The Knitter

The Knitter issue 119

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
new year ideas

Winter warmers Creative ways to keep you cosy! Looking for inspiration for your next knitting project? We’ve filled our pages with 15 patterns, ranging from quick-knit seasonal essentials such as hats, gloves and scarves, to cosy jumpers and cardigans. Choose from gorgeous cable sweaters by Sarah Hatton and Andrea Rangel; Fair Isle and Scandinavian-inspired colourwork; an innovative sock design from Sockmatician; and try your hand at entrelac with Jennie Atkinson’s feminine shrug. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

2 min.
our featured designers

Jennie Atkinson Jennie has a worldwide fanbase, thanks to her feminine designs which have appeared in the likes of Vogue Knitting, The Knitter and Rowan’s magazines. Her latest pattern is a shrug in a vibrant hand-dyed yarn, which will make a lovely layer for winter and spring. Find it on page 30. Nathan Taylor Also known as the Sockmatician, Nathan is an inventive designer who loves to explore colour and construction. His first pattern for The Knitter is an amazing pair of socks on page 69, which he accompanies with a Masterclass sharing his technical know-how. Pat Menchini Pat is a prolific designer whose work regularly appears in many of the UK’s top knitting magazines, including our sister title Simply Knitting. Her designs often feature unusual, decorative stitch patterns and neat shaping. This month, she…

6 min.

Sarah Hatton Wharfedale ENJOY YOUR winter walks in style with this beautiful cabled jumper, created by Sarah Hatton. It’s a long, roll-neck design with dolman-style sleeve caps; the long sleeves are picked up and knitted downwards. The central panel features an elegant interpretation of the OXO cable pattern. The garment has been knitted in Arranmore Light from The Fibre Co. This is a DK-weight yarn with a touch of cashmere and silk, which has a fantastic softness and drape. It comes in 18 beautiful, tweedy shades. SIZE YARN NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles Cable needle (cn) Stitch holders Locking stitch markers TENSION 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over st st on 4mm needles YARN STOCKISTS The Fibre Co. 07749 466037 www.thefibreco.com SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS M1Pw: Pick up loop between last and next…

2 min.
ask the experts

The DVD is packed with useful advice for knitters of all levels of experience Hazel Tindall and Elizabeth Johnston are Shetlanders who have decades of knitting experience between them. They have distilled their knitting wisdom into a brand-new DVD, entitled 50 Tips from Shetland Knitters. It’s an excellent way to refine your knitting and learn new techniques. The two-DVD set has more than three and a half hours of advice, much of which was inspired by the questions Hazel and Elizabeth are regularly asked during teaching sessions. Everything a knitter needs to know is covered here, from cast-ons and shaping to two-colour knitting, reading charts, grafting and blocking, fixing mistakes, and much more. Hazel and Elizabeth guide us through each subject in a calm, friendly way; everything is so easy to follow, and…

1 min.
this thing of paper

A lifelong fascination with books inspired Karie Westermann to create this collection of 11 patterns, exploring the connections between books and knitting. Karie is known for her beautiful shawls, and here she brings us four lovely designs, such as ‘Psalter’, which pairs a two-colour slip stitch pattern with an intricate lace edging, and ‘Woodcut’, an ethereal hap shawl. Flattering garments include ‘Vellum’, with its colourwork yoke; ‘Marginalia’, a top-down raglan sweater with decorative slip-stitch details; and ‘Incunabula’, which has textured front bands and a neat fit. They all have bust measurements of 28in-54in. Accessories include a hat and fingerless mitts with an elegant Fair Isle pattern, a textured cowl, and cosy colourwork mittens. The patterns are accompanied by thought-provoking and personal essays, atmospheric photographs, and practical knitting advice. £18.99 from www.kariebookish.net…

1 min.
new books

ENCIRCLED Knit Picks Circular yoked sweaters are more popular than ever, and the design team at Knit Picks has put together a book of lovely, intricate designs. Palettes for the colourwork yokes range from sophisticated monochromes to bright rainbow hues, and the sweaters have finished busts of 32in to 64in. It’s available in e-book and printed format; individual patterns can be downloaded from £3.89 each. £11.69 (£18.71 for printed version) www.knitpicks.com THE MITTEN HANDBOOK Mary Scott Huff This is a book of ‘recipes’ to enable knitters to design and knit their own customised mittens. Choose from a wide range of edges, cuffs, thumbs and tops, and different construction methods. You’ll find all the techniques you’ll need, too, along with advice on achieving the perfect fit. The book also offers a choice of 20 complete mitten patterns,…