The Knitter 163

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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welcome the spring!

Essential knits Seasonal sweaters & accessories for you Our latest pattern collection has been inspired by the joys of spring, and it includes bright colours, soft textures, and easy-to-wear shapes from designers Mary Henderson, Oksana Dymyd, Kaffe Fassett and Jacinta Bowie. We have modern wraps from Erika Knight and Debbie Bliss, plus a stunning sock design by Jem Arrowsmith. Plus, we admire the skills of a Shetland fine lace knitter, and explore the hand-dyed yarns of Bear in Sheep’s Clothing. Our featured designers Jem Arrowsmith Jem is a knitwear designer and yarn dyer. Her website, Under The Olive Tree Knits, sells her patterns, hand-dyed yarns, kits and accessories. Her latest design is a pair of socks with elegant cables, which will be a lovely way to showcase a special hand-dyed skein. Turn to page 71. Viveka Velupillai Linguistics…


SIZE NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 60-100cm long 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 40cm long (for sleeves) 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 40cm long, or your preferred needles for working small circumference Stitch markers Stitch holders YARN TENSION 28 sts and 32 rounds to 10cm over Chart C using 3.25mm needles. 28 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm over Chart A using 3mm needles. YARN STOCKISTS Scheepjes For general abbreviations, see p89 BLOCKING DIAGRAM A SPECTACULAR pattern of gridlines is worked over this jumper by Mary Henderson. It uses three shades of Scheepjes’ Metropolis, a smooth merino-nylon 4ply. “This yarn gives a soft drape to the fabric, so it can be worn next to the skin or layered over a blouse or T-shirt,” says Mary. Her loose-fitting, boxy design has cropped sleeves, and the lower back border is longer…

just exquisite

To mark the arrival of spring, West Yorkshire Spinners has added gorgeous new shades to its Exquisite range. There are four new colours in Exquisite Lace: taupe, deep navy, sky blue and orange; and four in Exquisite 4ply: dusky beige, leaf green, ocean blue and wisteria. Along with the new shades, a range of new patterns has been launched, too. Anniken Allis has designed a loose, lacy top called ‘Luna’, which has cropped sleeves. ‘Saskia’ is a triangular shawl which pairs a garter stitch fabric with a band of lace. Both are knitted in Exquisite Lace yarn. Chloe Elizabeth Birch has used Exquisite 4ply for her fitted raglan jumper with a ribbed fabric, and a wrap cardigan with a ruffled hem. Patterns cost £2.99 each. 01535 664500 Welsh delights Nellie and Eve…

confident knitting

Upgrade your knitting skills in 2021 with the expert team at Arnall-Culliford Knitwear. Their new project, Confident Knitting, offers 12 tutorials and patterns to help knitters master new techniques and refine their results. Sign up and you’ll receive a digital knitting pattern every two months, accompanied by a photo tutorial and video tutorial. A complete print and e-book containing all the patterns and tutorials will be sent out in September. There will also be monthly knitalongs, where you can join knitters from around the world as you work on your projects. Techniques to be explored include blocking, folded hems, mosaic and modular knitting, catching floats in colourwork, reversible cables, and Vikkel braids. Showcasing these techniques will be brand-new patterns from world-leading designers such as Jeanette Sloan, Gudrun Johnston, Jiminez Joseph, Carol Feller,…

new books

NORDIC KNITS FOR CHILDREN by Monica Russel Practical and cosy, yet with an appealing, timeless style, the projects in this book all take design inspiration from Norwegian knitting traditions. The 15 garments and accessories are sized for children aged three to nine years. Projects include colourful mittens, hats, legwarmers and scarves, cabled sweaters and cardigans, and a lovely yoked dress in stranded colourwork. £12.99, Search Press SUSTAINABLE KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS & BEYOND by Epipa Knitting blogger and environmentalist Epipa is keen to encourage us to knit and live more sustainably. Her new book offers guidance on sourcing eco-friendly yarns, and recycling old textiles to create cotton yarn. There are 20 practical knitting projects for around the home, too, such as washcloths and tea towels, and a mesh shopping bag and a backpack. £15.99, David & Charles OPERATION SOCK…

form + expression

The design team at Brooklyn Tweed has been exploring texture, shape, colour and line for its latest collection, which contains five modern, unisex knitting patterns. Among the designs is ‘Otte’, designed by Jared Flood using the company’s Shelter yarn. It’s a seamless sweater with a stranded colourwork pattern of diamonds around the yoke, and comes in a wide range of sizes from 36in-76in chests. Emily Greene’s ‘Fehling’ is an easy-to-wear ribbed raglan sweater with subtle chevron patterns at the shoulder. Three-colour brioche is used to create a cosy, reversible fabric on Susanna Kaartinen’s ‘Saurel’ scarf; this asymmetric design can be finished with tassels for a jaunty look. ‘Nourse’ can be knitted as a scarf or as a wide wrap, and features a graphic pattern of ribs and travelling stitches. Finally, the ‘Bracque’…