This issue of Knitting magazine comes with 21 knits for a cool, calm winter.
Jeanette Sloan starts the New Year trying out some brand new yarns
- King Cole Masham Misty DK (100% British breed wool)
- Noro Hanabatake (55% wool, 35% silk, 10% mohair)
- La Pelote Parisienne Oxford (58% virgin wool, 42% acrylic)
- King Cole Cosmos (76% glitter yarn, 24% payette)
- Erika Knight for John Lewis Super Chunky (100% wool)
- Sirdar Ophelia (57% acrylic, 40% nylon, 3% polyester)
- DesignEtte Melchior (24% mohair, 31% acrylic, 30% nylon, 15% polyamide)
- La Pelote Parisienne Boudoir (60% acrylic, 20% polyamide, 12% wool, 8% viscose)
Knitting Fashion Gallery
This jumper by Maisie Smith shows a lovely cable and bobble pattern floating on a background of moss stitch. It is shown here in Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal (95% wool, 5% cashmere) in shade Autumn Gold and Debbie Bliss Angel (76% suppressed mohair, 24% silk) in shade Gold. Both yarns are held together to knit this jumper. I’m a fan of the pockets but not really a fan of the ¾-sleeves.
Knitable in 4 sizes: 82-87cm (32-34″) to 112-117cm (44-46″)
Actual measurement: 98cm (38½”) to 134cm (75″)
This sweater by Stylecraft is showing a v-back and a round neck front opening. Cables are knitted on front and back, the sleeves are knitted in plain stockinette stitch. Shown here in shade Emperor of Stylecraft’s Special Aran (100% acrylic) yarn.
Knitable in 5 sizes: 81cm (32″) to 102cm (40″)
Actual measurement: 86cm (34″) to 107cm (42″)
This chunky coat by Masie Smith is shown here in Rico Essentials Big Duo (50% wool, 50% acrylic) in shade Grey Melange and Rico Essentials Big (50% wool, 50% acrylic) in shade Stone Grey. This design has an asymmetrical one-button closure. The sleeves are knitted sideways.
Knitable in 3 sizes: 82-86cm (32-34″) to 102-107cm (40-42″)
Actual measurement: 96cm (38″) to 124cm (48¾”)
The Cable Jumper Dress by Sian brown is shown here in Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK (100% wool) in shade Ecru. Small cables are knitted on front and back, whereas the sleeves are worked in reverse stockinette stitch.
Knitable in 8 sizes: 81cm (32″) to 117cm (46″)
Actual measurement: 88cm (35¾”) to 123cm (49¾)
Also shown in shade Ecru but in Debbie Bliss‘ Cashmerino Aran (55% Merino wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere) this scarf by Sian Brown is showing a cable pattern.
Width: 20cm (8″)
Length 190cm (75″)
Natalie Smart designed this Textured Yoke top, shown here in Todds Hand Knits Pura Lana Baruffa DK (100% virgin wool) in shade Mouseback Grey. The body is knitted flat and is showing a embossed pattern, the sleeves are also worked flat showing a cable pattern. All pieces are joined knitting the yoke, which is knitted in a rib pattern.
Knitable in 6 sizes: 81cm (32″) to 107cm (42″)
Actual measurement: 84cm (33″) to 116cm (45½”)
This design by Pat Menchini shows a peplum in reverse stockinette stitch and a cable pattern on front and back. The sleeves are knitted in reverse stockinette stitch. It is shown here in King Cole Masham Misty DK (100% British breed wool) in shade Heather.
Knitable in 6 sizes: 76-81cm (30-32″) to 117-122cm (46-48″)
Actual measurement: 84cm (33″) to 126cm (49½”)
This Chestnut Rib Coat by Judy Furlong is really great. It is featuring a rib pattern and has a interesting construction. A cable pattern is shown on the sleeve saddles. A modern high-low shape adds further interest. Shown here in Fyberspates Scrumptious Chunky (45% silk, 55% Merino Wool) in shade Deep Chestnut.
Knitable in 10 sizes: 81cm (32″) to 128cm (50″)
Actual measurement (buttoned): 92,5cm (36½”) to 137,5cm (54″)
Alison Robson is showing different cable patterns on this drop shoulder design. A pocket is added to the right front. Shown here in Rooster Almerino Aran (50% baby alpaca, 50% Merino wool) in shade Custard.
Knitable in 4 sizes: 81-86cm (32-34″) to 112-117cm (44-46″)
Actual width at top of g-st yoke band: 44 (17¼”) to 57,5cm (22¾”)
This sweater by Pat Menchini is showing panels of cable patterns on body and sleeves. Shown here in Stylecraft Alpaca Chunky (80% acrylic, 20% alpaca) in shade storm.
