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The Knitter 127

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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1 min.
sunshine style

This month, our designers have been exploring shapes, and combining traditional and modern styles. Mary Henderson’s Fair Isle jumper, for example, has an on-trend silhouette, while Lisbet Clements brings a fresh look to her circular yoked top. We also discover the inspiring story of Gladys Jeskins, who knitted a sampler of 900 stitch patterns, and meet the designers Vithard Villumsen and Renée Callahan. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Light & lovely Soft layers using lace, cables and Fair Isle patterns…

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our featured designers

Emma Vining Emma is known for her exquisite stitch patterns and fabric textures, many of which have been influenced by artefacts found in London’s museums. Emma has been central to the Knitting & Crochet Guild’s A Knitter’s Journey project, and she tells us all about it on page 30. Mary Henderson Mary has a passion for Fair Isle knitting, and has won a firm following thanks to intricate designs and her talent for colour combining. Her latest design for us is a fresh and pretty jumper using stranded colourwork, which is knitted in a lightweight merino yarn. Turn to page 8 for the pattern. Pat Menchini Pat is a prolific designer whose work regularly appears in many of the UK’s top knitting magazines. Her designs often feature unusual, decorative stitch patterns and neat shaping. This…

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tweedsmuir

THIS PRETTY jumper combines a modern style with elements from traditional Fair Isle knitting. It has a cropped shape, with a back that’s longer than the front, and a lace fabric on the sleeves. The body features a highly decorative stranded colourwork pattern, which is complemented by colourful corrugated ribbing around the lower edge. Mary Henderson has used Scheepjes Our Tribe yarn, a light 4ply superwash merino blend which comes in solid and variegated colours. SIZE YARN NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 60cm long 1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 40cm long 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) knitting needles Stitch holders or waste yarn Removable stitch markers TENSION 30 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over main pattern on 3.25mm needles. 24…

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the knitter loves…

TREATS FOR YOU The online store Fine Fettle Fibres has expanded its range with a host of exciting products for knitters. Among its hand-dyed yarn arrivals is Sheepish Sock, a beautiful sock yarn from Ginger Twist Studios in Edinburgh which comes in the happiest colours! Judith is also stocking a choice of sock yarns that do not contain nylon. Among these is Triskelion’s Elen, a pure superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool hand-dyed in Wales. Queen of Purls Citadel Sock is another lustrous, pure BFL sock yarn, which comes in muted, semi-solid shades. Also in store is the fabulous Farmers’ Hand Cream, a nourishing cream with essential oils and a non-greasy feel - making it a good choice for knitters’ hands. www.finefettlefibres.uk Fall in love Loop is now stocking gorgeous Welsh yarn from Moel View, and the stunning…

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new books

ONE-PIECE KNITS by Margaret Hubert Fans of seamless knitting - and those who have yet to try it - will enjoy this new book of knitting patterns from Margaret Hubert. It explores how to knit sweaters in one piece, whether top down, side to side, or even back to front, with minimal sewing up. The charted patterns come in a wide range of sizes from toddler to adult; there are four fundamental patterns, with three variations on each sweater type. £17.99, Creative Publishing International TRAVEL KNITS FOR THE FAMILY Kate Bostwick Here’s a chance to get ahead and create some winter essentials! This new book from Kate Bostwick is the first volume in her series of knitwear staples, and she starts with cold weather projects. It’s filled with appealing knits in a range of sizes from…

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diary dates

4 August Whitehead, Co. Antrim Yarnfolk Festival of Wool www.yarnfolkwoolfest.co.uk 10-11 August York The British Wool Show www.britishwool.net 18 August Port Sunlight Pop-Up Wool Show www.popupwoolshow.co.uk 19 August Bridport Brioche Stitch www.bridportyarn.co.uk 01308 455669 24 August Norwich Beginners Socks www.norfolkyarn.co.uk 01603 927034 25 August Cambridge Purl Alpaca Workshop www.purlalpacadesigns.com 25 August Leeds Knitting with Colour www.baaramewe.co.uk 0113 278 1788 1 September Newbury Southern Wool Show www.southernwoolshow.co.uk 07741 452295 1 September Alnmouth, Northumberland Alnmouth Wool Festival www.sheeptales.org 8 September Faversham Darning Masterclass with Tom of Holland theyarndispensary.co.uk 01795 597 700 8 September Bath Fearless Cables & Chart Reading with Carol Feller www.ayarnstory.co.uk 01225 429239 8-9 September Launceston Blacker Yarns Mill Open Day www.blackeryarns.co.uk 8-9 September Perth Perth Festival of Yarn www.perthfestivalofyarn.uk 9 September Bath Seamless Skills & Techniques with Carol Feller www.ayarnstory.co.uk 01225 429239 Tell us about your event! theknitter@immediate.co.uk…