Friday, July 14th, 2017 Posted in Current Issue, General News, Knitting, Magazine | No Comments »
Everybody, grab your wool!
The Knitscene Fall 2017 issue is just in time for us to start getting our fall knits up and running. With patterns for 9 different cardigans and an article on using gauge to get the correct fit, you’ll be wrapped up in your favorite fall style in no time. This issue also features an interview with actress Krysten Ritter, an avid knitter who also happens to have a pretty adorable dog.
But what about those cardigans? I chose three of my favorites to share with you. The first is the Seeds Cardigan, shown below:
This cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up, and it has handy, cute thumbholes in the cuffs. This would be a perfect opportunity to use your favorite color of Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn. That sturdy yarn is soft enough to cuddle up in and stands up to years of use.
Then there’s the cozy, long All Spice Cardigan, shown above. This sweater is also knit bottom-up, so you could easily adjust the length, and I love the thermal stitch. This would be unbelievably soft and warm knit out of Cascade Eco Duo, Baby Alpaca and Merino Yarn. Knit up in Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn, you wouldn’t feel bad about wearing it during an autumn hayride or tromp through the woods-and it would be nice and squishy! For a sturdier, coat-like fabric that really shows the stitch detail you could also do it in [item=015, yarn]. Actually, I can picture this sweater knit up in a bunch of different yarns. At a worsted weight gauge, you have loads of options. I’m tempted to make one for myself out of Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn.
Lastly, I really liked the above Ashes cardigan. I think I’d sew some suede leather elbow patches on there to make it even more professor-ly. Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed Yarn would add beautiful tweedy texture to this bottom-up, pocketed cardigan. The front bands are knit in, so no need to pick those stitches up later.
This issue doesn’t just feature cardigans, though! The Brighton hat shown below would be a fun way to use two colors of Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn, but I personally would love to use Juniper Moon Farm Stratus Yarn. I love the colors we have in this yarn, especially all together – this would be a great chance to show them off!
The Knitscene Fall 2017 issue features a handful of approachable accessories, and even a pair of socks that you’ll definitely want to show off. I’m never one to rush the end of summer, but this has certainly put the seed of autumn in my mind and sparked some excitement for knitting up some warm, cozy garments. Pick up a copy now – we might as well get a head start!
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