The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 118

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.
winter wonder

Creative stitches Be inspired by gorgeous cables, Fair Isle & lace Season’s greetings to all our readers - we hope you have a happy and restful holiday, and find time for some knitting! Why not treat yourself to a luxurious mohair jumper, with Sarah Hatton’s design on page 8? We have traditional Fair Isle for you from Mary Henderson, a cosy cabled sweater from Martin Storey, a classic lopi cardigan, and so much more. Plus, we chat with the inspirational British designers Hazel Tindall and Ann Kingstone. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min.
our featured designers

Deborah Helmke After spending more than 10 years working as a designer in the garment industry in New York City, Deborah now creates handknit patterns for knitting magazines. She specialises in intricate stitches and feminine shapes, and her latest design for us is a gorgeous sweater with lace details on page 24. 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. This month, she has created an elegant, luxurious jumper in mohair. Find it on page 8. Rosee Woodland Our former commissioning editor, Rosee now works as an independent designer, writer and technical editor. This month, she shares her expert knowledge of the Stitchmastery program, which is an excellent…

5 min.
frosted rose

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) knitting needles Stitch holders Removable stitch markers TENSION 22½ sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.75mm needles with yarn held double YARN STOCKISTS Rowan 01484 950630 www.knitrowan.com For general abbreviations, see p81 WORKED USING two strands of Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze mohair yarn held together, this jumper has the softest, fluffiest fabric we’ve ever felt! Sarah Hatton’s long-line design has a loose fit and dolman sleeves knitted as part of the front and back, finished with long ribbed cuffs. Decorating Sarah’s design is a large central panel of lace, with stripes of eyelets on the shoulders, and a lace panel around the lower hem. STITCH PATTERNS LACE PATTERN (worked over 14 sts + 1) Row 1 (RS): *K1, (yo, SSK) 3 times, K1, (K2tog, yo) 3…

4 min.
the knitter loves ...

NIFTY NEEDLES Looking for a new set of interchangeable circular needles for your New Year knitting projects? KnitPro and HiyaHiya have launched high-quality, good-value gift sets which are well worth considering. KnitPro’s sets, containing its popular Symfonie wooden circulars, come in a choice of two celebration boxes, called ‘The Golden Light’ and ‘Colours of Life’. Both contain eight sizes of needle tips, four colour-coded cables and a set of cable connectors in a coordinated fabric pouch. They also contain a shawl pin adorned with a fine crystal. The HiyaHiya Premium Interchangeable Gift Sets, meanwhile, are available in a choice of steel, sharp or bamboo needle tips. Small sets contain eight sizes of needle, while the large sets have 16; both contain a range of cable lengths and needle grips, and are presented in…

1 min.
cook’s study hill

Yarntelier is the luxury cashmere yarn brand from Louisa Harding, and her latest pattern collection showcases the delicate beauty of her laceweight Cashmere Lace. Cook’s Study Hill offers eleven patterns for scarves and shawls, using just one or two balls of Cashmere Lace. They were inspired by five centuries of English fashion on display at Chatsworth House, and have a timeless, feminine feel. They vary in complexity, from delicate scarves with simple repeat patterns, such as ‘Ashna’ with its heart motif, to more complex designs such as the ‘Mayura’ shawl’, which uses a beaded peacock lace pattern. ‘Roshni’ combines pale cream and dark grey shades to great effect, while ‘Mira’ looks stunning in the rich ‘Fireside’ red colour. The collection includes an elegant cape and a large, buttoned wrap called ‘Ariella’. The book…

1 min.
new books

SILK ROAD SOCKS Hunter Hammersen Hunter Hammersen’s beautiful sock book is back in print, and this new edition has been updated and expanded. It now offers 16 stunning sock designs inspired by Oriental rugs, and each pattern features delicate, intricate textures that will be a joy to knit. Choose from flowing twisted stitches, tiny cables, and unusual lace - there’s also a pair of smart yet cosy slippers, using a design echoing Yalameh rugs from Iran. £24.99, Cooperative Press MYSTIC SHAWLS 2 Anna Dalvi Anna Dalvi designs breathtakingly beautiful shawls, and her latest book is filled with complex patterns using colour and lace. Shapes range from triangular and rectangular to crescent and large, circular shawls. Gorgeous designs include ‘Mystic Vortex’, a pi shawl worked in a gradient yarn, and ‘Mystic Sunset’, which pairs garter stitch with…