The Knitter 165

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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delicate stitches

Summer essentials Jumpers, tops, cardigans & shawls for you Our ‘Melody Collection’, which starts on page 49, has a wonderfully romantic feel. Ethereal lace patterns and feminine details are worked in soft yarns for your summer wardrobe. Also in this issue, we have stunning cables from Martin Storey, a bright Fair Isle top by Mary Henderson, a handsome men’s sweater, and colourwork socks. Plus, we meet the hand-dyers behind Shilasdair Yarns and Folkestone Harbour Yarn. HAPPY KNITTING! from Kirstie and The Knitter team…

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our featured designers

Outi Kater Outi is a Finnish designer who has lived for many years in Shetland and in Ireland. She draws inspiration from traditional Nordic and Baltic crafts, and she has produced patterns for the Shetland Wool Week Annual and for Jamieson & Smith. Find her colourwork socks for men on page 29. Bronagh Miskelly Designer, writer and technical editor Bronagh has had her patterns published in a range of magazines, and is closely involved with the UK Hand Knitting Association. Her latest design for us is a delicate lace shawl, which appears as part of our special Melody Collection, on page 61. Oksana Dymyd After winning awards for her work from the UK Hand Knitting Association, Oksana Dymyd worked as a designer for Sirdar. She is now an independent designer, and enjoys combining stitch patterns…

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MARY HENDERSON Annis “THIS TANK top with minimal ease has a vintage look,” says Mary Henderson. “It is worked in the round with steeked openings at the neck and armholes, and corrugated ribs give a neat finish. The ‘peerie’ small motifs in blended colours give a traditional feel, and are easily committed to memory. The North Coast yarn from The Border Mill is a delight to work with.” SIZE TENSION 31 sts and 32 rounds to 10cm over Chart patts using 3.25mm needles YARN STOCKISTS The Border Mill 01361 883692 NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) circular needles, 40cm long, or double-pointed needles (DPNs) if preferred 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 80cm long (or length shorter than Actual Bust) 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 80cm long (or length shorter than Actual Bust) Stitch holders 2.5mm (UK 12-13/US C-2) crochet…

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the knitter loves…

KNIT WITH LOVE Rowan has launched a new knit-along project, called ‘Knitted With Love’, which has been designed by Martin Storey. It will encompass a range of techniques, including colourwork, cables, lace and beading, and offer lots of opportunities for personalising your project. Martin has created a range of knitted square patterns decorated with heart motifs, which can form the building blocks for your own unique cushions and blankets. One of the colourwork hearts can be customised with the initials of someone special. The free patterns are being released weekly via Rowan’s website, and are knitted in Rowan’s Island Blend merino-silk-alpaca yarn. Party colours Celebrate the fifth birthday of Rainbow Heirloom with a vibrant mini skein set of Heirloom Sweater yarn SMARTER SOCKS Make sure your handknitted socks look their best by blocking them…

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new books

EASY KNITS FOR BEAUTIFUL YARNS by Toby Roxane Barna The 21 projects in this book have been designed to showcase hand-dyed, variegated and speckled yarns. There are simple yet elegant shawls, hats, mitts and legwarmers, which will allow a special yarn to really shine, along with an elegant top-down raglan cardigan and a yoked sweater in sizes 30in to 54in, plus a colourful baby blanket. £15.95, Stackpole Books MAKE THRIFT MEND by Katrina Rodabaugh Katrina Rodabaugh is an exponent of slow fashion, and in her latest book she explores how we can repair and reinvent our clothes. Of particular interest to knitters will be the chapters on darning sweaters, gloves and socks, and the comprehensive guide to dyeing your handknits using plant materials. There are also photo walkthroughs on adding embroidery to your clothes, mending jeans…

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local heroes

Wool on the Exe 2 Okehampton Street, Exeter EX4 1DW Explore British brands including Cambrian Wool, Eden Cottage Yarns, Exmoor Horn Wool, Fyberspates, Jamieson & Smith, RiverKnits, UK Alpaca, and West Yorkshire Spinners. Customers can also find Kremke Soulwool, BC Garn, Regia and Scheepjes, plus KnitPro needles, patterns and books. 01392 669015 Spin A Yarn 26 Fore Street, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AD This well stocked shop offers brands such as Rowan, Opal, Lang, West Yorkshire Spinners, Sirdar, John Arbon, Malabrigo, Austermann, Noro and King Cole, along with Lilypond hand-dyed yarns. 01626 836203 CraftSisters No. 1 The Creedy Centre, 117 High Street, Crediton EX17 3LG Along with a small range of hand-dyed yarns, big brands include Sirdar, Bobbiny, Rowan, Katia, King Cole, Bernat and TekTek. 07738 594443 Hulu Sentinel House, Poundwell, Modbury PL21 0XX This craft shop stocks yarns from Rowan, Rico, Debbie Bliss, Adriafil,…