New! Knit Wit Magazine (Issue 7)
Knit Wit – New!
We’re excited to introduce you to [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , an artfully curated look book for fiber artists of all kinds. Part fashion magazine, part craft journal, this collectable publication gives you a look into the busy lives of successful makers as well as offering a sneak peek at their beautiful work spaces. Articles on historic fiber related crafts and businesses offer a welcome insight into the evolution of the crafts we still practice today. PLUS this new issue introduces yet another facet to the glittering Knit Wit lineup: Knitting patterns!
After having the opportunity to spend some time immersed in Navajo culture, Designer Noelle Sharp shares her experience with us in the article titled “Word of Mouth”. Get a glimpse of the rich history of Navajo weaving through Sharp’s eyes, and you’re sure to share her keen sense of appreciation and respect for their age-old techniques.
Many of you may be familiar with DMC, the famous supplier of quality embroidery thread for the last 271 years. I’d recognize those tiny hanks of colorful thread anywhere. In the article “String Theory”, we learn a little bit more about this venerable company and their long-standing dedication to creativity.
What’s so special about Navajo-Churro sheep? Find out in Janelle Pietrzak’s article titled “A Prairie Companion” – and here’s a hint: It’s not just about how cute they are!
Remember those knitting patterns I mentioned? Here’s one now! The Kimber Beret above is a jaunty cap with pinwheel shaping. Make a machine-washable version with Jo Sharp New Era Merino DK Superwash Yarn or Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn, or go for classic wool and use Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn. If you’re looking for something a little fancier, you could use Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn for just the slightest bit of haloed sheen.
Size: Adult woman
Yarn: Approximately 250 yards DK weight yarn.
|Jo Sharp New Era Merino DK Superwash Yarn|
|Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn|
|Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn|
|Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn|
Crocheted granny square tunic? Surprisingly timely? Yes please! The Shana Mini Dress above is a fun way to show off this charmingly kitschy element, with fuzzy mohair squares and open panels along the sides. Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair Yarn would be perfect for this, and you could even pair that with a strand of Astra-Glow Metallic Yarn for added bling.
Sizes: 36 (38, 42)” bust, to be worn with 2″ positive ease.
Yarn: Try Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Kid Mohair Yarn, or any fingering weight yarn that has a little fluff.
10 balls (or 900 yards) Color A
10 balls (or 900 yards) Color B
6 balls (or 540 yards) Color C
Spiffy! These cute Aja Socks may be dainty and ruffled, but they’re wearable as can be knit up in Herriot Fine Alpaca by Juniper Moon Farm Yarn, or any of your favorite sock yarns.
Sizes: Women’s 8 (9, 10)
Yarn: One skein Herriot Fine Alpaca by Juniper Moon Farm Yarn, or approximately 437 yards of your favorite sock weight yarn.
Culture, fashion, patterns and a little bit of history come together to make this [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] a worthy addition to any fiber artist’s library. Start your collection now!
Related items of interest: • Our yarns • Light weight yarns • Merino Wool yarns • Fine weight yarns • Wool yarns • Mohair yarns • Medium weight yarns • Lace weight yarns • Synthetic yarns • Super Fine weight yarns • Alpaca yarns