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
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