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The Knitter 138

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
natural beauty

The gorgeous colours and shapes of flowers take centre stage in our Summer Blooms pattern collection - discover Dario Tubiana’s vibrant intarsia poppies, and delicate floral textures from Emma Vining, Bronagh Miskelly and Sasha Kagan. We also bring you stunning contemporary designs from Kristin Blom and Anniken Allis, take a peek inside Loop’s London store, and chat with star designer Sarah Hatton. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team Our featured designers Sasha Kagan Sasha has been creating knitwear patterns from her home in rural Wales for more than 40 years, and is much admired for her colourful and elegant intarsia designs. For our Summer Blooms collection, she has designed a classic sweater embroidered with flowers. Turn to page 58. Mary Henderson Mary has long been inspired by the stitch patterns of traditional Scottish knitting, and she has won…

6 min
trebarwith valley

COCOON YOURSELF in this warm, lovely shawl from Anniken Allis. Its large, triangular shape has bands of diamond lace and zigzag patterns. The stitch patterns are both charted and written out here for you. Using a self-striping yarn offers head-turning, vivid colour; Anniken’s sample is knitted in Scheepjes Whirligig, a wool-alpaca blend that has long colour changes. This comes in large ‘cakes’ offering 1000m of yarn - one cake is needed for this project. SIZE Width (at top): 224cm (88in) Depth: 118cm (46½in) YARN Scheepjes Whirligig (DK weight; 20% alpaca, 80% virgin wool; 1000m/1093yds per 450g ball) Sapphire to Teal (213); 1 x 450g ball NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular needles, 80-100cm long TENSION 12½ sts and 24 rows to 10cm over Chart B on 5mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Scheepjes c/o Wool Warehouse 01926 882 818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk For general…

4 min
the knitter loves…

LACE DELIGHTS Showcasing its brand-new, cotton-silk lace yarn, the Rowan Selects Silky Lace pattern book offers seven elegant, lightweight knits by Lisa Richardson and Annika Andrea Wolke There are five shawls and two summery tops in the collection, all featuring an array of delicate lace stitch patterns. The dramatic, half-pi ‘Chiffon’ shawl would make a stunning wedding accessory, while for everyday beauty the ‘Dupion’ wrap is an indulgent choice. ‘Tussah’ uses two colours of Silky Lace to highlight its contrasting textures. The two tops - a cropped, lacy vest, and a twist-front tee with a simple eyelet fabric - are sized to fit busts of 32in-50in. www.knitrowan.com - Try a pattern from this collection on p70! So soft! UK Alpaca’s new Suri Alpaca 4ply, spun from British suri and huacaya fibre, is a wonderfully lustrous yarn…

1 min
canny lass collection

Northumbrian yarn company Whistlebare has launched a range of timeless knitting patterns to celebrate its beautiful yarns, produced from its own flocks of Wensleydale and Cheviot sheep and angora goats. The patterns are free when you purchase the yarn to knit the project, and include a choice of sweaters, hats, mitts and scarves. Our star of the show is the ‘Canny Lass’ shawl, created by Karie Westermann. It’s a semi-circular shawl, with small lace bands and a wide, knitted-on lace edging, and is worked in two shades of Yeavering Bell 4ply. ‘Room to Breathe’ is a slouchy, boyfriend-style colourwork sweater designed by Whistlebare’s Alice Elsworth; her ‘Land Girl’ jersey has a loose, cropped shape with a deep rollneck and is knitted in Cheviot Marsh Aran Lambswool. The ‘Hedgerow Harvest’ vest, meanwhile, has…

1 min
new books

4 PROJECTS COUNTRY BREAK COLLECTION by Quail Studio Designed for relaxed weekend wear, the four women’s sweaters in Quail’s new pattern booklet are worked in Rowan’s Summerlite DK cotton. Styles include a sweater with an all-over cable pattern, a V-neck with moss stitch panels, a classic striped crewneck with cropped sleeves, and a round-neck raglan sweater with textured stripes. £2. For stockists call 01484 668200 or visit www.knitrowan.com COFFEEHOUSE KNITS edited by Kerry Bogert The 20 women’s projects in Coffeehouse Knits are comforting, relaxing, but with plenty of flavour - just like a good cup of coffee! Texture takes centre stage, with stunning cables and lace details adding interest to the range of easygoing yet contemporary pullovers and cardigans. There is a wide choice of stylish shawls, scarves, socks, mittens and cowls to treat yourself to,…

1 min
perennial collection

Perennial is a new light fingering-weight yarn from Kelbourne Woolens - it’s a versatile blend of merino, suri alpaca and nylon, which comes in delicious colours. To celebrate its launch, the Kelbourne team has reworked eight of its favourite designs using Perennial, and the results are beautiful! Garments for women include a comfortable dolman top with vivid pink stripes on a grey background, and a classic V-neck cardigan with an attractive textured stitch pattern. ‘Meadowsweet Shawl’ is a triangular design with a beautifully modern lace pattern, while the ‘Parquet’ shawl pairs cable and lace with an intricate geometric border. There are also four charming projects for babies: a button-neck sweater with textured details; a seamless pullover with tiny cables; a stranded colourwork sweater with heart motifs, stripes and lice stitch; and a totally…