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Interweave KnitsInterweave Knits

Interweave Knits

Spring 2019

From cover to cover, Interweave Knits magazine gives you great projects, from the beginner to the advanced. Every issue is packed full of captivating smart designs, step-by-step instructions, easy-to-understand illustrations, plus well-written, lively articles sure to inspire.

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United States
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English
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F+W Media, Inc. - Magazines
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editor’s note

Dear Reader,The Impressionist art movement took place at a time of political change and unrest. It was mid-nineteenth-century France, a war was in progress, and the Académie des Beaux-Arts was adhering to the standard of religious themes, portraits, and historical subjects. That is, until a handful of art students shook up everything by painting still lifes, landscapes, and everyday objects in a totally new, looser style. This new approach caused all sorts of strong reactions, both positive and negative, and eventually became one of the most significant art movements to date.That’s generally the way art goes, no? Things are done the same way for a long time, shifting slowly as people learn from the great masters while trying to develop their own style, and then, unexpectedly, something comes along that…

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everyday elegance

1 The linen Bento Bag from Ambatalia is simple elegance personified. It comes in three sizes, perfect for whatever size project you’re working on. www.fringesupplyco.com 2 These Rose Gold Scissors are small enough to tuck into your knitting bag but pretty enough that you’ll want to show them off. www.fatquartershop.com 3 Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts 75% Superwash Extra Fine Merino/25% Silk in Little Wild Things looks like crocus blooms peeking out of a snowbank. The owner found the inspiration for this colorway in her mother’s love of wildflowers. www.ancientartsfibre.com 4 Knitter’s Salve from The Orange Clove is perfect for pampering your hands. It’s available in three delicious scents—all light enough not to rub off on your knitting—as well as an unscented version. www.theorangeclove.com 5 Give your knitting a little love…

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silks for spring

1 ALCHEMY YARNS OF TRANSFORMATION SILKEN STRAWContent: 100% silk | Color: Butterscotch | Put-up: 236 yd (216 m)/1½ oz (40 g) | Recommended Needle Size: Size 4 (3.5 mm) | Care: HandwashSilken Straw is a striking yarn that, when knitted up, looks like raffia. Stripe it with a laceweight yarn for an unusual shawl. Use blunt needles to prevent splitting the delicate ribbon. www.alchemyyarns.com2 SHIBUI KNITS TWIGContent: 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, 12% wool | Color: Shore | Put-up: 190 yd (174 m)/1¾ oz (50 g) | Recommended Needle Size: Size 4 (3.5 mm) | Care: HandwashWith a crunchy, tweedy hand, Twig is a standout yarn for simple garments that let its distinctive texture take center stage. Try using it for a breezy tee or a casual wrap. www.shibuiknits.com3 HIKOO…

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merino blends

Wool from sheep can be soft or strong, silky or coarse, lustrous or matte, easy to felt or difficult to felt—it depends on the breed of sheep. The wool from Merino sheep is often considered to be the softest of sheep wools. That defining softness is due to the fineness of the individual fibers: about 18–24 microns in diameter. (By comparison, cashmere fibers are around 11–12 microns in diameter and wool from Romney sheep runs 29–36 microns in diameter.) For knitting projects, merino wool is definitely next-to-skin comfortable.Other characteristics of merino wool include good warmth, reasonable strength, pretty good elasticity, modest luster, no inherent drape, and very easy feltability. Below is a full list of characteristics of fibers used in knitting yarns.CHARACTERISTICS OF FIBERS• Softness: This characteristic is in the…

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rose bush pullover

The Rose Bush Pullover starts with a tubular cast-on and is worked seamlessly from the top down. Savor knitting the circular yoke, short-rows, and lace-and-eyelet pattern in this ultrasmooth, lightweight yarn that blends merino wool and baby camel.YARN Plymouth Yarn Cammello MerinoDifficulty LevelYarn WeightFinished Size 36½ (39, 41¾, 45¼, 49½, 53½, 57¾)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36½ "; modeled with 2½ " of positive ease.Yarn Plymouth Yarn Cammello Merino (80% extrafine merino wool, 20% baby camel; 180 yd [165 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #0022 rose, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls.Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" and 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.Notions Markers…

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geranium shawl

Designed with a speckled fingering-weight cashmere-merino yarn, the Geranium Shawl is worked in one piece from the center neck down and outward to the points. Lace triangles and textured triangles create a meticulously symmetrical geometric fabric, and double moss stitch borders the shorter sides.YARN The Plucky Knitter Bello FingeringDifficulty LevelYarn WeightFinished Size 68" wide and 31" tall at center.Yarn The Plucky Knitter Bello Fingering (55% merino wool, 45% cashmere; 380 yd [347 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): fantoosh, 3 skeins.Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.Gauge 19 sts and 33 rows = 4" in lace patt.? For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary.NOTES• This shawl is worked back and forth…

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