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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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8 min
trilateral cowl

Requiring one skein each of four colors, the Trilateral Cowl is worked in three sections, starting with six garter-stitch triangle panels that are joined to one another as they are worked. Then, the rectangle and triangle borders are worked across the bottom and top of the cowl. The Merino, silk, and yak-blend yarn is warm and soft against the skin. Yarn The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport Finished Size 34" circumference and 14½ " high. Yarn The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport (65% superwash Merino wool, 20% mulberry silk, 15% yak; 325 yd [297 m]/3¾ oz [105 g]): Wintry Mix (light gray; A), Choo-Choo (charcoal; B), Cake Plate (mauve; C), and Bohemian Blue (navy; D), 1 skein each. Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions…

4 min
ellipsoidal shawl

The Ellipsoidal Shawl begins with a garter tab cast-on and is worked from the center neck down and outward. The pattern features cables, lace, and a gorgeous fluted border. This charming one-skein shawl in a superwash Merino, cashmere, and nylon blend is one you’ll want to knit again and again. Yarn Anzula Cloud Finished Size 41" wide along upper edge and 18" tall at center point. Yarn Anzula Cloud (80% superwash Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 575 yd [525 m]/4 oz [113 g]): Irene, 1 skein. Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle. Gauge 28 sts and 48 rows = 4" in garter st. For techniques you don’t know, please visit our…

2 min
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! www.signatureneedlearts.com 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…

4 min
arced shawl

Knitted in a delightfully sheepy blend of mohair and wool, the Arced Shawl is perfect to snuggle into on chilly spring nights. The shawl features a simple welt pattern on the body with short-row shaping to create the curved shape. A cable pattern—complete with knitted-in and raveled fringe—borders the lower edge. Yarn Peace Fleece Worsted Finished Size 25" high (excluding fringe), 41½ " along upper edge, and 85" along lower edge. Yarn Peace Fleece Worsted (80% Navajo Rambouillet & Domestic Fine Wool, 20% mohair; 200 yd [183 m]/4 oz [113 g]): Volgassipi Blue, 6 skeins. Needles Size 10 (6 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Gauge 13 sts and 22 rows = 4" in Welt patt; 12 sts in cable…

7 min
sidelong tee

If you’ve ever wanted to learn side-to-side knitting (see the article on page 40), the Sidelong Tee might be the perfect opportunity! This relaxed piece, which is knitted side-to-side from sleeve cuff to sleeve cuff, features a garter-stitch texture gradient at the center front. Yarn Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine Finished Size 38½ (41½, 45½, 49½, 52½, 56½)" circumference at underarm. Tee shown measures 41½ "; modeled with 9" of positive ease. Yarn Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% Pima cotton; 137 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #3797 Dark Sea Foam, 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins. Needle Size 2½ (3 mm): 16" and 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); removable m; tapestry needle. Gauge 24 sts and 36 rows = 4" in St…

4 min
trilogies hat & cowl

The Trilogies Hat & Cowl set is worked in a plush cotton-and-Merino yarn all in garter stitch, using a simple three-row stripe pattern. The cowl begins with a provisional cast-on and is grafted in garter stitch, and the hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Yarn Berroco Arno Finished Size Cowl: 47" circumference and 12¾ " wide. Hat: 18 (19½, 20¾)" circumference at brim and 9½ " tall. Hat shown measures 20¾ ". Yarn Berroco Arno (57% cotton, 43% Merino wool; 159 yd [145 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #5022 Rose (pink; A), #5036 Wisteria (light purple; B), and #5033 Twilight Blue (C), 2 balls each. Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 16" circular (cir). Hat only: Size 8 (5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if…