Artesano crochet: their new crochet designer

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Artesano have exciting news: crochet designer Gaynor from The Barkham Hookers will be creating their exclusive crochet designs and kits. Available as both written patterns and charts, they’ll have designs for crocheters of all ages and abilities. The first pattern is due in August as a kit, including the ever popular Artesano Aran yarn. Gaynor set up… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 86 – on sale now

The Knitter issue 86

Our new issue, The Knitter issue 86, is on sale now, with Fair Isle and lace to create chic, flattering garments for your holiday wardrobe. Summer’s here, and our latest pattern collection brings you light, comfortable knits to wear whether you’re at home or abroad. Mary Henderson has created a gorgeous little sweater which combines traditional… Continue reading

Competition: win £75 of Artesano yarn!


In our new competition you could win £75 of Artesano yarn! Artesano is a family-run UK yarn company based in rural Berkshire, with a beautiful range of yarn from lace weight to aran, plus patterns and Brittany needles. The lucky winner can choose £75 of Artesano products – the perfect opportunity to knit an indulgent garment you’ve… Continue reading

Corrections in Issue 85

Kelp Forest When working the Cable pattern, if there are not enough sts left at the end of the row to work a cable or both a yarn-over and it’s balanced K2tog/SSK, work the rem sts in rib. The cable on row 20 of the Chart should be worked on Row 19. Row 20 should… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 85 – on sale now

The Knitter issue 85

The Knitter issue 85 is on sale now, to inspire you with our collection of textured summer patterns; you’ll find feminine garments using stunning lace and cables. Our Seaspray Collection draws on the textures, colours and skies seen around Britain’s shores to create stunning garments. Deborah Helmke’s ‘Sea Kelp’ tunic features rippling cables, while Anniken… Continue reading

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. Left Front: Each instance of K3 (6:4:9:2:7:7:11) should read K3 (6:4:9:4:7:7:11). Row 2 and every foll WS row should read: K1, P11, K1, [P4, K1, P11, K1] 3 (3:3:3:4:4:4:4) times, [P4, K1] 0 (0:1:1:0:0:1:1) times, P3 (6:4:9:4:7:7:11). Right Front: Each instance of K3 (6:4:9:2:7:7:11) should… 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