Interweave Knits

Fall 2021

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.

Land:
United States
Språk:
English
Utgiver:
Peak Media Properties, LLC
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Quarterly
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editor’s note

Dear Reader, This is a special issue of Interweave Knits: We’re celebrating 25 years of publication, our silver anniversary. Twenty-five years seems like a long time—so long, in fact, that I mistakenly assumed that Knits predated my knitting career. It does not. And although I have no memories of those early issues, I love the idea that the magazines were on our coffee table just waiting for me to grow old enough to notice them as I grappled nearby with my first knitting projects. Knits has woven its way into my life over the years. There’s the bag my mother made me as a graduation gift (Kristin’s Favorite Carry-All from Summer 2000), which saw me through my college years. There’s the Coldfield Pullover (from Winter 2016), which I cast on immediately after landing…

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2 min
yarns of tomorrow

1 GREEN MOUNTAIN SPINNERY YARN OVER Content: 90% recycled fibers, 10% fine wool | Color: Fog | Put-up: 155 yd (141 m)/4 oz (113 g) | Weight: Bulky Approximately 13 million tons of textile waste are produced each year, and some producers are finding new ways to recycle. This yarn is made from carded fibers left over from making other yarns; the exact color and fiber blend vary a little with each batch depending on what extra fiber the mill had at the time. This sturdy two-ply yarn would be great for sweater coats and warm, rugged blankets. www.spinnery.com 2 UNICORN WEAVING YARNS PEPPERMINT/ROSE 8/2NE Content: 50% peppermint viscose, 50% rose viscose | Color: Natural | Put-up: 3,360 yd (3,072 m)/16 oz (450 g) | Weight: Lace Viscose is a regenerated fiber typically made from…

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9 min
fibers for a better future

As I scroll through projects on Ravelry, a lace shawl catches my eye. The garment’s shape, pearly oyster color, and twining organic motif make it feel timeless, while its silky drape levels it up to luxe. You’d never know this shawl was actually made from wasted cow’s milk. Milk is just one of many unexpected raw materials we can use to create more sustainable yarns for the global textile and fibercraft industries. A recent New York Times story, “Fabrics from Your Fridge,” identifies bamboo, bananas, oranges, seaweed, and soybeans as feedstocks for fabrics. Technical gear company Patagonia uses textiles made of everything from discarded fishing nets to wood pulp, while Allbirds, a brand known for its minimalist Merino wool sneakers, now sells T-shirts made from crab shells. Startups such as NatureWorks…

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2 min
silver anniversary

LUSTROUS SHAWL Shimmering yarn paired with texture and lace make the Lustrous Shawl an elegant choice. Starting at the narrowest point of the triangle, twisted and wrapped stitches form intertwining vines, which sprout into lacy leaves as the shawl grows. This asymmetrical shawl can be worn several different ways. YARN Katia Air Lux, distributed by Knitting Fever Difficulty Yarn Weight Finished Size 76" wide and 32" tall at point. Yarn Katia Air Lux (70% viscose, 30% extrafine Merino wool; 328 yd [300 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #69 Silver, 3 balls. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever. Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle. Gauge 24 sts and 25 rows = 4" in Leaf A chart patt. NOTES • For techniques you don’t know, please visit…

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6 min
reflections top

The Reflections Top gets its name from the mirrored geometric lace pattern that adorns the front and back. The top is worked in two separate pieces from the bottom up, then seamed. Layer this transitional piece over a turtleneck or button-up shirt for a sophisticated look. YARN Harrisville Designs silk & wool Difficulty Yarn Weight Finished Size 37½ (41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 41"; modeled with 7" of positive ease. Yarn Harrisville Designs silk & wool (70% fine wool, 30% silk; 175 yd [160 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #212 Gravel, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins. Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): straight. Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary…

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5 min
alloy mitts

Raised diagonal bands of knitted stitches add movement and texture to the Alloy Mitts. These mitts are worked in the round from the cuff up and use simple thumb shaping to create the perfect fit. Add optional silver foil to the diagonal stitches (p. 36) to give the mitts a bit of shine. YARN Juniper Moon Farm Fourteen, distributed by Knitting Fever Difficulty Yarn Weight Finished Size 7¾ (9)" hand circumference and 6 (7)" long. Mitts shown measure 9". Yarn Juniper Moon Farm Fourteen (90% Merino wool, 10% cashmere; 147 yd [13 5 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #02 Dreamscape, 1 ball (see Notes). Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever. Needles Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); waste yarn for…

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