The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 109

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.
classic & modern

Our designers are such creative, innovative people, using a wide range of techniques and styles to bring us a tempting choice of patterns. This month, we have a range of traditional designs - such as the elegant pi shawl by LIZ LOVICK - as well as fashionable, contemporary knits like DI GILPIN’s innovative top. We love EMMA VINING’s clever use of stitch patterns, and her ‘Chrysler’ jumper on page 22 has an Art Deco feel. Other beautifully textured designs in this issue include a lace pullover by JENNIFER WOOD, a delicately cabled cardigan, a lacy cowl-neck mohair sweater, and spring gloves by Kyoko Nakayoshi. This month, we were honoured to be able to interview three yarn industry superstars who continue to inspire us: EISAKU NORO, Louisa Harding, and Carol Feller. We also…

4 min.
prospect park

“THE PATTERNS for this stole have been taken from Knitting Lace by Susanna E Lewis, published by Taunton Books,” says designer Liz Lovick. “This book is a dictionary of the patterns in a 19th century lace sampler held at the Brooklyn Museum. Pi shawls are based on the mathematical principle that the circumference of a circle doubles as the radius doubles. In knitting terms, this means that if you knit a shawl where the number of rows doubles when the number of stitches doubles, you will end up with a circular shawl.” Liz’s shawl is knitted in a luxurious laceweight yarn from The Fibre Co., which blends wool, llama, silk and linen. STITCH PATTERNS INCREASE CHART Rnd 1: Purl. Rnd 2: (K1, yo) to end of rnd. Rnd 3: Purl. Note that for Charts C, D…

1 min.
caring knits

The new Heart on My Sleeve pattern book is not only a gorgeous source of sweater designs - by buying it, you’ll also be raising funds for the charity Against Malaria Fund. The book contains eight sweater patterns sized from baby to adult, which have been designed by a stellar line-up, including Ysolda Teague, Bristol Ivy, Tin Can Knits, Romi Hill, and Joji Locatelli. The designs include a classic sweater with cabled details by Ysolda (pictured below), and a yoked pullover with vibrant colourwork. Bristol Ivy’s ‘Wholehearted’ has an unusual textured pattern created by using short rows, and ‘Ironheart’ by Tin Can Knits has botanical motifs and little hearts on its sleeves. For every e-book sold, $16.80 goes to the Against Malaria Foundation to buy mosquito nets to help protect babies and children.…

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april in paris

The luminous and draping qualities of The Fibre Co.’s new Luma yarn are showcased in its April in Paris collection. The six patterns by Emma Wright and Hanna Maciejewska are designed as lightweight layering pieces, and include a cap-sleeved, back-buttoned top called ‘Carrousel de Paris’. Other designs include a lacy raglan cardigan with scalloped edges, and a seamless, top-down cardigan inspired by the classic Chanel jacket. ‘Rue St Antoine’ is a relaxed drop-sleeved sweater with a textured design, and ‘Grand Cerf’ is a long-line tunic with a slash neck and a contrast-colour yoke. The ‘Galerie d’Apollon’ wrap was inspired by a photograph of Audrey Hepburn, and uses a lace flower bud stitch. Luma is a blend of fine merino, organic cotton, linen and silk, and comes in a choice of soft neutrals and…

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rowan selects breezed

As part of its Selects limited-edition yarn ranges, Rowan has launched Breezed. It’s a worsted-weight blend of 80% cotton and 20% linen, and offers a cool handle and an interesting texture. Breezed is available in seven natural earth shades ranging from a watery blue, sage green and apricot, to sand and snow white. Sarah Hatton has designed a book of seven patterns showcasing the new yarn, all with a soft and summery feel. ‘Campana’ is a boat-necked, short-sleeved top with a textured fabric, while the nautical-themed ‘Calpine’ sweater is suited to cooler days. The feminine ‘Sattley’ jumper has cropped sleeves and a scoop neck, and features all-over lace patterning. Simple knit-and-purl patterning and short rows are used on the ‘Coloma’ lightweight poncho. There is also a vest top and a striped cardigan.…

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12 steps to being a better knitter

Would you like to become a more confident knitter? Then you should sign up to ‘A Year Of Techniques’! It’s a new project from knitting experts Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford, and is designed to teach knitters new skills. Participants will receive 12 projects from world-class designers, each focusing on a different technique. The designs will be accompanied by detailed photo and video tutorials to help you master each skill. Designers contributing patterns to the project include Romi Hill, Sarah Hatton, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Bristol Ivy, Woolly Wormhead and Rachel Coopey - so we’re sure to see some stunning patterns! The series has launched with a tutorial on jogless stripes, accompanied by a pattern for armwarmers. £19.99 from www.acknitwear.co.uk Bowled overWe love this yarn bowl from Little Wren Pottery, with its sweet yet practical…