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The Knitter Issue 113

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.
lazy days

Light layers Soft shapes and pretty stitches for warmer days We can’t resist a beautiful stitch pattern, which is why Anniken Allis’s gorgeous shawl is our cover star this month! Her intricate project will keep you entertained this summer, and will be a joy to wear, too. Cool, lightweight styles fill the pages of this issue, from Emma Vining’s textured top, to the fresh and pretty cardigan by Jennie Atkinson. Delicate beads decorate the stunning wrap from Andrea Jurgrau, while you’ll find seaside style for babies on page 41. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Anniken Allis Norwegian designer Anniken has lived in England since 1990, and as well as designing and teaching, she hosts popular online lace and beading clubs. Anniken’s skills with lace stitches are legendary, and in this issue she brings us…

6 min.
elowen

Anniken Alhs Elowen ANNIKEN ALLIS’S exquisite crescent shawl will be enthralling to knit, thanks to its mix of lace stitches, techniques such as the Turkish cast-on and Russian cast-off, and an unusual edging. The show-stopping edging is knitted on to the live stitches of the centre panel. The shawl is knitted in a wool-silk laceweight yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners. SIZE Inner crescent: 180cm (71in) Depth: 51cm (20in) YARN West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite Lace (Laceweight; 80% Falkland wool, 20% mulberry silk; 800m/875yds per 100g skein) Rose (560); 1 x 100g skein NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needles, 80cm long TENSION 18 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Chart A on 3.5mm needles YARN STOCKISTS West Yorkshire Spinners 01535 664500 www.wyspinners.com SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS SJ: Single join. Join one stitch of edging to one stitch of centre panel (live sts) by…

4 min.
the knitter loves…

KNIT IT BETTER We knitters have long known that our craft can make us feel better - and the experts agree with us! Charity Knit for Peace has reviewed all the current evidence analysing the links between knitting and health, and also surveyed 1000 knitters. Their findings show that knitting is effective at lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety and depression, distracting from chronic pain, and providing an increased sense of wellbeing. Search Press, meanwhile, has published a book of therapeutic patterns aimed at helping to reduce stress. Knit Yourself Calm by Lynne Rowe and Betsan Corkhill has 16 projects that are designed to promote mindfulness. These include simple accessories, and projects that are perfect for group knitting. The Health Benefits of Knitting is free to download, or is £5 for a printed copy.…

1 min.
from dorset with love

Designer Clare Devine took a road trip around Dorset - and the textures and colours she saw on her seaside adventure inspired this new collection of six knitting patterns, all using yarns by independent hand-dyers. ‘Kimmeridge’ is a comfortable cardigan with a shawl collar, sized to fit busts of 27in to 54in, which will be perfect for walks on the beach. ‘Lulworth Cove’ is a richly textured hat with a folded brim, which will provide a touch of extra warmth on a blustery day out. Coastal colours influenced the design of ‘Corfe Castle’, a wide shawl worked in blocks of two shades with sweeping lines of eyelets. The collection includes a pair of fingerless mitts, which will look extra-special worked in a hand-dyed yarn, plus two pairs of socks: ‘Studland’, a long,…

1 min.
new books

GROWN Kate Oates This collection of 10 stylish sweaters features adult reworkings of Kate’s classic Tot Toppers kids’ designs. The projects are sized to fit XS to 3XL, and include top-down colourwork sweaters, an elegant cable jumper, a unisex shawl-collar cardigan, a ballet-style wrap top, and a fitted jumper with a deep V-neck. For men, there’s a textured sweater with a zipped neck, and a cabled jacket. £18 from http://bit.ly/grownko (also available on Amazon.co.uk) FRAMEWORK Norah Gaughan Norah Gaughan is the queen of sophisticated texture and interesting construction, as her new collection for yarn brand Quince & Co. demonstrates. The 10 summery patterns for women are all worked in linen, and styles include floaty cardigans, lightweight jumpers with elegant details, floaty scarves, and a drop-stitch and cable poncho. £25 from Loop; 020 7288 1160, www.loopknittingshop.com MOSAIC & LACE…

1 min.
cotton denim

Cotton Denim DK is a fantastic summer yarn from Debbie Bliss, offering softness, comfort and machine-washability. It comes in a range of denim-inspired blues and beautiful washed-out pastels, and Debbie has created a range of new pattern leaflets using this pure cotton. Our favourite is a thoroughly modern sweater with a nod to traditional styles. Design number DB101 is a women’s jumper with panels of cables and braids worked in three shades of blue. Also for women, DB100 is a summery boatneck top with patchwork effect. It’s worked in a single rib pattern throughout, with a cable column on one side and an intarsia field of smaller ribs on the other side. For children, there’s a cute baseball-style jacket with an intarsia star motif, striped ribbed hems and contrast-colour sleeves (ref. DB098), and…