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Interweave Knits

Interweave Knits

Summer 2020

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.

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

Dear Reader, Colorado is a place where winter spans October through May and that has 300 days of sunshine a year. Originally from Kansas, I find this pairing to be nearly impossible. Yet this is my seventh year living this reality. I tire of the winter after about the first month, and I have to remind myself it won’t really feel like summer until June (got to plan for that annual Mother’s Day weekend snow, people!). But once June hits, Colorado is a blissful dream for three full months. Despite the seemingly endless winters, I am fortunate and thankful to live in a place where I can knit outside comfortably all summer. I knit lying by the pool. I knit relaxing on a blanket in my backyard, or in the park a…

1 min.
artistic accessories for the well-appointed knitter

1 These lovely Felted Craft Bags from Fibres of Life are perfect for all your needles and notions. The bags are designed, handfelted, and tailored by fair-trade artisans based in Nepal. Buyers can customize the look of the bags with a selection of handmade prints that speak to the makers. www.fibresoflife.com 2 This charming set of Flower Stitch Markers from Banshee Fiber Art Studio will not only keep your knitting orderly, but also ensure you have a marker for all your needle sizes. Each marker is decorated with a different bead, making every one a unique piece. www.bansheefiberart.com 3 Durable and colorful, these Marbled Needle Stoppers from Tesla Baby are the perfect accessory for knitters on the go. The silicone beads can stretch to fit needles up to size 8 (5 mm),…

2 min.
breezy summertime lace

1 ANCIENT ARTS FIBRE CRAFTS LITTLE NETTLE SOFT Content: 68% superwash Merino wool, 32% nettle fiber | Color: Spumoni | Put-up: 385 yd (350 m)/3½ oz (100 g) | Recommended Needle Size: Size 1½–3 (2.5–3.25 mm) Little Nettle Soft is exactly what it says it is: lightweight, made from nettles, and deliciously soft. Nettle fibers act like linen, creating a cooler fabric with an interesting texture. With a high wool content, this would be a splendid yarn for warm-weather socks and cardigans for overly air-conditioned offices. www.ancientartsfibre.com 2 TRENDSETTER YARNS BASIS Content: 75% cotton, 16% alpaca, 9% cashmere | Color: #28829 White Saffron/Grey | Put-up: 210 yd (192 m)/1¾ oz (50 g) | Recommended Needle Size: Size 5 (3.75 mm) Combining cool cotton with a halo of alpaca and cashmere, Basis is both strong and fuzzy;…

6 min.
wool studio

ENANTIOMER PULLOVER ESTEFANIA ESPINDOLA DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 341⁄2 (38, 42, 46, 491⁄2, 531⁄2)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 341⁄2"; modeled with 1⁄2" of negative ease. YARN Plymouth Yarn Homestead (100% Peruvian highland wool; 191 yd [175 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]): #23 Dusty Blue, 5 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins. YARN WEIGHT 4 NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm): 16" and 32" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 9 (5.5 mm): 32" cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 18 sts and 25 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needle; 37-st chart = 63⁄4" wide. For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary. Notes The body of this pullover is worked in…

7 min.
cattleya tie top

The Cattleya Tie Top is all business in the front, party in the back. The kicky ties are an extension of the longer front and add an element of fun to a classic shell. This top is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed, so it’s ideal for tucking into your tote for some leisurely patio knitting. YARN Plymouth Yarn Cleo PATTERN page 52 Difficulty Level Yarn Weight 3 Finished Size 32 (35, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52)" circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 35"; modeled with 3½" of positive ease. Yarn Plymouth Yarn Cleo (100% mercerized Pima cotton; 125 yd [114 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #138 Pigtail, 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins. Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 40" circular (cir). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" cir. Adjust needle size if…

4 min.
monsoon tee

Inspired by cool summer breezes, the Monsoon Tee is a versatile piece. It’s perfect for warm summer days and can also be used as a layering piece for cooler weather. The simple boxy shape, deep side vents, and relaxed longer length work with both leggings and slim skirts. YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Nanaimo PATTERN page 54 Difficulty Level Yarn Weight 1 Finished Size 30½ (35½, 40½, 46, 51, 56)" circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 35½"; modeled with ½" of positive ease. Yarn Sugar Bush Yarns Nanaimo (80% baby alpaca, 20% mulberry silk; 164 yd [150 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1210 Mint, 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls. Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): straight. Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); removable m; stitch holder;…