knit.wear Spring - Summer 2016

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.

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in this issue

2 min.
letter from the editor

knit.wear is back! Please join me in a highly demanded and joyful return to a most beloved title of the Interweave family. With its clean, sophisticated, and cerebral style, knit.wear allows me to venture into the other side of my aesthetic—the New Yorker side. For those who don’t know my backstory, I’ve spent most of my life between the mountains and rivers of the Hudson Valley and the imposing skyline of New York City. Th ese two places have equally shaped who I am as a person, a designer, and now an editor. With knit.wear, I’m able to explore in new ways the sleek, sharp, yet feminine side of knitwear design. As my schedule gets busier—and the days seem to get shorter—I have found myself gravitating toward less complicated projects with interesting…

1 min.
fresh reads

1 Join knitting guru Jennifer Wood for a collection of lessons in lace and cable knitting in Refined Knits: Sophisticated Lace, Cable, and Aran Lace Knitwear(Interweave, 2016). Learn all about Aran lace, which combines lace and cables in harmony, and enjoy eighteen original patterns to knit with grace. Available in print or as an eBook at www.bit.ly/RefinedKnits. 2 A great resource to add to your knitting library, The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge: A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniquesby Debbie Bliss (Lark Crafts, 2015) is over 300 pages packed with descriptive technique explanations, beautiful illustrations, and photos. It includes all things knitting, from first steps to finishing and from embellishing to designing. 3 Weekend: Simple, Modern Knitsby Jen Geigley (self-published, 2016) features twelve original designs by the author that are simple, chic,…

1 min.

Artyarns is a producer of unique luxury yarns. Founded in 2002, this New York–based company sources local materials to create its special fibers. The company produces 28 yarn-blend bases and has more than 150 colorways, both solid and multicolor. Many of the yarns feature beads, sequins, and metallic threads that give them an even more vibrant and opulent look and feel. www.artyarns.com 1 Beaded Silk and Sequins Light – You can use this 100% silk yarn with glass beads and sequins alone for fancy accessories or pair it with less embellished Artyarns blends for just a pop of glitter. 2 Beaded Mohair – This silk and mohair blend is absolutely divine to the touch. The glass beads are subtle, and the fiber has a light halo. 3 Cashmere Glitter – A loosely plied…

2 min.
faux fur frill

1 Rowan Fur, distributed by Westminster Fibers This super-bulky wool is a superb choice for trendy chenille collars and cuffs. CONTENT: 97% wool, 3% polyamide PUT-UP: 66 yd [60 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g] CONSTRUCTION: Novelty CARE: Handwash in cool water, dry flat in shade RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 121⁄2 sts = 4” [10 cm] on size 101⁄2 [6.5 mm] needles 2 Dale Eco Fur, distributed by Mango Moon This blend of fibers offers wool qualities with a shaggy feel in neutral colorways. CONTENT: 70% organic wool, 25% alpaca, 5% polyamide PUT-UP: 60 yd [55 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g] CONSTRUCTION: Novelty CARE: Turn inside out; use laundry bag; use detergent for wool or silk; dry flat RECOMMENDED GAUGE: 10 sts = 4” [10 cm] on size 101⁄2–11 [6.5–8 mm] needles 3 Lion Brand Yarn Luxe Fur Another super-bulky option with…

5 min.
the story behind the fibers: woolfolk yarn

When I landed in Portland, Oregon, for my interview with Kristin Ford of Woolfolk Yarn, I had an idyllic dream of the Pacific Northwest: gentle but steady rain, cloudy skies, and a mountain forest of conifer trees reaching out of the mist. While I packed for my quick visit, I glanced at my weather app and saw what I expected—little gray clouds with rain. When I emerged from the airport, I was decked out in my best rain gear: a black trench coat with a hood and rain boots. I didn’t know that I would really require hip waders, which my “chauffer,” Mr. Woolfolk, graciously offered to me. During the three days I was there, the Portland area received rainfall of historic proportions: about eight inches every day. From the Portland…

6 min.
douillet sweatery

INSTRUCTIONSYARN Woolfolk Yarn Sno FINISHED SIZE 323⁄4 (361⁄2, 401⁄4, 443⁄4, 483⁄4)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 401⁄4"; modeled with 61⁄4" of positive ease. YARN Woolfolk Yarn Sno (100% merino wool; 223 yd [204 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]): #1+15 black and white (MC), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls; #14+15 green and black (CC1) and #11+15 navy and black (CC2), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) balls each. NEEDLES Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 24–32" circular (cir), depending on size you are making, and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle. GAUGE 25 sts and 36 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needle. ! See the Glossary on page 116 for terms you don’t know. For our…