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Knitscene

Fall 2019

In each issue, we feature up-and-coming designers, popular yarns, fun and concise tutorials, and fresh photography that invites the reader into a yarn-filled daydream. The projects are simple but intriguing, stylish but wearable, and designed for knitters of all ages and sizes.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Interweave Press, LLC - Magazine
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IN THIS ISSUE

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editor’s note

THE FALL SEASON is associated with endings and subsequent beginnings. The end of summer, the start of the new school year, and the crisp air bring the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia. The shifting weather calls knitters to cast on a multitude of projects after a break from the needles during the fiery summer. At knitscene, we’ve used 2019 as a time to explore the elements through the seasons. Pagan tradition links fall to the element water, which represents cleansing, rejuvenation, and the bodies of water on Earth and in ourselves. The flowing of water is like the passing of the fall season—it breaks down what was before and makes way for the new. Ideas such as these, along with universal visual representations of water, informed the projects that make up this issue.…

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knitscene us

editorial editorial director, yarn & fiber Anne Merrow editor Hannah Baker managing editor Laura Hulslander senior project editor Joni Coniglio assistant editor Julia Pillard tech editors Karen Frisa, Lori Gayle copy editor Dale Ulland proofreader Rachel Koon marketing & advertising advertising sales manager Diane Kocal diane.kocal@fwmedia.com ad trafficker Lori Hauser senior marketing manager Jessi Rodriguez newsstand sales Scott T. Hill scott.hill@procirc.com creative services group art director, craft Emily Simpson senior designer Bekah Thrasher production designer Mark Dobroth photography projects Nathan Rega, Harper Point Photography departments Matt Graves photostyling Tina Gill hair & makeup Beauty on Location Studio illustrators Joni Coniglio, Ann Swanson business founder Linda Ligon director of content, craft Tiffany Warble director of marketing Kim Greenlee director of media sales Julie Macdonald chief executive officer Gregory J. Osberg SVP, general manager, F+W crafts group David Pyle managing director, F+W International James Woollam VP, consumer marketing John Phelan VP, digital Jason Revzon VP, product management Pat Fitzgerald Knitscene (ISSN 2328-286X print and 2328-2940 online) Copyright…

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beachy beauties

1. KNIT PICKS CHART KEEPER There’s nothing more frustrating than being on the go and losing your place in the chart. This magnetic Chart Keeper will protect your pattern and keep track of your rows wherever you are. www.knitpicks.com 2. LISA SOUZA DYEWORKS Hand-dyed in the United States, Lisa Souza Targhee Yarn in Deep Sea is a beautiful mix of blues, greens, and teals. It has just the right amount of sproing to it, making it perfect for a cuddly hat or ear warmer. www.lisaknit.com 3. LICKINFLAMES CERAMIC YARN BOWL The Obvara Yarn Bowl is glazed using an unusual method: after firing, the bowl is dipped in a rye-flour yeast mixture. This process creates distinctive spots and swirls; no two yarn bowls from LickinFlames are alike. www.lickinflames.com 4. FLOOPS STITCH MARKERS Flox Stitch Markers from Floops may…

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mollygirl yarn

I remember the first time I came across the wonderful colors of MollyGirl Yarn. I was wandering around a trade show when a wall of radiant rainbows appeared in front of me. This booth of brilliance was screaming my name! As a music lover, I was won over right then and there by yarn base names such as Harmony, Rock Star, Honky Tonk, and Bossa Nova, and color names such as Raspberry Beret, Wonderwall, Bitter Sweet Symphony, and Love Me Tender. When I met dyer Angela Cronin, it was a dyer/knitter match made in heaven. It was no surprise that the self-proclaimed “Crafty Mastermind” behind the yarn is just as wonderful as the things she makes. So, how did the stars align to bring MollyGirl Yarn into the hearts and onto…

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sittin’ & knittin’ with judy greer

Actress, author, model, and director Judy Greer has been popping up on screens a lot these days. But when I had a chance to sit down with her at The Little Knittery in the Los Feliz Village area of Los Angeles, all we wanted to talk about was knitting! Her Instagram is peppered with posts and stories about what is on her needles. She’s modest and hilarious, and we dove deep into her darkest knitting confessions and how this hobby helps her live a healthier life. Judy started her knitting journey by reading various articles about how the craft can help people stop smoking. “I wanted to quit smoking cigarettes,” she recalls. “I would say that knitting caused me to cut back a lot, but I really just wanted something to…

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changing tides cowl

The Changing Tides Cowl, a long cowl inspired by ripples in the water as the tide changes, starts with a provisional cast-on and is worked circularly in a tube. The ends are grafted together seamlessly using the garter-stitch circular grafting method. Yarn Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, distributed by Fairmount Fibers Finished Size 61" circumference and 12½ " wide. Yarn Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% extrafine Merino wool, 30% silk; 150 yd [137 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #3036 Mallard, 7 skeins (see Notes). Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers. Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); 3 removable m; spare size 9 (5.5 mm) or smaller 16" cir needle; size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn for provisional CO and…

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