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The Knitter

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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.

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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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1 min
sunshine knits

Our new pattern collection is filled with lightweight projects and soft layers for your summer wardrobe and for the autumn days ahead. Designs include a feminine V-neck jumper, a lacy scarf, a modern sweater with pleated details, a sideways-knit cabled top, and a pair of pretty textured socks. Also in this issue, we explore the beautiful hand-dyed ranges of Third Vault Yarns, and take a peek inside the V&A’s knitwear archive. HAPPY KNITTING!…

1 min
the knitter loves…

YARN TO ADORE Appledore is the brand-new addition to John Arbon Textiles’ yarn range. It’s a DK-weight which blends three types of West Country-sourced wool: the moorland Devon Closewool breed; lustrous Romney fibre; and bouncy Exmoor Blueface. Worsted-spun in Devon, Appledore has been designed with cosy, heirloom sweaters in mind, and has a rustic halo and a woolly feel. The palette of 20 heathered shades was inspired by traditional tweed textiles, and are named after different local varieties of apple. Appledore comes in 100g/250m skeins costing £17.50, or as 25g/62m mini skeins (£5.75 each, or six for £32). Fibre tops are also available for spinners (£6 per 100g). www.jarbon.com 01769 579861 North star New shades of Methera, a 4ply mix of Lancashire and Cumbrian wool, include Ginger & Midnight £15 per 100g; www.northernyarn.co.uk 01524 840529 MillaMia’s Midsummer pattern collection…

6 min
hank

MARTIN STOREY Hank MARTIN STOREY loves working with stitch textures, and for this men’s sweater he has combined a garter stitch panel across the top of the chest, with diamond cables and twists across the body and sleeves. The design has a comfortable, drop-shoulder shape, and is knitted in Rowan’s Softyak DK yarn. This knits up into a warm fabric that feels surprisingly lightweight, and is machine-washable on a cool cycle. There’s a choice of 19 shades in the range. SIZE YARN Rowan Softyak DK (DK weight; 76% cotton, 15% yak, 9% nylon; 135m/147yds per 50g ball) 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 holders TENSION 22 sts and 40 rows to 10cm over garter st on 4mm needles. 29 sts and 36 rows to 10cm…

5 min
linna

LANG YARNS Linna THIS CLASSIC cabled sweater is sized to fit children aged eight to 14 years. It has panels of Aran-inspired patterns on the front and back; the sleeves and side panels on the body are worked in twisted rib, and it has a ribbed collar. The fabric feels soft and textured, and is created by knitting together two yarns from Lang: the tweedy Donegal Merino DK, and the soft Baby Alpaca 4ply. SIZE NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) knitting needles 1 pair 5mm (UK 6/US 8) knitting needles Set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles, 40cm long Cable needle (cn) YARN Lang Yarns Donegal (DK weight; 100% merino wool; 190m/208yds per 50g ball) Lang Yarns Baby Alpaca (4ply weight; 100% baby alpaca; 169m/185yds per 50g ball) TENSION 21 sts and 22 rows to 10cm over patt…

7 min
inspirational, innovative & invaluable

EXQUISITELY HAND crafted in hues of azure blue and lime green, with carefully twisted and spiralled glasswork elements, the sculptural eight-metre Rotunda chandelier creates a dramatic first impression in its suspension within the Grand Entrance Hall to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Demonstrating historic techniques of Venetian glassmaking combined with contemporary design, this is considered a highlight for many visitors to a world-famous collection which encompasses five thousand years of art and design. Leading past the Grand Entrance Hall, through meandering passageways and across twelve acres of exhibition space, you will find an excess of two million objects such as sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, photography and fashion, which attract more than four million visitors from across the globe each year. During the early years of the V&A, which was known as the South Kensington…

3 min
lace yarns

THE YARN COLLECTIVE Portland Lace Shade pictured A Day in the Woods (209) Skein weight/length 100g/860m Needle size 2-2.75mm (UK 14-12/US 0-2) Tension 32 sts and 40 rows to 10cm Fibre content 100% merino wool Care Hand wash RRP £12.99 Contact www.lovecrafts.com This 2ply laceweight is made in Peru, and has a palette of 10 contemporary hand-dyed colours which have been curated by popular shawl designer Melanie Berg. It’s a fine merino wool that knits up into a smooth, pleasing fabric with good stitch definition and a semi-solid look. Find shawl patterns from Melanie Berg and others using this yarn on LoveCrafts.com. BELINDA HARRIS-REID Fine Moonshine Sparkle Shade pictured Undyed Skein weight/length 100g/800m Needle size 2.75-3.25mm (UK 12-10/US 2-3) Tension Approx. 33 sts and 40 rows to 10cm Fibre content 65% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 5% stellina Care Hand wash RRP £17 Contact www.belindaharrisreid.co.uk 01626 866966 Wonderfully…