The Knitter 161

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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our featured designers

Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colourwork, construction and stitches to create handsome sweaters and accessories His latest project for The Knitter is a soft cardigan inspired by the classic denim jacket. Find Dario’s pattern in our special supplement. Anniken Allis Norwegian designer and knitting teacher Anniken has lived in England since 1990, and hosts popular online lace and beading clubs. Anniken’s skills with lace stitches are legendary, and her newest pattern for The Knitter is a pretty shawl knitted in a silky yarn. Turn to page 25. Mary Henderson Mary is passionate about the stitch patterns of traditional Scottish knitting, and she has won a firm following thanks to her intricate Fair Isle designs and delicate lacework. For this issue, Mary has designed a stranded colourwork cardigan with pockets, on page…


EMMA VINING Beith “THE LONG lines of twisted stitches on my crewneck sweater design were inspired by delicate birch tree leaves,” says Emma Vining. “Leaf shapes are embedded within long rope lines, beginning with smaller leaves on the lower body and progressing to larger ones on the upper body. The sleeves have a small birch leaf at the ribbed cuff.” Emma has knitted her design in Cascade’s ever-popular 220 yarn, which comes in a huge choice of colours. SIZE YARN NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles 1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles 2 stitch markers 2 stitch holders Cable needle (cn) TENSION 18 sts and 23 rows to 10cm over st st on 5mm needles. 22 sts and 23 rows to 10cm over cable rib patt on 5mm needles. YARN STOCKISTS Cascade Yarns BLOCKING DIAGRAM CHARTS Chart A Chart B KEY SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS C2B:…

the knitter loves…

INTO THE WOODS Finnish yarn company Novita has launched the first yarn in its new Earth Collection, which focuses on sustainable, environmentally friendly yarns. Woolly Wood is a blend of 70% modal and 30% mulesing-free merino wool, and is fully biodegradable. This chainette DK-weight promises great stitch definition and machine washability, and is available in a range of warm, sophisticated shades. Each 100g ball offers 225m. Accompanying the new yarn is a range of patterns for women including a lightweight jumper with lace details (pictured below), a belted cabled cardigan with a shawl collar, and lace-trimmed ribbed socks. For stockists visit Nature calls New from The Knitting Shed is Heath, a merino-mohair 4ply in tweedy hues inspired by the countryside£6.75; ROCK THE BLOCK Walcot Yarns’ latest product is Walcot Wires, a set of nifty blocking…

new books

PAINTING HONEYCOMBS by Stephen West Vibrant colour abounds in the new e-book from Stephen West. It contains 10 accessory patterns featuring variations on slip stitch honeycombs, and the vivid designs include sophisticated gradients and stripes, and bold spots of colour. The collection offers hats, scarves, shawls, a cowl, and the large-scale ‘Painting Honeycombs’ blanket. €30; 60 QUICK KNIT BLANKET SQUARES edited by Jacob Seifert Blanket projects are a nice way to try out unfamiliar stitch patterns, and this new book encourages knitters to get creative and make unique patchwork blankets. Designers including Deborah Newton, Rosemary Drysdale, Cathy Carron and Galina Carroll have contributed patterns encompassing lace, cables, knit-and-purl textures, and colourwork, along with ideas for a variety of edgings. £16.99, Sixth & Spring KEEPERS OF THE SHEEP by Irene Waggener Discover the knitting traditions of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains with…

local heroes

YAK Brighton 16 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AD Filled with gorgeous yarns, YAK is a must-visit destination. It stocks brands from Britain and beyond, including Jamieson & Smith, The Fibre Co., Life in the Long Grass, Qing, Retrosaria, Sandnes Garn and Kelbourne Woolens. It also offers a wide range of needles, notions, books, kits and gifts. Currently open for online shopping, plus click and collect. 01273 679726 The Dropped Stitch 113-115 Victoria Road, Portslade BN41 1XD This family-run business sells yarns from Jenny Watson, Patons, King Cole and James C Brett, and stocks a range of pattern leaflets and knitting bags. Yarns can be ordered online, and a click and collect service is also available. 01273 424529 Sussex Crafts 130 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LT At the time of printing, this shop is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 restrictions,…

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