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The Knitter 155

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
autumn inspiration

It’s time to cast on and get creative with projects for the new season! Let us inspire you with modern Fair Isle and lace, classic cables and textured stitches, including designs for men, women and children. We look to Shetland this month, as Viveka Velupillai delves into the roots of the island’s unique knitting dialect. We also discover the story behind a new Shetland yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners. HAPPY KNITTING! from The Knitter team…

1 min
our featured designers

Oksana Dymyd After winning awards for her work from the UK Hand Knitting Association, Oksana Dymyd worked as a designer for Sirdar. She is now an independent designer, and enjoys combining stitch patterns to create unusual knitted fabrics. Turn to page 8 for her yoked jumper design. Emma Vining Emma is known for her exquisite stitch patterns, many of which have been influenced by historical artefacts and architecture. This month, Emma has created a richly cabled sweater using a brand-new Shetland yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners. Find it in our special supplement. Dario Tubiana Italian designer Dario loves to play with colourwork, construction and stitches to create handsome sweaters and accessories His latest project for The Knitter is a chunky, cabled cardigan for men, brightened with bold stripes of colour. Dario’s pattern is on page…

5 min
oksana dy myd bereza

THIS DRAPING jumper by Oksana Dymyd is worked from the top down. The yoke section features a pattern of contrast-colour lines and bobbles; the same shade is used for the ribbed neckline, hem and long cuffs. Novita’s Venla yarn gives the garment a soft, light feel, and is available in a choice of pastels and bright colours. SIZE YARN Novita Venla (4ply weight; 75% wool, 25% polyamide; 420m/460yds per 100g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 80-120cm long 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 80-120cm long Stitch holders TENSION 28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.25mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Novita www.novitaknits.com SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS P4tog: Purl four sts together. MB1: Make bobble 1 as folls: [(K1, P1) 3 times, K1] all into next st, turn, K7, turn, P7, turn, (K2tog) 3 times, K1, turn, P4tog. MB2: Make bobble…

9 min
the knitter loves…

MODERN LACE Jeanette Sloan is the star designer behind the latest instalment of the MDK Field Guides series, produced by the Modern Daily Knitting team. MDK Field Guide No. 15: Open explores the possibilities of openwork stitches, and offers five chic, beautiful projects for women. ‘Mood Cardigan’ is a swingy, cocoon-like cardigan, decorated with a textured lace pattern and edged with mitred ribbing. The ‘Clerestory’ shawl is a trapezoid worked edge to edge, in either a light 4ply or aran yarn for dramatically different results. For lace novices, there’s a rib lace scarf and the ‘Tumbling Block’ scarf, with simple, pretty stitch patterns. The ‘Aperture Stole’ combines two elegant lace motifs with a marled fabric. E-book $9 from Ravelry.com, or order a print + PDF copy for $14.95 (plus shipping) from www.moderndailyknitting.com Knit a rainbow…

8 min
outi kater moonvine

“THIS DESIGN in two shades of blue uses a vertical floral stitch throughout, reminding me of a garden in the moonlight,” says Outi Kater. “It is knitted in the round, with extra steek stitches to create ‘bridge’ fabric which is cut to create arm and neck openings. If Shetland wool is used, there is no need to strengthen the steeks with machine stitch, as they will not unravel.” Outi’s vest is knitted in Jamieson & Smith’s 2ply Jumper Weight Shetland wool. SIZE YARN Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (4ply weight; 100% wool; 115m/125yds per 25g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) circular needles, 80 (80:100:100:120:120:120) cm long Stitch markers Stitch holders Sharp scissors TENSION 29 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over Chart patt on 2.75mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Jamieson & Smith 01595 693579 www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk For general abbreviations, see p81 BLOCKING DIAGRAM KEY CHART VEST Using 2.75mm…

4 min
sarah hatton bethóc

SUBTLE TEXTURES using purl stitches and slip stitches decorate these classic socks by Sarah Hatton. A panel of diamonds extends down the front of the leg and foot; a single diamond motif decorates the back of each leg. The soft and springy Signature 4ply yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners comes in a huge choice of solid and striping shades. SIZE YARN West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply (4ply weight; 75% wool, 25% nylon; 400m/437yds per 100g ball) Cayenne Pepper (510); 1 x 100g ball NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 set 2.5mm (UK 12-13/US 1-2) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or circular needles, 60-80cm long, for Magic Loop method Stitch holder or spare needle Stitch markers TENSION 36 sts and 50 rows to 10cm over st st on 2.5mm needles YARN STOCKISTS West Yorkshire Spinners 01535 664500 www.wyspinners.com For general abbreviations, see p81 CHART Chart A Chart B KEY STITCH PATTERNS CHART A Round 1: (P1,…