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The Knitter 129

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
monochrome moods

Stranded colourwork can look incredible when worked in a palette of black and white, or grey and cream - as demonstrated by our Light & Shade collection, which has jumpers, a cardigan and a tank top with intricate patterning and classic silhouettes. We also have a feminine, gansey-inspired jumper, plus a luxurious shawl from lace expert Anniken Allis, and a bright Fair Isle yoked sweater in our special supplement. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Versatile knits Flattering shapes in cables, lace & colourwork…

1 min
our featured designers

Bronagh Miskelly Designer, writer and technical editor Bronagh has had her patterns published in a range of UK knitting magazines. She is also closely involved with the UK Hand Knitting Association. Her latest design for us is an elegant tank top with checkerboard details. Find her pattern on page 49. Mary Henderson Mary has won a firm following thanks to her intricate Fair Isle designs and her talent for colour combining. This month, she brings us two beautiful stranded colourwork designs: a sophisticated cardigan in grey and cream on page 38, and a vibrant yoked jumper in our special supplement. Anniken Allis Norwegian designer and knitting teacher Anniken has lived in England since 1990, and hosts popular online lace and beading clubs. Anniken’s skills with lace stitches are legendary, and her newest pattern for The…

8 min
sarah hatton arden

LOVE THE look of gansey sweaters, but fancy something lighter? This design by Sarah Hatton has an array of patterns inspired by traditional fishermen’s jumpers, but has a decidedly feminine style! The textures include delicate cables and twisted stitches, while the fabric feels light and cool, thanks to the use of Stylecraft’s Linen Drape yarn. It’s a blend of linen and viscose that comes in a choice of muted neutrals, plus vivid raspberry and peacock hues. NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles Stitch holders Cable needle (cn) TENSION 22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st on 4mm needles. 26 sts and 29 rows to 10cm over Chart pattern on 4mm needles. YARN STOCKISTS Stylecraft 01484 848435 www.stylecraft-yarns.co.uk SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS C2B: Slip next st onto cn and hold…

6 min
the knitter loves…

AUTUMN HUES Four new shades have been added to the Illustrious yarn range from West Yorkshire Spinners. The lovely colours - a deep red, a soft fern green, and two refreshing blues - are celebrated in a book of knitting patterns by Emma Wright, called Out of the Woods. The book of 10 cosy projects for women includes a choice of modern Fair Isle sweaters in colourways inspired by walks in the forest. There’s a long, enveloping Fair Isle cardigan in shades of berry and blue, with a sweet matching bobble hat. Other feminine designs include a V-neck jumper with lacy textures, a cabled sweater with a ribbed peplum, and a pair of mittens with colourwork details. Illustrious is a blend of Falkland wool and British alpaca, which comes in 100g/225m balls costing…

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new books

NEIGHBOURHOOD SHEEP SOCIETY: VOLUME THREE Clare Devine Find beautiful accessories that will make perfect gifts this Christmas in this e-book collection from Clare Devine. Using gorgeous yarns from Ginger Twist Studio, Clare brings us four chic, modern knitting projects - a striped eyelet shawl, a pair of pretty socks with cables and textures, and a cowl and mitts using a smart slip stitch pattern. $12, http://bit.ly/nssvol3 FOG & FROST by Dianna Walla This e-book by Dianna Walla offers five knitting patterns inspired by Norwegian landscapes, in a moody palette of blues, greys and white. ‘Mountain Hum’ is our star of the collection; it’s a yoked sweater with a bold, feather-like colourwork pattern. There’s also a relaxed raglan pullover with a band of delicate colourwork, mitts and a hat decorated with twisted travelling stitches, and an…

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your tweets!

“Any West Yorkshire Spinners is a delight to use, but especially Illustrious, a beautiful yarn.” Knits and pieces@Knitwit19 “Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino - used it to knit blanket for new baby grandson. Lovely and soft!” The Mitzidoll@Mitzidoll “Marianthi Yarns 100% merino 4ply” Rae S-G-M@MmedeBeauvoir “I love Mad Tosh Merino Wool.” hookedonfibersoc@hookedonfibers1 “Plant dyed cashmere from Elizabeth Beverley. Divine!” Susan@SusanMacpark “Miss Babs Yarns Yummy 2-Ply - hands down!” Michael Harrigan@melcontent What our favourite knitters have been saying… “Anyone want a shop-soiled brindle Scottie, aged neary a year?? No good for someone who has yarn round the house….” Northern Lace@LizLovick “I always get all weepy and sappy when knitters ask me to help them make sweaters for special occasions, or out of super-special yarns. *happy sigh*” Amy Herzog@amyherzogdesign “The dream cardigan: ‘Citrus Dream’ by Carol Feller in Vivacious 4ply, the happiest Cardi on the planet!” Jeni@fyberspates GET IN TOUCH Facebook www.facebook.com/TheKnitterMag Twitter www.twitter.com/TheKnitterMag Ravelry…