Look inside issue 70


We’ve filmed a quick flick through issue 70, so you can see our new patterns and features. It’s our Platinum issue, and it was fun for the team to do a studio fashion shoot that really let the shimmering greys of the collection stand out. We hope this is a collection that will appeal to… Continue reading

Join Kirstie Allsopp at the Handmade Fair

Handmade Fair 1

We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with craft heroine Kirstie Allsopp to launch the new Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace this September! You can enjoy a huge choice of workshops, including yarn & textiles, papercraft, upcycling, jewellery and food, plus sessions in the ‘Super Theatre’ with Kaffe Fassett, Annie Sloan and Cath… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 70 is on sale now!


Our new issue is out now! Create elegant, timeless knits with our collection of 15 stunning patterns from the world’s best designers. Shades of grey and timeless elegance are celebrated in the first in our new series of seasonal collections, while we also have a handsome vintage-style cardigan for men, a soft lacy poncho from Anniken… Continue reading

Unravel 2014 – Juliet's blog


“I really love going to Unravel – not least because it’s usually around the time of my birthday, so I have a perfect excuse to spend some money on my favourite things!

“I knew that I wanted some Knit by Numbers from John Arbon; I’m planning a jumper by Belinda Boaden of True Brit Knits, called Highland Bling. I also took a closer look at their fibre, which my friends tell me is fantastic for spinning.

“There were some vintage patterns on display, while Rachel of Coopknits had her new book called ‘Toasty’ literally hot off the presses. It features Baa Ram Ewe’s Titus yarn. And Injabulo has some glorious Zulu baskets, which feature beautiful graphic designs that all have great meaning.

Save on tickets for the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show!


The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Olympia in London from 13th to 16th March 2014, with over 200 crafting stalls! The great features include The Dressmaking Studio, Contemporary Quilt display, finals of The National Fashion Textiles Competition for Schools and the extensive Learning Curve Workshop Programme.

With over 200 companies exhibiting, whatever your craft passion, you’ll find essential supplies and inspiration.

And we have you an exclusive ticket discount code for the show. Quote FUT10 and get your ticket for just £11.00* (normally £12.50 for adults and £11.50 for concessions in advance).

The Knitter issue 69 is on sale now!


Our new issue is out now, for you to buy in all good newsagents or download a digital edition. You can create beautiful garments for women, men and children with our collection of 14 patterns. Many have been inspired by vintage knitwear, including Mary Beth Temple’s chic jacket, Martin Storey’s beaded cardigan, Deborah Helmke’s soft shell top and Sarah Hatton’s charming Fair Isle sweater for boys. 

We have a magazine packed with exquisite stitches to inspire your knitting this spring! If you like vintage style, you’ll love Mary Beth Temple’s chic cropped jacket, the bright beaded cardign from Martin Storey, Sarah Hatton’s nostalgic sweater for boys, and Judy Furlong’s elegant lace capelet. Go for glamour with our ruffled V-neck top, and relax in soft shapes from Deborah Helmke.

Errata in Issue 69 The Knitter

Toftir (Faroe Family Style supplement)

The Neck shaping section for this pattern is wrong and somehow slipped into the pattern.  In fact, when you reach 172 (192:204) sts, just before the neck section, you should then change to smaller needles and work the neck band as printed (ignoring stitch count.)

Sorry for any confusion.

Also the symbols for the charts are a little confusing, as the garment is worked in the round.  Please ignore all references to the WS in the Key.


Sugar Shell, page 46 

There is a correction to the Sugar Shell top in Issue 69.  

In the Lace pattern, Rows 6 and 8, “Sl 1, K1, psso” should be changed to “Sl 1, K2tog, psso”.


Download digital Apple magazines completely free!


In our March Madness campaign you can download a free issue of Mollie Makes (issue 36), Love Patchwork & Quilting (issue 4), Simply Crochet (issue 14) and The Simple Things (issue 19) for your iPad or iPhone through Apple Newsstand. And if these craft magazines don’t take your fancy, there are another 16 titles on offer, from photography to graphic design to films!

Win a Janome 525S sewing machine!


If you’ve been inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee to take up sewing – or to revive your rusty dressmaking skills – we have a fantastic new competition for you. We spotted the Janome 525S machines used on the show, and now we have one for one lucky reader!



Our new special, the 'Martin Storey Designer Collection' is on sale now!


The Martin Storey Designer Collection is our latest special edition, and it’s available to buy and download today!