The Knitter

The Knitter 122

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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in this issue

2 min.
welcome the spring!

We’re excited to bring you our latest pattern collection, which is filled with pretty lace stitches, elegant shapes and cheerful colour - perfect for the brighter spring days ahead! Decorate your shoulders with Penelope Hemingway’s hap shawl or Jeanette Sloan’s smart slip-stitch wrap, or choose one of our feminine cardigans, such as Jennie Atkinson’s embroidered design. We also have the sweetest little baby cardigan from Sarah Hatton, and a chic aran sweater. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Lace & colour Lightweight layers for your spring wardrobe Our featured designers 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 latest creation for us is a comfortable yet pretty wrap-around cardigan, decorated with embroidery. Find the pattern on page 58. Jeanette Sloan Always creative and inspiring,…

4 min.

Penelope Hemingway Hetty DESIGNED BY knitting historian Penelope Hemingway, this hap shawl was inspired by the shawls worn by Lancashire mill girls of the 19th century. The finished project is large, so it is guaranteed to keep you cosy on chilly spring days! The design features a central square, worked here in a bright colour, and edged with feather-and-fan lace in colourful stripes. Penelope has knitted her shawl in JC Rennie’s Unique Shetland, a pure wool from Shetland that comes in a wide range of colours. SIZE 140cm x 140cm (55in x 55in) YARN JC Rennie Unique Shetland 4 Ply (4ply weight; 100% wool; 215m/236yds per 50g ball) A Oat Milk (961); 3 x 50g balls B Petunia (344); 2 x 50g balls C Iris (1434); 1 x 50g ball D Crabapple (405); 1 x 50g ball YARN STOCKISTS JC Rennie 01771…

2 min.
knitting tales

This is not a traditional hap structure, but was inspired by the Lancashire cotton and woollen mill girls and women of the 19th century, so needs a small explanation. I wanted to make a workaday shawl (a ‘hap’), and was inspired by the practical, warm-looking, brightly coloured shawls of Lancashire mill workers of the 19th century. But these shawls were woven, not knitted. So I was looking for a way to knit a warm, functional shawl for everyday use, with the bold, geometric design of the woven shawls. And whilst I like the Scottish haps, I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge with the shawl’s structure. Then I remembered: years ago, I found a pattern for knitting a perfect square, which intrigued me. It was taught to spinner and…

4 min.
the knitter loves …

PRESENTING PIP Baa Ram Ewe has launched its fifth yarn range, called Pip Colourwork - a pure wool created with stranded colourwork in mind. The 4ply yarn comes in 25g balls, with 116m per ball and costing £3.20 each. It has been launched with 15 shades from Baa Ram Ewe’s signature palette, including Lotherton teal, Wesley Bob red, and Viking orange. To show off the new yarn, Baa Ram Ewe invited Isabell Kraemer to recreate some of her most popular sweater designs using Pip Colourwork. The resulting collection is packed with modern, wearable styles, such as the ‘Bubbly’ colourwork yoked sweater, and the relaxed ‘Almost There’ raglan jumper. The patterns can be downloaded from Ravelry at http://bit.ly/isabellkraemer. www.baaramewe.co.uk 0113 278 1788 Bold colour New shades of Stolen Stitches Nua yarn include Cafe Flamingo, Figment and Late…

1 min.
magazine 63

Filled with soft shapes, airy stitch textures and delicate colour patterns, Rowan’s new magazine for spring-summer is a real treat! It has 38 designs for women using seasonal yarns such as Summerlite, Creative Linen, Handknit Cotton and Softyak. A number of projects feature pretty, pictorial colourwork inspired by pottery makers such as Wedgwood, Spode and Delft. ‘Porcelain’, for example, is a draping kimono with intarsia motifs, created by Kaffe Fassett. Intriguing lace textures add interest to a range of summery layers, including cardigans, lightweight jumpers and tops, and the ‘Kayla’ wrap-fronted waistcoat by Lisa Richardson. More vibrant, tropical colours appear on a shawl-collar coat, a textured tank top, and a chevron-striped cardigan. There’s also a wide choice of classic wardrobe essentials, all sized to fit up to 50in busts or larger. £12.50. For stockist…

1 min.
new books

MINI KNITTED FARMYARD Sachiyo Ishii Japanese designer Sachiyo Ishii creates the most adorable miniature creatures, and her latest book of patterns goes down on the farm. There are more than 40 mini knits here, and children will love the tiny cows and pigs, sheep and alpacas - if you’re feeling adventurous, why not create an entire farm for them, complete with farmers and shepherds, a thatched cottage, a duck pond, scarecrows and a vegetable patch? £9.99, Search Press VOGUE KNITTING: THE ULTIMATE KNITTING BOOK Vogue Knitting This essential reference book has sold more than one million copies, and it has now been revised and updated to include 65 extra pages and more than 1600 photos and step-by-step illustrations. It’s a fantastic resource, covering everything from the fundamentals of knitting to more complex techniques, all clearly explained…