The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 108

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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stitches to inspire

The versatility of knitting never fails to inspire - using just a few simple stitches, we can create exquisite lace, beautiful cabled textures, intricate colourwork, and so much more. We’ve brought all our favourite techniques together for our collection of garments and accessories for the START OF SPRING - and all should be entertaining to make! Try tailored knitting with JUDY FURLONG’s fitted cowl-neck gilet, or sideways knitting with CAROL MELDRUM’s Fair Isle sweater. Delicate lace adorns the top by Jennifer Wood and Jo Allport’s cape, while cable fans will enjoy the mittens by Rachel Atkinson, and Jenny Watson’s pretty cable-and-lace jumper. Correct blocking can transform a piece of lace knitting into something truly special, and we cover the key techniques in our MASTERCLASS, including how to use a hap stretcher. We…

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the knitter contributors

CAROL MELDRUM Inspired by Scottish themes and textile traditions, former Rowan designer Carol is known for her fashionable and playful knitting patterns, and for her range of popular books including Knitlympics and Knitted Icons. This month, she brings us a modern, colourful Fair Isle jumper that is knitted sideways. Find her pattern on page 22. RUTH MADDOCK After studying fashion design, Ruth became a knitwear designer, lecturer, and author, and now runs her own shop, Lupin & Rose, in Herefordshire. Her work regularly appears in Simply Knitting and Simply Crochet, and she particularly enjoys designing for children. Her latest pattern for us is a vintage-style dress for little girls. Turn to page 53. JULIET BERNARD The former editor of The Knitter, Juliet now works as a consultant to the yarn industry, and continues to design…

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JUDY FURLONG’S elegant gilet incorporates darts in the front and back, side shaping, and bust darts to give a gently tailored feel. It is finished with bound edges, which require stitches to be picked up on the WS of the gilet and the cast-off edge to be sewn down on the RS of the garment. “The integral cowl may be arranged to suit the wearer and may be knitted as long or short as you prefer,” says Judy. “This is an easy way to arrange it: with the cowl hanging free down the back, put on the gilet and button it up. Start by pulling the entire cowl to the front, right over your head, and let it hang down in front. Fold left over right (up near the neck), reach…

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the knitter loves…

BONNY BABIES Vintage style with a modern twist is the theme of Sublime’s latest pattern book for babies, The twentieth little Sublime hand knit book (number 710). Each of the 18 designs is charmingly sweet, yet designed with comfort and practicality in mind. The garment and accessory patterns are sized to fit boys and girls aged from birth to three years; there is also a handsome teddy bear toy to knit. The book has everything you need to create a lovely layette for a new baby, including a good choice of hats, bonnets and bootees. Parents will love to dress their little ones in the classic sweaters and jackets featuring stripes and cable details. Extra-special designs include a textured cardigan with a sailor collar and flower details, and a knitted top that’s attached…

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on my needles

As soon as the sample for Sarah Hatton’s ‘Otter Cove’ cardigan for Issue 107 arrived in our offices, I knew I wanted one for myself! I had to break my New Year’s resolution not to buy any yarn, because I didn’t have any DK in my stash, only lots of 4ply and laceweight. Luckily I found the recommended yarn, Rowan’s Pure Wool Superwash DK, on sale at LoveKnitting.com in a shade of conifer green which I liked. At the time of writing this, I’ve finished the sleeves and am halfway through the body - I’m looking forward to joining the pieces to work the textured yoke. To buy a back issue of The Knitter 107, call 0844 815 0049 or visit buysubscriptions.com/backissues…

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diary dates

2-5 March London Spring Knitting & Stitching Show www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com 020 7688 6830 3 March Warrington Persian Poppy Colour Knitting with Brandon Mably www.blacksheepwools.com 01925 764231 4 March Rochdale Steeking www.yarnbarn.co.uk 01706 750824 4 March Falkirk Fair Isle with Carol Meldrum www.mcadirect.com 0131 558 1747 5 March Oxford Brioche Stitch www.oxfordyarnstore.co.uk 01865 604112 10-11 March Edinburgh Edinburgh Yarn Festival www.edinyarnfest.com 14 March Bovey Tracey Top-Down Raglan Sweaters with Anniken Allis www.spinayarndevon.co.uk 01626 836203 17 March Warrington Short Row Shaping with Carol Meldrum www.blacksheepwools.com 01925 764231 18 March Cambridge Knitting Styles www.sheepshopcambridge.co.uk 01223 311268 18 March Ipswich Knitting In The Round www.jennywrensyarns.co.uk 01473 805208 19 March London Sanquhar Gloves Masterclass www.wildandwoollyshop.co.uk 020 8985 5231 19 March Nottingham Problem Solving www.knitnottingham.co.uk 0115 947 4239 30 March Warrington Steek Knitting with Juliet Bernard www.blacksheepwools.com 01925 764231 Tell us about your event! theknitter@immediate.co.uk…