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Knitting season is on the horizon

Jul 11, 2012

Relaxing with Poppy in my hammock chair

Lately Cardigan by Josh Bennett
Kennedy Sweater by Anniken Allis

I was sitting at my desk with two fans blowing on me, dreaming of a beautiful, crisp fall day, when the mailman arrived with a big manila folder. Inside was the new issue of Knitscene—the fall issue! Not exactly a temperature changer, but a girl can dream of fall, especially with the beautiful visual aids from Knitscene.

Don't get me wrong, I love summer with all of its fun, carefree activities like swimming in one of our local lakes, barbeques, and swinging in my hammock chair, but fall is my favorite season by far. So getting a glimpse of it with this fab issue of Knitscene is a real treat.

Here's editor Lisa Shroyer to tell you more:

We've been waiting.

We've been waiting for the fall knitting. We've been waiting through spring's slow ascent, through the edges of summer; the heat rolling in, the trees budding, greening, growing limp in the sunny dryness of June.

I've run a hand, wistfully, across the tops of the tight wool skeins in the tub by my desk. I've eschewed them for the cotton blends that seem more practical. I stopped knitting altogether for a few weeks, a few weeks in which my life was complicated and busy and full of work, friends, and other creative endeavors—but I missed the stitches.

Now, with summer fully settled in, I know it's coming. Fall. And I reach for a rich tweedy wool, and I cast on for an afghan. My dear friends are getting married soon, and I want to make them a big, heavy, cold-weather-ready afghan.

Bridget Hoodie by Carol Feller
And the cycle renews itself—I become addicted to knitting, wool on steel needles, the idea of autumn.

Maybe we wax too poetic about fall, we knitters. In this issue, we go beyond the edge of reason and delve into the dream completely—with ethereal, fantastical knits in "Ethereal," classic, woolly staples in "Forever Knits," and the timeless work of designer Rosemary (Romi) Hill. It's open season for us. Let's jump right in!

Peace and happy stitches,

I think I'll take my copy of Knitscene out to my hammock chair; what a perfect combination of summer and fall!

Get your Fall 2012 Knitscene today and start your fall planning with me!


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We love fall knitting projects, and Knitscene Fall 2012 is packed with 24 projects you'll love to knit. Jam packed with sweaters to knit, we explore cables, texture, colorwork, and embellishments in knitting. Sit down with featured designer Rosemary (Romi) Hill and learn about installing zippers from Josh Bennett.


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ZassZ wrote
on Jul 13, 2012 11:46 AM

Hi Kathleen,

I guess out here there is really no particular season for knitting.  We knit all all June, July, August, right on thru fall, winter, & spring and enjoy each time with all it has to offer.  I love to enjoy the time we are in, at the 'time' we are in it.  Always my joy to see what other knitters are satisfying their knitting needs with.  While it may be warm weather here, it's cool in some other part of the world.  That is the beauty of this earth we call home.  Then I can knit something nice and warm, travel to a place where it's cold and enjoy it there!  

on Jul 13, 2012 11:04 AM

HI Barbara,

I think it is just a stylized photo. I love the cable pattern so much, so I included it. It looks like the model is pulling the sleeves down, and I think the sweater might be a little big for her.

Check out the schematics in the magazine to see if the sweater would fit you.

Hope this helps,


BarbaraG wrote
on Jul 11, 2012 10:09 AM

I have to say that the Kennedy sweater shown is one of the most ill-fitting sweaters I have ever seen.  The shoulders hang way off and the sleeves are miles too long!! I hope its just a "stylized" version of the real pattern. I like the cable design on the body, but I'd have to make a lot of changes before I'd waste my time knitting that mess.