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Spring Into Knitscene

Jan 21, 2013

Scroll Scrunch by Amanda Bell
I can't believe I'm getting spring magazines! There's snow on the ground and I think it was about 14 degrees here last night. So, no, thoughts of spring aren't swirling around in my head.

But that doesn't mean I can't do some spring planning, right? Enter the new issue of Knitscene. It's full of really fun articles and knitting techniques, such as new spring yarns, vintage knitting resources, and fun designs with I-cord. I really love the Scroll Scrunch by Amanda Bell. The I-cord embellishment is really cute.

Here's Knitscene Editor Lisa Shroyer to tell you more about this issue:

This winter I went through a flurry of knitting. I made several hats, a shawl, a long pair of mitts. Usually I'm a constant starter and surround myself with WIPs in different stages-mostly sweaters.

A lot of them languish in baskets. But a review of my stash and a need for new accessories got me going and right now I'm loving quick knits. What will spring hold? More hats! Like so many of you, I'm still in love with slouchy styles.

Throw in some non-wool fibers-like cotton, linen, and soya in Catherine Shields's Seafoam Hat—and you have the perfect transeasonal slouch. Sideways cables, a buttoned brim . . . yes, I think so.
The Seafoam Hat, left, and the Lilka Scarf

Another project I'm looking forward to is the Lilka Scarf by Cassie Castillo. A fun-to-knit biasing cabled lace in a handpainted sock yarn! Yes yes yes. I'm a big chart-lover and this scarf features some very clever, enticing-looking charts.

The truth is, when I choose designs for Knitscene, I do have to consider a lot of things-is the project stylish? Fun to knit? Fairly simple? Is it a good use of yarn? Will it appeal to our readers, does it fit the trends happening out there? Is it unusual, but classic? But at the heart of all these decisions is the real question: Do I like it? Do I want to make it?

All the projects in the magazine pass this test at some level. So, if it's not too egotistical, accept this issue as a fragment of my personal, ever-growing queue.

Get Knitscene today; I hope you enjoy it.

P.S. What's your favorite design in the new Knitscene? Take a look at the projects, and then leave a comment and let us know!

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Knitscene Spring 2013 features 23 knitting patterns that explore vintage-style knitting, I-cord, and bias knitting, as well as new knitted accessories from Catherine Shields. Learn how to make the most of I-cord and discover new and exciting yarn and products for 2013.


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munciebarb wrote
on Feb 6, 2013 1:23 PM

I love the Sidney shawlette.  Just can't wait to try it.

nliedel wrote
on Jan 23, 2013 8:01 AM

I had to get Knitscene the moment I saw it was out and so I downloaded it. This is a great issue. So great, that I have to order it in actual paper, so I can mark it up. I loved a lot of the projects and I need to separate the, "I can do this," from the, "you're crazy," list.

That blue hat is scrumptious.

on Jan 22, 2013 9:36 AM

It is unbelievably cold here too (sweater weather to the max!!) and it's difficult to think about anything remotely spring. So Scroll Schrunch is something nice and light for my brain to ponder (instead of saying, "I'm so cold! It's freezing in here."). Thanks for the eye candy, from a frigid knitter somewhere in the urban Midwest.