Knitable in 5 sizes: 91-97cm (36-38″) to 134-139cm (53-55″)
Actual measurement: 104cm (41″) to 147cm (58″)
Knitting Accessories Gallery
This Fairisle Shawlette by Sarah Hazell is a must have. I love the pattern and the subtle colours of this design. It is showing a fairisle pattern and a slip stitch pattern and is knitted in the round. Shown here in Rowan Felted Tweed (50% Merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose) in shades Ancient, Scree and Mineral.
Size approx: 100 cm (39″) x 35cm (17¾”)
Aren’t they cute. This Nordic Pompom mittens by Caroline Birkett are knitted in the round in fairisle technique and are shown here in Alpaca Select Cusco Natural DK (100% alpaca) shade Natural and Alpaca Select Cusco Dyed DK (100% alpaca) in shades Rose, Fuchsia and Lime Green.
Size 10,5cm (4¼”) across x 20cm (8″) to finger tip, not including rib.
These Boot Cuffs by Mindy Lewis are knitted flat and are showing a cable pattern. Shown here in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (82% acrylic, 10% wool, 8% rayon) in shade Fisherman.
Circumference (at widest point): 33cm (13″)
Length: 22cm (8¾”)
Tina Barrett designed this tablet cover, shown here in Blacker Yarns Swan DK (100% Falkland Island Merino wool) in shade Pale Fawn Sand.
Finished Size: 19 x 24cm (7¾ x 9½”).
This rug by Sarah Hazell is shown here in Sirdar Freya (55% cotton, 31% acrylic) in shades Lapland, Tundra, First Frost and Gosling. The yarn is knitted using two strands of different or the same shade to form the stripes.
Size approx: 62cm (24½”) x 144cm (56¾”)
The Diamond Cushion by Sarah Hazell is showing a diamond pattern on the front, formed using slip stitches. It is shown here in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% Merino wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere) in shade Stone.
Size 30cm (11¾”) x 50cm (19¾”)
Knitting Children’s Gallery
This vintage hat by Cony Larsen is crocheted top-down. A additional bow can be added. Shown here in Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4ply (75% Merino wool, 20% silk, 5% cashmere) in shade Piglet.
To fit age 0 to 6mnth to 3-6yrs
Circumference: 33cm (13″) to 51cm (20″)
This pattern is also published in Simply Sweet Crochet by Cony Larsen, published by Design Originals.
This Fluffy Jacket by Bergère de France is worked in garter stitch and is shown here in Bergère de France Plume (47% polyamide, 42% acrylic, 11% wool) in shade Gris clair.
To fit age 3-24mnth (5 sizes are given for jacket)
Use any Double knit yarn for the Hazle Jacket by Jane Ellison. It is knitted in garter stitch. So cute.
Knitable in 5 sizes: 0-6mnth to 5-6yrs.
This cabled sweater by Sirdar is shown here in Sirdar Snuggly DK (55% nylon, 45% acrylic) in shade Cherry Pie.
To fit age: 0-6mnth to 6-7yrs (6 sizes given)
This Fairy godmother by Sarah Keen may be knitted in any DK yarn it is 23cm (9″) high.
This pattern is from Knitted Fairy Tales by Sarah Keen, published by GMC Publications.
The next issue of Knitting magazine is already since January 15 with 20 fashionable knits.
All pictures of the patterns above are screenshots from my iPad and my purchased copy of Knitting magazine December 2014.
10 thoughts on “Knitting magazine January 2015 – A review”
Some lovely patterns for sure Konrad, so many I would like, so little time ! Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure, Janet!
Wonderful, as always, particularly the fairy godmother! I love it!
Yes, she is wonderful!
Thanks Konrad, there are a few patterns in this issue that I like; particularly the long cardigans.
Thanks for sharing, Konrad. Some intriguing designs. I like the fact that several of them use British wools.
I am desperately seeking a pattern in Knitting winter 2013 It is like a square poncho with sleeves knitted in
a lot of cable work. If there is any way you can help? Enjoy your site, thanks
Are you seeking for this pattern by Fiona Morris? It is called “Textured Swing Top”.
I have done a quick search on the internet. It looks like this pattern is only available in the Knitting Magazine November 2013 (issue 122)
Have a nice day,
Question/Help – The Bobble and Cable Jumper by Maisie Smith calls for at least 5 100gm balls of yarn. At 380 meters per 100gram ball that is 1900 meters of yarn for the smallest size. I am wondering if that is correct. Thank you in advance for your response.
Hi Nikki, please excuse the late reply. Your question is tricky. But this design has pockets, cables and bobbles. All of these design elements consumes yarn. And you need 36 rows for 10 cm. This is more than expected.
But you are right, the pattern asks only for 7 balls of Angel (200m/25g) = 1400m and I have looked up some other patterns and the yarn amount looks a little bit much for it.
Maybe you ask for support: Rachel Vowles, Sue Culligan and Carol Ibbetson are the pattern editors and their email address is
Have a fab day,
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