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The Knitter

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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Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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3 min.
rhosyn

SIZE Length, excluding embellishments: 113cm (44_in) Width: 32cm (12_in) YARN Rowan Alpaca Classic (DK weight; 57% alpaca, 43% cotton; 120m/131yds per 25g ball) A Noir (103); 5 x 25g balls Plus 1 x 25g ball of each: B Hyacinth (129); C Berry Sorbet (125); D Pink Lips (124) Rowan Felted Tweed (DK weight; 50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 175m/191yds per 50g ball) 1 x 50g ball of each: E Turquoise (202); F Peony (183); G Eden (209) H Tawny (186); 1 x 50g ball NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 1 pair 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) knitting needles 1 pair 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5) knitting needles Pompom maker, 6cm diameter (optional) TENSION 28 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over flower patt on 3.75mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Rowan 01484 668200 www.knitrowan.com For general abbreviations, see p81 CHART KEY THIS FLORAL scarf features a classic Sasha Kagan rose motif at both ends, with pompoms, twisted cords…

2 min.
great reads

ALTERKNIT REBELLION by Anna Bauer THIS NEW book by Anna Bauer urges us to knit with freedom: to view the garment’s surface as a blank canvas for us to fill with whatever colours and patterns we like. Its philosophy was inspired by hönsestrik, the movement which sprang from the books of Danish writer Kirsten Hofstätter in the 1970s. This encouraged knitters, especially women, to use knitting as a tool in political struggle, and to incorporate symbols and messages to express their opinions - this is turn inspired the craft activism and ‘guerilla knitting’ movements of the 21st century. However you choose to use knitting to express yourself, Anna Bauer is sure to spark your creativity with this colourful book. She provides 12 basic templates to act as canvases for your imagination. With the…

7 min.
honorine

THIS CARDIGAN by Bronagh Miskelly takes design cues from vintage styles. The cropped, V-neck body has ribbing that extends up to the bust, where it continues in stocking stitch. The raglan sleeves, meanwhile, use a delicate beaded lace stitch. Bronagh’s garment is knitted in Milburn 4ply yarn from Eden Cottage Yarns, which blends Bluefaced Leicester wool and silk, and has a lovely sheen. It comes in a palette of soft shades. SIZE YARN Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply (4ply weight; 85% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 15% mulberry silk; 200m/218yds per 50g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, at least 60cm long 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) circular needles, 80-100cm long Stitch holders Stitch markers 7 (7:7:7:7:8:8:7:8:8) buttons TENSION 24 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over st st on 3.25mm needles. 17 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over Sleeve…

9 min.
safaia

A LOVELY blend of merino, cashmere and stellina gives a subtly sparkling finish to this shawl by Anniken Allis. Cashluxe Spark by Sweet Georgia Yarns is hand-dyed in dazzling colours. Anniken’s intricate design is formed from a central wedge and two triangular wings, in the Faroese style. SIZE Wingspan: 142cm (56in) Depth: 53cm (21in) YARN Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Spark (4ply weight; 80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silver stellina; 365m/400yds per 115g skein) Sapphire; 1 x 115g skein NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles, 80cm long 2 locking stitch markers TENSION 14 sts and 21 rows to 10cm over Chart D using 4.5mm needles YARN STOCKISTS Sweet Georgia Yarns www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com Available in the UK from A Yarn Story 01225 429239 www.ayarnstory.co.uk SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS Russian cast-off: K2, slip both sts back to left needle, K2tog tbl, *K1, slip both sts back to left needle,…

5 min.
inner circle

FERN-LIKE LEAVES, worked in stranded colourwork, decorate the yoke of this men’s sweater from DROPS Design. It’s knitted in Karisma, a DK-weight wool which is available in a huge range of colours. The sweater is worked in the round from the top down. SIZE YARN DROPS Karisma (DK weight; 100% wool; 100m/109yds per 50g ball) NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 80cm long Set of 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) double-pointed needles (DPNs) 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 40cm and 80cm long Set of 4mm (UK 8/US 6) DPNs Stitch marker Waste yarn or stitch holders TENSION 21 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over st st on 4mm needles BLOCKING DIAGRAM YARN STOCKISTS DROPS Design www.garnstudio.com Available in the UK from Wool Warehouse www.woolwarehouse.co.uk For general abbreviations, see p81 KEY CHART PATTERN NOTES The piece is knitted in the round using circular needles, from…

1 min.
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