alison robson, anniken allis, artesano, bergere de france, debbie bliss, eline oftedal, emma robertson, emma varnam, emma wright, gemma atkinson, gyle foster, hamlyn, jacqueline van dillen, james brett, jeanette sloan, king cole, linda parkhouse, lisa richardson, maisie smith, Martin Storey, nancy lindberg, natalie smart, navia, pat menchini, rico, rico design, ros badger, Rowan, Rowanyarns, sara mardalo, sarah hatton, sarah hazell, schachenmayr, sirdar, stylecraft, vanessa mooncie
This issue of Knitting magazine contains 30 knits. This magazine is calling for Christmas Elegance.
Jeanette Sloan tries out the latest winter yarns.
- Rico Fashion Gigantic Mohair (40% acrylic, 30% mohair, 30% polyamide)
- Rico Fashion Air Print (62% polyester, 28% acrylic, 10% wool)
- Sirdar Kiko (51% wool, 49% acrylic)
- Bergère de France Chatelle (89% acrylic, 8% polyamide, 3% polyester)
- Schachenmayr Scarlett (33% wool, 22% acrylic, 21% polyester, 14% polyamide, 10% alpaca)
- Rowan Kidsilk Amore (70% mohair, 30% silk)
- Rowan Angora Haze (69% angora, 20% polyamide, 11% wool)
- Stylecraft Nordic (80% acrylic, 20% wool)
The perfect Christmas
This coat is knitted using Sirdar Click Chunky (70% acrylic, 30% wool) shown here in shade Loganberry 0172 . A zipper is inserted in the upper part of the front panel.
This design by Maisie Smith is featuring deep ribs with buttons and a lace body. It is knitted in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere) and Debbie Bliss Angel (76% mohair, 24% silk).
Natalie Smart knitted this Top with in a Tassel Stitch Pattern using James Brett Aria DK (68% acrylic, 10% polyester, 9% wool, 9% mohair, 4% payette).
This Fairisle Sweater by Anniken Allis is knitted using Artesano British Wool DK Blueface Blend (100% wool).
Linda Parkhouse used Bergère de France Lima (20% alpaca, 80% combed wool) for her Nordic Jumper. This garment is knitted using fair-isle technique and after a short raglan shaping the jumper is finished knitting a yoke.
Dawn Cardigan by Norwegian Designer Eline Oftedal is knitted using Rowan Pure Wool DK (100% wool). it is featuring deep ribs and collar in a stunning different colour.
This Man’s Sweater by Sirdar is knitted using Sirdar Hayfield Super Chunky with Wool (80% acrylic, 20% wool). It is knitted in a rib pattern throughout and has raglan shaped arms.
This stunning Lace Cape by Jeanette Sloan is knitted using Jeanette Sloan Chunky Baby Alpaca (100% alpaca). It is featuring a bramble stitch pattern divided by lace panels.
This lace shawl by Emma Wright featuring a heart-shaped lace is knitted using Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool Lace (100% wool).
Emma Varnam knitted this stunning beret and scarf using Rowan Angora Haze (69% angora, 20% polyamide, 11% wool).
This Scarf with its nordic star design by Alison Robson is knitted mixing intarsia and fair isle technique. Rico Design Creative Melange Chunky (53% wool, 47% acrylic) is used to knit this scarf.
Sarah Hazel used luxurious Rowan Angora Haze (11% wool, 20% polyamide, 69% angora) to knit these Christmas Decorations.
Knitting Children’s Gallery
This lovely Girl’s Party Dress by Bergère de France is knitted using Bergère de France Caline (60% acrylic, 20% wool, 20% polyamide). Shown here in shade Poudre.
This jumper by Sara Mardalo is featuring fair-isle stars at the hems of the sleeves. It is knitted using Navia Duo (100% wool).
Debbie Bliss designed this Patch Pocket Jacket using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere).
Vanessa Mooncie is the designer of these lovely Polar Bear. This toy is knitted using Bergère de France Lima (80% wool, 20% alpaca).
Christmas Gifts to knit
These cosy slipper socks a design by Jacqueline van Dillen are knitted using Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted (100% wool). Shown here in shade Baby Blue.
If you are lucky and have some Rowan Kidsilk Aura – which is discontinued – in your stash, you may be ready to knit the Soft Cape by Hamlyn. Otherwise I recommend you to held two strands of Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk) together – which is also appropriate.
The Melodie Gloves by Jeanette Sloan are knitted in Artesano 4ply (100% alpaca). Shown here in shade Sweet Pea.
Mittens with a Pop by Emma Robertson are knitted using Manos del Uruguay Maxima Semi-Solid (100% extra fine merino wool).
The Man’s Scarf by Bergère de France is crocheted using Bergere de France Chambery (3% polyester, 14% polyamide, 83% acrylic) and using your index finger.
Ros Badger designed this Wavy dolly bag using Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace (100% wool).
These Mini Stockings by Nancy Lindberg are knitted using Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride (85% wool, 15% mohair).
Winter Accessories brought to yo by… Rowan Yarns (free with issue 123 December 2013)
The Crystal Bolero by Martin Storey is knitted using Rowan Alpaca Chunky (98% alpaca, 2% polyamide). With a tension of 11 st and 14 rows to 10cm it will be knit up fast.
Gemma Atkinson designed this garter stitch Plait and Bow using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Trio (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk). Shown here in shade Alder.
These Ribbed Boot Toppers by Lisa Richardson are knitted using Rowan Tumble (90% alpaca, 10% cotton). Shown here in shade Pine Needle.
Another design by Martin Storey: The Moss Purse knitted using Rowan Alpaca Chunky. Shown here in shade Wren.
This Cowl by Sarah Hatton is knitted using the new Rowan Yarn Thick ‘n’ Thin (100% wool). Shown here in shade Soapstone.
This hat with its bobbled edges by Lisa Richardson is knitted using Rowan Kidsilk Haze Trio. Shown here in shade Alder.
The next issue of Knitting magazine will be available on December 19, featuring 22 knits to beat the winter blues.
All pictures of the patterns above are screenshots from my iPad and my purchased copy of Knitting magazine December 2013.