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The Best of a Decade

Jun 20, 2012

It's hard to pick favorites when you're looking back on a decade of Interweave Knits, but I managed it. I think the most challenging part of choosing my top designs was narrowing it down to just one from each year. I decided to stick to sweaters because they're my favorite things to knit, and all but one of these has been on my list for a long time. The exception is Salt Peanuts, which I finally knit for my mom last year.

Here are my top 10 picks, in all their glory:

Nordic Floral Cardigan, Solveig Hisdal, Spring 2000 Keyhole Stripes, Leigh Radford, Winter 2001 Swooping Eyelet Pullover, Linda Karabinech, Spring 2002
Stop-Traffic Circles, Kristin Nicholas, Winter 2003 Salt Peanuts, Veronik Avery, Spring 2004 Pearl Buck Swing Coat, Kate Gilbert, Winter 2005
Venezia Pullover, Eunny Jang, Winter 2006 Tilted Duster, Norah Gaughan, Fall 2007 Flutter Sleeve Cardigan, Pam Allen, Fall 2008
Farmer's Market Cardigan, Connie Chang Chinchio, F09

It's a quite a group, isn't it?

Awhile ago I wrote a newsletter reminding you to look through your magazine back issues when you need inspiration. When I looked through my back issues to compile this list, I ignited my knitting inspiration and now I can't wait to start something from this group. (I think I have a pretty good pool to choose from for the next knit-along, don't you?)

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JoC wrote
on Jun 23, 2012 10:24 AM

I'll double dare ya! I have *every* issue as far back as Winter 99/00 in addition to a single issue (Fall 1996) before then. I love Interweave Knits!

on Jun 22, 2012 5:28 AM

I'll take that bet! I'm pretty sure I have every issue of Interweave Knits tucked into my bookcases. I bought my first issue on the newsstand, quickly became a subscriber and then snapped up the back issues. I've let other subscriptions go, but I always look forward to the latest issue of IK. Thanks!