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The Knitter

The Knitter 141

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.
stitch explorations

Contemporary stitch patterns have been used to create fascinating fabrics in our Modern Textures collection. From elegant cardigans to chunky sweaters, we have stylish projects to entertain your needles. We also bring you a versatile tunic dress from Norah Gaughan, a Bohus-inspired yoked cardigan, and a delicate lace shawl. Plus, we explore the work of Dr Zoe Fletcher, a champion of British purebreed wool. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colourwork, construction and brioche stitch to create sweaters and accessories that will bring a smile to your face! His latest project for The Knitter is a striking checkerboard sweater for men. You can find Dario’s pattern on page 36. Sarah Hatton Sarah honed her skills as part of Rowan’s in-house design team, and since becoming an…

6 min.
dot to dash

THIS SHORT-SLEEVED raglan T-shirt is worked from the top down and in the round. It is decorated with a patterned panel which uses a combination of stranded colourwork and bobbles for an interesting effect. The neckband, hem and armhole trims are worked in a contrast colour. Jem Arrowsmith’s design is knitted in Illustrious DK, a mix of Falkland wool and British alpaca from West Yorkshire Spinners. It knits up into a fabric with a wonderful bounce and a soft gleam. SIZE NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 60cm and 100cm long 1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) double-pointed needles (DPNs 4 stitch markers Stitch holders or waste yarn TENSION 19.5 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over st st worked in the rnd using 4mm needles YARN STOCKISTS West Yorkshire Spinners 01535 664500 www.wyspinners.com YARN SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS MB: Make a…

4 min.
the knitter loves…

LOVE LONDON! Discover the capital’s best yarn shops by taking part in the Great London Yarn Crawl! This year’s event, during the week of 1-8 September, will take in a host of stores including Loop, Tribe Yarns, Ida’s House, Wild & Woolly, and Knit With Attitude. Sign up for your GLYC passport, which costs £10, and you’ll get a special stamp at every shop you visit, giving you the chance to win yarny prizes. You’ll also be able to take advantage of special offers at participating shops. All proceeds from the sale of passports will go to the charity Refuge. Why not team up with your knitting friends to plan your route and take in the sights - if you need guidance, you can find inspiration (and patterns) in the Mini Yarn…

1 min.
magazine 66 - bookbound

Creative colourwork abounds in Rowan’s latest seasonal pattern magazine. Its Bookbound design theme, beautifully shot on location in Cambridge, includes both classic and modern Fair Isle styles. ‘Tolkein’, for example, is a long, open cardigan by Martin Storey featuring a graphic stranded colourwork pattern. ‘Eliot’, by Lisa Richardson, has a Fair Isle body with sleeves in Fair Isle and stripes for a patchwork effect. Men’s projects include a turtleneck sweater with a pattern of triangles by Arne and Carlos, and there are lots of timeless striped designs. Textured projects include a cabled wrap, a cropped cable cardigan in Alpaca Soft DK, and a linen stitch jacket. There is also a choice of wardrobe essentials for men and women, such as stocking stitch sweaters, ribbed cardigans and waistcoats, and a striped sweater blending…

1 min.
new books

COLOR BLOCK KNITS by Nicki Trench Nicki Trench has been exploring the possibilities offered by gradient yarn cakes and colour wheels for her latest book. The result is a collection of 35 patterns for vibrant accessories, garments and homewares with dramatic colour changes. Many of the projects require just one yarn cake to knit. £12.99, CICO Books BC GARN COLLECTION by Kelbourne Woolens Using lightweight yarns and stitch textures, and worked in fruity colours, the new collection of patterns showcasing BC Garn yarns is a delicious treat! The six tops come in finished sizes of 32in-61in busts, and include a drop-shoulder pullover with lace stripes by Audrey Drysdale, a subtly flared jumper in tussah silk, a cabled cotton T-shirt by Yoko Hatta, and a V-neck mesh sweater by Sandi Prosser, called ‘Blackberry Fizz’. Individual PDF patterns $9.60…

1 min.
bold beginner knits

Kate Davies’s new book is aimed at novice knitters, and offers six projects to teach new techniques and construction methods. Kate decided that the designs shouldn’t look like beginner pieces, though, and they are definitely interesting enough to appeal to more experienced knitters, too! The ‘Upstream’ seamless yoked pullover, for example, has a slipped stitch pattern that looks complex but is straightforward to work. Explore top-down raglan knitting with the sleek, striped ‘Downstream’ cardigan, or try side-to-side construction with a pattern for a slouchy textured shrug. The triangular ‘Footfall’ lace shawl introduces the principles and techniques of charted top-down shawl knitting, while modular knitting is used to produce the colourful ‘Skep’ blanket, which is formed from hexagonal motifs. There are links to video tutorials for extra guidance, and every element of the book…