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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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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lovely lace

We’re celebrating the beauty of lace in our latest issue, by showcasing a variety of elegant stitch patterns for you to try. From classic shapes such as Jennie Atkinson’s vintage-style top, to Sarah Hatton’s modern lace-panelled jumper, there are pretty, wearable projects to suit you. Bring colour into your seasonal wardrobe with Mary Henderson’s Fair Isle vest, or choose a cheerful colourway for our stranded yoke jumper or intarsia cardigan. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Mary Henderson Mary has a passion for Fair Isle knitting, and has won a firm following thanks to intricate designs and her talent for colour combining. This month, she brings us a gorgeous Fair Isle tank top, knitted in a lovely yarn from The Border Mill. Find her pattern in our special supplement. Anniken Allis Norwegian designer and knitting…

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www.jarbon.com “USING TWO delicate shades of pink together creates a candy-coloured series of textured stripes that are combined with small pattern details,” says Emma Vining. “The stripes are punctuated by little bunches of rib pattern, which are knitted together with an eyelet detail. This delicate stitch pattern breaks up the textured garter stitch stripes. The two shades of pink used in the stripes are reversed for the top third of the garment. The darker shade of pink is used for the lower section and the lighter shade for the top.” SIZE YARN John Arbon Textiles Knit By Numbers 4ply (4ply weight, 100% pure Falkland merino wool; 400m/440yds per 100g skein) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) knitting needles 1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 3) knitting needles Stitch holders Stitch markers 4 (4:4:4:5:5:4:4:5) x 1.5cm buttons SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS MB: Make…

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CALMING MOODS Create lightweight, easy-to-wear garments for spring with the latest pattern book from Kim Hargreaves. Called Calm, it offers a capsule collection of 12 feminine projects. There’s a mix of crisp cables and softer draping knits, and Kim has designed them to be go-to garments for everyday wear. They use Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze, Summerlite, Handknit Cotton and Softyak yarns, in a colour palette of soft greens and white. The projects include pretty cabled cardigans - both fitted, and loose and flowing - and a high-neck cable and rib sweater. There are floaty vests, a racer-back tank and a cap-sleeved cable cardigan, plus gauzy, oversized jumpers and cardigans with a modern look, knitted in Kidsilk Haze. £10.95 from www.kimhargreaves.co.uk Cool knits Rowan’s new Denim Lace is a recycled denim yarn that’s perfect for textured spring…

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the west highland way

The shapes, textures and colours of Scotland’s West Highland Way have been captured in Kate Davies’ latest project. It’s a spectacular collection filled with fascinating stitch patterns and colour combinations. As you’d expect, there’s plenty of stranded colourwork, such as the ‘Còinneach’ yoked cardigan, inspired by a hill at Loch Lomond. ‘The Shieling’ blanket features a thistle motif, while four seasonal colourways are suggested for the ‘Craigallan’ hat and mittens. Always inventive, Kate has been playing with new garment shapes, such as the ‘Rowchoish’ wrap/cardigan, and the ‘Strathendrick’ tunic, which combines vintage colourwork with a contemporary silhouette. Other beautiful designs include a structured, cabled T-shirt called ‘Stronachlachar’, and the dramatic ‘Electric Village’ wrap. The book also contains essays and photography that bring the West Highland Way to life. £30. www.katedaviesdesigns.com…

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new books

MAKO COTTON by Quail Studio for Rowan Selects The Quail Studio design team brings its cool, contemporary style to Rowan’s seasonal Mako Cotton yarn. Its book of eight women’s projects for relaxed daywear includes an off-the-shoulder sweater, a longline mesh cardigan, a sporty camisole vest and ballerina cardigan, and a jumper with a dramatic, deep V-back. £5, Rowan 200 STITCH PATTERNS FOR BABY BLANKETS Jan Eaton If you’re planning to make a special blanket for a new arrival, you can find ideas for beautiful stitch patterns in this new edition of Jan Eaton’s popular book. It offers a huge choice of mix-and-match block designs and pretty edgings, each accompanied by a swatch photo and instructions. It will give you a chance to be creative, by experimenting with colour and texture to create something truly unique. £10.99, Search…

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The Foundations series from The Fibre Co. is a range of simple yet stylish wardrobe essentials, aimed at both novice knitters wanting to expand their skills, and experienced knitters looking for templates they can adapt for themselves. The series has recently been expanded with 18 lovely new designs Six of the new patterns use The Fibre Co.’s popular Cumbria Fingering yarn. These range from a boxy textured sweater and a neat cabled jumper, to a bright colourblock tunic and a choice of classic cardigans. Showcasing the Road to China laceweight silk blend is a range of elegant shawls, an unusual draping waistcoat, a cross-over top, and a lacy, kimono-inspired shrug. Designs for the luxurious Meadow heavy laceweight yarn include a striped raglan jumper, lace shawls, and a versatile sleeveless top with subtle textured…