I snagged Issue 8 of The Knitter a few weeks ago.
I must say that Issue 8 is just my cup of tea!
It is filled with classic and romantic knits from some of my favorite British designers.
Flipping through it's pages is like going to an English garden party!
So have a seat with your favorite "cuppa" and let me give you a look inside.
I adore this English garden tea party photo complete with it's Wedgwood Hathaway Rose china! (If you came to my house for tea...we would certainly have tea on pretty Wedgwood china!)
The pretty lacey blouse is a vintage Sirdar 1960's pattern which can be knit today in Sublime's new Extra Fine Merino Wool. It's perfect for any garden tea party!
by Louisa Harding
Leave it to Louisa to give The Knitter another exclusive pattern!
As most of you know, Louisa Harding is my favorite designer
and a regular contributor to The Knitter magazine.
Her adorable Gertie pattern is adapted from her 1920's inspired Dorthea pattern in her Nouveau book. Gertie is done in an exclusive colorway for The Knitter. It is a lacey knit done in Louisa's Merletto yarn in Aqua #5 and Grey # 11.
I really love that Louisa also specifies two other Merletto color ways for knitters who would like to knit Gertie up either in rose or plum.
Jennie Atkinson gives us another garden party knit with her Strawberries and Creme top. According to Jennie her 1950's vintage inspired knit would look great worn with jeans, summer trousers or a pretty floral skirt. I agree!
Strawberries and Creme is knit in Rowan's Fine Milk Cotton color Tutti Frutti #487.
Originally knit in Rowan's 4-ply cotton which is now discontinued, The Knitter's version recommends knitting it in Rowan's Siena cotton yarn. Wouldn't it be lovely worn to a picnic with a fully stocked British hamper?!
Jeanette Sloan's Margeaux Shawl is a clever combination of bold intarsia flowers and airy lace for this summer shawl.
I love it's pretty edging motif.
Wouldn't this be wonderful to wear to a garden party?
I can't wait for the next issue of The Knitter!