Posted on Wednesday, January 25 2012 at 10am
Issue 41 of The Knitter is out today, crammed with innovative patterns and useful advice to help you build on your creative knitting skills.
It’s a big commitment to knit a garment in a yarn you are unfamiliar with, so if you are a little unsure, then hopefully this issue – which is full of accessories and smaller projects – will give you the opportunity to try something new. For example, the little ‘Blyth’ shawl by Kitman Figueroa has already found its way on to editor Juliet’s needles: “She is a designer we have been eager to work with, and I’m excited to be knitting one of her patterns.”
Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably have helped so many of us change the way we look at and use colour, through their designs and workshops. When we heard about their new book, Knitting With The Color Guys (the first they’ve written together), we couldn’t wait to tell you all about it and bring you an exclusive design from its pages.
We provide a behind-the-scenes peek into Clothes Show 2011 where we supported two knitwear design awards, Catherine Wright provides a step-by-step knitting masterclass into spinning yarn, and Juliet Bernard shares all about her recent knitting cruise up the coast of Norway.
Even though the weather is gloomy outside, we hope you will find something in this issue to brighten up your days before spring arrives. Enjoy!
This issue includes 13 collectable patterns:
Alight lacy cowl by Jane Sowerby – Jane's Victorian-inspired lace cowl is elegantly shaped to fit beautifully
Ellis River by Tanis Gray – This scarf and mittens set is adorned with colourful Fair Isle motifs
Dartmoor by Rosee Woodland – Classic beret features a herringbone stitch for a smart, woven effect
Blyth by Kitman Figueroa (pictured left) – A sweet shawlette with an unusual lace pattern that uses one skein of sock yarn
Rive Gauche by Martin Storey – This tunic has the ‘wow’ factor thanks to its graphic black-and-white design
X-Factor Blanket by Kaffe Fassett – This stunning, multi-coloured throw will be the focus of any room
Briony by Sarah Hatton – Chunky cables and a variegated yarn cheer up this child’s hooded jacket
Sulpice by Sarah Wilson – A handsome cable design and twisted rib are used on these unisex socks
Madison Avenue by Nick Atkinson – A fascinating construction of leaves forms this figure-hugging dress
Erik by Mathew Gnagy – This stylish men’s jacket features sideways cables and rich textures
Joy by Martin Storey – Traditional Fair Isle patterning and a modern shape combine in this dress
Poncho by Bergère de France – This swinging, cabled poncho has a dash of French chic
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