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Knitscene Winter 2017

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
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English
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3 min.
editor's notes

In May of this year, I got trapped in a blizzard in Kansas. After spending the weekend with my family celebrating my big brother’s thirtieth birthday, I headed back to Colorado on a Sunday morning. Because I lacked foresight and the weather seemed perfectly pleasant when I left, I foolishly did not check the forecast for my journey home. Blissfully ignorant, I headed west. At Hays, Kansas, the highway was closed, and all cars were forced to exit. In my second poor decision of the day, rather than stopping to assess the situation, I drove on to find another highway that wouldn’t so rudely cut me off. Soon enough, I found myself deep in a windy snowstorm on a tiny Kansas highway. And when I reached the town of Hoxie, the…

3 min.
the meaning of hygge

Louisa Demmitt Spending time in Scandinavia during the winter months can be trying for those of us who relish sunshine. I lived in Sweden when I was in college and did not fully understand what I was getting myself into until I was there. The brief daylight hours were overshadowed by a deep darkness I’d never before experienced and a cold that always found the defects in my armor of winter wear. It was dark when I went to school and dark when I rode the train home, and the sun never seemed to linger, even during daylight hours. Fortunately, I hit the jackpot with my host family in Sweden: a Swedish dad (Anders), Danish mom (Hanne), and two awesome children (Linnea and Tobias), all of whom spoke English, played badminton, and…

1 min.
flette blanket

Lisa Jacobs • Worked back and forth • Cables Yarn Bernat Roving Yarn Weight 5 Finished Size 39" wide and 60" long. Yarn Bernat Roving (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 120 yd [110 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): putty, 12 skeins. Needles Size 15 (10 mm): 40" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Gauge 15½ sts and 14 rows = 4" in patt; 13 sts of Braid chart = 3½ " wide. For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary. Notes • This blanket is worked back and forth in rows. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Blanket CO 151 sts. Do not join. Row 1 (WS) K1, place marker (pm), *work Open Cable chart over 5 sts, work Braid chart over…

5 min.
tyk cardigan

Kirsten Singer-Joel • Worked back and forth • Bottom up • Sleeves worked top down and in the round Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Bulky and Blue Sky Fibers Extra Yarn Weight (Bulky) 6 (Extra) 4 Finished Size 40 (45½ , 49, 54, 58, 63)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 45½ "; modeled with 13½ " of postive ease. Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Bulky (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 45 yd [41 m]/ 3½ oz [100 g]): #1223 coyote (MC), 10 (12, 14, 15, 18, 20) skeins. Blue Sky Fibers Extra (55% baby alpaca, 45% fine merino wool; 218 yd [199 m]/5¼ oz [150 g]): #3520 shale (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins. Needles Sizes 9 (5.5 mm) and 13 (9 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); stitch…

1 min.
enkel cowl

Jesie Ostermiller • Worked in the round • I-cord cast-on • I-cord bind-off • Reversible Yarn Anzula Luxury Fibers Burly Yarn Weight 5 Finished Size 49¼ " circumference and 10" tall. Yarn Anzula Luxury Fibers Burly (80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 100 yd [91 m]/ 4 oz [113 g]): au natural, 3 skeins. Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle. Gauge 13 sts and 21 rnds = 4" in charted patt. For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary. Note • This cowl is worked in the round using an I-cord cast-on and I-cord bind-off to create a smooth, reversible edge. Cowl Using the I-cord method, CO 160 sts as foll: Leaving an 8" tail, CO 3 sts. *Transfer 3 sts to…

5 min.
vinter poncho

Laura Reinbach • Worked back and forth • Bottom up • Seamed • Buttonholes • Moss stitch Yarn Lana Grossa Cool Wool Alpaca, distributed by Trendsetter Yarns Yarn Weight 4 Finished Size 47" wide and 31" long, excluding fringe. Poncho shown on model with 32" bust. Yarn Lana Grossa Cool Wool Alpaca (70% virgin wool, 30% alpaca; 153 yd [140 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #07 light gray, 12 balls. Yarn distributed by Trendsetter Yarns. Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 40" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; crochet hook for attaching fringe; two 1" buttons. Gauge 18 sts and 30 rows = 4" in double moss st. For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary. Notes • This poncho is worked back and forth from the bottom up in separate…