A note from Sandi:
The new Fall 2008 issue of Interweave Knits is here! And that
means it's PREVIEW TIME...so I asked Eunny Jang, the editor of Knits,
to tell us all what knitting treats await us:
July right now–in Baltimore, that means steaming sidewalks, iced tea,
and ball games–but fall is right around the corner. Within a couple
months, cooler weather will be here–in knitting time, that's just one
sweater, or two vests, or four pairs of socks away. Within the pages of
Knits, you‚ll find ample inspiration to prepare for the coming of fall:
quick, flattering knits out of bulky yarns; projects that mix and match
fibers and weights (hello, stash!); projects that explore unique
constructions; and projects of all sizes that explore the things wool
That last story is one of my favorites. It captures what
our editorial knitting stories are all about–exploring the many
directions a single inspiration can go in, giving insight in the
process–but I also think of it as an example of how good, how
satisfying, knitting is at all levels, in all facets. For me, getting
back to basics with knitting never feels boring or tired: those
stitches, those yarns, those movements are always compelling, because
there's always something new to try, something new to explore or learn,
and something new to be made every time. Wool? Sure, we know all about
it. But think about how it changes when used in different blends, when
spun in a different way, when worked up into a different kind of
fabrics. Wool feels basic, but there's an awful lot to explore there.
Plus, between sweaters, socks, accessories, and more, there's an awful
lot to make.
So get knitting, and dig into the aspects of
knitting you find most fascinating. Is it fiber? Perhaps our yarn
articles will scratch the itch, or maybe the projects that consider
fiber qualities carefully, and play them off each other for maximum
effect. Is it constructions? Look for innovative tailoring and
asymmetrical shapes. Technique? Understand and perfect invisible cast
ons and bind offs once and for all with Beyond the Basics. Design?
Check out what Kate Gilbert has to say about her design process.
View the Preview of the Fall 2008 issue of Interweave Knits magazine!
Editor, Interweave Knits