The Knitter 168

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 autumn

Seasonal styles Colourwork, lace & cable designs to cast on now We love this time of year, when we can start drawing up our wishlist of all the cosy knits we want to cast on for autumn and winter! To inspire your seasonal knitting, we bring you our special ‘Autumn Forest’ pattern collection, which has elegant colourwork and cable designs. Plus, we explore the incredible colourways of Urth Yarns, and spend a day in the company of the team at the John Arbon Textiles mill. HAPPY KNITTING! Our featured designers Mary Henderson Mary is passionate about traditional Scottish knitting patterns, and she has won a firm following thanks to her intricate Fair Isle designs and delicate lace. This month, we have two patterns from Mary: a colourwork cardigan on page 63, and a gradient lace wrap on…


SIZE TENSION 21 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over cable body pattern using 4mm needles, slightly stretched YARN STOCKISTS Cascade Yarns Available in the UK from NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles Cable needle (cn) Stitch holders SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS C8B (WS): Slip 5 sts to cn and hold at back (RS) of work, P3; slip 2 sts from cn to LH needle; K2, slip rem 3 sts from cn to LH needle, P3. C5F (RS): Slip 3 sts to cn and hold at front (RS) of work; K2; K3 from cn. For general abbreviations, see p89 YARN BLOCKING DIAGRAM CHARTS Cable Chart Fair Isle Chart KEY WITH A nod to classic English cricket sweaters, but with a totally feminine style, this jumper from Jacinta Bowie is knitted in Cascade’s soft Noble Cotton yarn. The deep lower hem…

the knitter loves

GLOBAL COLOUR Be transported around the world through the magic of gorgeous yarn with the brand-new project, ‘A Traveller’s Dye-ry’! It’s an exciting collaboration between photographer Jenny Anderson, seven Scotland-based indie dyers, and Jenny’s mother Janice, who owns the yarn shop Baa Wool in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. After returning from her travels around the world, Jenny invited seven dyers to create a unique colourway based on one of the countries Jenny had visited, using the photograph she had taken there. The dyers taking part are Shilasdair, Cosmic Strings, Ripples Crafts, Colliston Yarn, Henny Penny Makes, Cookston Crafts, and Giddy Yarns. The beautiful, unique colourways they have developed will be displayed in a special exhibition in Stonehaven on 4-9 October, alongside Jenny’s travel photos. Visitors will have the chance to buy the yarns, and a…

new books

SQUARES STRIPES & LICE by Hanne Dale and Siri Angela Gamborg The designers behind this book have looked to the traditional knitting designs of Bergen in Norway to create 25 timeless knits. There are handsome sweaters and cardigans for men and women, featuring subtle two-tone colourwork patterning in the Norwegian style, often with tiny ‘pops’ of contrast colour for a modern look. The book also explores the fascinating history of knitting in Bergen. £19.95, Trafalgar Square Books ELEVATED ESSENTIALS by Universal Yarn Create spectacular pieces that you’ll want to wear every day with this new e-book. It contains five women’s projects, including an elegant cabled raglan sweater with a roll neck and bell sleeves, and a contemporary cape which pairs cables and colour blocking. The ‘Macadam’ jumper has dolman sleeves and a smart slip stitch…

local heroes

Tribe Yarns 17 Richmond Hill, Richmond TW10 6RE Milli has curated a breathtaking range of artisan yarns for keen knitters. Discover hand-dyed yarns from the likes of Qing Fibre, RiverKnits and Jillybean, British brands including Garthenor, Di Gilpin and Uist Wool, and yarns from around the world such as Swans Island, Pascuali, Isager and Habu. The shop also has a wide range of artisan tools and pattern books. 020 8940 0999 Sharp Works 220 Railton Road, Herne Hill SE24 0JT This Rowan flagship store in south London also stocks yarns from West Yorkshire Spinners, Erika Knight, Lopi, Manos del Uruguay, Noro, Rico and Adriafil. Stock up on needles from Brittany, KnitPro and Clover, as well as Rowan pattern books and haberdashery supplies. 020 7738 7668 Beautiful Knitters 53 Moreton Street, London, SW1V 2NY In the heart of Pimlico,…

show dates

Perth Festival of Yarn 11-19 September Live show to be held at the Station Hotel in Perth, plus a range of special online events. Yarndale 25-26 September Live show to be held at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire. 01756 770323 The Knitting & Stitching Show London 7-10 October Live show to be held at Alexandra Palace, London Bakewell Wool Gathering 9-10 October Details TBC – the plan is to hold an in-person event the Bakewell Agricultural Centre. 01629 813 777 Stitch Fest 6-7 November Live show to be held at Newton Abbot Racecourse in Exeter. 01803 731077 Hitchin Festiwool 6 November Details TBC – the plan is to hold an in-person event at The Priory School, Hitchin. Winter Wool@J13 13-14 November Live event to be held in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 01785 330757 The Knitting & Stitching Show Harrogate 18-21 November Live show to be held at Harrogate Convention Centre. Tell us about your event!…