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

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.

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

Issue 75 errata

We have some errata in this issue. Cuillin by Mary Henderson. There are 2 chart symbols missing on the key: The black dot means P on RS and K on WS and the ribbon sign is Ktbl on RS and Ptbl on WS. Also, in Chart B there should be a K2tog symbol in Stitch… Continue reading

New issue: The Knitter issue 75 is on sale now

The Knitter issue 75

New issue out now! Our early autumn pattern collection brings you elegant shapes and textures in your favourite luxury yarns. Create timeless knitwear with classic cables, lace and colourwork. Our collection of classic, feminine designs includes an exquisite sweater with twisted stitches and cables by Emma Vining, a sugary Fair Isle jacket from Sasha Kagan, and… Continue reading

Issue 74 Errata

Zephirine Shawl Sadly a few errors found their way into this pattern, which were missed at the checking stage. In the chart key, the SSK and the K2tog symbols are the other way around. On row 47 of the central panel, there is an extra yo after the first repeat. Just before the border, the… Continue reading

Competition: knitwear design for the Barbara Pym Society

If you’re interested in knitwear design, try your luck in this new knitting design competition. The Barbara Pym Society is based at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and at Cambridge in the USA. Barbara Pym was a British novelist and one of the finest English writers of the twentieth century. At the UK Conference this year they… Continue reading

Free pattern: child’s reversible cardigan

Toasted teacake child's cardigan - free pattern

If you’ve never tried double knitting, a child’s project is a good place to start. This little cardigan by Rosee Woodland is completely reversible, and is knitted from the top down in one piece; after the raglan increases in the garter stitch yoke section, the sleeve stitches are placed on waste yarn, and body is worked… Continue reading