The Knitter issue 54 - in shops until the 19th February

Packed with Winter warmers, The Knitter 54 has designs from new names and established masters. "One of the best parts of my job is choosing the patterns for each issue," says Rosee, and we're sure you'll love this month's selection.

Layla Chelache's amazing textural wrap is the perfect way to experiment with modular techniques - follow our mini Masterclass if you've never tried this before. You'll also love wrapping up warm in Brandon Mably's Navajo tunic, while Kyoko Nakayoshi's shawl-collared cardi is worked in 100% alpaca - a Winter wonder.  


For the younger members of your family we have a candy-coloured girl's cable cardi from Sirdar, and an adorable cable sweater and beanie for babies. You can also explore the archives of the V&A in the company of respected knitting historian and designer Sandy Black.

If your New Year's resolution was to develop your knitting skills, or to share your knowledge with others, there's no better place to do so than as part of a knitting group. Check out our feature on Stitch London - arguably the largest knitting group in the UK and discover the secrets of its success.


Patterns in The Knitter issue 54


8     Navajo by Brandon Mably

Rich colourwork diamonds decorate this cosy oversized tunic

20     Barnacle by Layla Chelache

Dramatic wrap uses sculptural details and subtle colour changes

30     Conifer by Rosee Woodland

Yoked cardigan has reverse Fair Isle patterns and optional wristwarmers

36     Susette by Kyoko Nakayoshi

Sweet little shawl-collared cardigan with a vintage feel

43     Varezhki Bag by Barb Brown

Felted bag with bright patterning

51     Anchorage by Martin Storey

Chunky cabled cardigan for men is knitted in a British sheep breed wool

55     Gwen by Sirdar

Girl’s candy-coloured cabled cardi

62     Carlow by Carol Feller

Cosy up in this relaxed, seamless hoody in a super-chunky yarn

67     Alaska Sweater by Bergère de France

Sleeveless top with stunning cables

72     Doctor Foster by Rachel Atkinson

Tweedy socks for men and women

75     Cable Sweater & Beanie by Patons

Baby jumper and matching hat feature classic Aran stitches

79     Urban Scarf by Rosee Woodland

Herringbone scarf with integral hood

82     Tipsy by Martin Storey

Oversized cowl with bold textures

87     Winter Cape by SMC Select

Luxurious mohair hooded cape


The Knitter issue 54 is on sale in UK shops until 18th February 2013.

Up to six months after publication, this issue may be available to buy as a back issue by phoning our customer services people on 0844 848 2852, and you can also buy back issues of The Knitter online.

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