A note from Kathleen: Even though it's only Wednesday, I'm looking forward to this holiday weekend! I'm taking a trip to Seattle to visit my friends and see the sites, and I'm going to visit all my old yarn-shop stomping grounds. I can't wait! A friend and I are driving, so I'll have some good knitting time, too. What should I work on, my Central Park Hoodie from Kathleen's Knit-a-Long or something from the new Interweave Knits special issue Weekend? It's a hard choice, especially after thumbing through this wonderful collection of items perfect for wearing (or knitting) during some down-time.
Here's Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits, to introduce Interweave Knits: Weekend and share a preview of the great ideas in store for you!
Here in the Knits office, we eat, sleep, and breathe knitting all day long. We delight in puzzling out wrinkly knitting problems; we talk passionately about the right kind of cast-on to use where. Our offices overflow with yarn samples and swatches we’ve knit; we have jars of knitting needles in every size on our desks. We work surrounded by yarn, tools, and garments.
The funny thing is, most of us live that way, too. We go home from our yarn-bedecked offices to living rooms, studios, bedrooms, and kitchen tables that speak the truth of the knitting life: baskets overflowing with projects in progress; bookshelves filled with treasured technique and pattern books; even occasionally, in my case, yarn that lives on the coffee table, too inspiring to tuck away into a bin or shelf. We are knitters, and knitting is as deeply integrated into our lives as sleeping and eating.
We suspect knitting is part of the good life for you, too, so we’re bringing you the very first issue of Interweave Knits: Weekend. This special issue is filled with projects that are intriguing and fun to knit, but casual and simple—and easy to wear and use all weekend, all year. There are projects for men, women, children, and pets—and fun projects to adorn your house. Casual styling, budget-conscious yarn choices, detailed fit notes, classic silhouettes, traditional techniques with a spin—what could be better?
So preview our new special issue here, and viva la weekend!
Editor, Interweave Knits
P.S. What do you like to knit and wear on your off days?