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The Knitter Issue 112

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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2 min.
exquisite stitches

Welcome to Issue 112! We hope you like our new-look cover, as well as the first of our new series of special pullout booklets. We’re delighted to have a stylish denim jumper from Jeanette Sloan, along with an interview with this inspirational designer. Our latest pattern collection features delicate stitches influenced by vintage knitwear - including a feminine lacy blouse, a pretty Fair Isle vest, a Faroese shawl, and a 1940s-style ‘Land Girl’ jumper. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Summer styles Gorgeous patterns to welcome the sunshine Our featured designers Elizabeth Lovick From her home on the Orkney Islands, Elizabeth designs exquisite Fair Isle, cable and Shetland lace patterns. She also enjoys exploring traditional stitches and techniques from around the world, and this month she brings us a classic Faroese shawl, on page 39. Emma Vining Emma is…

6 min.
mary henderson ceilidh

Mary Henderson Ceilidh NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 60cm and 100cm long 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 60cm long Spare 3.25mm needle 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) crochet hook Stitch markers 5 buttons TENSION 28 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over chart patt on 3.25mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Jamieson & Smith 01595 693579 www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk For general abbreviations, see p81 A PALETTE of soft pastel colours gives this waistcoat design the look of a Scottish summer meadow. Mary Henderson’s Fair Isle pattern has bands of little flower motifs, combined with an attractive three-colour striped ribbing for the hem and button bands. The project is worked in the round, with a column of steek stitches that are cut open and reinforced before stitches are picked up and worked for the edgings. It is knitted in 4ply Shetland wool from Jamieson &…

6 min.
the kinetter loves...

KNITS FOR KIDS If your children prefer comfortable knitwear with touches of bright colour and soft texture (like ours do!), you’ll like the new collection of patterns from Quail Studio. The pattern book Kids Essential Knits has eight projects for boys and girls aged seven to 12 years, using a range of yarns from Rowan. Among the designs are a quick-knit chunky jacket with subtle touches of colour, and a relaxed cotton sweatshirt with a buttoned placket details. There’s also a cheerful, striped rugby-style sweater - kids will love choosing their own colour combination! The collection includes a classic V-neck sweater and round-neck cardigan, a cabled design that can be worked as a jumper, cardigan or tank top, a striped raglan sweater, and a hat and cowl set. £7.95. For stockists call 01484 950630…

1 min.
new books

COCOKNITS SWEATER WORKSHOP Julie Weisenberger This is a lovely collection of classic, timeless designs for knitters who want to customise their own garments for a perfect fit. The nine projects are worked from the neckline down, and the colour-coded worksheet enables you to adjust the shape and sizing as you go. The book also includes a chapter on how to choose the right-shaped knitwear for your body shape. £38 from www.ayarnstory.co.uk or www.tallyarns.co.uk MY KNITTED DOLL Louise Crowther This book is just charming! There are patterns for 12 girl and boy dolls, and each has so much character and personality. There’s a choice of more than 50 knitted garments and accessories to dress your doll in, too, from Fair Isle dresses, jeans and intarsia sweaters, to hats, sneakers and Mary Jane shoes. There’s a…

1 min.
q&a

Q Can you remind me how to do Kitchener stitch, please? A Kitchener stitch is an essential technique used for grafting sock toes. When you are ready to graft, don’t cast off. Distribute an equal number of stitches across two needles, with wrong sides facing and your yarn to the right. The working yarn should be coming from the last stitch on the back needle. Cut the yarn, leaving a tail that’s long enough to work one row of knitting, with a little extra. Thread this onto a tapestry needle. 1 Insert your sewing needle through the first st on the front knitting needle as if to purl. Draw the yarn through. 2 Insert your sewing needle through the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit. Draw the yarn…

7 min.
emma vining rococo diamonds

Emma Vining Rococo Diamonds “MY DESIGN of linked diamonds was inspired by beautiful Rococo styles found in the Wallace Collection in London,” says Emma Vining. This short, sleeveless top has a twisted stitch design on a reverse stocking stitch background. Beginning with a twisted stitch rib, the links emerge, then extend to the neighbouring diamonds. The last diamonds finish just below the front neckline. The shoulders and upper body are worked in reverse stocking stitch. NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles Stitch holders Stitch markers Cable needle (cn) TENSION 26 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Main Pattern using 4mm needles. 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over reverse st st using 4mm needles. STITCH PATTERNS MAIN PATTERN Row 1 (RS): P11 (17:22:16:22), *work row 1 of Chart A, P6;…