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.

Juliet’s blog – my latest knitting addiction

Juliet Bernard reveals her latest knitting addiction: mitts! “At this time of year I seem to be knitting so many pairs of gloves and fingerless mittens – my excuse is they keep warning us about a cold winter. If I’m honest knitting fingerless mitts has become a bit of an addiction for me – some… Continue reading

The Knitter issue 81 is on sale now

The Knitter issue 81 cover

Our new issue, The Knitter issue 81, is on sale now, and our collection of inspirational patterns contains must-have knits for all the family in cables, lace and colourwork. Our latest design collection includes must-knit cardigans, sweaters and accessories for all the family. Emma Vining’s cosy sweater cleverly plays with cables and darning techniques to create… Continue reading

January yarn sale at Stash Fine Yarns

Stash Fine Yarns sale

We’ve heard from Steve at Stash Fine Yarns about their January yarn sale! It’s that time of year again, when they’re making space for the imminent arrival of the new season spring/summer 2015 yarns. “So now is a great time for you to fill your stash and make great savings on all our ranges of… Continue reading

Tengri yarns – The Knitter issue 80

Tengri yarns

Issue 80 features an in-depth look at Tengri yak yarns, which are as soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool, odour-resistant, and breathable. We also have an exclusive discount code: for readers of The Knitter, they’re offering £5 off knitting yarns when you enter code tengriknitter15 at www.tengri.co.uk The offer ends 1st Feb 2015 at 12am. Tengri are also… Continue reading

Issue 79 Errata

Ginette Bergere de France The short row shaping section of this pattern shouldn’t say w&t, just turn.  Don’t wrap any of the sts.  Also ignore the part that says to pick up the wraps when knitting across all sts, just knit across them.  This was a misinterpretation of the original pattern when we were putting… Continue reading

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