The Knitter 158

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
13 期号


our featured designers

Meghan Kelly Meghan is an assistant professor at Jefferson University in the US, where she teaches Knit Design Studio and Knitting Technology. She is also a creative designer who uses fascinating stitch details for her knitwear projects. Find Meghan’s mixed-fibre striped sweater design on page 58. Sian Brown Since studying for a degree in fashion, Siân has had a successful career designing for knitting magazines, yarn brands and high street stores, as well as teaching at the London College of Fashion. Siân’s latest design for The Knitter is an intricately cabled rollneck sweater on page 8. Pat Menchini Pat is a prolific designer whose work regularly appears in the UK’s top knitting magazines. Her designs often feature decorative stitch patterns and neat shaping. This month, Pat has combined gansey stitch traditions with her typically feminine…


THIS SWEATER is just the thing for your winter wardrobe - with its cosy rollneck and textured fabric, it’s sure to keep you warm. Designer Siân Brown has used panels of braids and horseshoe cables on a background of moss stitch to give a wonderfully tactile fabric. Her sweater has been knitted in an aran-weight yarn from Rico. It’s a blend of wool, polyamide and viscose which has a soft and lightweight feel, and a tweedy appearance. SIZE YARN Rico Fashion Modern Tweed (Aran weight; 60% wool, 20% polyamide, 20% viscose; 95m/104yds per 50g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles 1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles Cable needle (cn) Stitch markers, including removable markers TENSION 17 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over st st on 5mm needles. 16 sts and 30…

the knitter loves…

GREENER SOCKS The Fibre Co. has launched its very first sock yarn, called Amble. It’s designed to be a more environmentally friendly washable sock yarn, as it uses alpaca and merino wool that has been treated using the Easy-wash process, which avoids the hazardous chemicals that are often used in producing superwash wool. It also incorporates recycled nylon. Amble comes in 100g/325m skeins, and in a palette of 12 colours - you can also buy mini skeins to use for contrasting heels, toes and cuffs, or for colourwork. Accompanying the new yarn is a pattern developed by Kate Atherley for beginners to sock knitting. ‘One Sock’ is classic top-down sock pattern in 11 sizes from infant to adult. It comes with a bonus guidebook on knitting well fitting socks. £21 per skein; ‘One…

new books

OUTLANDER KNITTING by Kate Atherley Fans of the historical TV drama Outlander will go wild for this book of bonny knits! Inspired by many of the costumes worn in the show, the book includes rustic shawls and socks with a touch of Highland style, elegant capelets and a lace cardigan, 1940s-style tank tops, and the stunning ‘Randall-Fraser’ colourwork yoked sweater. Clarkson Potter, £19.99 EVOLUTION by Susan Crawford Designer Susan Crawford has now issued an e-book version of her latest book, Evolution. It offers 12 modern, wearable projects for women which take design cues from the vintage knits in Susan’s 2018 book, The Vintage Shetland Project. Find pretty yoked cardigans and sweaters in lace and colourwork, lacy socks, Fair Isle hats, mittens and a cowl, and a large and beautiful asymmetric lace shawl., £21.25 1000 JAPANESE KNITTING &…

local heroes

Folklore Yarn 53 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, BT5 5AA Specialising in locally hand-dyed yarns, Donegal tweed, and natural fibres, Folklore Yarn is located in East Belfast. Treats include John Arbon, Yarntelier, Marie Wallin, Drops, Adriafil, West Yorkshire Spinners, Scheepjes, and Wool and the Gang. There are also hand-dyed yarns from Dye Candy, Irish Artisan Yarn, Loopy Kate, and Giddy Aunt Yarns. Jolly Yarn Co 33 South Street, Newtownards, BT23 4JT This little shop is packed with colour! Brands include West Yorkshire Spinners, Drops, Stylecraft, Cygnet, Caron, Adriafil and more. Contact for up-to-date opening times by emailing 028 9122 9434 The Yarn Patch Merville House, Merville Garden Village, Newtownabbey, BT37 9TH This hidden gem has friendly, helpful staff and yarn brands such as West Yorkshire Spinners, Toft, Stylecraft, and Scheepjes. There’s a great choice of kits for knitting and crochet,…

your tweets!

“Marie Wallin’s British Breeds yarn - great for colorwork” Mulva Vandelay @Blackbunnyfibrz “Has to be Fyberspates Cumulus for me. I’m allergic to mohair, so love this aptly named alpaca alternative. It is so soft you can hardly feel it and the magenta is so bright!” Kristin Warry@Kristinstweets “Cartref DK! Just finished a jumper and it’s a fantastic workhorse yarn. I’m about to use a new-to-me yarn base from Shilasdair and it feels grand between my fingers already.” Karie Westermann@kariebookish “I love Bow Fiddle Yarns hand dyed yarn with the sparkly bits in - just enough for a spot of glamour but still soft to wear and lovely to knit with” Susie@susanmfinlayson “Anything dyed by Mothy and the Squid. Amazing colours.” Slate in a Spooky Mood@impything “Triskelion Cywyn Sock - it’s fabulous and sturdy without sacrificing softness. And the colours!” Kath Andrews@KathAndrews7 “De…