The Knitter 166

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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13 Números

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1 min.
sunshine knits

Our new pattern collection is filled with lightweight projects and soft layers for your summer wardrobe and for the autumn days ahead. Designs include a feminine V-neck jumper, a lacy scarf, a modern sweater with pleated details, a sideways-knit cabled top, and a pair of pretty textured socks. Also in this issue, we explore the beautiful hand-dyed ranges of Third Vault Yarns, and take a peek inside the V&A’s knitwear archive. HAPPY KNITTING!…

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our featured designers

Emma Vining Emma is known for her exquisite stitch patterns, many of which have been influenced by historical artefacts and architecture. Her summery top on page 8 features a fascinating pattern of interlocking rectangles, which is knitted in a lovely cotton-linen yarn. Fiona Alice Helsinki-based designer Fiona is known for her contemporary, elegant patterns, which have appeared in a range of knitting magazines. Her latest design for The Knitter is a modern, comfortable sweater with sophisticated pleat details. You can find Fiona’s pattern on page 52. Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colourwork, construction and stitches to create sweaters and accessories that will bring a smile to your face! This month, he has used embroidery to add an artistic toucan design to a crewneck sweater. Find it in our special supplement.…

9 min.

EMMA VINING Demeter “THIS DESIGN features manipulated rectangle shapes,” explains Emma Vining. “Twisted stitches trace delicate lines depicting a series of interlocked rectangles. These shapes are bisected with long lines, creating a wide rib pattern in the background. This vest works really well over a T-shirt for warmer days, and over a long-sleeved top when there is a chill in the air.” Emma’s top is knitted in Juniper Moon Farm’s Zooey yarn. This DK-weight mix of cotton and linen comes in a range of earth tones and brighter colours. SIZE YARN Juniper Moon Farm Zooey (DK weight; 60% cotton, 40% linen, 260m/284yds per 100g ball) TENSION 20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st using 3.75mm needles. 23 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over Chart using 3.75mm needles. NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3)…

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the knitter loves…

YARN TO ADORE Appledore is the brand-new addition to John Arbon Textiles’ yarn range. It’s a DK-weight which blends three types of West Country-sourced wool: the moorland Devon Closewool breed; lustrous Romney fibre; and bouncy Exmoor Blueface. Worsted-spun in Devon, Appledore has been designed with cosy, heirloom sweaters in mind, and has a rustic halo and a woolly feel. The palette of 20 heathered shades was inspired by traditional tweed textiles, and are named after different local varieties of apple. Appledore comes in 100g/250m skeins costing £17.50, or as 25g/62m mini skeins (£5.75 each, or six for £32). Fibre tops are also available for spinners (£6 per 100g). 01769 579861 North star New shades of Methera, a 4ply mix of Lancashire and Cumbrian wool, include Ginger & Midnight £15 per 100g; 01524 840529 MillaMia’s Midsummer pattern collection…

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shetland wool adventures journal volume 02

This celebration of craft and creativity is a real treat for fans of Shetland’s knitting and culture. Part pattern book, part travel guide, it’s a limited-edition magazine which will bring a little piece of Shetland into your home. There are six knitting projects from local designers, including Fair Isle tank tops by Wilma Malcolmson and Linda Shearer. ‘Up Helly Aa’ is a yoked sweater with a band of colourwork, and there is modern top with lace and colourwork details designed by Anne Eunson. The collection includes Fair Isle mitts from Ella Gordon and Barbara Cheyne. The book also contains Shetland-inspired recipes, walking guides to three of Shetland’s most beautiful locations, profiles of island artisans, and a series of historical essays exploring Shetland lace, the Highland Clearances, and the Up Helly Aa festival. £20;…

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new books

LULLABY KNITS by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard This new edition of Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard’s book of baby knits contains 21 projects for little ones, plus a lacy scarf for mums. Each project has a beautiful, heirloom look, yet has been designed with practicality and comfort in mind. Designs include sweaters, cardigans and jackets, vest tops, hats, booties and blankets, in a range of lace, cable and textured stitch patterns. £14.99, Collins & Brown MODE COLLECTION FOUR by Rowan This summery collection contains 18 women’s designs, with relaxed shapes and subtle stitch patterns showcased in shades of green, cream and white. There are light, lacy tank tops and jumpers, floaty cardigans, a clingy ribbed dress, and a range of shawls. Jen Geigley’s ‘Honey’ cabled sweater is knitted in Cotton Cashmere, while the pretty yet comfortable lace hoody by…