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The Knitter 132

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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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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creative colour

Winter warmers Sweater ideas for men, women & children Brighten up the dark winter days with colourful, cosy knits! The garments in our Graphic Collection play with classic Fair Isle and tweed patterns for a sophisticated modern look, while we have richly cabled projects in luxurious yarns to tempt you. We celebrate Shetland knitting in this issue, too, with a special shawl, a report from the Wool Week festival, and a profile of an inspirational family of Shetland designers. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Carol Meldrum Inspired by Scottish themes and textile traditions, Carol is known for her fashionable and playful knitting patterns, and for her range of popular books including Knitlympics and Knitted Icons. This month, Carol brings us a modern Fair Isle poncho knitted in a classic Finnish wool. Turn to page…

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vashti

SCARF Using 4mm needles and the long-tail or thumb method, cast on 117 sts. Row 1 (RS): K2, *cast off 5 sts (1 st left on needle, K3; rep from * to last 7 sts, cast off 5 sts (1 st left on needle), K1. 52 sts. Row 2: K1, *KFB twice, K2; rep from * to last 3 sts, KFB twice, K1. 78 sts. Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, knit to end, dec 1 st at centre of row. 77 sts. Row 4: Sl 1 wyif, P5, knit to last 6 sts, P5, K1. Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, K1, yo, sk2po, yo, knit to last 5 sts, yo, sk2po, yo, K2. Row 6: As row 4. Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, knit to end. Row 8: Sl 1 wyif, P5, knit to last 6 sts, P5, K1.…

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the knitter loves…

TREATS GALORE! After rushing around buying and knitting gifts for others, do you find yourself wishing for a little treat for yourself, to welcome in the New Year? Loop of London has some gorgeous kits to spoil yourself with! Among our favourites are the Moel View Leighton Handwarmer kits. They contain three hanks of Wensleydale yarn - cream, the very rare natural brown, and a naturally dyed skein - with a pattern by Ella Austin for a pair of intricate colourwork mitts. They cost £40. The new Roulade Scarf kit, meanwhile, uses elegant stripes to showcase the stunning CaMaRose Tynd Lavauld yarn, a blend of llama and wool in subtle colours; it costs £48.50. If you’re a Loop fan, you’ll want to proudly wear a brand-new Loop pin badge, with its signature hare logo…

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new books

FAERIE KNITTING Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman Best-selling novelist Alice Hoffman, whose books include Practical Magic, has teamed up with her cousin, the designer Lisa Hoffman, to produce an entrancing collection of feminine garments and accessories. Lisa’s designs bring to life 14 original fairy tales written by Alice; projects include a lace capelet, a cabled cowl, cosy shawl, legwarmers and bonnets, and a pair of dramatic silk beaded gauntlets. £14.99, Adams Media 40 TIMELESS KNITS by Norah Gaughan This book brings together 40 of the most iconic designs created by the legendary Norah Gaughan for Vogue Knitting magazine. Known for her breathtaking cables, innovative constructions, and talent with textures, Norah’s style is inimitable, and this book has patterns dating from 1987 right up to the present day. £19.18, Sixth & Spring SOMETHING NEW TO LEARN ABOUT…

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your tweets!

“Two cowls and two shawls completed. I have one pair of mittens, a hat and another cowl to make before Christmas Eve. Oh and a few decorations - mini elf and reindeers” Julia Badger@JuliaBadger2 “Yes yes yes! Have three items finished but not likely to get round to crochet stocking bunting for 6th year on row. Perhaps should make that in July!” Judit Sogan@MonsterYarns “I’ve already finished my Christmas knitting - three pairs of socks all done” Knit Linea@KnitLinea Yeap! 2 hats, 3 scarves, 2 shawls and 75% of a traditional Aran jumper so far” Emma Ockleford@EmmaOckleford “I never stopped. It’s a year round process for @lt_crafts” Little Tree Crafts@lt_crafts “Only a Christmas sweater for myself!” Alison Craven@KnittingPins What our favourite knitters have been saying… “To celebrate the launch of my book, I’ve released GUYS KNIT: The…

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diary dates

27 December Exeter Sock Club www.woolontheexe.com 01392 669015 12 January Wadhurst, East Sussex Knitting Socks www.theknitknacks.co.uk 01892 785035 12-25 January Mysore, India Knitting Holiday at the Green Hotel with Renée Callahan www.knitforpeace.org.uk 020 7794 9835 15/22/29 Jan Loughborough How to Knit for Improvers with Nicki Merrall www.nickimerrall.co.uk 0790 443 7858 20 January Waltham Abbey Waltham Abbey Wool Show www.walthamabbeywoolshow.co.uk 07970 028499 23 January Faversham A Beautiful Buttonband www.theyarndispensary.co.uk 01795 597 700 31 Jan-2 Feb Manchester The Creative Craft Show www.stitchandhobby.co.uk 01425 277988 2 February London Brioche Workshop www.loopknittingshop.com 020 7288 1160 8 February Warrington Beginners Spinning Workshop www.blacksheepwools.com 01925 764231 17 February Tideswell Introduction to Yarn Dyeing www.peakdistrictyarns.co.uk 07594 969105 22-23 February Farnborough Make It and Knit & Stitch It www.make-it.org.uk 01784 880890 22-24 February Farnham Unravel www.craft.farnhammaltings.com/ portfolio/unravel-festival-knitting/ 28 Feb-3 March London The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com 020 7688…

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