Check out Interweave’s brand-new knitting issue: knit.wear, simple handknits for the thoughtful knitter. They are focusing on conceptual, wearable knits with a clean, modern aesthetic—built in unusual ways and with interesting techniques. Interesting to knit, easy to wear. knit.wear is packed full of knits that combine modern style with interesting knitting: in “The Perfect Sweater”, Pam Allen explores one simple shape, four ways. In “On The Edge”, clean designs showcase just one or two fine details.“The Elements of Knitting” explores designs that use only knits and purls.“Ruffle, Drape, and Pleat” folds and manipulates knitted fabric in new ways. And “Assembly Required” focuses on unique constructions and structured stitches with a sculptural quality. ~ $15.99
Knitting Traditions, Fall 2011 ~ $15.99
Grab your needles, pack your yarn, and get ready for one of the greatest tours around the world.PieceWork magazine brings you the latest issue of Knitting Traditions, a 148-page special publication. Explore the amazingly rich traditions of knitting from all over the world. Start your tour in the British Isles and make your way to the mainland of Europe; adventure through countries like Switzerland, Norway, Estonia, and Russia. Then wind your way into Asia to the Gobi Desert and East India. Next, journey to South America and the Andes. End your tour in the US with some intriguing stories from the prairie. Indulge your passion for knitting with unique patterns inspired by these different regions, plus a special gift section so you can share your fervor for knitting.
There is so much to explore with Knitting Traditions, Fall 2011. Inside you’ll find:
- Over 35 patterns from all over the world, designed by master knitters like Nancy Bush, Margaret Stove, Galina Khmeleva, Evelyn Clark, as well as the popular Scottish Kilt Hose by Audrey Manwaring-Spencer
- Inspiring and informative companion stories that frame the projects with cultural and historical context, taking you to the heart of knitting from around the world.
- Focuses on techniques ranging from lace and colorwork to heel treatments of the 16thcentury, with various projects like stockings, socks, mittens, shawls, and sweaters to accompany.
- And so much more.
Knitting Traditions brings the extraordinary history of knitting to life!
Weekend Hats ~ 27.95
25 Knitted Caps, Berets, Cloches, and More
Embrace the hottest head-turning fashion accessory: the knitted hat. The clever designs of Weekend Hats will have enthusiastic knitters everywhere rejoicing in year-round hat style. Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre have brought you the best in designer knit hat patterns all in one beautiful and fun-loving collection. Included are 25 clever variations on caps, berets, beanies, cloches, hats, toques, tams, and snoods ranging from feminine to sporty. This collection of unique designs makes knitting a picture-perfect hat easy-to-do, offering the best in contemporary style and customized techniques. Inside you’ll find:
- Twenty-five contemporary hat patterns from authors Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre as well as top-notch designers including, Jared Flood, Connie Chang Chinchio, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Courtney Kelley, Kristen TenDyke, Cirila Rose, and more.
- Expert advice appropriate for a variety of skill levels with special attention paid to exploring cables, lace, color, and texture.
- Tips and tricks on how to maximize the use of specialty yarns and accessories to add a little panache to your designs.
All the designs in Weekend Hats are ideal projects for travel, gifts, or sneaking in between larger knit projects. With the guidance of this expert knitting team, you’ll learn everything you need to know to master both the styling and technical aspects of creating distinctive knitted hats. Whether you’re interested in comfort, style, or just knitting enjoyment, Weekend Hats is your all-in-one resource for creating want-to-wear knitted caps.
Interweave Knits 2012 Wall Calendar ~ $14.95
Explore sweater constructions, fabrics, and details with the editors of Interweave Knits in this beautiful 12-month wall calendar. Inspirational photos, expert advice, how-to diagrams and sketches, and collages of Interweave Knits’ favorite designs in the last four years encourage knitters to make a modification, try out a new technique, or discover a new shape—all year long.
In this issue, they ease you into autumn with twenty smart designs that offer both challenges and quick gratification. Combine broomstick lace with a shell pattern; turn Tunisian on its side in an entrelac pullover; twist tiny cables into hats; try a top-down raglan for a child. Begin your own Clones lace keepsake with Maire Treanor’s first two motifs in her series on Clones lace. Get your hooks ready for a season of smart crochet.