Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Knitter Issue Three

The Knitter Issue Three

I am a lucky knitter!

This week has been a good knitting week.

On Tuesday I had morning coffee, lunch and knitting with my new knitting friends Lorna, Sheila and Michele. On Wednesday I went to my class at Knitique and Danielle (owner/teacher) told me that I am a really good knitter. That praise just made my day since I have been taking knitting classes from Danielle for over a year now!

And, then I lucked out and found Issue Three of The Knitter!

Urchin Sweater
by Kim Hargreaves

This issue's theme is Coastline Designs. It is filled with lots of wonderful patterns inspired by the waves, shells and ripples of the seaside and perfect for this time of year, springtime!

Here is a sneak peak at Issue Three if you haven't' been lucky enough to see it yet. Every issue has sold out both in the UK and US. Hmm...perhaps I should just subscribe to The Knitter?

Starfish Shawl
by Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan is an American Knitwear Designer and Creative Director for Berroco.

On Ravelry, I have a British (Yorkshire Gal) knitter friend, Melanie who is lives in Australia currently. We met over our love of Yorkshire Tea and Tea Cozies! Melanie knows how much I love British designers like, Louisa Harding and she loves American Designers, like Norah Gaughan. I thought of Melanie when I saw this issue so I hope she can find Issue Three! She says it is pretty tough to find in Australia. Good luck Mel!

Beachcomber Bag
by Amanda Crawford

What fun accessories for a summer outing or beachcombing at the beach! The Beachcomber bag and coordinating wristwarmers are knit in Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK in Spring Bouquet and Crystal Blue colorways. I have never heard of this yarn, have you? It must be popular in the UK?

Mason-Dixon Knitting

Even though The Knitter is a British magazine there is a regular feature each month with good 'ole USA gals Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. They have the popular following Mason-Dixon Knitting. This month's feature is about too many scarves? I love scarves so I am loving this article. I am known on Ravelry and wherever I go knitting as I Love Scarves!

Louisa Harding
My favorite British Knitwear Designer!

Well, it's no secret that Louisa Harding is my favorite knitwear designer. I loved this issue's article Best of British, the ultimate guide to the UK's top knitwear designers. In my book, Louisa Harding tops that list!

Issue 4 has already hit the news stands in the UK on March 31st. I can't wait to find my copy here in the states. I read that there is a Louisa Harding capelet pattern in it!

PS: Issue 3 has errata for both Issue 1 and 2!

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