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Summer 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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1 min
editor’s note

Connect with the knitscene team and our other knitting titles at www.interweave.com. MY JOB NEVER CEASES TO TEACH ME NEW THINGS. When I arrived at Interweave as an assistant editor in 2013, I had been knitting since high school, but it wasn’t until then that I knitted my first sweater. It was the Clear Creek Pullover pattern from Interweave Knits Fall 2013, which was the issue published immediately prior to my start date. I picked a colorway called Plaid Blanket. My sweater was a little tight on me, and the variegated yarn pooled in such a way that made my midriff look like a marbled-crayon craft project. It wasn’t perfect, but I was nonetheless proud. Since knitting that first sweater, I’ve knitted countless additional sweaters and have even designed a couple. I developed…

1 min
eco-friendly supplies for all your knitterly needs

1. BUR OAK STUDIO KNITTING NEEDLE PENS These recycled aluminum needle pens are perfect for your purse or project bag. Made from size 11 and 13 knitting needles, these crafty pens can have their cartridges replaced when the ink runs out. www.etsy.com/shop/BurOakStudio 2. REYWA FIBERS HAVEN Spun from 100% Tibetan yak down, this stunning, variegated fingering yarn is buttery soft, warm, and naturally hypoallergenic. Reywa Fibers invests their profits directly back into the Tibetan communities that create this incredible yarn, helping them to thrive and grow. www.reywafibers.com 3. UNDYED, UNTREATED MERINO YARN This yarn is as close to its natural state as possible! Spun from 100% untreated Australian Merino wool, this yarn is ethically produced from non-mulesed sheep. The extrafine Merino wool yields a luxuriously soft and smooth yarn with beautiful stitch definition. www.bareyarns.com 4. ECOBUTTERFLY…

7 min
wool studio

DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 38¼ (42½, 46¾, 49¾, 54¼, 57¾)" circumference at underarm. Pullover shown measures 42½"; modeled with 11½" of positive ease. YARN Manos del Uruguay Milo (65% Merino wool, 35% linen; 380 yd [350 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #i2149 Petal, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers. YARN WEIGHT NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 32" circular (cir) and 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 26 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in St st. One 18-st cable panel = 2" wide. For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary. Notes The body of this pullover is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm,…

3 min
naturally knit

BLUETS TOP The stunning Bluets Top takes lace knitting to the next level. This simple rectangular top is worked from side to side and seamed at the shoulders and sides. The delightful wool/cotton-blend yarn combined with the lace pattern makes this an ideal summer piece. Yarn Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort Finished Size 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72)" circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 44"; modeled with 5" of positive ease. Yarn Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort (80% fine wool, 20% organic cotton; 180 yd [165 m]/2 oz [57 g]): Bluet, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins. Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" and 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Marker (m); removable m; tapestry needle. Gauge 21 sts and 28 rows =…

10 min
lilac lace top

You’re unlikely to find a more flowing top than this one. The Lilac Lace Top uses a simple all-over eyelet pattern so that the focus is drawn to the split back, which is flanked by a dayflower lace border on each side. Yarn Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton Finished Size 34½ (39, 43½, 47, 51½, 55, 59½, 64)" circumference at underarm. Top shown measures 34½ "; modeled with ½ " of positive ease. Yarn Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton (100% cotton; 155 yd [142 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): Mellow Mauve, 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls. Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and 16" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle. Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows…

2 min
clearing wrap

Summer days may be hot, but the nights can get chilly! Keep yourself cozy with the Clearing Wrap. Worked from end to end, the dramatic diagonal lace pattern in the center is framed by a diamond lace pattern and garter stitch at each side. The Peruvian wool/hemp-blend yarn gives this wrap both strength and warmth. Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco+ Hemp Finished Size 60¾ " wide and 20¾ " deep. Yarn Cascade Yarns Eco+ Hemp (80% Peruvian highland wool, 20% hemp; 328 yd [300 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #18 Ceylon Yellow, 4 balls. Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions Tapestry needle. Gauge 24 sts and 36 rows = 4" in garter st; 24 sts and 34 rows = 4" in Diagonals patt. NOTES • For techniques you don’t know,…