The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 110

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.
try something new!

They say that variety is the spice of life, and it’s certainly one of the things that makes knitting so enjoyable! Why not try something new this month - perhaps the mosaic knitting on EMMA VINING’s chic cardigan, the steeking techniques required on the Fair Isle cardigan by MARY HENDERSON, or perhaps a yarn you’ve never used before, such as the Exmoor Horn wool of Eline Oftedal’s spring jacket? Exploring different knitting methods is the theme of A Year of Techniques, a project from our friend Jen Arnall-Culliford, which we look at on page 62. She has also written our MASTERCLASS on adjusting sleeve widths, to help us achieve a better fit. Elsewhere in the magazine, we have a beautiful beaded shawl that would be perfect for a summer wedding, a MODERN GANSEY,…

15 min.

Emma Vining Selsey “MY DESIGN combines multiple lines moving in different directions,” says Emma Vining. “The lower border and cuffs are knitted in a slip stitch mosaic design. Using two colours, the mosaic is worked in two parts: in the first part shade A is worked in garter stitch; in the second part shade B is worked in garter stitch. This creates an interesting optical illusion which changes when viewed from different angles.” SIZE YARN BACK Using 3.25mm needles and yarn A, cast on 108 (120:130:142:152:162) sts. Knit 5 rows. Row 6 (WS): Knit, inc 10 (12:16:16:18:20) sts evenly across row. 118 (132:146:158:170:182) sts. Change to 4mm needles. Work rows 1-20 of Mosaic patt as foll: Note that yarn A is worked in garter st in this section. Row 1 (RS): Starting on st 1 (4:7:1:5:-) of Row 1…

8 min.
…ideas, websites, patterns, events, inspiration and more!

PLAYFUL KNITS Martin Storey has created a collection of 11 fun, fashionable and comfortable knits for kids. Little Rowan Explorers has patterns for boys and girls aged three to seven, ranging from jumpers, cardigans and tank tops to cowls and bandannas. They are worked in Rowan’s Handknit Cotton, Summerlite or Softyak. The unisex designs include the fantastic ‘Tiger Pullover’ with its large intarsia motif, and the ‘Sundance Cardigan’ which is covered with stars; there’s also a matching cowl. Cheerful stripes decorate the ‘Outlaw Cardigan’ and ‘Deacon’ raglan sweater. The ‘Diamond Sky’ jumper pairs black-and-white Fair Isle with vibrant trims, while the hooded ‘Pilot’ jumper has cabled details and a patch pocket. Martin’s tank top design comes with a choice of fun motifs to work on the front. Individual patterns cost £4, or the…

6 min.
meadow thistle

Mary Henderson Meadow Thistle MARY HENDERSON has a passion for traditional Scottish knitting, and she has combined two of her favourite styles in this neat cardigan. The body fabric uses a lovely Fair Isle pattern, paired with colourful corrugated ribbing around the hem. The lacy cropped sleeves, meanwhile, are worked in a double eyelet ribbing, and the button bands and neck edging are in moss stitch. Mary’s design is worked in the round with a column of steek stitches, which are cut open and secured at the end. It has been knitted in a Shetland 4ply wool from Jamieson’s of Shetland. SIZE NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 set 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 60cm long 1 set 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) needles for working small circumference in the round 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) crochet hook (for…

6 min.
wicken fen

Judy Furlong Wicken Fen “THIS LACE snood, knitted flat, is worked sideways from a temporary cast-on, knitted to the desired length and then grafted to form a closed ring,” explains its designer, Judy Furlong. “The lace stitch is fairly simple and would be great for a relative beginner to lace knitting.” Judy has knitted her snood using a heavy laceweight yarn from Fyberspates, called Cumulus. This has a glistening silk core with a gentle halo of baby alpaca, which creates a fabric with a beautiful drape and a delicate haze. SIZE Actual circumference: 205cm (80¾in) (adjustable) Actual depth: 23cm (9in) (adjustable), excluding fringes of approx. 2½cm YARN Fyberspates Cumulus (Heavy laceweight; 74% baby suri alpaca, 26% silk; 150m/164yds per 25g ball) Camel (912); 4 x 25g balls Note: If length is to be adjusted, each 28-row…

8 min.
all eyes on edinburgh

THE KNITTING world was divided in two between 9th and 12th March 2017 - those who were at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and those who wished they were. This year, more than ever before, the buzz surrounding the festival has been extraordinary. A constant stream of beautiful images and descriptions of the stunning yarn, patterns and paraphernalia that vendors were bringing to the show flooded our Facebook, Instagram and Ravelry groups for several weeks before the event. Our appetites were whetted and we were whipped into a frenzy of excitement over the yarns and books that would be available for the first time at EYF. Classes went on sale in October 2016, and sold out fast. Unlike in previous years, the advanced marketplace tickets also sold out in early February, although it was…