Knitscene Spring 2020

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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editor’s note

GARTER STITCH doesn’t get old. I confess there was a time when I stuck my nose up at it because I had moved onto more advanced, “better” knitting techniques. It took me awhile to come back to it, but ultimately I did because of the comfort, peace, and mindfulness it fosters. It’s a consistent way to get back into the process of knitting for the knitting itself, and it’s a reminder of why I started this craft to begin with. The repetitive motion of working only knit stitches is meditative and calming. But you, reader, already know that. Connect with the knitscene team and our other knitting titles at Garter stitch has been making a comeback in this community over the past few years as well, with projects that focus on…

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springtime supplies

1. TYPOGRAPHIC KNITTING This book is perfect for the literary knitters of the world, delightfully combining letters and fiber into one art form. Author Rüdiger Schlömer uses a systematic approach to show knitters how to use typeface to create unique projects. 2. A LOVELY HOMEMADE LIFE BEEKEEPER STITCH MARKERS These charming gold stitch markers are ideal for your spring knitting. Each set comes with 11 plain, hexagonal markers, plus one adorned with a small gold bee—perfect for keeping track of the beginning of a round! 3. WANDKLEX HANDPAINTED WATERCOLOR KNITTING PENDANTS Declare your love of knitting for everyone to see! These gorgeous pendants come in a stunning array of colors and with two different cords to wear. Each piece is handpainted before being inserted into the glass pendant. 4. ABLET KNITTING ABACUS Never lose…

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transseasonal yarns

OOMINGMAK 100% QIVIUT Oomingmak has made qiviut their life’s work. This cooperative is owned by over 200 native Alaskan women, and they have been working since 1969 to bring qiviut yarn to the rest of the world. Qiviut is the underwool of the Artic musk ox, and it might be the softest yarn you’ve ever worked with. Warmer than wool, yet extremely lightweight, this yarn is perfect for luxurious, wintery accessories. BROWN SHEEP COMPANY STRATOSPHERE If you’ve been searching for a solid, approachable superwash wool, Brown Sheep Company has you covered. Stratosphere was originally inspired by the sky in Nebraska, where Brown Sheep Company is based. This 3-ply, DK-weight yarn is ideal for handmade gifts, durable garments, and knitting with kids! The yarn comes in 26 different colorways, including kettle-dyed colors, which…

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needles for quick knitting

SIGNATURE NEEDLE ARTS DOUBLE-POINTED NEEDLES If you’ve knit long enough, you’ve probably experienced the tragedy of having a stitch slip right off your needle while you weren’t looking. Signature Needle Arts double-pointed needles feature a Slip/Grip needle stalk, keeping your stitches safely away from the perilous needle points until you need them. Needle-size information is easily visible along every needle in the set, so you’ll never need a sizer to know you’ve grabbed the correct ones. In addition, Signature Needle Arts offers monogramming for their needles—if you’re looking for the perfect gift for an avid knitter in your life, a set of these would be ideal! CHIAOGOO TWIST SHORTIES INTERCHANGEABLE SYSTEM ChiaoGoo Twist Shorties are perfect for small, light yarn projects. Each interchangeable set comes with both 2- and 3-inch tips that…

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peaks & valleys shawl

Knitted with a lovely, drapey alpaca-silk blend yarn, the Peaks & Valleys Shawl is lightweight yet warm enough for those colder spring days. Style this shawl in a number of different ways to find the right level of coverage on any spring day. Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk Finished Size 38 (48½)" tall, 31 (39½)" wide at BO edge, and 49 (62½)" along diagonal-shaped edge. Shawl shown measures 48½ " tall. Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yd [133 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #129 Amethyst, 3 (4) skeins. Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); tapestry needle. Gauge 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" in patt of repeated st from Body chart; 15 sts and…

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crosswise top

The cotton Crosswise Top is worked from the top down with raglan shaping. The pattern features a mesh pattern in the yoke and heel stitch in the body and sleeves. The bubble sleeves are picked up and worked from the top down to the cuffs. Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton, distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre Finished Size 33½ (37½, 40, 42½, 45½, 49½, 51¼)" circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 33½ "; modeled with ½ " of positive ease. Yarn Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton (100% cotton; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #250 Fog, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) balls. Yarn distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre. Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm), 6 (4 mm), and 7 (4.5 mm): 16" and 32" circular (cir). Sizes 4…