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The Knitter 134

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
bright ideas

Bring a ray of sunshine to your knitting with our colourful yet classic designs! We have cosy sweaters with Fair Isle and slip stitch yokes, a chic poncho from Carol Meldrum, smart cable styles, luxurious lace, and so much more for you in this issue. We explore the work of Scottish design stars Donna Smith and Lucy Hague, and also find out what it’s really like to live the dream of running your own yarn shop! HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Lovely layers Get cosy in our sweaters, cardigans, wraps & socks…

1 min
our featured designers

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 colourwork designs: a spotty yoked jumper with pockets on page 36, and smart slip stitch cushion in New Lanark yarn, which is on page 52. Jeanette Sloan Always creative and inspiring, Jeanette has been designing handknit patterns for many years, with her work appearing in all the major UK knitting magazines. She loves to work with colour and texture, and is fascinated by modern art. You can find her elegant lace wrap pattern on page 41. Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colour, construction and brioche stitch to create sweaters and accessories that will bring a smile to your face! His latest project for…

8 min

“MY LINKED leaf stitch pattern has similar properties to a rib-based design, as the curving cable lines run parallel to each other. This creates plenty of elasticity, with the curves bringing a great deal of movement in the pattern,” explains Emma Vining. “A leaf motif is tucked into each bend of the cable lines. These motifs form a horizontal band of pattern, while the cable lines provide the vertical links. The pattern panel is placed centrally; however, there is an asymmetric look to the sweater as the cables move left and then right.” SIZE YARN NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) knitting needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8/US 6) knitting needles Cable needle (cn) Stitch markers Stitch holders TENSION 26 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Linked Leaf pattern (lightly stretched) using 4mm needles. 21 sts and…

4 min
the knitter loves…

LEEDS SHOW Spring Into Wool is a popular event held every year in Leeds, and this year’s show takes place on 13-14 April. The organisers have packed out the marketplace with more than 90 exhibitors, including yarn sellers such as Rosie’s Moments, Truly Hooked, The Knitting Swede, UK Alpaca, and Black Sheep Wools. Choose from workshops such as a class on knitted lace shawls from indie dyer Julie of Watercolours & Lace, drop spindling for beginners, needle felting, Tunisian crochet, and ceramic button making. The show will again be held at the Grammar School, and visitors are advised that Saturday is now open to advance ticket holders only, due to such high demand last year. You can pay on the door for entry on Sunday. Buy tickets at www.springintowool.co.uk or by phoning Nick on…

1 min

Rowan’s latest yarn is Moordale, a bouncy blend of alpaca and premium British wool including Bluefaced Leicester. Moordale comes in 12 warm and glowing shades, including turmeric, gooseberry, beetroot, pewter and Oxford blue. Accompanying the yarn launch is an attractive book of patterns for men and women. Moordale has 10 garments and four accessories, all designed by Martin Storey. Martin is much loved for his cable patterns, and this collection includes a neat, intricately cabled cardigan for women, and two open cardigans with cable details. There is a unisex cowl with chunky cables, called ‘Curlew’, a cosy scarf in a slip stitch texture, and a large triangular shawl using textured garter stitch. The book has two men’s sweaters; a textured rollneck design and a classic raglan £12 for collection or £4 per…

1 min
new books

LITTLE MAN KNITS Alex Capshaw-Taylor It can be hard to find attractive sweaters for boys that are interesting to knit, but this book has 22 fantastic designs that your little man will love! Alex Capshaw-Taylor’s ‘grandpa-inspired’ projects include pullovers, cardigans, vests, hoodies, and socks, using Fair Isle, cables, intarsia and textured stitches. The practical, comfortable projects, all with a timeless style, are sized to fit children aged six months to 10 years. $25.95 for the digital book from www.worldknits.com/little-man-knits KNITTING WITH BEADS Fiona Morris Expert knitter Fiona Morris shares her extensive knowledge of knitting with beads in her new book. She provides in-depth, step-by-step tutorials on a range of beading techniques, along with complete projects to enable you to put your new skills into practice. These include shawls, cardigans, bags, purses and mitts, as well as…