“The best knitting patterns are the ones that catch you off guard. There is nothing we love more than being surprised by a design element or technique that teaches or shows you something I didn’t expect. Even simple designs can feature elements that make you look a little closer, and that’s what this Winter 2018 issue of knitsceneis all about. This collection contains 20 gorgeous and oh-so-knittable projects that will make you do a double take.”
“Be surprised by unique design elements in the ‘Curiosities’ collection. Knit 5 quick, bulky-gauged projects in our ‘Chunky’ story. In the ‘Neck & Shoulders’ collection you can knit cold weather sweaters that highlight those parts of the body. Plus, learn how to make different types of arm-holes work for your body in this issues technical article by Lisa Shroyer.”
“Give loads of cheer this year with 25 patterns for accessories and toys for new winter traditions. Enjoy 21 accessories in the ‘Modern Scandinavian’ story that showcase a sharp and fresh aesthetic, trendy and innovative designs, and wearability for new winter traditions. Cuddle up with 4 adorable creatures with a collection of huggable knitted toys by Brenda K. B. Anderson. Create the perfect gift for everyone on your list with knitting patterns for hats, scarves, mittens and more!”
“Get a tutorial on how to embroider your own felted ornaments to help embellishing your tree, windows, or doorknobs this season. Learn how to darn a worn Christmas stocking (or any knitted fabric) with master Jennifer Raymond. Finally, read an essay about a knitter’s ambivalence over gifting knits and why they’re not for just anyone.”
“Comfort meets fashion in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of knit.wear. We are inviting you all into our knit.wear living room in “Athleisure;” featuring sporty, chic garments and accessories that are perfect for after work and casual weekends. Our “Leather & Lace” story keeps comfort in mind, but elevates it for the professional, modern woman; these garments and accessories can be worn from day to night with simple restyling. Our feature article, written by Sarah Solomon, takes an in-depth look at MYak, founded by Paola Vanzo and Andrea Dominici. MYak company specializes in bringing the finest Yak fiber to the hand knitting and textile market, in partnership with the indigenous farmers of Nepal. And Larissa Gibson gives us all a lesson in the chain selvedge.”
“Explore lively knits for warm months in the Summer 2017 issue of knitscene. In the Dream Team story, you’ll find happy knit tank tops that feature stripes, yarns for warm weather, and flexibility for active summer sports and pastimes. There’s even a super-cute pair of shorts! The Greenery story ventures into projects inspired by the Pantone Color of 2017 (of the same name), whether that means by the *LITERAL* Greenery color, or by the verdant flora of summer. Shawls, tops, and a farmer’s market bag keep things crisp as a cool summer morning. The Let’s Go to Brunch! story includes projects designed by Interweave staffers—a handful of folks designed their ideal summer projects that are simple, stylish, and perfect for daily excursions.
A new column from knitwear designer Melissa Leapman delves into basic colorwork with stripes, mirroring those in the Dream Team story. The Great Graftsby (Joni Coniglio) thoroughly explains exactly how to graft two edges of lace knitting together—seamlessly, invisibly, and in-pattern. Her clear and concise explanation is easily understandable by both advanced knitters and those grafting for the first time. A book excerpt pattern from Garter Stitch Revival (Interweave, 2017) yields a dynamic summer shawl, and finally we get to peer into the world of the young blog and movement that is Our Maker Life.”
A new special issue of Knitscene just landed – Knitscene Handmade 2016. As always, we carry the Deluxe edition of Interweave Press’s magazines, which include patterns AND articles (which are always helpful, informative and interesting). If you pick up a less expensive copy in the drug store or grocery store you’ve probably got the economy edition, which will be pared down.