New issue: The Knitter issue 79 is on sale now

New issue: The Knitter issue 79

Our new issue: The Knitter issue 79, is out now! Create warm and cosy knits for your winter wardrobe with our collection of colourwork and cable projects. Now is the perfect time to cast on something indulgent and luxurious for yourself, and to inspire you we have put together a collection of 14 stunning patterns,… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 78 – on sale now

Issue 78 cover

Our new issue, 78, is on sale now! This month’s exclusive Frost Collection brings you beautiful knits with a touch of sparkle, which will make you feel elegant whether worn to the office or to a winter party. Lisa Richardson’s elegant tank top blends Kidsilk Haze with a subtle shimmer, while the exquisite shawl by… Continue reading

Nostepinne ball winder – Juliet’s blog


Juliet has discovered the Nostepinne ball winder – have you tried one? “There is something really exciting about untangling a hank of yarn. Okay maybe that sounds a bit sad but if you knit, crochet or weave you will know what I mean. It’s the sense of anticipation about what’s to come, the comforting feel… Continue reading

MillaMia Limited Edition colours, and free Halloween patterns

MillaMia bats

Last year MillaMia launched Lime and Cobalt as limited edition colours of their Naturally Soft Merino yarn. This year they’ve added another two new shades: Teal (182) and Pumpkin (183). They’re bright and vibrant – perfect for adding a pop of colour – and complement the existing range of neutrals, and bright and dark shades. There will be… Continue reading

Free pattern: knitted cactus

Free pattern: knitted cacti

We love this free pattern for a knitted cactus, and there are three designs to choose from. These wonderful woolly cacti will last much longer than the real thing – and they’re perfectly prickle-free. Lucille Randall’s three cactus designs are fun to knit, and they’ll make fantastic gifts – for Christmas, or as a housewarming… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 77: on sale now

The Knitter issue 77

Our latest issue, The Knitter issue 77, is on sale now. Create stunning knits for family and friends with our collection of 20 inspiring patterns. Inside you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your Christmas gift knitting with our collection of accessory patterns, plus seven gorgeous jumpers and cardigans! Whether you’re looking for ideas for your Christmas gift… Continue reading

The Knitter Issue 77 Errata

‘Bowfell’ socks from the supplement with Issue 77. The main pattern for the leg and foot should read: Round 1: K Round 2: (K1, P1) to end. Apologies for any confusion. Braemar Gloves There were a few problems with the chart for this pattern.  A new version can be downloaded here. Row 2 of the Hand… Continue reading

Join the Big Knit 2014 with Deramores’ free patterns

Big Knit 2014 Deramores

The Big Knit is an annual campaign for Age UK with innocent drinks, which helps to keep older people warm in winter. It’s been running for the past 11 years, and Deramores are innocent drinks’ official knitting partner, so on their website you’ll find free patterns to download – you knit the tiny hats, innocent put… Continue reading

Issue 73 Errata

We have some issue 73 errata. Helena’s Leaflet Cardigan There was a typo on Row 2 of this pattern, which should read as folls: Row 2 and all other following RS rows: Work 73 sts in rib patt, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2tog, work to end in rib pattern.

Knit a bug for The Great British Bioscience Knitting Competition

BBSRC Knitting comp Knit a bug prize

Fancy knitting Salmonella? Or maybe Tuberculosis? As part of the Great British Bioscience Festival, BBSRC is running Knit-a-Bug: The Great British Bioscience Knitting Competition. BBSRC wants knitters from across the country to get creative with bioscience by knitting bacteria and viruses that can impact human and animal health. Send in pictures of your knitted nasties… Continue reading