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knit.wear Fall - Winter 2017

Introducing the new special issue from the editors of Interweave Knits: knit.wear, simple handknits for the thoughtful knitter! knit.wear focuses on conceptual, wearable knits with clean, modern aesthetic—built in unusual ways with interesting techniques. Explore design elements such as drape, ruffles, and pleats; knit the perfect sweater; and more.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Interweave Press, LLC - Magazine
Frequency:
One-off
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in this issue

2 min.
dear knitter

My knitting needles have been idle for several months. It’s the first time in years that I haven’t knitted for an extended period of time. It happened naturally; summer vacation, a hectic work schedule, and several books on my bedside table all factored into my knitting sabbatical. But as more weeks passed and the desire to knit remained elusive, I gave my ennui more thought and discovered that the reason for it is simple: I haven’t been inspired, and knitting hasn’t been bringing me joy. For me, knitting has always been a restorative retreat, but lately my meditative hobby and my job have intermingled, blurring the lines between my passion for knitting and my passion for work. Th ere is an old saying: “If you do what you love, you’ll never…

1 min.
accoutrements

1 One of a kind and elegant, the Marble Rose Gold Ring Dish from Wander and Roam Studios will hold any small notion. www.etsy.com/shop/WanderAndRoamStudios | $18 2 The Fashionary Women’s Figure Paper Panel includes fifty-four figure templates for inspired designs. www.fashionary.org | $10 3 These Wood Stitch Markers from Tweedy Sheep keep your place and look smart on and off the wearable bracelet cord. www.etsy.com/shop/Tweedysheep | $10 4 The Artisan by Helga Isager features ten Danish-inspired projects focused on refinement and wearability. www.fringesupplyco.com | $18 5 The Waterfall Tote Bag, sold by Fine Art America, is inspired by Dutch painter Jacob van Ruisdael’s artwork. This tote is large enough to use as a weekend bag or a project bag. www.fineartamerica.com | $24 6 Keep track of deadlines, projects, and Sit…

1 min.
a knitter’s palette

1 Extra by Blue Sky Fibers CONTENT: 55% baby alpaca, 45% fine merino COLOR: Canyon PUT-UP: 218 yd [199 m]/5.29 oz [150 g] COLORWAYS: 17 RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 7–9 (4.5–5.5 mm) CARE: Dry clean or handwash PRICE: $28 STITCH PATTERN: Embossed Diamond Chart (Olwen Cardigan, page 28) 2 Techno by Blue Sky Fibers CONTENT: 68% baby alpaca, 22% silk, 10% extrafine merino COLOR: Mellow PUT-UP: 120 yd [109 m]/1.76 oz [50 g] COLORWAYS: 12 RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) CARE: Dry clean or handwash PRICE: $19 STITCH PATTERN: Broken Rib (Niamh Pullover, page 20) 3 Oh! by HiKoo Skacel CONTENT: 100% super baby alpaca COLOR: Baby PUT-UP: 191 yd [175 m]/3.5 oz [100 g] COLORWAYS: 8 RECOMMENDED NEEDLES: Size 9–10 (5.5– 6 mm) CARE: Not specified PRICE: $25 STITCH PATTERN: ZigZag Chart (Bendz Pullover,…

8 min.
jones & vandermeer and camels: how one yarn took me on a journey of discovery

It all started with a skein. My friend Michele Wang, a designer with unerring taste in fiber, introduced me to a baby camel yarn called Clever Camel by Jones & Vandermeer, and once I started swatching, I knew it was a fiber I had to work with. (In fact, one of those early swatches led to the Lumi Tunic, featured on page 23.) After my positive and unexpected experience with the yarn, I wanted to learn more about its origins and what made it distinct from other camel yarn, so I got in touch with Emily Lin, the founder of Jones & Vandermeer, to find out more. Through our conversations, I learned about the founding of her unusual company, the creation of her bespoke yarns, the wonders of camel fiber,…

1 min.
6 fun facts and tips about camels

1 The wild Bactrian camel is not just a domesticated camel that has gone feral (as is the case with dromedary camels in Australia); DNA tests show that it is a distinct species. Its DNA varies from that of the domestic Bactrian camel by 3 percent. 2 Wild Bactrian camels have adapted to live in a place where the temperature ranges from -40°F to 55°F and can survive on salty water and vegetation that would be inedible to most other animals. 3 The camel’s unique immune system makes it extremely resistant to disease, and some scientists believe studying it may be useful in developing cancer therapies. In addition, the camel’s milk contains high levels of insulin, and it is being tested to see if sufficient quantities exist to make it the sole…

8 min.
janus pullover

• Body worked bottom up in rounds • Sleeves worked top down in rounds Cables • I-cord neckband • Worsted weight INSTRUCTIONS page 30 YARN Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted JANUS PULLOVER IRINA ANIKEEVA DIFFICULTY FINISHED SIZE 36 (38¼ , 40, 42¾, 45¼ , 46¾)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 38¼ "; modeled with 6¼ " of positive ease. YARN Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted (100% fine highland wool; 123 yd [112 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1303 highland fleece, 9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13) skeins. YARN WEIGHT NEEDLES Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir) and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holder; waste yarn; tapestry needle. GAUGE 20 sts and 27 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle; 25½…