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The Knitter 143

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
gorgeous treats

Many of us are now looking ahead to the festive season, and are busy planning the gifts we’d like to knit for friends and family. Our designers have created 15 lovely designs which should be gratefully received! You’ll find traditional Fair Isle accessories, beautiful lace, modern colourwork and sophisticated cables to suit all tastes. Along with smaller projects, we have stylish sweaters and cardigans for men and women. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min
our featured designers

Graeme Knowles-Miller Part of the baa ram ewe team, Graeme is a keen designer who takes inspiration from the historic places and stunning landscapes of Yorkshire. His lovely stranded colourwork sweater design is in our special supplement celebrating baa ram ewe’s 10th birthday. Mary Henderson Mary is passionate about the stitch patterns of traditional Scottish knitting, and she has won a firm following thanks to her intricate Fair Isle designs and her talent for colour combining. This month, she brings us a pretty colourwork tam and cowl, on page 41. Carol Meldrum Influenced by Scottish themes and textile traditions, Carol is known for her fashionable and playful knitting patterns, and for her range of popular books including Knitlympics and Knitted Icons. Her latest design for us is a cosy yet feminine poncho with colourful stripes.…

8 min
crow steps

EMMA VINING Crow Steps “MY ‘CROW Steps’ design was inspired by a distinctive architectural feature found in the city of Ghent, Belgium,” says Emma Vining. “Crow steps form the edges of triangular building gable fronts, and how I developed this stitch pattern is the subject of my article on page 56 of this issue. For this sweater, I have extended my original design into a bold textured cable panel knitted in Kate Davies’ beautiful Àrd Thìr yarn.” SIZE YARN NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles 1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles Cable needle (cn) Stitch holders Removable stitch markers TENSION 20 sts and 30 rows to 10cm over Rib Pattern using 4.5mm needles. 17 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over Check Pattern using 5mm needles. 20 sts and 24 rows to 10cm over Charts A and B using…

2 min
bipoc in fiber

Designer Jeanette Sloan has launched a new initiative to improve diversity in the fibre industry and to celebrate and support the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). Building on her important and inspirational work over the past year, where she has been raising the profiles of BIPOC makers who have felt invisible and underrepresented, Jeanette’s project will set up an online resource to promote and support BIPOC inclusion in the knitting world. The BIPOC in Fiber website will include a directory to make it easier for everyone to discover the work of BIPOC designers and yarn makers, and help festival organisers to be more inclusive and intentional when planning marketplaces and booking teachers and speakers. The resource will also help BIPOC working in the fibre industry to find and…

1 min
inspired by dior

Designer Debbie Bliss has long been influenced by the style of Christian Dior’s revolutionary New Look fashion collection, launched in 1947. Now, inspired by this year’s exhibition of Dior’s work at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, Debbie has created knitting patterns evoking the shapes and femininity of his clothes. The ‘Manon’ jumper captures the essence of the New Look style, with its wide boat neck and flared peplum. It features a stitch pattern of rope cables and textured diamonds. ‘Delphine’ is a tailored jacket with a peplum, waist shaping and a neat shawl collar. Its smart fabric is created by knitting together strands of Debbie Bliss’s Fine Donegal tweed yarn with her Angel silk-mohair laceweight. ‘Clemence’ is a gently flared sweater with an intricately textured cable fabric, while ‘Romane’ is a chic collared…

1 min
new books

SHETLAND WOOL WEEK ANNUAL 2019 (VOLUME 5) by Shetland Wool Week Shetland Wool Week is celebrating its 10th festival in 2019, so this year’s annual is bigger and better than ever! It’s filled with 16 patterns from the likes of Wilma Malcolmson, Gudrun Johnston, Felicity Ford, Hazel Tindall, Donna Smith, Outi Kater and Marie Wallin. Projects include beautiful Fair Isle hats and gloves; colourwork cardigans, jumpers and waistcoats; and Shetland lace shawls. £24; www.shetlandwoolweek.com/annual JORID LINVIK’S BIG BOOK OF CHRISTMAS KNITS by Jorid Linvik This bumper book has more than 70 knitting patterns with a modern Scandinavian aesthetic. It’s guaranteed to give you gift ideas to knit for the whole family, and is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! There are projects for socks and slippers, hats and mittens, festive decorations and homewares, toys,…