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Interweave Knits Winter 2019

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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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United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s note

Dear Reader “We are made of star-stuff.” The words of Carl Sagan from his book Cosmos have echoed through time and space for the last 38 years, awakening us to, educating us on, and awing us with the wonders of the cosmos, science, and our little planet. Now Interweave Knits is taking a page from his book to spark the curiosity of knitters around the globe with knitwear inspired by the natural sciences: astronomy, biology, geology, and chemistry. This wondrous and whimsical issue of Knits began with a Big Bang: a colleague wandered into my office musing about his recent fascination with space and proposed a space-themed issue. An issue dedicated solely to outer space seemed a bit far out there for Knits, but I thought, “What about an issue dedicated to the…

2 min.
multiverse sock yarns

1 LORNA’S LACES SHEPHERD SOCK Content: 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon | Color: Nitrogen | Put-up: 435 yd (398 m)/3½ oz (100 g) | Recommended Needles: Size 0–1 (2–2.25 mm) | Care: Machine wash | Price: $25 Nitrogen is the most abundant pure element in Earth’s atmosphere, although it wasn’t formally discovered until 1772. Early alchemists used nitrogen in the form of nitric acid to create aqua regia (“royal water”), so named because it could dissolve gold. 2 STRING THEORY COLORWORKS ORBIT Content: 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon | Color: Cyanobacteria | Put-up: 328 yd (299 m)/3½ oz (100 g) | Recommended Needles: Size 2–4 (2.75–3.5 mm) | Care: Machine wash | Price: $26 Cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) are primitive cellular organisms that have been around for billions of years. They may be…

1 min.
debbie bliss on love, connection, & knitting

Inspire In her career, Debbie designs garments that women will love to both knit and wear—pieces with subtle shaping that flatter a woman’s silhouette. In her leisure knitting, though, she has her own reasons for choosing projects. “I only knit for babies now,” she says. “I love a small project that can be passed on to a new member of my wide circle of family and friends.” Debbie recalls reaching for knitting at a special time in her life. “I think when I had my first child, Will, I loved making things for him,” she says. “I love knitting for people that I love and I love seeing them wear it.” Debbie shares that connection with Celia, a knitter who used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino to knit a blanket when her daughter was…

6 min.
stem + knitting

I found myself in a ballroom overflowing with middle school–aged students. In fact, they were spilling from the room and filling the lobby of the large hotel. As one of the event coordinators, I was in the dubious position of trying to establish order among the chaos. I struggle to find a way to describe just how loud a room full of middle schoolers can be, but I can say that their energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for the day’s event was both impressive and awe-inspiring. They were assembled for Fashion Design, a competition in which students research, develop, design, and create garments that reflect a given challenge. By name alone, this event might not sound like anything special, but this competition was held as part of the Colorado Technology Student…

5 min.
saturn’s rings pullover

Much like the sparkling jewel of our solar system, the Saturn’s Rings Pullover seems to glow from within. This top-down, seamless, circular-yoke sweater shows how easy it is to achieve stunning results with simple techniques and stripes. This sweater is worked by holding a strand of smooth lace yarn with a fuzzy mohair and silk yarn to create a soft, ethereal, and contemporary look sure to please your inner space nerd. YARN Rowan Fine Lace and Rowan Kidsilk Haze, distributed by Sirdar USA Finished Size 31¼ (34¾, 38¾, 42, 46, 51)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 34¾ "; modeled with 4. " of positive ease. Yarn Rowan Fine Lace (80% baby alpaca, 20% merino wool; 437 yd [400 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #940 sonata (dark blue; MC), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4,…

4 min.
periodic pullover

The Periodic Pullover is a modern, clean interpretation of the periodic table of elements. The sweater is worked from the bottom up in the round, and the top front and back are worked separately flat and seamed at the shoulders to create a simple boat neckline. The shoulders feature intentionally exposed seams that transition to a raw-edge neck. The sleeves are picked up around the armholes and worked out from the body in the round. YARN Cloudborn Fibers Highland Fingering, distrbuted by Craftsy Finished Size 36¾ (41¼, 46, 50¾, 55¼)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 36¾ "; modeled with 2¾ " of positive ease. Yarn Cloudborn Fibers Highland Fingering (100% fine highland wool; 494 yd [452 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #16-104 grey heather (MC), 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) skeins; #16-007 black…