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

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 The white box symbol should read K on RS; P on WS, and the black dot symbol should read P on WS; K… 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

Issue 76 errata

In the Maple Leaf Shawl by Maria Magnusson (in the separate supplement that came with the magazine), the last row of the pattern should be Row 88, not Row 91. Also the imperial measurements for the shawl were incorrect and should be 47.25in x 23.5in. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

FelinFach at The Handmade Fair

FelinFach at The Handmade Fair

The Handmade Fair takes place this weekend at Hampton Court Palace, so we chatted to Kirstie Allsopp’s exhibitor of the week, Karen from FelinFach What does a typical day at work look like for you?
 I don’t really have a typical day, which is a good thing! I could be trying new design ideas, responding… Continue reading

New issue: The Knitter issue 76 on sale today

New issue: The Knitter issue 76

Our new issue is out now! Welcome the autumn with our latest pattern collection, which blends inspiring knits in modern, wearable shapes with elegant stitch patterns and luxurious yarns. Our autumn pattern collection brings a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, and a wide range of techniques to inspire your knitting. From the classic, steeked Fair… Continue reading

Free pattern: snowflake mittens

Free pattern: snowflake mittens

The free pattern for these snowflake mittens by Rhian Drinkwater is yours to download right away. They would make a great gift, and knit up quickly. We knitted ours in an alpaca and wool blend, to make them warm and cosy – and they’re sized to fit hands approx 23cm long and 21cm around (though… Continue reading