By now you know how much I love the British knitting magazine The Knitter. Issue 4 finally landed on American book store shelves last week. This issue may just be my favorite one yet! It even has an exclusive pattern by my favorite British designer Louisa Harding!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The Knitter Issue 4
Quite Contrary Capelet by
Anyone that knows me knows how much I love the fashion-forward designs of Louisa Harding. I think even Louisa Harding knows by now that I am a huge fan!
I can't wait to knit Louisa's "Quite Contrary Capelet"! This is an exclusive Louisa pattern for The Knitter magazine. It is knit in her sparkly Jasmine yarn with pretty flower, buttons and ribbon embellishments...so Louisa! I think this capelet is perfect for a night on the town in Paris or London. I'm ready to cast on!
The Katrina Shawl is a beautiful wrap designed by Amanda Crawford. It is perfect for a summer night when there is a bit of chill in the air. It is knit in Manos del Uruguay's Silk Blend, color Virgo (9254) from South America. Amanda says "the colour reminded me of the beach".
The shawl features three lace patterns and is knit in two pieces. It is then grafted together along the center.
This sweater designed by Erika Knight reminds me of designs from the Italian house of Missoni , famous for it's zig zag knitwear designs. The Chevron Sweater has been re-colored by The Knitter in Paton's 4ply cotton and Rowan Shimmer.
This pattern is taken from Erika's book Glamour, a collection of garments influenced by the golden age of Hollywood's leading ladies.
I just adore this sweet little Bird's Nest Pin Cushion by Hannah Fettig. I can't wait to knit one of these for my Mother and one for me! It is knit in Classic Elite Premiere yarns.
The pattern is from Hannah's book Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The One You Love.
I think issue # 4 of The Knitter is worth every penny! Some knitters on Ravelry complain about it's price and that many of it's patterns are reprints from previous published patterns. I think it is a marvelous magazine and it certainly is exposing me to lots of wonderful designers and patterns!
I hope you can find your very own issue of The Knitter Issue 4! So far, every issue has sold out in both the UK and the US!