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Apr 12, 2010

Pinch Hat by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Flash Mitts by Amy Polcyn
Rainbow Cowl by Lisa Shroyer

Wendy Bernard's Frontier Blues Jacket
Knitscene always delivers, and now it's back with an issue devoted to the new knitter. I love meeting new knitters, and I come upon them more and more as knitting remains a popular hobby (and lifestyle, for me!).

I love nurturing new knitters through the classes I teach and on Knitting Daily, and this issue of
Knitscene does just that—welcomes new knitters to the fold and nurtures them as they get involved in the craft.

But even if you're not a new knitter, you'll find something you have to have in this special issue of
Knitscene. I have a boatload of black Rowan All-Seasons Cotton that's begging to be knit into Wendy Bernard's Frontier Blues Jacket (love that ribbon band!).

To take you through the "knits and purls" of this issue,
here's editor Lisa Shroyer


Tweed Scarflet by Sarah Fama
Pixel Scarf by Kenny Chua

Knitscene's mission is always to bring simple and contemporary knitting to the crafter. Whether the projects are simple in style or instructions (or both), the patterns should be attainable for the advanced beginner, with the occasional experienced item thrown in.

So why did we need to produce a special issue called Knitscene Easy?

Planning this issue, we had the new knitter in mind—someone who's recently learned to knit from a teacher or friend, and who's itching just to make something. We take things all the way back to the knit stitch. A section of projects based in garter stitch, without shaping or other complications, is perfectly suited for the new initiate.

Sections follows on stockinette, knit and purl combinations, shaping, and then more ambitious knits for the crafter ready to ease out of Easy and into regular issues of Knitscene.

Beyond the beginner-friendly tutorials, the patterns can stand on their own for knitters of all skill levels.

These are fun, quick projects. I love all the cowls and scarflets—a great use of luscious yarns.

This issue retains Knitscene's usual sense of style and fun and I think regular readers will find lots to love here.

Enjoy the preview!


P.S. Whether you're a new knitter yourself or you're in the market for some quick, easy, and fashion-forward patterns, check out Knitscene Easy. You'll be glad you did! —Kathleen


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on Jan 30, 2011 1:26 PM

where is the pattern you knitted for your dog it is shown with the new knit scene magazine.

thank you.

TeriW@3 wrote
on May 9, 2010 7:38 AM

Love the magazine!  I just am having a hard time trying to decide which project to make first!  I do agree with the comment that the market is saturated with novice knitter patterns, but I do enjoy the issue.  

Miryom wrote
on Apr 19, 2010 11:33 AM

Kathleen, I´m a novice knitter and I love everything you´ve put in the magazine, even if I find it´s too difficult. Thank you from a lady that's a beginner at age 74.

Carole G wrote
on Apr 12, 2010 10:05 AM

I'm bummed out.  I always look forward to Knitscene for au courant hip and happening fitted, tailored and slightly edgy looks for my nieces and son's girlfriend, who are all slim, svelte, hip and happening.  They depend on me for cashmere hoodies, special tops, etc.  I'm not an expert knitter, but I've been knitting for 20+ years and nothing in this issue thrilled me.  Also, the novice knitter is a fairly saturated market, Interweave might consider a special issue, Knitting Go Lightly or Knits Made Simple, etc.,   Oh well, maybe next time.