The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 115

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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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
seasonal styles

Autumn is an exciting time for knitters, as we explore the new-season yarns and plan the cosy knits we want to cast on. To inspire you, this issue is packed with lovely layers featuring luxurious yarns, unusual constructions and elegant stitch patterns. From chic Fair Isle, in the shape of Pat Strong’s modern dress, to sophisticated textures from Sarah Hatton, Tanja Murray, Jo Allport and Marjan Hammink, there are styles and techniques to suit every knitter. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Autumn essentials Must-have shawls, sweaters, socks and more…

2 min.
our featured designers

Pat Strong Pat learnt her knitting and crochet skills from her grandmother, and loves to pass on her knowledge to others through her patterns, which she creates for magazines including Simply Knitting and Simply Crochet. Her first design for us is a fun Fair Isle dress, on page 8. Jo Allport As well as designing for yarn brands such as Noro, Lotus, West Yorkshire Spinners and Araucania, Jo sells her own patterns through Ravelry, and also creates projects for many of the UK’s knitting magazines. Her delicate jumper with lace details can be found on page 47. Amanda Jones With her passion for texture, Amanda creates beautiful designs that celebrate the endless possibilities of the knitted stitch. This month, we have a stunning shawl, which combines colour, lace and brioche, as well as an interview…

4 min.
pat strong sorcha

SIZE YARN Rowan Felted Tweed (DK weight; 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 175m/191yds per 50g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3.75mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 80cm long 3.75mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 100cm long Set of 3.75mm (UK 10/US 3) double-pointed needles (DPNs) for neck, if not using Magic Loop method Stitch markers, including four locking stitch markers TENSION 23 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.75mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Rowan 01484 950630 www.knitrowan.com For general abbreviations, see p81 BLOCKING DIAGRAM CHART KEY WORKED IN the round from the bottom up, this tunic dress has a simple geometric pattern of diamonds and triangles, worked using the stranded colourwork technique. “It would be a good project for knitters looking to practise and improve their Fair Isle technique,” says designer Pat Strong. “Rowan’s Felted Tweed is a perfect…

4 min.
the knitter loves...

Wild beautyInspired by the landscapes of the Lake District, ‘Fell Garth II’ is a collection of elegant patterns for women www.thefibreco.com ARTIST’S PALETTE Until now, Erika Knight’s British Blue yarn had only been available in 25g balls. Fans of this gorgeous Bluefaced Leicester wool - and its sumptuous colour palette - will be delighted to hear that it is now sold in 100g hanks, too. To celebrate, there is a new collection of patterns for men and women, designed by Erika, Emma Wright, and Jeanette Sloan. They have been influenced by Charleston, the spiritual home of the Bloomsbury Group. Pattern leaflets include ‘Molly’, a feminine sweater with trellis lace panels and frilled shoulders. ‘Angelica’ is an A-line sweater with a patchwork of cable and Aran stitches, and ‘Dora’ is a kimono-style top ideal for layering. Other…

1 min.

Aymara is a luscious new baby alpaca yarn from Debbie Bliss, available in a choice of 16 natural colours and warm dyed shades. To complement her new DK-weight, Debbie has created a book of 10 patterns showcasing Aymara’s colours and gorgeous softness. For women, there’s a stunning lopi-style sweater, an Aran-inspired jumper with honeycomb textures, a neat little cable cardigan, and an A-line cable jumper. Accessories include a long cowl with simple colourwork patterns, and a Fair Isle scarf. Debbie has provided two handsome designs for men: a striped sweater with braided cables, and a colour-block jumper featuring a smart herringbone texture. Children aren’t forgotten, either. There’s a comfortable striped jumper with a small collar and buttoned raglan opening, plus a pretty cardigan with Fair Isle details. £7.95; for stockists, call 01535 664222 or…

1 min.
new books

MORE EASY FAIRISLE KNITS Martin Storey These colourful, modern projects from Martin Storey will make perfect gifts this festive season. The 13 patterns include phone and tablet cases, cushions and throws, cowls and scarves, and a neat slipover top for women. All feature charming motifs, such as hearts, owls, rabbits, and little boats and cottages. The ‘Counting Sheep’ throw will be a must-have for any knitter! £9.99, Rowan SWAY Kim Hargreaves The 21 women’s designs in this book all have a nautical touch, and feature feminine yet relaxed shapes, with simple lace and textural details. There are cardigans, sweaters and vests to choose from, all of which have the timeless appeal to become wardrobe essentials. The patterns are sized to fit busts of 32in-43in, and are worked in cotton, denim and mohair yarns. £17.95, www.kimhargreaves.co.uk THE 2ND LITTLE…