knit.wear Spring - Summer 2017

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.

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in this issue

2 min.
dear knitter,

Knit.wear has always explored the combination of luxury and minimalism in knitting and beyond. In this issue, we delve into the finer points of “luxurious minimalism,” examining the ways in which this aesthetic has a broad impact, making one a connoisseur of fiber sources, designs, techniques, and most importantly, quality. And speaking of quality, let’s talk for a moment about cashmere. Since I began my knitting life, I’ve pondered the term “soft as cashmere.” I’ve heard it in yarn shops across the country and around the globe, in multiple variations and languages, but the intent is always the same: to put cashmere on a pedestal. Cashmere has been used as a blanket term to refer to luxurious, soft, and high-quality fibers, but so many other beautifully decadent fibers are out there.…

1 min.
little indulgences

*The Arctic Wrap Bundle in Glacier is no longer available. Find the Arctic Wrap Bundle in Mountain at www.purlsoho.com. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.…

1 min.
modern fiber arts

1 Jones & Vandermeer Curious Copper CONTENT: 50% organic baby alpaca, 48% organic pima cotton, 2% pure copper COLOR: Lots of Grey PUT-UP: 370 yd [338 m]/3.5 oz [100 g] COLORWAYS: 6 RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 1–3 (2.25–3.25 mm) CARE: Machine or handwash cold, dry flat PRICE: $32 2 The Plucky Knitter Groovy CONTENT: 100% cashmere COLOR: Atticus PUT-UP: 195 yd [178 m]/3.5 oz [100 g] COLORWAYS: 50+ RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 7–9 (4.5–5.5 mm) CARE: Handwash, air-dry PRICE: $62 3 HiKoo Llamor, distributed by Skacel CONTENT: 100% baby llama COLOR: 1703 PUT-UP: 108 yd [100 m]/1.75 oz [50 g] COLORWAYS: 16+ RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 5-6 (3.75–4.0 mm) CARE: Handwash PRICE: $10.25 4 Madelinetosh Tosh Merino CONTENT: 100% merino wool COLOR: Duchess PUT-UP: 210 yd [192 m]/ 4 oz [113 g] COLORWAYS: 30+ RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 7–9 (4.5–5.5 mm) CARE: Machine wash cold, dry flat PRICE: $22 5 mYak Baby Yak CONTENT: 100% yak COLOR: Oatmeal PUT-UP: 380 yd [350 m]/ 1.76 oz [50 g] COLORWAYS: 10 RECOMMENDED NEEDLES:…

8 min.
meet myak

Most businesses are started to provide a product or service, but for mYak, a producer of the highest quality baby-yak wool goods, principles and passion came first. Paola Vanzo and Andrea Dominici, two Italians who met while working on nonprofit initiatives on the Tibetan Plateau, founded mYak. The organization was born from their desire to find a commercial venture that would support the survival and growth of rural communities in Tibet. Paola and Andrea wanted to create a project that would not simply be a gift or donation to the community, but a sustainable business with the local people at its center. Their goal was to create a business that treated and compensated its participants well, promoted the traditional way of life in the region, and created a product that…

10 min.
amherst pullover

• Bottom up • Worked in the round • Raglan shaping • Brioche stitch • Applied I-cord YARN HiKoo Simplinatural, distributed by Skacel DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 341⁄4 (383⁄4, 421⁄4, 453⁄4, 501⁄4)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 383⁄4"; modeled with 63⁄4" of positive ease. YARN HiKoo Simplinatural (40% baby alpaca, 40% fine merino wool, 20% mulberry silk; 183 yd [167 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]): #099 grey flannel (MC), 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) skeins; #100 slate grey (CC), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Skacel. YARN WEIGHT 4 NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 8 (5 mm): 32" cir and set of dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4" in…

9 min.
cambridge poncho

• Bottom up • Worked in the round • Yoke worked flat • Cables • Two-piece hem YARN The Fibre Co. Acadia, distributed by Kelbourne Woolens DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 491⁄2 (603⁄4, 721⁄4, 833⁄4)" bust circumference. Poncho shown measures 491⁄2"; modeled with 141⁄2" of positive ease. YARN The Fibre Co. Acadia (60% wool, 20% alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yd [133 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]): moraine, 13 (16, 24, 29) skeins. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens. YARN WEIGHT 3 NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm): 32" (or longer) circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. GAUGE 28 sts and 28 rows = 4" in charted patt. For terms, abbreviations, and techniques you don’t know, please visit our free online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com. Notes > The hem of…