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Knitscene Summer 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.

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2 min.
fire embodies duality

It’s greedy and relentless, decimating lives and habitats, but it also entertains us, feeds us, and provides a sense of security. The raw power of fire captivates humans—the only species bold enough to wield it. And our existence today is, in large part, thanks to our relationship with this volatile force. The Summer 2019 issue of knitscene is dedicated to exploring that unrelenting fascination. We focus on the element of fire through our color palette, stories, and patterns, and we explore fire through multiple lenses: as a tool, in its base components, and through its symbolism. “Embroidered” (page 10) is an accessories story that embellishes knitted fabric with embroidery floss and yarn. You’ll explore fire-inspired motifs through projects such as the New Growth Hat (page 12), which celebrates fire’s regenerative nature.…

1 min.
editor’s note

level of difficulty beginner: basic stitches easy: moving past scarves intermediate: pretty confident advanced: challenge myself knitting gauge To check gauge, cast on thirty to forty stitches using recommended needle size. Work in pattern stitch until piece measures at least 4" from cast-on edge. Remove swatch from needles or bind off loosely and lay swatch on flat surface. Place a ruler over swatch and count number of stitches across and number of rows down (including fractions of stitches and rows) in 4". Repeat two or three times on different areas of swatch to confirm measurements. If you have more stitches and rows than called for in instructions, use larger needles; if you have fewer, use smaller needles. Repeat until gauge is correct. reading charts Unless otherwise indicated, read charts from the bottom up. On right-side rows, read charts…

1 min.
notions to spark your knitterly passions

1. SYRAH BY MOONLIGHT This stunning red-and-maroon yarn from Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts is a superwash extrafine merino base containing 220 yd (200 m) in a DK/light worsted-weight. Ancient Arts’ colorways are hand-dyed in Canada. www.ancientartsfibre.com 2. STITCH MARKER NECKLACE Keep your markers at the ready with this stylish silver necklace, which is handmade in Italy. It’s available for purchase with a set of matching silver stitch markers. www.etsy.com/shop/materiamorfosi 3. HANDMADE STONE STITCH MARKER SET This gorgeous set contains seven closed markers made from natural stone. Gift it or let it inspire you to work on your projects in timeout. www.lavenderhillknits.com 4. KITCHENER STITCH NOTIONS KIT An essential addition to your project bag, this travel-size kit consists of a needle gauge, Kitchener-stitch instructions, a darning needle, 13 removable stitch markers, and 8 closed “k2tog” and “ssk” stitch…

2 min.
coast to coast yarn co

How does a dyer based in Newton, Kansas, end up naming her yarn company Coast to Coast Yarn Co? Erin Engle Bartel might live in the middle of the country, but her “heart is stretched from the West Coast to the East.” Erin’s early years were spent in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, but later in life, she called New England home. Her love of both coasts remains strong, so she embodies the West, the East, and everything between in her brand name. Currently, Erin works part-time on her dye business, where she uses just as much imagination as in her day job. “Dyeing is very much a side gig for me at this point,” she says. “I’ve been doing it for less than a year now, and I’ve actually only been knitting…

3 min.
oxidation mitts

The Oxidation Mitts are great year-round hand-warmers—wear them outside or inside and keep your hands from freezing! The striking Kutch-style embroidery motif draws its colors from natural elements such as fire. These mitts are worked in the round from the cuff up. Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8 Yarn Weight Finished Size 8¼ " hand circumference and 9" long. Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8 (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 437 yd [400 m]/4 oz [113 g]): delicate arch (orange; MC), marigold (yellow; CC1), and plaid (red; CC2), 1 skein each. Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holder; tapestry needle. Gauge 25 sts and 36 rnds = 4" in St st…

3 min.
diadem effect beret

The bold embroidery of the Diadem Effect Beret draws inspiration from a type of firework in which the center briefly freezes while the rest of the embers continue outward, creating a crown-like appearance. This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Yarn Weight Finished Size 18" circumference at brim and 8" tall. Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yd [128 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): soot, 1 skein. Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm): 16" cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle; chenille needle for embroidery; DMC Six-Strand Cotton Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8¾ yd [8 m]/skein): #900 (red), 4 skeins; #741 (orange) and #444 (yellow), 1…