The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 116

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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in this issue

1 min.
knit with love

Many of us are looking ahead to the festive season, and planning what gifts we’d like to make for our loved ones. We’ve filled this issue with small projects that will be fun to knit and should be gratefully received! From thoroughly modern designs, such as our sumptuous brioche wrap, to traditional Fair Isle and Estonian lace, we have lots to tempt you. We also have warm and cosy garments to knit for men and women. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min.
our featured designers

Mary Henderson Mary has a passion for Fair Isle knitting, and has won a firm following thanks to intricate designs and her talent for colour combining. This month, she brings us a sweet Fair Isle set of hat, cowl and mittens on page 39. Mary also gives us her expert advice on steeking, in her Masterclass on page 52. Eline Oftedal From her home in Norway, Eline creates Scandinavianinspired knitwear with a modern flavour. Her patterns have been published in Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. For our gifts issue, Eline has designed a lacy neckwarmer that’s pretty and cosy. Turn to page 56 for the pattern. Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colour, construction and brioche to create sweaters and accessories that will bring a smile to your face! His first pattern…

7 min.
sarah hatton patti

SARAH HATTON’S pretty winter jumper was inspired by sweaters from the 1950s and ’60s. It has a high round neckline, and features lacy panels around the top of the body and extending three-quarters of the way down the sleeves. The diamond stitch pattern includes wrapped cluster stitches. Debbie Bliss’s Fine Donegal 4ply yarn has a lovely softness thanks to its cashmere content, and knits up into an attractive tweedy fabric. CHART PATTERN (written instructions) Row 1 (RS): K3, K2tog, *yo, K1, yo, skpo, K5, K2tog; rep from * as stated in pattern, yo, K1, yo, skpo, K3. Row 2 and every foll alt row: Purl. Row 3: K2, K2tog, yo, *K3, yo, skpo, K3, K2tog, yo; rep from * as stated in pattern, K3, yo, skpo, K2. Row 5: K1, K2tog, yo, K1, *K4, yo,…

4 min.
the knitter loves...

TWEED LUXE Among Rowan’s new yarns for autumn-winter is Cashmere Tweed, a DK-weight mix of extra-fine merino wool and cashmere. It comes in eight sophisticated, tweedy shades, and will be ideal for knitting smart garments. Showcasing the yarn is a new collection of patterns designed by Martin Storey, called Cashmere Tweed. He has taken inspiration from modern Scandinavian and Icelandic styles for the seven women’s projects. These include ‘Mackintosh’, which is a fitted jumper combining stripes and an architectural colourwork pattern. ‘Brekan’ is a relaxed cowl-neck sweater with short sleeves, designed for winter layering, while ‘Carron’ is an oversized, open cardigan with a deep shawl collar. Cable details adorn the ‘Braid’ colourblock jumper, and modern Fair Isle brightens the ‘Wilkie’ hat and scarf set. Available as a printed book or as a digital…

1 min.

Designer Woolly Wormhead has turned the world of hats on its head again with this collection of sideways-knitted projects. You’ll be intrigued and entertained by her five new designs using short-row colourwork. Inspired by the film The Last Airbender, Woolly has ‘bended’ yarn to create stunning fabric effects. ‘Toph’ is decorated with organic forms gently growing from the brim towards the crown, and ‘Azula’ has flame-like patterns created using short rows and garter stitch intarsia. ‘Katara’ is a gently rippled design, mimicking the motion of water, while ‘Opal’ and ‘Korra’ feature softly sculptural lines. Each pattern is presented as a ‘panel map’, or directional chart, to guide you through the short rows and colourwork. The book includes detailed photographic tutorials to help you work through all the designs. £10 as a digital…

1 min.
new books

GRADIENT KNITS Tanis Gray This fun book is aimed at improving knitters, and offers advice and inspiration on working with gradient yarns in different ways, such as slip stitch patterns, Fair Isle, lace and texture. Each ‘lesson’ gives an overview of a specific technique, then offers a simple pattern to try - these range from scarves and cowls to socks, mittens and a lacy shawl. £12.99, Search Press HYGGE STYLE KNITTING Interweave Editors Fill your wardrobe with cosy knits for winter with this delightful pattern book! The nine projects include a snug cowl in alpaca yarn by Katya Frankel, a modern intarsia blanket, pretty slippers for women and girls, and a luxurious cowl-neck sweater. Cocoon yourself in an oversized cardigan with a stunning cable panel by Courtney Spainhower, and treat your feet to a pair…