Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Knitter Issue 4

The Knitter Magazine Issue # 4

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!

Quite Contrary Capelet by
Louisa Harding

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!

Katrina Shawl by
Amanda Crawford

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.

Chevron Sweater by
Erika Knight

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.

Bird's Nest Pin Cushion by
Hannah Fettig

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!

6 comments:

Annie said...

Hi! this is Annie (nassau from Ravelry) and I just wanted to say 1) thanks for alerting me to the great magazine; 2) if you like the capelet, Louisa has a similar one in her new book for a baby (sorry to tease you, I know you said you don't have it yet); 3) it is so amazing that you got to take a class from Lucy Neatby, I love her book and am now going to check to see if she is going to be in my area in the future.
Happy Knitting!

Knitique Girl said...

Lisette, You are absolutely on fire with your blogging. The quality of your posts, are awesome. I love all the hyperlinks and know HOW much time it takes to put it all together. Big hugs!

Lornaknits@yahoo.com said...

I almost bought that magazine at JoAnn Fabrics the other day. I was buying some lace trim and waited forever to get it cut so I forgot. I'll have to go back!

Lisette said...

Hi Annie,

I am so glad you found my blog!

I can't wait to get my hands on Louisa's new book Bizoo Bizu. I love your Tickle baby beret from the book!

I hope you get to take a class someday from Lucy Neatby. She is fabulous!

Happy Knitting!
Lisette

Lisette said...

Knitique Girl,

Thanks for loving my blog! I love yours, too!

Lisette said...

Hi Lorna,

I think you should buy The Knitter and get inspired for that British Knitting Tour we need to go on!