERE by Lisa Richardson Showcasing Rowan’s new, ultra-luxurious yarn, Pure Cashmere, this pattern collection uses simple textures and elegant shapes to allow the yarn to shine. The 17 women’s designs by Lisa Richardson include classic crewneck and V-neck jumpers, a slouchy sweatshirt-style top with a drawstring funnel neck, and a neat textured cardigan. There are super-soft accessories, too, such as hats, gloves. mittens and indulgent socks. £12,…

1 min.
local heroes

Emily Foulds The Yarn Loft, Guy Syke Warehouse, Primet Hill, Colne BB8 9NF Emily Foulds is a treasure trove for keen knitters! Artisan brands include Isager, Yarntelier, Kate Davies Designs, Einrum, Adriafil, Pascuali and Cowgirlblues, plus tools from Addi, Lykke, KnitPro and Cocoknits. The shop is open on selected days – visit the website for details. www.emilyfoulds.com Northern Yarn 9 Middle Street, Kings Arcade, Lancaster LA1 1LE Step inside for a celebration of British yarn - you’ll find John Arbon, Eden Cottage Yarns, New Lanark, Frangipani, RiverKnits, Cambrian Wool, and many more! The shop has its own range, too, spun from wool sourced in Lancashire and Cumbria, and it also stocks books and accessories. Check the website for current opening hours. www.northernyarn.co.uk 01524 840529 Mrs Johnsons Emporium 29-31 Bond Street, Blackpool FY4 1BQ This haven for crafters is situated in Blackpool’s…

1 min.
best of the web

LATVIAN BRAIDS Beth Brown-Reinsel demonstrates how to knit these decorative braids, which feature in traditional Latvian mittens and Swedish twined garments. http://bit.ly/BBR-latvian DOUBLING YARN For top tips on how to knit with two strands of yarn held together, check out Jillian Moreno’s expert guide on the Modern Daily Knitting website. www.moderndailyknitting.com/double-vision/ STRETCHY CAST-OFFS Susanna of Talvi Knits compares 20 stretchy bind-offs, so you can find the right type for every project. Along with familiar methods, she explores unusual ones such as the Invisible Ribbed, Latvian, and Grandma’s Favorite. http://bit.ly/talviBO…