So much to enjoy in our March magazine round up…
Oh Canada! Vogue Knitting Late Winter 2017 pays some serious respect to our neighbors to the north in this issue. Enjoy their extensive guide to Canadian knitters and yarn makers, as well as profiles of techniques and taste makers from north of the border. There are also several interesting projects using non-traditional color work, such as gradients and marls, and a piece from Kaffe Fassett on color mixing.
It seems Vogue is picking up on what we already know – weaving is wonderful!! In their quick piece on tapestry weaving, they feature the Schacht School Loom, which is a perfect way to get started making the small wall hangings we’re seeing pop up everywhere, or for exploring traditional tapestry techniques on a very affordable and well made little loom.
P.S. Vogue Knitting recently changed to a wider page format and the layouts are looking lovely!
Interweave Crochet Spring 2017 serves up some cool color-pooling projects and tips for getting the best effects from multi-colored yarns. Plus, 18 sweet and springy projects! In keeping with the feel of spring I especially love these two for striking the right mix of light and airy, but still cozy!
I’ve never actually crocheted a full sweater before, but this may be the one: Citizen Pullover, by Kabila Sri Ponnusamy, is a two-color geometric cutie that would look great in nearly any DK yarn. I’m thinking of trying it in either the Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed Yarn or the Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn for something cozy. Or for a perfect looser gauge summer top the Block Island Blend Yarn. The gauge needs a little adjusting for that, but the slubby linen blend would look amazing! (You’ll be hearing a lot more about the Block Island Blend soon!)
The other project I’d try is the Capital Shawl by Juliette Bezold, which would look great in Malabrigo Sock Yarn or Crock-O-Dye Sock Yarn by K1C2, and could be combined with the Baby Ull Merino Wool Yarn for the solid color.
Love of Knitting
Sweet spring sweaters and shawls abound in Love of Knitting Spring 2017! With 20 projects, there’s something for everyone, including cute kids stuff, a classic men’s sweater, and some beautiful accessories and cardigans. A few favorites:
The adorable Springtime Mobile by Emily Kintigh is knit in Cascade 220 Superwash Wool Yarn.
Planting Cardigan is everyday perfection by Kristen TenDyke, and would be lovely in Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton Yarn.
Ironwood Shawl by Laura Reinback spans the seasons in style! Perfect for showing off the gorgeous color variations in a favorite variegated yarn, like Malabrigo Sock Yarn
Maybe it is all the cheerful flowers blooming throughout this issue, Rug Hooking March/April/ May 2017, but I’m just itching to hook something up! Every issue of Rug Hooking includes a pattern, and this edition is the Arundel crewel chair seat, a jewel from the archives designed by Joan Moshimer. Although shown here in traditional crewel techniques and colors, we’d be thrilled to see it done in our Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool and the color palette would need very little modification. What a great way to welcome spring! This issue also has a really helpful article about selecting the right backing, and some wonderful artist profiles.
Get ready for colorful gradients with Spin Off Spring 2017! Plus, learn about modern quill wheels, and the benefits of joining a spinning guild… Not to mention, a great piece on how to choose the right spindle, and what a difference that can make!
Looking for back issues of a favorite magazine? Several past issues are on sale now!Related items of interest:
- Knitting Magazines
- Weaving Equipment
- Crochet Magazines
- Our yarns
- Light weight yarns
- Wool yarns
- Fine weight yarns
- Cotton yarns
- Super Fine weight yarns
- Merino Wool yarns
- Medium weight yarns
- Rug Making Magazines
- Super Bulky weight yarns
- Spinning Magazines