A while ago The Knitter Magazine 79 arrived on my iPad. This issue comes with 14 patterns. Modern classics with colourwork and cables for your winter wardrobe.
Meet Gudrun Johnston, the passionate designer, who brings back Shetland knitting traditions to modern audience.
Designer Susan Crawford talks about her new life as a sheep farmer in the guest column.
Meet Wool & The Gang on their mission to get young people excited about knitting.
Learn how wraps short rows are used for creating a neat shaping in the Masterclass.
Lets now have a look at the designs featured in this issue of The Knitter magazine.
Judy Furlong – Morag
This cardigan is showing both tartan and fair-isle patterns. The tartan pattern is worked in a combination of intarsia and stranded knitting, whereas the fair-isle pattern – well what a shock – is using fair-isle technique. Judy Furlong has designed this stunning piece using New Lanark Donegal Silk Tweed DK (DK weight, 90% wool, 10% silk) and New Lanark Heather Blends DK (DK weight, 100 % wool).
Knitable in 4 sizes to fit bust from 71-86cm (28-34′) to 133-147cm (52-54′).
Actual bust 100,5 – 160,5cm (39½ – 63¼’)
Fielding by Emma Vining
Cables on front and back meets stockinette stitch (and a single twist) on sleeves. Fielding by Emma Vining is shown here in Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran (Aran-weight, 55% merino, 45% silk) in shade Rose Pink 408.
Knitable in 5 sizes to fit bust from 81-87cm (32-34′) to 122-127cm (48-50′).
Actual bust 89 – 129cm (35 – 50¾’)
Martin Storey – Skomer
This stunning wrap by Martin Storey is knitted using the new Rowan Brushed Fleece (Chunky weight, 65% wool, 30% alpaca, 5% polyamide). This pattern is originally published in Rowan Brushed Fleece, a brochure featuring 16 feather light designs for women and men by Martin Storey. Skomer is showing two different cables.
Size: 85,5cm width (34′) x 200cm (79′) length.
Katya Frankel – Cotswold
This sweater by Katya Frankel is knitted in the round, using short rows to add length to the back. The yoke is also knitted back and forth to raise the back neck of this design. Shown here in Malabrigo Worsted (Aran weight; 100% merino wool).
Knitable in 7 sizes to fit bust from 77,5cm (33½’) to 128,5cm (50½’).
Actual bust 80 – 131cm (31½ – 51½’)
Bergère de France – Ginette
This dress is knitted top-down. First the yoke is knitted using short-row shaping, then stitches for front and back are picked up from the yoke and knitted. Ginette is knitted holding one strand of Bergère de France Sirène (Laceweigth, 100% polyamide) and Bergère de France Pure Douceur (Aran weight, 58% superkid mohair, 37% polyamide, 5% wool) together throughout.
Knitable in 4 sizes to fit bust from 91cm (36′) to 122cm (48′).
Actual bust 104 – 130cm (41 – 51′)
Mary Henderson – Butterfly Tam
Mary Henderson designed this beautiful tam using Rowan Felted Tweed (DK weight, 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose)
To fit head circumference 53 – 62cm (21 – 24½’).
Lisa Richardson – Eudora
Lisa Richardson designed this adaptation of a classic denim shirt exclusive for The Knitter magazine. It is showing an all-over lace pattern and plain knitted hems, cuffs and buttonbands in a contrasting colour of Rowan Cotton Glacé. The colour Blue is the key trend for this summer. So start to knit this stunning design.
Knitable in 10 sizes to fit bust from 81cm (32′) to 127cm (50′).
Actual bust 90 – 137cm (35½ – 54′)
Juliet Bernard – Snøfnugg
This lovely scarf showing a snowflake fair-isle pattern is knitted in the round. Juliet Bernard has used Kauni Effektgarn (Baby/Sport weight, 100% wool).
Size 204cm long x 12cm wide (80 x 4¾’)
Clare Devine – Trailing Flowers
These socks created by Clare Devine are showing a twisted rib and lace rib pattern and are knitted from cuff to toe, but the pattern placement differs. Shown here in Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (4ply weight, 100% superwash merino).
To fit foot circumference 21 – 26cm (8¼ – 10¼’).
Elizabeth Lovick – Miss Margot
This wrap for little ladies by Elizabeth Lovick is knitted using Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock (4ply weight, 75% wool, 25% nylon).
Knitable in 10 sizes to fit chest from 43cm (17′) to 64cm (25′).
Actual chest 46 – 64cm (18 – 25¼’)
Guillaume – Bergère de France
This men’s sweater was also published in The Knitting Magazine.
Kiyomi Burgin – Decorative Boder Cardigan
This lovely cardigan with a fair-isle border is designed by Kiyomi Burgin. The body is worked in one piece and divided at the armholes. Shown here in Mirasol Sulka (Chunky weight, 60% merino wool, 20% silk, 20% alpaca).
Knitable in 5 sizes to fit bust from 78cm (30¼’) to 118cm (46½’).
Actual chest 84 – 124,5cm (33 – 49′)
Dee Hardwicke – Reindeer Runners & Tile Coasters
These beautiful table clothes are designed by Dee Hardwicke using Rowan Fine Tweed. The table runner is showing a reindeer motif, whereas the coasters are repeating the dividing checkerboard motif of the Reindeer Runner.
Runner: Approx. 30cm wide x 180cm long 12 x 70¾’)
Coasters: Approx. 10cm x 10cm (4 x 4′)
These designs by Dee are taken from her ‘Little Colour Knits’ published by Rowan.
The next issue of The Knitter will be on sale January 6. It will feature exclusive designs from Anniken Allis, Sasha Kagan, Mary Henderson, Sarah Hatton, Katya Frankel … and more. And you will get a free children’s classic collection.