Interweave Knits

Interweave Knits Summer 2017

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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editor’s note

Dear Reader, Summer is the season for knitting. Oh wait, no it’s not. Not if you’re a hardcore knitter like me, who loves nothing better than working on a wool sweater or accessory for winter. Cold is a knitter’s greatest companion; without it, we’re left to ply our needles in air-conditioned rooms for months. I’m going to be honest—I personally find wearing knits in the dead of summer unbearable, no matter what “breathable” fiber they’re made of. Give me wool and winter! I know some of you will be upset by these sentiments. Some of you love knitting with cottons, linens, and other plant fibers (and some of you need to use them), which I respect—to each their own. Many yarns are made for those who live in warmer climates, and, in…

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interweave knits summer 2017 yarn showcase

CABOT BY SUGAR BUSH YARNS Cabot is a blend of 70% Pima cotton and 30% linen that provides a natural feel and chic look to any design. This lightweight yarn gives a perfect tension for spring and summer knits and is a sweet addition to the Sugar Bush family (70% Pima cotton, 30% linen; 291 yd [266 m]/3½ oz [100 g]). Colors Shown A Grassy Fields B Blue Skies C By the Lake D Pasture E Mango Company Web address:https://www.sugarbushyarns.com Cabot Web address:https://www.sugarbushyarns.com/yarn/cabot.html AUTUMN WIND CONFETTI BY TRENDSETTER YARNS Autumn Wind Confetti by Trendsetter Yarns is an intimate blend of 90% cotton and 10% cashmere hand-dyed in the United States, with eight speckle-tacular colors. Perfect for year-round wear in fibers that create a wonderful drape and colors that will inspire you to knit more (90% cotton,…

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spinsters, free maids, tells &shakespeare

The spinsters and knitters in the sun And free maids that weave their thread with bones Do use to chant it: it is a silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age. Clearly, spinsters, knitters, and free maids—and their chants—were familiar to both the playwright and his audience. Spinsters referred to anyone, man or woman, who spun yarn. Free maids were lacemakers, who were predominantly female. Bones referred either to bobbins turned and carved from beef shinbones or to fish bones or other small sharp bones with heads fashioned from sealing wax that those who could not afford handmade metal pins at one old British penny each used when making bobbin lace. (A common name for bobbin lace was bone lace.) In the commercial production of lace, speed was paramount. Many…

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cascade, take me away

Every few years, yarn shop owner Ann Sweeney goes full swashbuckler in the Caribbean with a company of about 300 knitters and, oh, a few kilos of yarn. This is the kind of booty that crafters might go Jack Sparrow for, you know what I mean? The yarn is provided by Cascade; the cruise is the 2017 Knitting & Crochet Cruise; the captain is Ann, owner of Knit and Stitch Boutique in Cocoa Village, Florida; the ship is the Oasis of the Seas; and the first mate this year is none other than the daring and delightful Steven Be (he kind of is the Jack Sparrow of knitting!). This is the third cruise Ann has partnered with Cascade Yarns on, and each one has been a success, with repeat cruisers signing…

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titania’s shawl

SUSANNA IC What wonders lie beyond the forest’s curve? A silken shawl crafted from finest thread Accents of beads like nature’s morning dew A stellar paneled piece fit for a queen Titania’s Shawl begins with unexpected construction highlighting the eye-catching panels of alternating lace that shimmer in the celestial-like silk of Hand Maiden Fine Yarn’s Lace Silk. The beads are attached using a bead crochet hook; keep a few hooks pre-loaded with beads for quick application. YARN Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Lace Silk A MIDSUMMER KNIT’S DREAM Mischief breeds forth from idle hands we know But busy hands spin mischief into light Upon this knitted journey thus we go With patterns filled with breezy purled delight A touch of whimsy plays on luscious lace Designs to stroll past wood or mirrored pool Whilst fairies coo and cluck with every pace Mid-summer knits styled hot yet airy cool Shawls and tops to ward off evening chills Seductive…

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puck’s tunic

SUSANNA IC What linen lace have we swaggering here? A tunic fit for wise and clever sorts Lines of lace that follow the fireflies’ flight An airy tee designed for impish times Stroll through a garden in the height of summer in this cool lace tunic. Puck’s Tunic is a subtle, airy tee that toes the line between tomboy and feminine. It’s made in two simple rectangles and seamed so that all the focus stays on the whimsical zigzag lace on the front and back. YARN Juniper Moon Farm Zooey, distributed by Knitting Fever Finished Size 32½ (36, 40½ , 44, 48½ , 52, 56½ )" bust circumference. Tunic shown measures 36"; modeled with 4" of positive ease. Yarn Juniper Moon Farm Zooey (60% cotton, 40% linen; 248 yd [260 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #06 sel gris, 3…