New issue out now: The Knitter issue 74 is on sale

The Knitter issue 74

Our new issue is on sale now, so you can celebrate summer with our luxurious collection of patterns from world-class designers! Mary Beth Temple and Jennie Atkinson bring us silky tunics with beautiful details, while Mary Henderson’s elegant lace shawl in a vivid shade will be a treat to knit. Cable fans will enjoy Rachel… Continue reading

Win merino yarn and a silk needle roll in our competition!

Merino yarn from The Yarn Yard

One lucky reader will win two skeins of gorgeous magenta merino yarn in our new competition, plus a luxurious silk needle roll holder too! The yarn is two 100g skeins of magenta 100% merino from The Yarn Yard, which is no longer available – so this is the only way to get your hands on… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week

Toft Alpaca

“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

The Wool4less sale starts today!

Wool4Less sale

Today is the first day of the fantastic Wool4less sale, and we’re bringing you a new deal each day for 24 hours only! As Angela from Wool4less explains, “This is our annual clearance sale, and because we do only this once a year we like to make it BIG! We’re reducing all our current yarn… Continue reading

Issue 73 is on sale now!

Issue 73 cover

Our new issue is on sale now, and it’s time to treat yourself to something beautiful this summer with our collection of patterns from world-class designers. Our Vintage Pastels collection includes a nostalgic rosebud blouse by Judy Furlong, a chevron lace top by Jennie Atkinson and exquisite textured socks from Faye Perriam. For a splash… Continue reading

Patterns in issue 73

Issue 73 contents pages

Here’s a closer look at our patterns in issue 73. You can also view our patterns, with more details of yarns used and sizes available, on Ravelry here.

Handmade Fun for Kids competition winners

Handmade Fun for Kids

Congratulations to Angela Ferre, Glynis Lake, Kate Grantham, Lorraine Hill and Lesley Bambridge: you’re the winners of a copy of Handmade Fun for Kids magazine. Please send us an email at with your postal address so we can send your prize.

Subscribe and save an extra £10!

The Knitter discount

This week you can save an extra £10 when you spend over £25 on print subscriptions and special editions at My Favourite Magazines. Choose any magazine, including The Knitter, and you will receive £10 off your total order when you enter the code MFM10 in the checkout. That means you can subscribe for six months… Continue reading

Issue 72 errata

We’re sorry, there’s a correction for the Mint Tea pattern by Sarah Hatton in issue 72. Row 3 of the written instructions for the chart should read as follows: (K2tog, yo, K1, yo, SSK, K4, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, SSK, K4) 3 (3:3:3:5:5:5:5) times, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, SSK.   Kildare – page 71. Some… Continue reading

Free mug hug patterns

Mug hugs pattern

These fantastic mug hugs are designed by Faye Perriam of Buttons and Beeswax. With one basic idea Faye has created three variations: a cabled design, a lace twist, and a chequered rib. Personalise your mug and keep your drink piping hot – and they make great gifts too. Download the patterns here.