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The Knitter

The Knitter 125

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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13 Issues

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1 min.
summer treats

Soft stitches Lightweight knits for your summer wardrobe Lace and colour are the themes of our latest collection of projects, and our designers have used pretty stitch patterns and motifs in the softest yarns to create light layers to wear this summer. Choose from cardigans, jumpers, wraps, socks and more! We also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Knitting & Crochet Guild in our special supplement, and explore Felicity Ford’s inspirational approach to colourwork. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

2 min.
our featured designers

Bronagh Miskelly Designer, writer and technical editor Bronagh has had her patterns published in a range of UK knitting magazines. She is also closely involved with the UK Hand Knitting Association, and enjoys teaching knitting workshops. She has created a beautiful lace wrap for us, on page 8. Sasha Kagan A legend of the knitting world, Sasha has been a designer for more than 40 years. She is a patron of the Knitting & Crochet Guild, and to celebrate its 40th anniversary, we have a classic shawl pattern from Sasha in our special supplement, which also contains an interview with her. 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 project for us is a summery, striped V-neck top,…

7 min.
cobwebs in the rain

DESIGNED BY Bronagh Miskelly, this beautiful wrap is worked from corner to corner using increases and decreases to create the shape. It is decorated with unusual lace patterns, inspired by spiders’ webs in the rain, with slanting sections of cobweb motifs alternating with stripes of ‘raindrop’ lace. Bronagh has used a Shetland laceweight wool from Jamieson & Smith for her design; this 2ply yarn comes in a lovely choice of pastels, brights and neutral colours. SIZE Length: 210cm (82¾in) Width: 40cm (15¾in) YARN Jamieson & Smith 2ply Lace Weight (Lace weight; 50% lambswool,50% Shetland wool; 169m/185yds per 25g ball) L150; 7 x 25g balls NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 2 stitch markers TENSION 27 sts and 20 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.25mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Jamieson & Smith 01595 693579 www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS S2ppo: Slip 2 sts…

6 min.
the knitter loves…

SUMMER STYLE Erika Knight has a talent for producing stylish yet easy-to-wear designs, and her latest patterns offer relaxed shapes for summer. Using her cool Gossypium Cotton yarn, Erika has created a range of sweatshirt-style knits for men and women, including a colour-block sweater, and a slouchy, modern take on the classic cricket jumper. For children, there’s a choice of bright designs using stripes, floral intarsia motifs, and camouflage print effects. Erika’s Studio Linen yarn, meanwhile, is put to good use for her range of modern classics for women, which include an elegant, draping cardigan, and a chic blouse and T-shirt. Individual pattern leaflets cost £5 each and are available from yarn stores or via Ravelry at http://bit.ly/raverika. For stockists, visit www.tbramsden.co.uk Pure beauty Ranch 01, the ranch-specific wool from Brooklyn Tweed, is now available to buy…

1 min.
new books

KNIT YOUR STORY IN YARN by Dee Hardwicke Dee Hardwicke is well known for her colourful, nature-inspired intarsia patterns. She shares her design insights in her new book, which shows how we can capture memories or celebrate special occasions by creating our own unique knitted quilts, shawls, bags, and more. As well as a wide range of intarsia motifs for us to pick from, Dee provides the charts and instructions to develop our own pictorial knitting motifs. £15.95, Stackpole Books KNITTED ANIMAL SOCKS Lauren Riker This charming book will enable you to knit characterful socks for family and friends! The six ankle and knee-length designs, sized for both children and adults, have animal themes - choose from a panda, owl, koala, fox, cat and pig. An in-depth section gives instructions for all the specific techniques you’ll…

1 min.
q&a

Q I usually work eyelet buttonholes on my cardigans, but they’re sometimes a bit too stretchy. Is there an alternative I could try? A Eyelet buttonholes are the most commonly used buttonholes, and create a small hole with a soft, stretchy edge. Due to a lack of a firm edge, this buttonhole is best suited to lighter yarns and smaller needles; it can be tricky to make it look neat in anything heavier than a DK-weight yarn. For a firmer, neater buttonhole in heavier yarn weights or less elastic yarns, you could try the double decrease buttonhole method (1). Work the buttonhole as follows: 2 Row 1 (RS): *K2tog, yo, SSK; rep from * for every buttonhole, working in pattern in between as directed. 3 Row 2 (WS): Work in pattern, purling into the front…