The versatility of knitting never fails to inspire – using just a few simple stitches, we can create exquisite lace, beautiful cabled textures, intricate colourwork, and so much more. We’ve brought together all our favourite techniques for our collection of garments and accessories for the start of spring – and all should be entertaining to make!
Try tailored knitting with Judy Furlong’s fitted cowl-neck gilet, or sideways knitting with Carol Meldrum’s Fair Isle sweater. Delicate lace adorns the top by Jennifer Wood and Jo Allport’s cape, while cable fans will enjoy the mittens by Rachel Atkinson, and Jenny Watson’s pretty cable-and-lace jumper.
Correct blocking can transform a piece of lace knitting into something truly special, and we cover the key techniques in our masterclass, including how to use a hap stretcher. We also meet the women behind the yarn brands The Fibre Co. and Nature’s Luxury.
Plus, we bring you a lovely cabled lace jumper pattern by Heather Zoppetti in our free booklet!
The Knitter is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. All the links are here.