The Knitter

The Knitter 121

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.
beautiful stitches

There’s still a chill in the air, so we’ve brought you a choice of chic yet cosy layers that will see you through to spring. From the rich cables of Sarah Hatton’s sweater to the joyous colourwork of Dario Tubiana’s cardigan, our designers have created entertaining and attractive projects for you. Our writers have been exploring stories from the knitting world, too, including a look at how discoveries from shipwrecks are changing views on knitting history. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min.
our featured designers

Amanda Crawford Amanda’s knitwear design CV includes work for high-street fashion chains as well as knitting magazines and yarn companies, and her eye for the latest styles always shows through in her work. Her latest pattern for The Knitter is an elegantly textured jumper, which is on page 8. Penelope Hemingway Writer, historian and designer Penelope explores newspaper archives, parish records, and even crime reports and asylum records to uncover stories of knitters from earlier eras. This month, she takes a look at knitting treasures found on old shipwrecks, on page 60. Barb Brown Barb is a designer and lifelong knitter who lives in Alberta, Canada. She has a passion for folk art-inspired motifs and traditional socks, which she combined in her 2011 book Knitting Knee-Highs. Her decorative colourwork wrap worked in Shetland wool can…

9 min.

STITCH PATTERNS TWISTED RIB (multiple of 3 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): P2, *K1 tbl, P2; rep from * to end. Row 2 (WS): K2, *P1, K2; rep from * to end. Rep these 2 rows for pattern. SCALLOP PATTERN (worked over a multiple of 4-6 sts + 1) Note: Sts are slipped purlwise. See pattern notes on stitch counts. Row 1 (RS): With yarn A: K2, *(K1, yo, K1) into 1 st, K3; rep from * to last 3 sts, (K1, yo, K1) into 1 st, K2. Row 2 (WS): With yarn B: P2, *Sl 3 wyif, P3; rep from * to last 5 sts, Sl 3 wyif, P2. Row 3: With yarn B: K1, *K2tog, Sl 1 wyib, skpo, K1; rep from * to end. Row 4: With yarn A: P4, *Sl 1 wyif, P3; rep from *…

4 min.
the knitter loves

PATONS ONLINE Yorkshire-based company Patons has launched an all-new website, making it now much easier for knitters to discover its yarns and to view and buy its patterns. As well as showcasing its wide range of yarns, the new website enables buyers to download shadecards so they can pick the perfect colour. It’s now possible to download patterns from the Patons archive, too, with a choice of more than 100 designs costing £1.50 each; there’s also a selection of free patterns for you to try. Among our favourites is a choice of sophisticated new patterns for women and the home using Tweed Style yarn, along with intricate colourwork sweaters by Scandinavian design duo Arne and Carlos. www.knitpatons.com Be bright! Welcome the spring in colourful stripes with Sublime’s brand-new Eden yarn, a wool-cotton DK-weightwww.sublimeyarns.com 01924…

1 min.
cute comfort knits

Add some cosy comfort to your home with Jem Weston’s brand-new pattern book! It’s a collection of 10 projects that will be fun to knit and would make perfect gifts. We love the on-trend intarsia deer and pheasant cushions, which have a modern look yet give a nod to traditional British country house style. There are three sizes of cabled cushions to choose from, including a large floor cushion that’s perfect for lounging on, and they look particularly chic knitted in the bright colours chosen here by Jem. Other projects include simple blankets and a rug, a set of smart hexagonal placemats and coasters, a project bag for your knitting, and a pair of snuggly socks. There are toys, too: a family of hedgehogs, and a dapper cat. The book has been developed…

1 min.
new books

SEED STITCH: BEYOND KNIT 1, PURL 1 Rosemary Drysdale By cleverly incorporating seed stitch into a wide range of cable, lace and colourwork patterns, Rosemary Drysdale has created this stitch dictionary with 60 innovative patterns to inspire you. The book also contains more than 30 knitting projects, ranging from sweaters and women’s accessories to homewares and baby knits. £17.99, Sixth & Spring ADD ONE STITCH KNITTING Alina Schneider This books is aimed at beginners, but has plenty of elegantly simple projects that would appeal to more experienced knitters. By working through the lessons and projects, knitters will build up a repertoire of 15 essential stitches, as well as creating accessories and homewares to be proud of. These include scarves, cowls and cushions, a rug and hats. Each technique is clearly explained with step-by-step photos. £12.99, Search Press CASCADES Whitney…