EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Crafts
Interweave Knits

Interweave Knits

Knit Gifts Holiday

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peak Media Properties, LLC
Frequency:
Quarterly
Read More
SUBSCRIBE
$21
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s note

Dear Reader, What will the holidays be like this year? It’s hard to say, considering how different the beginning of this year looked compared to now. Some people might be fortunate and brave enough to travel (safely) to see those they love. The holidays might move online for some. For others, there might not be any family time. Whether or not you can gather with loved ones, knitted gifts are perfect for both giving in person and from afar (knitwear keeps shipping costs light). Whatever your physical distance is, there is never a bad time to knit gifts. When you are selecting a project to knit for someone else, keep in mind they won’t necessarily appreciate exactly what you do. Knitting for others, like shopping for others, is not the same as…

3 min.
a special guide to gifts

FABULOUS FIBERS NO. 1 The ideal gift for any knitter, Bumblebee Acre s’ Romantic Magic Mini Skein Set in Shimmer Sock captures the festive mood of the winter season. With a blend of superwash Merino, silk, nylon, and sparkle (yes indeed!), this yarn is perfect for cozy shawls with a frosty shimmer. www.bumblebeeacres.com NO. 2 As a set of delightful yarns, perfect for gradient projects, the Ombré & Friends Hydrangea Trio from Swan’s Island features three American-made, hand-dyed skeins: an ombré skein paired with its solid companion and a skein of natural. www.swansislandcompany.com NO. 3 Perfect for wintertime stranded knitting, the sportweight Donnina from Universal Yarn is supple, warm, and machine-washable. This 100% superwash Merino yarn comes in 34 vibrant colors and has superb stitch definition. www.universalyarn.com CRAFT ESSENTIALS NO. 4 In crafting, as in…

6 min.
shaded hat & mittens

The Shaded Hat & Mittens are made from a decadent Merino-and-yak blend yarn in three colors. Worked in the round from the bottom up, each piece starts with mock-cable ribbing, and the hat is topped with a pom-pom. YARN Plymouth Yarn Yakima PATTERN page 24 Difficulty Level Yarn Weight Finished Size Hat: 18¼ (22)" circumference and 9¾ " tall. Hat shown measures 18¼ ". Mittens: 6½ (8¼, 9¼)" hand circumference and 9 (10, 11½)" long. Mittens shown measure 8¼ ". Yarn Plymouth Yarn Yakima (85% fine superwash Merino wool, 15% yak; 384 yd [351 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #205 Midnight (A), #207 Pewter (B), and #206 Teal (C), 1 skein each. Needles Hat: Sizes 2½ (3 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Mittens: Sizes 1½ (2.5 mm)…

3 min.
frosted crocus hat

The playful Frosted Crocus Hat features a striking stranded chevron pattern and is topped with a speckled pom-pom! This hat starts with a tubular cast-on, and the brim is worked in 1x1 ribbing and folded. Made with three colors of superwash Merino yarn, this hat is perfect for someone with a bold style. YARN Fibra Natura Donnina, distributed by Universal Yarn PATTERN page 25 Difficulty Level Yarn Weight Finished Size 18 (19½, 21)" brim circumference and 8½ " tall (with brim folded), not including pom-pom. Hat shown measures 19½ ". Yarn Fibra Natura Donnina (100% superwash extrafine Merino; 180 yd [165 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #233 Glacier (MC), 1 (1, 2) ball(s) (see Notes); #232 Blue Hint (A) and #226 Real Teal (B), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn. Needles Sizes 1 (2.25 mm), 3…

4 min.
hellebore mittens

The cabled, textured Hellebore Mittens are made with a wool, silk, and cashmere blend yarn. They are worked in the round from the cuff up and have thumb gussets. YARN Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed, distributed by Halcyon Yarn PATTERN page 28 Difficulty Level Yarn Weight Finished Size 8 (8¾, 9¼)" hand circumference and 7¾ (8½, 9)" hand length from top of cuff to tip of mitten. Mittens shown measure 8". Yarn Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 147 yd [135 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #427 Lime, 2 balls. Yarn distributed by Halcyon Yarn. Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 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 36 rnds = 4" in St st;…

3 min.
sweet alyssum mittens

The Sweet Alyssum Mittens have a floral stranded-colorwork motif reminiscent of a field dotted with flowers. The mittens start with corrugated ribbing at the cuff and then the lower hand and thumb gusset are worked at the same time. After the thumb stitches are placed on a holder, the top of the hand is worked to the fingertips. These mittens are worked with a superwash Merino, mohair, and silk blend in three colors. YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Shiver PATTERN page 30 Difficulty Level Yarn Weight Finished Size 7½ " hand circumference and 11¼ " long. Yarn Sugar Bush Yarns Shiver (65% superwash Merino wool, 25% kid mohair, 10% silk; 120 yd [110 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1401 Wintry White (MC), #1419 Nippy Navy (CC1), and #1418 Bitter Blue (CC2), 1 ball each. Needles Size 6 (4 mm):…