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, P2, C2L, C2R, C2L, C2R, P2, Row 7, P2, C2R, C2L, C2R, C2L, P2 Row… 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

Competition in The Knitter issue 82

We have a competition on page 18 of our latest issue, 82, with the chance to win tickets to Wonderwool Wales (April 25th and 26th). If you’re having any trouble accessing the competition entry form, please type the ‘tkwonderwool’ at the end of the website address in lower-case letters (not TKwonderwool as it was printed… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 82 is on sale now!

The Knitter issue 82

Our latest magazine, The Knitter issue 82, is on sale now, with flattering shapes and stunning stitches to cast on for spring! Welcome the spring sunshine with our collection of fresh, feminine knits! Linda Parkhouse’s vintage-style top on our front cover is soft, draping and flattering, while Amanda Jones’s asymmetric jumper has a beautiful lace… Continue reading

Elwood hat by Kirstie McLeod

Elwood hat pattern

Have you knitted Kirstie McLeod’s Elwood hat? It’s one of our most popular patterns, and now it’s available to buy as a single pattern on Ravelry! It’s a fantastic stash-buster for a special yarn: a chevron lace stitch pattern is interspersed with cabling, and it uses the tubular cast-on method, which is lovely and stretchy for a comfy fit…. Continue reading

Knitting term abbreviations

Here’s a handy guide to the common knitting term abbreviations we use in The Knitter. It’s an image, so you can also right-click to save it and print it out, to keep in your knitting bag.

Win a pair of tickets to Glasgow’s Stitching, Sewing & Quilting and Hobbycrafts show!


We have 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs, for lucky readers of Simply Knitting, The Knitter, Simply Crochet and Mollie Makes, to the Stitching, Sewing & Quilting and Hobbycrafts show at Glasgow’s SECC from 5th – 8th March! With everything from quilting, sewing and knitting to papercraft, cardmaking and jewellery making, you’ll find all the… Continue reading

Issue 81 Errata

Gladioli Some of the cables were printed the wrong way around on Charts A, B and D.  A corrected Chart can be downloaded here.   Sweet Cherry There was an omission in the Sleeve section of this pattern. After the rib section is complete, change to 4mm needles.   Aeronwy On the written pattern there… Continue reading