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The Knitter 130

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
beautiful accessories

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas to knit for the forthcoming festive season, or fancy treating yourself to a luxurious accessory now that the weather is getting colder, you’ll find lots of inspiration in this issue. Our designers have used a wide range of interesting techniques, from Fair Isle and Celtic cables to marling, entrelac, lace and felting. Along with smaller projects, there are gorgeous sweaters and cardigans, too. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Gorgeous gift ideas 15 designs for hats, cowls, socks, wraps & more…

1 min
our featured designers

Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with construction and colour to create modern sweaters and accessories that are a delight to knit and wear. This month, he has designed a cosy poncho with a marled colourwork pattern that blends Rowan’s Hemp Tweed and Kidsilk Haze, on page 28. Lucy Hague Lucy grew up in Orkney, and her design work features a strong emphasis on cables, texture and lace. She has produced a number of books featuring Celtic-inspired cables, including Illuminated Knits and Celtic Cable Shawls. Turn to page 45 to find her intricate cushion design. Amanda Crawford Amanda’s knitwear design CV includes work for high-street fashion chains as well as knitting magazines and yarn companies, and her eye for the latest styles always shows through in her work. Her latest pattern for The…

4 min
pine creek

MARY HENDERSON has used a range of Fair Isle motifs for her cowl and tam set, including the popular OXO pattern, a three-colour checkerboard, and tiny crosses and squares. Both accessories are edged with speckled ribbing, for a pretty touch. Mary has knitted her set in Kelbourne Woolens Andorra, a soft and smooth wool-mohair blend that comes in a choice of vintage-inspired colours. SIZE Tam Diameter after blocking: 28cm (11in) Depth from cast-on edge to top: 22cm (8 Rib circumference: 52cm (20 in) in) Cowl Depth from cast-on edge to cast-off edge: 22cm (8 in) Circumference: 72cm (28 in) YARN Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (Baby/sport weight; 60% merino wool, 20% Highland wool, 20% mohair; 169m/185yds per 50g skein) Tam 1 x 50g skein of each: A Blueberry; B Haint Blue; C Sunshine Yellow Cowl A Blueberry; 1 x 50g skein B Haint…

6 min
the knitter loves…

LOVE FOR LORE The Fibre Co.’s newest yarn is a wonderfully woolly DK-weight called Lore. By using pure lambswool from English Romney sheep, The Fibre Co. has produced a versatile yarn that will be ideal for your staple winter knits. The yarn comes in 100g skeins offering 250m, and costing £15.60 each. It’s available in 16 warm, heathered shades. To accompany the new yarn, The Fibre Co. has published The Borrowdale Collection, which is filled with garments and accessories designed for winter walks or cosy afternoons in front of the fire. Patterns include relaxed cardigans by Sarah Hatton, a yoked sweater with delicate mock cables by Kari-Helene Rane, and muted Fair Isle sweaters by Amanda Jones and Emma Wright. Digital patterns are available to buy individually, from £5.50. www.thefibreco.com 017687 79 292 Autumn colour John…

1 min
new books

SHAWLS: KNIT IN STYLE Melanie Berg Shawl designer Melanie Berg, aka Mairlynd, has a worldwide following thanks to her beautiful designs. This book brings together 12 of her all-time favourite shawls, along with three brand-new projects. Using lace, stripes, short rows, textures and unusual stitch patterns, the shawls are sure to be enjoyable to knit and wear; all are thoroughly modern, yet offer a timeless beauty. £20 from www.tangled-yarn.co.uk CABLE COUTURE by Knit Picks To mark the start of ‘sweater season’, Knit Picks has released an e-book of nine cabled sweater patterns for women. The gorgeous designs include a figure-hugging cable and rib jumper, a relaxed honeycomb cable turtleneck, a sweater dress with a cowl neck, and a neat raglan jumper worked in cables and a colour gradient. There’s also a cardigan with a herringbone pattern. £13.67 for…

1 min
on my needles

I loved the neat silhouette of Kate Davies’ ‘Deco’ cardigan the moment I saw it, and couldn’t wait to cast on. All went well with the body and sleeves - even my first try with short-row sleeve caps, which seemed so complicated at first, but were so well explained that they went smoothly. After a series of mishaps including picking up and knitting too few and then way too many stitches on the button bands, I got in a bit of a huff and stuffed the whole thing in a cupboard for two years. I finally picked it up again this spring, only to find the rest of my lovely green yarn had gone missing in a house move! I used a grey yarn for the bands, and I’m pleased how…