Knitscene Fall 2018

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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2 min.
editor’s note

Imposter syndrome. For some reason, many of us experience intense periods of self-doubt, waiting for people to realize that we aren’t who we have represented ourselves to be, we’re completely unqualified, and we can’t succeed at our current tasks. When I first started as editor of knitscene, I was totally fearless and headstrong. I thought I knew exactly how to do the job because I had assisted and observed the editors before me. I quickly learned that there is much more to the position than I had assumed, and before long I found myself deep in a case of editorial imposter syndrome. I thought, “I’m not as qualified as [insert other people and their experience and credentials here]. The last editor was [insert self-deprecating comparisons here]. What was my boss thinking…

1 min.
upgrade your knitting nook

1. ACORN STITCH MARKERS These silver acorn stitch markers are lightweight and fit needles up to a size US 10.5 (6.5 mm). Available in a set of five. 2. NÅLBINDING NEEDLES Handmade from bone and horn, these beautiful needles will help you get started with nålbinding, a timeless craft that predates knitting. They’re also great darning needles. 3. RIDGE POND FARM KNITTER’S BALM This great-smelling balm is made from natural ingredients that help both your hands and your yarn. 4. CABLE NEEDLES The handcrafted Cable Needle Ring and Spiral Cable Needle are both tools you can wear while you work, and the Spiral Cable Needle can be used as a shawl pin. 5. PRESSED-LEAF NOTIONS DISH Handmade and perfect for fall, this pressed-leaf dish is great for holding small notions and stitch markers. 6. HANDWARMER MUG Clay in Motion started in…

1 min.
witch candy yarn

The dyer behind Witch Candy Yarn, Susan Gomes, began her dyeing journey in 2013 after she became dissatisfied with the selection at her local yarn shops. She turned to the internet and found Lindsay Baker of Family Roots Fibers; Lindsay’s yarns always sold out quickly, though, so Susan decided to start dyeing her own yarn. Susan taught herself the dyeing process using YouTube videos and library books, and she started dyeing with Kool-Aid and cake-frosting dyes. She soon tried acid dyes and was absolutely hooked. Her daughter encouraged her to try selling her yarn, and she opened her Etsy shop in 2014 with just a few skeins. The business has been growing ever since. Susan draws inspiration from color wherever she goes. “What I really enjoy is the challenge of translating what…

1 min.
new designers

JULIANA LUSTENADER Wendy Cowl, page 41 “Shortly after graduating from college, I was lucky enough to get a job at Imagiknit, a local San Francisco yarn store. I spent five days a week handling beautiful yarn and helping knitters understand the instructions in some complicated knitting patterns. In time, I decided to put my ideas to paper and publish my own patterns, with the goal of keeping the instructions as clear as possible for knitters of all skill levels.” RACHEL BROCKMAN Helen Cowl, page 45 “Growing up, I was always creative and spent a lot of time drawing and painting. I studied art and psychology for my undergraduate degree. Knitting was primarily a serious hobby, but I couldn’t ignore the creative part of myself, so about two years ago, I started to design. Between my…

5 min.
slow fashion: what is it & how can i get some?

Karen Templer, owner of the Fringe Supply Co. and voice of the Fringe Association blog (, began something special a few years back. It’s called Slow Fashion October, and it’s all about exploring and educating ourselves about ethical and sustainable fashion choices and practices. With Slow Fashion October now in its fourth year, we asked Karen some questions about what it means to engage in slow fashion and about her personal journey on the slow-fashion path. (You can follow the movement on Instagram by following @slowfashionoctober and share your own slow-fashion endeavors by tagging the account and using the hashtag #slowfashionoctober.) Q How do you define “slow fashion”? A It means different things to different people, but to me it primarily means not thinking of your clothes as disposable. It’s about trying…

6 min.
suzy cardigan

Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco+ Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco+ Yarn Weight 5 Finished Size 37 (41, 45, 49½, 53½, 57½)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 41"; modeled with 10" of positive ease. Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco+ (100% wool; 478 yd [437 m]/8¾ oz [250 g]): #2445 shire, 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins. Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle. Gauge 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle; 28 sts of cable chart = 5" wide. For techniques you don’t know, please vist our online knitting glossary at Notes • This cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece.•…