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Knitscene Summer 2018

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.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peak Media Properties, LLC
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3 min.
editor’s note

Nothing compares to a summer spent at the pool. As a child who grew up smack dab in the center of the contiguous United States (going to the ocean was out of the question), I practically lived at my neighborhood pool every summer. From morning swimming lessons to friendly afternoon water games to relaxing evenings with my family, most days were filled with the smell of chlorine, buying Fun Dip with spare change, and balancing scorching sunshine with cannonballs into the bracingly cold water. Now that I’m a working adult, finding time to go to the pool is more difficult, but last summer I lived in an apartment complex with a community pool that I took advantage of as often as I possibly could. On weekdays after work, I’d promptly head…

1 min.
explore the depths

1. KATRINKLES WHALE KNITTINGNEEDLE GAUGE & OCEAN-THEMED BUTTONS Made from alder hardwood, this hand-sanded gauge has laser-cut holes in U.S. and metric measurements from sizes 0–17. Find more knitting-needle gauges, anchor and sea creature stitch markers, and sea-themed buttons on the website. www.katrinkles.com 2. KELMSCOTT DESIGNS MERMAID TAIL SCISSORS Finally, a pair of scissors you’ll be delighted to use. The handles are the fins, the mid-section is a mermaid’s tail, and the blades are short for easy snipping. www.kelmscottdesigns.com 3. KELBOURNE WOOLENS ANDORRA YARN In a color palette any mermaid would love, Andorra yarn from Kelbourne Woolens blends merino and highland wools with mohair for a springy, soft yarn with great stitch definition. www.kelbournewoolens.com 4. HIKOO WOODI YARN DISTRIBUTED BY SKACEL Woodi is a unique yarn that excites both knitters and crocheters. Made from abaca pulp (extracted…

8 min.
slide pullover

Yarn Tahki Yarns Scotland, distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc. Tahki Yarns Scotland Yarn Weight 3 Finished Size 37½ (41½, 46½, 50½, 53½, 59)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 41½"; modeled with 8½" of positive ease. Yarn Tahki Yarns Scotland (100% fine merino wool; 174 yd [160 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #11 wine (dark red; A), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls; #02 taupe (B), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls; #10 dark denim (dark blue; C), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls; #01 cream (D), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc. Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle. Gauge…

8 min.
escape bag

Yarn Spud & Chloë Sweater, distributed by Blue Sky Fibers Spud & Chloë Sweater Yarn Weight 4 Finished Size 10" wide, 4" deep, and 12" tall. Yarn Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yd [146 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #7506 toast (beige; MC), 2 skeins and #7507 moonlight (blue; CC), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Fibers. Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): straight, 32" circular (cir), and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 6 (4 mm): set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; sewing needle and thread; sewing machine (optional); iron; lining fabric (see Notes): 1 piece 14½" x 30" for bag lining, 1 piece 8½" x 11¼" to cover base stiffener, 1 piece 6½" x 14" for interior pocket;…

3 min.
stacking scarf

Yarn KPC Gossyp DK KPC Gossyp DK Yarn Weight 3 Finished Size 14" wide and 58" long. Yarn KPC Gossyp DK (100% organic cotton; 123 yd [112 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): mango (yellow; A), 1 ball; beetroot (pink; B), 1 ball; lagoon (teal; C), 2 balls; midnight (dark blue; D), 1 ball; optic white, (E), 1 ball. Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Cable needle; tapestry needle. Gauge 21 sts and 23 rows = 4" in St st. For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary. Notes • This scarf is worked back and forth in rows. • Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front unless indicated otherwise. Stitch Guide 3/3 RC: Sl 3 sts onto cn, hold in back, k3, k3 from cn. 3/3 LC: Sl 3 sts…

5 min.
cube socks

Yarn SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock Party of Five Mini-Skein Set SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock Yarn Weight 1 Finished Size 6¾ (7¾, 8¾)" foot circumference and 9 (9½, 10)" long from back of heel to tip of toe; foot length is adjustable. Socks shown measure 7¾". Yarn SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock Party of Five Mini-Skein Set (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 525 yd [480 m]/5 oz [142 g] [105 yd (96 m)/ skein]): snapdragon (lettuce wrap [dark green; A]; orchid [pink; B]; melon [light green; C]; pistachio [medium green; D]; birch [ecru; E]), 1 set of 5 skeins. Needles Size 1½ (2.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle. Gauge 33 sts and 44 rnds = 4" in St st. For techniques you don’t know, please…