The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 114

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
sunshine knits

Fresh designs Easygoing styles for your summer wardrobe Bright colours and soft textures combine in our latest pattern collection. Breezy knits with lace details and relaxed shapes will be perfect for summer days and lazy evenings. We’ve got lots of colourwork for you to try - including a pretty pixelated design by Emma Vining, a handsome sweater for men, and a pretty Fair Isle jumper from Marie Wallin. Fancy a quick-knit project to make on your holiday? Try our textured socks, cushion cover or smart baby jumper. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

2 min.
our featured designers

Sarah Hatton Sarah honed her skills as part of Rowan’s in-house design team, and since becoming an independent designer her work has appeared in top knitting magazines and in her own range of pattern books. Her latest design for The Knitter is a summery top with lacy details, on page 48. Emma Vining Emma is known for her exquisite stitch patterns and fabric textures, many of which have been influenced by artefacts found in London’s museums. This month, she has taken design cues from traditional Portuguese tiles for her colourwork cardigan. Turn to page 8 for Emma’s pattern. Rachel Atkinson Rachel is a technical editor who works with designers to help them produce accurate knitting patterns. She is also a designer in her own right, and has her own yarn brand. She is passionate about…

11 min.
emma vining lisbon

Emma Vining Lisbon SIZE YARN NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles Stitch holders Tapestry needle TENSION 24 sts and 40 rows to 10cm over Textured Pattern using 4mm needles. 24 sts and 23 rows to 10cm over Stranded Pattern using 4mm needles. 21 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over Stocking Stitch Pattern using 4mm needles. YARN STOCKISTS Sublime 01924 369666 www.sublimeyarns.com CHARTS BLOCKING DIAGRAM “MY CARDIGAN was inspired by the amazing ceramic tiles I saw on a trip to Lisbon, Portugal,” says Emma Vining. “Many of the buildings in this beautiful city are covered in stunning tile designs. I have used both textured and stranded stitch patterns to represent the tiles. The stitch patterns are eight-stitch repeats, worked in three different ways: firstly, as a textured knit and purl pattern; secondly as…

1 min.
the knitter loves

PRECIOUS KNITS Wensleydale Gems is a gorgeous DK-weight yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners. Its rich, lustrous shades, inspired by gemstones, have been put to good use by designer Sarah Hatton. She has created a range of new pattern leaflets showcasing the colours and drape of this pure Wensleydale wool. Sarah’s garment designs include ‘Harriet’, a round-necked cardigan with simple colourwork; ‘Arabella’, a striped jumper; and the short-sleeved ‘Evelyn’ jumper with its textured yoke and contrast-colour trims. Garments are sized to fit 32in-50in busts. The ‘Jasmine’ shawl has a deep triangular shape and textured stitch pattern, while ‘Esme’ (pictured below) is a long, asymmetric wrap with textured stripes. Last up is the ‘Harper’ cowl and headband set, a quick-knit project in two vibrant colours. Digital patterns cost £2.99 each from www.wyspinners.com (printed copies available…

1 min.
crush: capsule collection no 1

SOFT TEXTURES & SHAPES Kim Hargreaves has launched the first in her new series of ‘capsule collections’ with a book of breezy designs for summer. Called Crush, the book has 15 projects for women, including vest tops, cardigans and jumpers. The designs use a range of crisp cotton and denim yarns with mohair contrasts, in a colour palette of white and blue. Densely textured fabric is used for a swingy jacket and a fitted cardigan with patch pockets, while lighter lace patterns appear on the ‘Silent’ mohair jumper, ‘Keep’ cardigan and the slouchy ‘Haze’ sweater. Modern styles include a racerback vest, a cropped high-neck jumper with lacy heart motifs, and an oversized striped sweater worked in two contrasting colours of Rowan Kidsilk Haze. There is also a classic widenecked ribbed jumper, sleeveless tops…

1 min.
new books

STUNNING STITCHES Jen Lucas Jen Lucas specialises in shawls and lace, and her brand-new book features 21 beautiful shawls, cowls and scarves. To create her collection, Jen devised seven eye-catching stitch patterns, using airy lace, cables, slip stitch patterns and knit-and-purl textures. These patterns are each used to create three distinctive projects, ranging from wraps and shawls, to cowls, ponchos and hooded scarves. £21.99, Martingale & Co. THE CABLE KNITTER’S GUIDE Denise Samson Aimed at knitters who want to improve their cabling skills, this comprehensive book is packed with detailed photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions. It presents 50 lovely cable patterns, from simple to complex - and helpfully, it provides links to YouTube videos demonstrating how to work each cable. There are then 25 projects using cables, including socks, sweaters, homewares and quick-knit accessories. £20.99,…