Knit a tulip for children with ME

Knit a tulip for children with ME

Can you spare some time to knit a tulip for children with ME? A group of 20 mums want to raise awareness of the illness, by collecting 25,000 knitted tulips in a year. They met through the Association of Young people with ME (AYME), and it’s believed there are 25,000 children and young people suffering from… Continue reading

Yarnspiration 2015: workshops – sponsored post

Yarnspiration 2015

Yarnspiration is the brainchild of Natasha Seidel, a yarnaholic who got together with crafty friends last year to run a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!). It’s all raising money for charity, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All… Continue reading

Issue 84 errata

Merryn A few errors crept in to this pattern, sorry. On the right/left fronts, each instance of K3 (6:4:9:2:7:7:11) should read K3 (6:4:9:4:7:7:11) and each instance of 3 (3:3:3:4:4:4:4) times should read 3 (3:3:4:4:4:4:4) times. Skua Sorry, we missed out a round in this pattern explaining what to do with the subsequent travel rounds, after… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 84 – on sale now

84 cover

The Knitter issue 84 is on sale now, with cheerful colours and delicate stitches for your summer knitting. Pick up your copy today, or download a digital edition. Create stunning garments and accessories with our new pattern collection. Our designers have played with bright hues to create sophisticated projects with a summery feel. A luscious… Continue reading


Apology We would like to apologise unreservedly for the copyright infringement of the ‘Wave Shell’ and ‘Oregon’ designs, taken from Alice Starmore’s book Charts for Colour Knitting, in publishing the ‘Mussel Shells’ project in issue 75 of The Knitter. We acknowledge that the motifs used in this pattern were wrongly attributed to Tora Joensen for Navia, and… Continue reading

Competition – design a blanket square with Yarn Stories and the Knitting and Crochet Guild

Yarn Stories

Yarn Stories have some exciting competition news from The Knitting and Crochet Guild. Their Archive is an amazing resource with knitted and crocheted samples going back to the 1830s as well as a huge collection of pattern leaflets and every kind of knitting needle and crochet hook you can imagine. Yarn Stories believe this is… Continue reading

Free pattern – Patons’ Matinee Coat

Patons matinee coat

This exquisite cardigan pattern was first issued by Patons in 1982 to celebrate the birth of Prince William, and we’re delighted to bring you an updated version to mark the forthcoming birth of the Prince’s second child with the Duchess of Cambridge. With its diamond lace yoke and crown motifs, this garment is special enough… Continue reading

Cleckheaton Superfine Merino – free shipping from Australia to the UK

Cleckheaton yarn

In issue 83, we have an exclusive offer from Cleckheaton for their Australian Superfine Merino yarn: until 1st May 2015 UK shipping from Australia is free when you spend AUD$100 (approx. £55).  So pop over to and browse their stunning range of 30 shades Use code UKSHIP to claim your free UK shipping. You can… Continue reading

Issue 83 Errata

Rhoswen Socks The O symbol on the chart is missing from the key, which should say yarn-over (YO) Windsor Cardigan A few errors slipped into rows 3, 7, 11 and 15 of the cable panel, which should read: Row 3, K12[14,16,19], P2, C2L, C2R, C2L, C2R, P2, K12[14,16,19] Row 7, K12[14,16,19], P2, C2R, C2L, C2R,… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 83 is on sale now!

Issue 83 cover

Our new issue, The Knitter issue 83 is on sale now! Welcome the sunshine with soft shades and beautiful textures, with our colourful projects using cables, Fair Isle and beads. Create fresh knits for your spring wardrobe with our latest collection of designer patterns! We have a feminine, textured cardigan in sweetshop shades by Sarah… Continue reading