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The Knitter 131

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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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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winter warmers

Creative stitches14 inspiring patterns using lace, cables & colourworkOur talented designers have shown how winter knits can be feminine and flattering as well as cosy! Chic stitch patterns, modern shapes and luxurious yarns combine to offer special, warming sweaters.Looking for last-minute gift ideas to make? We have a cabled scarf and mitts set, a pair of Latvian mittens, a Fair Isle tunic for little girls, and three fabulous sock designs by Rachel Coopey in our supplement.HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter teamOur featured designersJuliet BernardThe former editor of The Knitter, Juliet now works as a consultant to the yarn industry, and continues to design and teach. She enjoys exploring the possibilities of colourwork, and Juliet’s latest design, a chic blanket, uses a range of slip stitch patterns. Turn to page 45.Sarah…

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shaftesbury

Our photoshoot has been styled with the distinctive, vibrant clothes of Gudrun Sjödén. Explore the collection at www.gudrunsjoden.com“MY SLOT rib cardigan uses one-row buttonholes to create an interesting openwork design,” says Emma Vining. “The slots are worked on the upper part of the fronts and back, and they allow any garment worn underneath to show through. The placement of the slots forms an interlinked series of openings which are joined by the rib pattern. Rib is used for the front bands, with the upper slots forming three buttonholes. The lower part of the fronts and back are worked in a wide rib pattern that runs into the upper slot pattern. The set-in sleeves are also knitted in wide rib.”SIZEYARNBLOCKING DIAGRAMNEEDLES & ACCESSORIES1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles1 pair…

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the knitter loves..

(© KATE JUST)ART & KNITTINGFeast your eyes on spectacular examples of knitted art with Charlotte Vannier’s inspiring new book. Unravelled: Contemporary Knit Art showcases 40 international artists who use knitting and crochet in their work.Sumptuously photographed, the book illustrates the huge variety of ways the knitted stitch has been used as a form of expression. These include the sculptural creations of artists such as Kate Jenkins and Camille Dupuis, and the painterly works of Kate Just, who produces handknitted recreations of self-portraits by feminist artists, such as Frida Kahlo (pictured below).Marvel at the large-scale installations taking residence in art galleries and public spaces, such as Agata Olek ‘Crocheted Homeless Shelter’ in Delhi (below).Published by Thames & Hudson, £29.95(© AGATA OLEK)Cosy knitsCreate warming sweaters & hats with the aran-weight Something To…

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new books

THE KNITTER’S ANNUALLouise WalkerInspired by the childhood annuals popular in the 1970s and ’80s, The Knitter’s Annual is lots of fun, with patterns, puzzles, games and stories to enjoy. It has been created by Louise Walker, aka Sincerely Louise, who is known for her wonderful faux taxidermy knits. The book has patterns for a wide range of creatures such as a toucan, lobster and corgi, a platypus scarf, triceratops slippers, a crocodile rug, and ‘trophy heads’ of farm animals and an elephant.£20 from www.sincerelylouise.co.ukGANSEY STYLE ACCESSORIESby Beth Brown-ReinselAn expert on gansey knitting, Beth Brown-Reinsel has used traditional stitch patterns to create six smart accessories in this e-book. Motifs from different UK areas appear on a pair of classic gloves, cosy mittens, and pretty wristwarmers using the Channel Island cast-on and…

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festive cheer

CHRISTMAS STARSby Ieva OzolinaPrice £15.99 as part of the book Knit Like a Latvian (Interweave Press, contains 50 patterns)www.amazon.co.ukFAIRY LIGHTSby Christine Perry (‘Winwick Mum’)Price Free with a purchase of West Yorkshire Spinners ‘Fairy Lights’ Signature 4ply yarn (£7.20/100g)www.wyspinners.com 01535 664500DEER LITTLE ONEby Monica RusselPrice Available in Issue 179 of Simply Knitting magazine (£6.99, on sale now)www.theyarnloop.com 03330 162151 ■…

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on my needles

My Christmas present last year was a knitting kit from Baa Ram Ewe, with enough Dovestone Natural Aran wool to knit the ‘Skógafjall’ sweater by Dianna Walla. The bundle included two natural fleece shades, and a hank of green that was hand-dyed especially for the kit by the Knitting Goddess.I couldn’t wait to cast on the project, and it was thoroughly enjoyable to knit - I especially loved working with the Dovestone yarn, because it is so soft and smooth, and has a wonderfully ‘sheepy’ smell. The tree-like stranded colourwork pattern around the yoke was simple yet satisfying to knit, and I’m delighted with the final result.www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/skogafjall ■…

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