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The Knitter 156

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
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
knit with love

Are you looking for festive gift ideas to knit for friends and family? Or perhaps you fancy treating yourself to some cosy accessories, for when the weather turns colder? We’ve put together a collection of 14 projects for you to cast on and love. Our designs use a range of techniques, from Fair Isle and intarsia to cables, lace and slip stitch. Along with quick-knit projects, there are sweaters for men and women. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min.
our featured designers

Anniken Allis Norwegian designer and knitting teacher Anniken has lived in England since 1990, and hosts popular online lace and beading clubs. Anniken’s skills with lace are legendary, and we have two openwork designs from her this month: a gorgeous shawl on page 45, and a cosy poncho on page 59. Outi Kater Outi is a Finnish designer who has lived for many years in Shetland and in Ireland. She draws inspiration for her designs from traditional Nordic and Baltic crafts, and she has produced patterns for the Shetland Wool Week Annual and for Jamieson & Smith. Find her tam and mitts on page 23. Sarah Hatton Sarah honed her skills as part of Rowan’s in-house design team, and she is now an independent designer who creates patterns for top knitting magazines and yarn companies.…

10 min.
stokesay

TAKING INSPIRATION from tulips, Sandra Nesbitt has created an attractive pattern formed from lace and twisted stitches. The tulip motifs ‘grow’ on twisted stems, which look like cables but don’t require a cable needle. Sandra’s neat design has a cropped body and sleeves. The baby alpaca DK yarn from Juniper Moon Farm, called Herriot, offers a wonderfully soft fabric with a fluffy halo. There is a lovely range of warm, sophisticated shades to choose from. SIZE YARN Juniper Moon Farm Herriot (DK weight; 100% baby alpaca; 200m/218yds per 100g skein) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles Set of 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 40cm long for neck edging 2 stitch holders TENSION 23.5 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st using 4mm needles. 1…

3 min.
the knitter loves…

BIRTHDAY TREAT Blacker Yarns loves to celebrate its birthday by launching a special new yarn, and this year’s present to knitters is called Cove. It’s a woollen-spun yarn, blending wool from Norfolk Horn, Shetland, Merino and Bluefaced Leicester sheep. Available in 100g skeins, there are 4ply and chunky-weight versions, and the six dyed, heathered shades and one natural shade beautifully capture the soft colours of Cornwall’s coastline. Designer Emily Joy Rickards has created a collection of knitting projects to accompany Cove, and these are available both as individual patterns and as complete kits. The designs include stranded colourwork mitts and a cowl, smart socks, a cabled bobble hat, and a lovely poncho with a cable panel hem. £19 per 100g; www.blackeryarns.co.uk 01566 777635 Supremely soft John Arbon’s new Alpaca Supreme yarn is a delicious 4ply…

1 min.
new books

JOURNEYS IN NATURAL DYEING by Kristine Vejar & Adrienne Rodriguez From the founders of A Verb for Keeping Warm, the California yarn store and hand-dye studio, comes this insightful book on dyeing at home. The authors share techniques, recipes and projects to help readers use natural dyestuffs to create beautiful colours. The book also includes profiles of natural dyers in Iceland, Mexico, Japan and Indonesia. Abrams & Chronicle, £21.99 JAPANESE WONDER KNITTING by Nihon Vogue More than just a stitch dictionary, this book from the Nihon Vogue design team offers step-by-step tutorials on classic stitches with a wonderfully creative Japanese twist. These include bubble and cockleshell stitches, herringbone, smocking, entrelac, cables and more. The 23 garment and accessory projects put these creative patterns to good use. Tuttle Publishing, £12.99 WOODLAND CRITTERS COLLECTION by Bridget Pupillo This e-book offers projects for…

2 min.
rowan

Cosmos by Martin Storey | Carousel Creative hats from Woolly Wormhead Hat designer Woolly Wormhead has been playing with colour for her latest e-book collection, Imperceptions. Always an innovator, Woolly has used unconventional stranded colourwork to explore ideas of optical illusions and distortion. Unlike many of her patterns, which are sideways-knit and use short rows, the five new designs are knitted bottom up and in the round. The mesmerising fabric on each design is achieved through carefully placed colour, using high-contrast shades for a dynamic, dramatic effect. The e-book includes detailed photographic tutorials, plus links to additional tutorials that can be downloaded as PDFs. $17; www.woollywormhead.com Autumn hues Complement your handknits with colourful layers from Gudrun Sjödén’s seasonal collection Explore the clothing collections at www.gudrunsjoden.com GLOWING COLOUR Larissa of Travelknitter is known for her sumptuous, saturated colours. Now her…