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The Knitter Issue 120

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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1 min.
knits to treasure

We’re delighted to bring you a special collection of patterns, created for men by our favourite male designers. Using techniques such as cables, brioche, intarsia and Fair Isle, you’ll be able to create truly handsome knits to be proud of. For women, we have a choice of beautifully feminine patterns, including an elegant cable jumper by Amanda Jones, an exquisite lace shawl from Anniken Allis, and Jennie Atkinson’s 1920s-inspired jumper. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min.
our featured designers

Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colour and construction to create modern sweaters and accessories that are a delight to knit and wear. For our Men’s Collection, he has designed a yoked sweater with colourwork that’s sure to brighten the darkest of winter days, on page 38 Amanda Jones With her passion for texture, Amanda creates beautiful designs that celebrate the endless possibilities of the knitted stitch. This month, she brings us a neat and feminine jumper with a lovely cable pattern, worked in a special yarn. Turn to page 8 to find the project. Vithard Villumsen Known by his fans as the ‘Prince of Knitting’, Danish designer Vithard explores colour and geometric shapes in his knitting. His new pattern for The Knitter is an intarsia sweater for men, which has a…

6 min.
tatiana

“THIS SEAMLESS, top-down jumper has all the shaping worked in the yoke, giving a smooth look,” says designer Amanda Jones. “The complex cable pattern on the front is repeated on each sleeve cuff; all the edges are finished with an i-cord trim. Worked in a soft 4ply yarn that gives wonderful stitch definition, this jumper will be a favourite to carry you through all the seasons!” SIZE YARN YARN STOCKISTS Walcot Yarns www.walcotyarns.com NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 2 sets 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) circular needles, one 40cm and one 80cm long 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 80cm long 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) double-pointed needles (DPNs) for sleeves (optional) Cable needle (cn) Crochet hook and waste yarn (for provisional cast-on) 3 stitch markers Stitch holders TENSION 25 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.75mm needles. 58…

4 min.
the knitter loves...

SCHEEPJES TALES Looking for colour inspiration for your new year knitting? Yarn brand Scheepjes has launched two products aiming to kickstart our creativity. These are Colour Tribe, a new range of light 4ply yarn whose colours have been developed in partnership with Scheepjes’ active community of bloggers. The choice of self-striping colourways includes soft pastels and vibrant tones, and each is named after the blogger who created it. The blend of 70% superwash merino and 30% polyamide will be ideal for lightweight garments, shawls and socks. It costs £7.99 per 50g ball. Another new arrival is a woollier version of Scheepjes’ popular Whirl gradient cotton 4ply yarn. Woolly Whirl blends 30% wool with 70% cotton for a warmer feel, and offers extra-long colour changes. £24.50 per 220g. Available from www.woolwarehouse.co.uk 01926 882…

1 min.
irish at heart

CHEERFUL SOCK DESIGNS Having fallen in love with Ireland during her travels around the country, German designer Mone Dräger decided to create a collection of socks inspired by the Emerald Isle. Her e-book of 10 charming sock patterns encompasses a range of techniques, including cables, lace and colourwork. ‘Dingle’, for example, is decorated with little Fair Isle cottages knitted in a self-striping yarn on a black background. Another colourful design is ‘Fungie’, a textured sock with bands of dolphins worked in stranded colourwork. Intricate, Aran-style cables make an impact on ‘Sláinte’, while a pretty lace and cable pattern is used on ‘Away with the Fairies’. The delicate lace pattern on ‘Jigs and Reels’ is highlighted with beads, and ‘O’Leary’ features a variety of knit-and-purl patterns like those found on traditional ganseys. €15.48 (approx.£ 14)…

1 min.
new books

CABLED KNITS Ann Kingstone This lovely book features 16 cabled patterns knitted in British yarns. Garments include a cardigan with a sideways-knit cable yoke, a modern take on traditional Yorkshire ganseys, and a stunning Aran-style cardigan; all are sized to fit 32in-58in busts. There are intricately textured accessories, too, such as hats, mitts, socks and capes, plus decorative cases for your smartphone and tablet. £17 for Ravelry download, or £25 for print book. www.annkingstone.com ESSENTIAL KNITS: ACCESSORIES Quail Studio Designed by Quail Studio using popular Rowan yarns, this collection has eight modern accessories to keep you toasty, and which can be knitted up in no time. These range from an oversized moss stitch snood and large, draping cape in Rowan Softyak, to cabled hats and a long, indulgent scarf using Kidsilk Haze. £7.95. For stockists call 01484…