Interweave Knits Summer 2021

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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2 min
editor’s note

Dear Reader, When the call for designs went out for this issue in April 2020, we didn’t yet fully understand the scope of the pandemic. Yes, travel was on hold and toilet paper was scarce, but surely within a few months, things would be up and running again. The chosen theme of Home & Away felt optimistic: a nod to future travels mixed with plenty of knitting to keep things cozy at home. And while I am starting to feel optimistic again about a future where travel is possible, this past year has left me heavy with nostalgia for hopping on a plane, jumping in a car, and exploring new places. The designs and styling in this issue capture that feeling of wanderlust. The patterns are inspired by places near and far,…

2 min
close to home

1 MOUNTAIN MEADOW WOOL TATANKA Content: 65% Mountain Merino black sheep blend, 20% bison from Durham Ranch, Wyoming, 15% black alpaca from Alpacas of America | Color: Natural | Put-up: 260 yd (238 m)/2 oz (56 g) | Recommended Needle Size: 1–3 (2.25–3.25 mm) | Weight: Fingering Bison are a uniquely American animal, so it’s only appropriate that an all-American yarn should use their fiber. Each spring, the bison shed their winter coat, and ranchers collect the fiber by hand. It’s combined with Mountain Merino and alpaca fleeces at the Wyoming mill to make a soft—yet crisp—yarn with a touch of halo. 2 KELBOURNE WOOLENS GERMANTOWN Content: 100% North American wool | Color: #440 Peacock | Put-up: 220 yd (20 1 m)/3½ oz (100 g) | Recommended Needle Size: 6–9 (4–5.5 mm) | Weight:…

9 min
collaborative crafting

It’s winter in Neolithic Europe. Though only late afternoon, the sun sinks low against the horizon, reminding the local people of the long, dark night ahead. To keep the cold-weather doldrums at bay, families visit in the evening. They talk, they laugh, and they spin yarn. For thousands of years, fiber crafts have brought people together, both physically and collaboratively. Today’s reality is a little different: though knitters still rally around a common cause, proximity is no longer a limiting factor. As a result, large scale community craft projects are becoming more common, and knitters around the world are using the internet and their needles to document climate change, tell women’s stories, and even save sheep breeds from extinction. THE NATIONAL PARKS TEMPESTRY PROJECT On a typical Saturday I log on to my…

6 min
pelagic shawl

Inspired by the rugged beauty of the northern European landscapes and Baltic Sea coast, where designer Susanna IC spent summers as a child, the triangular Pelagic Shawl is worked in one piece, starting at the narrowest point and growing to the opposite wide end. Cushy garter-stitch stripes are framed by a textured slip-stitch colorwork pattern along two edges. YARN Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8 Difficulty Yarn Weight Finished Size 81" wide and 38" tall at point. Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8 (80% superwash Merino wool, 20% nylon; 437 yd [400 m]/4 oz [113 g]): #ANJ01 Anjou (green; MC), 2 skeins; #CGC05 City Girl Chic 5 (black; A), #CGC02 City Girl Chic 2 (light gray; B), #CGC01 City Girl Chic 1 (white; C), #CGC04 City Girl Chic 4 (dark gray; D), and #CGC03…

16 min
itinerant pullover

Inspired by the Lechfall Waterfall in Fussen, Germany, the Itinerant Pullover draws on its Bavarian roots with twisted stitches on the wide lower bands of the body and sleeves, and a narrow panel that runs the length of the sleeves. The slightly flared cuffs create a modern silhouette. Th is sweater is worked from the top down, starting in separate pieces for the front and back, then joined at the underarm, and the lower body is worked in the round with a shaped waist. YARN Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort Difficulty Yarn Weight Finished Size 31 (35¼, 38½, 42, 46¼, 49¾, 54, 57½, 61½)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 35¼ "; modeled with 1¾ " of positive ease. Yarn Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort (80% fine wool, 20% organic cotton; 180 yd [165 m]/2…

5 min
galivant camisole

I-cord and lace come together to create the perfect summer top. The Galivant Camisole is worked from the top down, starting with the upper fronts, which are worked separately, then joined. The lace peplum is worked in the round. The back lace panel is picked up from the I-cord edging and worked back and forth. YARN The Fibre Co. Luma Difficulty Yarn Weight Finished Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46¼, 50½, 54¼, 58, 62¼)" circumference at underarm. Camisole shown measures 34"; modeled with ½ " of negative ease. Yarn The Fibre Co. Luma (50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk; 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): Pumpkin, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins. Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 24" and 40" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary…