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The Knitter 137

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

in this issue

1 min.
patterns to inspire

Delicate stitch patterns abound in our latest collection, from the contemporary lace of Bronagh Miskelly’s shawl to the exquisite Fair Isle of Carol Meldrum’s top. We bring you a choice of warmer cable styles, too, including a handsome sweater for men, a feminine flared jumper, and a chic modern design by Norah Gaughan in our special supplement. Cast on and create something beautiful for spring! HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Tempting techniques Enjoy lace, Fair Isle, cables and slip stitch designs…

1 min.
our featured designers

Elly Doyle Based on Orkney, Elly is a designer, sample maker and technical editor. She has a talent for creating beautiful textures, and her work often blends contemporary and vintage styles. Her first design for The Knitter is a handsome cabled sweater for men. Find her pattern on page 36. 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 has designed a beautiful tank top with a contemporary Fair Isle pattern, on page 8. 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. This month, she brings us…

3 min.
isadora

WITH ITS delicate stranded colourwork pattern like strings of beads, this top is bright and beautiful. Its vintage colours have a glowing look, courtesy of Andorra, a lightweight yarn from Kelbourne Woolens. It’s a blend of merino, Highland wool and mohair, and comes in 16 sophisticated shades. Carol Meldrum’s design is knitted in two pieces, with armhole edgings worked in garter stitch, and a deeper garter stitch welt around the bottom. SIZE NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles Set of 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) double-pointed needles (DPNs) for neck and armhole edging Locking stitch markers Stitch holders YARN TENSION 28 sts and 27 rows to 10cm over colourwork on 4.5mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Kelbourne Woolens www.kelbournewoolens.com Available in the UK from Tribe Yarns 020 8940 0999 www.tribeyarns.com For general abbreviations, see…

4 min.
the knitter loves

VINTAGE STYLE Debbie Bliss’s latest pattern collection takes its design cues from mid-century British fashions. The Vintage Collection offers a choice of women’s cardigans, tops and jumpers, featuring neat shapes worked in fine yarns for your summer wardrobe. ‘Vera’, for example, is a pretty blouse with all-over Fair Isle patterning and a small button-up collar. The ‘Beryl’ cardigan has a classic 1950s shape, and features lace ribbing, and embroidered flowers in ice cream shades. Other designs in the collection include a fitted top with a delicately cabled yoke, and a neat jumper with bands of Fair Isle. Individual pattern PDFs cost £3.50 from www.loveknitting.com. Also available as complete knitting kits Island beauty Astair is a lovely new 4ply yarn that blends undyed wool produced in the Hebrides with alpaca £16 per 50g; www.uistwool.com 01870…

1 min.
homecoming

The hand-dyed yarns of Polish brand Martin’s Lab have been making a big impact across Europe and beyond. To celebrate the launch of its new Aubrey Sport BFL-silk yarn, Martin’s Lab has published a book of patterns from star designers including Bristol Ivy, Isabell Kraemer, Carol Feller and Woolly Wormhead. Among the designs are four shawls with intriguing stitch textures and beautiful colour combinations - ‘Ammon’ by Julie Knits in Paris has the most gorgeous brioche colourwork. There are two elegantly stylish cowls, a pair of intriguing, bias-knit colourwork mitts by Bristol Ivy, and two hat projects: a cable design with a rolled brim, and a sideways-knit hat by Woolly Wormhead which incorporates clever short-row striping. The ‘Woodrow’ sweater is a yoked design with chic colourwork, and ‘Ziggy’ is a draping, shawl-collar cardigan…

1 min.
new books

FIELD GUIDE NO. 10 by Mason-Dixon Knitting Mason-Dixon Knitting’s Field Guides are little books exploring the big world of knitting, and its latest issue, Downtown, features the work of Isabell Kraemer. There are two yoked sweater patterns using lace and colourwork, and a set of cowls, all with Isabell’s trademark relaxed, cosmopolitan style. $9 for the e-book from www.masondixonknitting.com KEEPING SHEEP AND OTHER FIBER ANIMALS Janet Garman If you’re seriously thinking about owning sheep or alpacas - or are dreaming of one day having your own little flock - this Good Living Guide offers all the basics you’ll need to know to properly care for your animals. Author Janet Garman shares her own expertise, and has interviews, tips and advice from other fibre farmers. As well as animal husbandry, there is advice on processing and spinning…