Issue 205


This month we are celebrating the yarns, spinners, dyers and designers of the UK and Ireland. We are excited to feature so many wonderful British wools in this issue, from major brands such as West Yorkshire Spinners via smaller operations like cover star The Fibre Company to Kent’s Romney Marsh Wools, a family-run farm whose owner Kristina Boulden hosted the issue’s sunny photo-shoot. There are 25 stunning knits that explore some of the beautiful wools grown around the UK, and celebrate the country’s brilliant yarn producers and dyers. Including Fern by Jacinta Bowie, a lovely lace sweater knitted in a soft and drapey DK blend of British Bluefaced Leicester and mulberry silk by Eden Cottage Yarns; cute cropped Adora cardigan by Bronagh Miskelly knitted in Stolen Stitches Nua by Irish designer Carol Feller; lacey Marigold shawl by Brian Smith which is knitted in Leeds-based Baa Ram Ewe, each shade of the yarn Titus is inspired by Yorkshire and Marigold is knitted in a gorgeous golden yellow called Brass Band; Sherril by Jo Allport a gorgeous cardigan with stunning Fairisle sleeves, picot neckline and contrasting collar, knitted in Cumbria-based The Fibre Co’s 100% British wool; and Diamond Scarf by Georgia Farrell a young British designer who shows off her classic geometry-inspired style in this cosy cabled scarf. Elsewhere in the issue we meet a couple who embarked on a new life sailing a floating yarn shop, and Cheryl Lowe, AKA Bored Knitless, who wowed judges on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas last year. So with all that plus our regular features, there’s lots to keep you busy in the April issue of Knitting, out now!

Fancy a sneak-peek of this issue? Then check out some of the featured designs below:


Adora by Bronagh Miskelly


Fern by Jacinta Bowie

Marigold by Brian Smith




Sherril by Jo Allport


Subscribe to the magazine here

Buy individual issues here

Order a digital edition here

Article Details

  • Date 5 March 2020
  • Tags Magazine
  • Newsletter
    Sign Up To Stay In Touch


Responses (5)

  1. Eleanor Whieldon
    23 March 2020 at 2:21 pm · Reply

    I think there is a mistake on the stitch count on the sleeve of the Fern sweater pattern. After the ribbing you increase from 35 to 70 stitches. The next line says purl 18 knit 34 from the first row of the lace panel and then purl 18. This adds up to 70. But in actual fact the lace panel is 36 stitches. Suggestions please.

    • Christine Boggis
      6 May 2020 at 10:41 am · Reply

      Hi Eleanor

      Thanks for your message, I’m very sorry for the long delay in responding and that you’re having trouble with one of our patterns.

      We are looking into this now and will get back to you as soon as we can.

      Best wishes

      Christine Boggis, Editor

    • Christine Boggis
      6 May 2020 at 11:36 am · Reply

      From my pattern expert (sorry the original text colour has been lost): I hope this helps!

      The pattern is right. On the first row of the lace pattern there are 34 sts which increase to 36 sts with the yo’s, I’ve highlighted in red the live stitches to count (before the yo’s):

      Row 1 (RS): K7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k6, p2, k6, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k7. (36 sts)

      7 + 2 + 1 + 6 +2 + 6 + 1 + ssk (2) + 7 = 34 sts

      There are four yo’s and 1 x k2tog, 1 x ssk so we lose 2 sts and gain four which takes it to 36 sts.

      So the pattern is right.

      18 + 18 + 34 = 70

  2. Janet cuthbert
    8 April 2020 at 6:57 pm · Reply

    Hi, I subscribe to Knitting Magazine and I haven’t received issue 205 April,
    Kind regards
    Janet cuthbert

    • Christine Boggis
      6 May 2020 at 10:25 am · Reply

      Hi Janet

      I’m really sorry your magazine hasn’t turned up and for the long delay in responding.

      I am looking into this now.

      Many thanks,

      Christine Boggis

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.