The Knitter

The Knitter Issue 111

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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lyrical designs

Our exclusive pattern collection this month has a unabashedly feminine feel, with delicate stitches and elegant shapes. AMANDA JONES’s fitted jumper on our front cover, for example, has a beautiful array of cable patterns, while the fresh and pretty tops by JENNIE ATKINSON and CAROL MELDRUM have an attractive, vintage-inspired look. Intricate textures also make an impact on the chic cardigan by EMMA VINING, and Sarah Hatton’s cosy hooded jacket - perfect for walks on the beach. For fans of colourwork, we have a girl’s steeked cardigan, sheepy socks, and a tea cosy by ARNE & CARLOS. Also in the magazine, we explore Combination Knitting in our MASTERCLASS, discover the delicious Peruvian yarns of Amano, and listen in to knitting podcasts from around Britain. If you’re not already a subscriber to The…

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the knitter contributors

AMANDA JONES With her passion for texture, Amanda creates beautiful patterns that celebrate the endless possibilities of the knitted stitch. This month, she has combined an array of beautiful cables and stitch textures on her feminine, fitted jumper with its puffed sleeves. Her project is knitted in a lovely Falkland Islands merino. Turn to page 38. CAROL MELDRUM Inspired by Scottish themes and textile traditions, Carol is known for her fashionable and playful knitting patterns, and for her range of popular books including Knitlympics and Knitted Icons. This month, Carol brings us a vintage-inspired blouse with a flattering deep ribbed waistband and unusual sleeves, on page 54. JENNIE ATKINSON Jennie has a worldwide fanbase, thanks to her sumptuous, feminine designs, which have appeared in the likes of Vogue Knitting, The Knitter and Rowan’s magazines. For…

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wych elm

“MY CARDIGAN design captures the moment before new leaves burst from their buds,” says Emma Vining. “I have used a single twisted stitch on a reverse stocking stitch background so that the stalks and stems look like they have been ‘drawn’ onto the knitting. Mixing the stitch patterns by combining twisted stitches, a wide rib and reverse stocking stitch ensures that this design has flattering long lines.” PATTERN NOTES SHORT_ROW SHAPING The shoulders are shaped using short rows. To avoid gaps in the short-row shaping, a stitch is wrapped before the work is turned. On the following rows when a wrapped stitch is worked, work the wrap loop together with the stitch to close the gap. To wrap stitches on a knit row: Knit the number of sts stated in the pattern; bring…

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the knitter loves…

INSPIRED HUES The achievements of eight outstanding women have inspired the colourways of Baa Baa Brighouse’s newest yarn, Baa Baa Brew Marble 4ply. The ‘Mulier Fortis’ collection has eight semi-solid, hand-dyed colours celebrating the Global Women’s March of 2017. Options include the vibrant pink ‘Malala’; ‘Florence’, a soft sky blue; and ‘Emmeline’, a creamy yellow. Valentina’ is a muted orange named for the first woman to fly in space, while ‘Rosa’ is a dusky rose shade honouring civil rights activist Rosa Parks. There are also colourways inspired by Amelia Earhart, Ada Lovelace, and Marie Curie. Baa Baa Brew Marble 4ply is a soft mix of British Bluefaced Leicester and Masham wools, which is spun in Yorkshire. It costs £12 for a 400m/100g skein. www.baabaabrighouse.co.uk 01484 722662 Wool talesMeet the Shetlanders working with wool in…

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I can’t find the right buttons to finish off my cardigan. Should I try making my own? A Self-cover buttons are a good way to make buttons that will suit your project perfectly. They’re available from most haberdasheries, in a wide range of sizes. They are made of two parts: the face, which you cover with the fabric of your choice, and the back plate, which snaps on to hold the fabric tightly in place. You can use a standard fabric or make your own knitted cover. Our sample uses stocking stitch, but moss stitch, coloured stripes and mini cables work well, too. Use knitting needles slightly smaller than those recommended for your yarn, to make a tight fabric – our sample shows a 4ply yarn worked on 2.5mm needles. To make a…

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diary dates

5 June Oxford Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks www.oxfordyarnstore.co.uk 01865 604112 8 June Liss, Hampshire Beginnings, Endings and Edges www.lisswools.co.uk 01730 893941 9 June Warrington Fair Isle Techniques and Colour Workshop www.blacksheepwools.com 01925 764231 10 June Falkirk Finishing Techniques with Carol Meldrum www.mcadirect.com 0131 558 1747 10 June Aberdeen Finishing Techniques www.woolforewe.com 01224 643 738 11 June Edinburgh Professional Finishing Techniques www.beinspiredfibres.wordpress.com 17 June Cambridge Slip Stitch Knitting www.sheepshopcambridge.co.uk 01223 311268 17 June Bridport Continental Style Knitting Techniques www.bridportyarn.co.uk 01308 455669 17 June Bath Shawl Construction with Melanie Berg www.ayarnstory.co.uk 01225 429239 23 June Bovey Tracey Design a Market Bag using Magic Ball Yarn www.spinayarndevon.co.uk 01626 836203 23-24 June Cockermouth Woolfest www.woolfest.co.uk 24 June Falkirk Fair Isle Knitting with Carol Meldrum www.mcadirect.com 0131 558 1747 25 June/2 July London Extreme Colour with Liz Baltesz www.wildandwoollyshop.co.uk 020 898 55231 28 June Cleethorpes Picking Up Stitches Clinic…