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knit.wear

Fall 2018

Introducing the new special issue from the editors of Interweave Knits: knit.wear, simple handknits for the thoughtful knitter! knit.wear focuses on conceptual, wearable knits with clean, modern aesthetic—built in unusual ways with interesting techniques. Explore design elements such as drape, ruffles, and pleats; knit the perfect sweater; and more.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Interweave Press, LLC - Magazine
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IN THIS ISSUE

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letter from the editor

Dear reader,What does comfort mean to you? For me, there is nothing better than curling up in bed on the weekend with coffee, a good book, and a simple knitting project to work on as I read. Preferably, I’ll crack the spine of a paperback to lay flat, but my Kindle is the easiest to read while knitting—it’s just more efficient. Reading and knitting in tandem is a skill I’ve developed over the years—first as a student and later as a young professional. Knitting has always helped quiet the little voice inside me saying, “be productive,” even when I’m in need of rest. Somehow, reading or knitting alone doesn’t silence that annoying voice, but since I’ve married the two activities I’ve found comfort for myself in my relaxation time.The need…

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5 yak yarns you’ll yearn for

1 Blue Moon Fiber Arts YAKSICONTENT: 60% wool, 20% yak, 20% cultivated silk COLOR: Champlum PUT-UP: 390 yd (356 m)/3⅜ oz (96 g) RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 2–3 (2.75–3.25 mm) CARE: Handwash PRICE: $34.50 STITCH PATTERN: Pebble pattern (Pebble Pullover, page 74)Blue Moon Fiber Arts is known for spectacular color combinations. Choose a tonal yarn, as shown here, or make stunning color-pooling scarves out of their handpainted colorways.2 The Plucky Knitter BeauregardCONTENT: 60% yak, 40% cashmere COLOR: Dreamy PUT-UP: 300 yd (274 m)/3½ oz (100 g) RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 6 (4 mm) CARE: Handwash PRICE: $46 STITCH PATTERN: Cable Panel chart (Shifting Squares Pullover, page 43)What do you get when you blend yak with cashmere? The most luxurious yarn you’ve ever knitted with. This yarn is so soft and springy it…

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the faroe invasion

It’s late June. Forecasts predict sweltering 90-to 100-degree temperatures across the southern half of the United States. Óli Kristian á Torkilsheyggi, the founder of Navia, a yarn and knitwear company in the Faroe Islands, answers a Skype call from his office, wearing a heavy pullover, which shows why many of the world’s famous knitting traditions evolved above the 60th parallel.The sweater he’s wearing was designed by Navia for the upcoming G! music festival, a three-day outdoor party on the island of Eysturoy, where attendees wear knitted sweaters like American concertgoers sport T-shirts. Made from 100% “brushed” Faroese wool (the brushing imparts additional softness), the natural-colored sweater features a graphic yoke and will sell alongside other festival merchandise such as T-shirts and hats. “You go there,” he said of the festival,…

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frosted foliage pullover

• Stranded colorwork• Circular yoke• Bottom up• Seamless• 3x3 ribYARN Stone Wool Cormo, distributed by Twig & HornDIFFICULTYFINISHED SIZE 34¼ (38¼, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38¼"; modeled with 4¾" of positive ease.YARN Stone Wool Cormo (100% Cormo wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): tobacco 03 (MC), 5 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins; tobacco 01 (CC1) and scoured white (CC2), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Twig & Horn.YARN WEIGHT 4NEEDLES Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 8 (5 mm): 16" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.A: 35¼ (40½, 45½, 50½, 55½)"B: 31½ (33¾, 38¾, 41¾, 46¾)"C: 34¼ (38¼, 42¼, 46¼, 50¼)"D: 15…

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indigo smoke pullover

• Stranded colorwork• Circular yoke and raglan decreases• Short-rows• Bottom up• Seamless• 1x1 ribYARN Jagger Spun Heather SportDIFFICULTYFINISHED SIZE 30½ (34¼, 38, 42, 45¾, 49½, 53¼)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 34¼"; modeled with ¼" of positive ease.YARN Jagger Spun Heather Sport (100% wool; 332 yd [304 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #438 indigo (MC), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins; #6562 amber (A) and #0030 smoke (B), 1 skein each.A: 30½ (34¼, 38, 42, 45¾, 49½, 53¼)"B: 14 (14, 14½, 15, 15½, 16, 16½)"C: 7"D: 1"E: 14¼ (16¾, 19, 21¼, 23¾, 26¼, 29)"F: 18 (18, 18, 18½, 18½, 19, 19)"G: 7½ (7½, 8½, 8½, 9¼, 10, 10)"H: 10¾ (11½, 12¼, 13, 13¾, 14½, 15½)"YARN WEIGHT 2NEEDLES Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 24" circular…

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pepper & snow pullover

• Stranded colorwork• Circular yoke• Top down• Seamless• Short-rows• High-low hem• 2x2 ribYARN Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun SportDIFFICULTYFINISHED SIZE 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38"; modeled with 4½" of positive ease.YARN Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd [168 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #601S pepper (MC), 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 14) balls; #N03S grey heather (CC1) and #740S snow (CC2), 1 ball each.YARN WEIGHT 2NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 32" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.GAUGE 24 sts and 38 rnds = 4" in St st.!For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at…

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