Note from Sandi: Get your needles ready, because it’s time for the Knits Spring 2009 Preview! And here to give us a tour of the new issue is the editor of Interweave Knits herself, Eunny Jang.
Me, I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Spring seems like a much better time for starting over—for throwing open the windows, for cool salads and sorbets instead of braises and bread puddings, for running and biking instead of curling up by a fire, for cottons and linens instead of alpaca and angora. Everything feels new again, refreshed and ready for action.
With that in mind, we bring you the Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Knits—full of the kind of garments that feel as cool and fresh as a spring breeze. But we also know that everyone’s got their own idea of spring knitting: If spring in your part of the world is still chilly, we’ve got you covered with long-sleeved cardigans (check out the Silk Cocoon Cardigan) and cozy wraps (how about the Sweet Lily Shawl, Float Stole, or the Fountain Pen Shawl?). Maybe you like knitting accessories when the weather warms up: Take a look at Bettie’s Lace Stockings, the Blooming Cotton Scarf, or the Net Duffel Bag. Or maybe spring is a great time to knit some items for men: Jeff’s Pub Sweater and the Sculptured Lace Scarf are both fun choices.
All four of our editorial stories speak to some element we love about spring—Sheer Bliss examines lightweight, cool fabrics; The Florist Knits anticipates blooms; Side by Side puts a fresh spin on old favorites; and Clean and Simple focuses on the pure and unfussy. A variety of silhouettes and techniques speak to all the different ways and things we like to knit, but everything is uncluttered and inventive: just right after the long, cold winter.
We’ve also added something new, starting with this spring issue: We’ve added an Online Table of Contents to the magazine to better reflect the way you use the web to find fresh new knitting information and to index great resources. Every issue will have bonus web-only features around techniques, in-depth looks at projects and patterns, behind-the-scenes peeks at photo shoots, and more—for Spring, we’ve styled some of the projects in a variety of different ways to show you how they might fit into any wardrobe. In every issue, you’ll be able to see what we’re planning in the print table of contents, and then find out more online at interweaveknits.com—and as always, we’d love feedback. What kind of bonus features would you like to see on the web? Let us know!
It’s spring! Knit on –and don't forget to check the Interweave Knits site in March for all the wonderful online content listed above.
Editor, Interweave Knits