Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2018
Lace and beautiful natural fibers are the theme in the new [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] issue. Take your warm weather knits to the next level with cool and casual designs that feature clever stitch patterns and colorful details. This issue includes 18 projects – from sweaters to tanks, dresses to shawls. So get your needles ready, and let’s have a peek at what’s inside:
• A KNITTER ON THE MOVE – Polish designer Justyna Lorkowska is helping change the perception of knitting in her country.
• ARE YOU CRAEFTY? – British historian Alexander Langlands on what outsourcing “making” to machines means to the human species.
• PUZZLING OVER LACE – For Meg Swansen, planning a lace shawl is much like doing a jigsaw puzzle.
• A MATTER OF TIME – Essayist Alanna Okun on life, love and the lessons our handcrafts can teach us.
• CAN YOU KNIT A HEALTHY BRAIN? – Can knitting actually affect a person’s brain chemistry, psyche and emotions? Dora Ohrenstein digs into the concept of “therapeutic knitting”.
Joan Forgione’s Wraparound V-neck has a delightfully casual fit. Breezy lacework begins in the back before making its way forward to create an intriguingly modern and very breathable sweater. This worsted weight piece would be lovely any time of year, but it’s especially exciting to have an excuse to use one of the many cool cotton yarns we have.
Sizes: 39 (42, 47, 51)” bust. Sample shown is 39″ bust.
Gauge: 19 sts and 29 rows/rounds to 4″ in St st, using US 7 knitting needle.
Yarn: 1096 (1233, 1507, 1644) yards Worsted weight yarn such as K1C2 2nd Time Cotton Recycled Yarn or Katia Cotton-Merino Yarn
Designer Jaclene Sini put a new spin on a basic basketweave pattern with the Color-dash Pullover, and the results are really cool. This short-sleeved raglan tee was knit up in Cotton Fleece Yarn, a trusted classic here at the shop. Lovely in two shades of a similar color, I’d love to see how this texture/color technique would look with other color combinations. Perhaps using a natural shade with a brighter color, or even just black and white!
Sizes: 31 (33.5, 36, 38.5)” bust; sample shown is 31″ bust.
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows to 4″ in dash pattern, slightly stretched, using US 6 knitting needles.
Yarn: Cotton Fleece Yarn, or your favorite DK to light worsted weight yarn.
Main Color: 2 (3, 3, 4) skeins
Contrasting Color: 1 (2, 2, 3) skeins
Bulky yarn and bold but simple details make Vladimir Teriokhin’s Cable Tank. This adorable top features charming touches that wow from every angle. Knit up in a soft, bulky yarn such as Malabrigo Mecha Yarn, this piece will finish quickly – and the quicker it’s done, the sooner you can wear it!
Sizes: 33.5 (36.5, 38.5)” bust; sample shown is 36.5″ bust.
Gauge: 12 sts and 17 rows to 4″ in reverse St st using US 11 knitting needles.
Yarn: 328 (328, 410) yards bulky weight yarn such as Malabrigo Mecha Yarn
This cute tunic length tank is airy and easy to wear. Ribbed borders add just the right amount of polish to the all over openwork pattern. This would be beautiful knit up in Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn – I’ll take one in every color, please!
Sizes: 36 (39.5, 44, 47.5, 52)” bust; sample shown is 36″ bust.
Gauge: 22 sts and 26 rows to 4″ in St st using US 7 knitting needles.
Yarn: 750 (750, 1000, 1000, 1250) yards DK weight yarn such as Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn, Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton Yarn or Cascade Ultra Pima Paints Cotton Yarn.
Get excited about summer with the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] issue!