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Summer is on the horizon!

Apr 17, 2013

    

The Wavelength Tunic
by Hilary Smith Callis



It's hard to believe, especially when Interweave's offices in Loveland were closed on Monday because of a blizzard, but summer is coming. We have a 70-degree day coming up in Spokane, and my spring cleaning (I'm talking to you, garage!) is almost completed, with the hammock chairs unearthed and hung in the blooming maple tree.

I'm getting in the mood for shorts and t-shirts with the summer issues of knitting magazines making their appearances. The newest is Knitscene Summer 2013, which happens to be Editor Lisa Shroyer's last issue as editor. Lisa is taking over the reins of Interweave Knits, and Knitscene Assistant Amy Palmer will be at the helm for Knitscene. Exciting stuff is coming up!

    
The Venice Beach Tank
by Kathryn McNaughton



The Longboard Pullover
by Amanda Bell





Here's Lisa to tell you about the Summer 2013 Knitscene, and to talk about an interesting concept: the commonality we often find between ourselves and other knitters:

Have you ever noticed common threads among your knitting friends? A tendency to favorite the same TV series? A similar zeal for purple, for certain yarns, for the chai tea at that place on the corner? It happens.

Knitters make up a huge and diverse population, but as you move among your fellow crafters at fiber festivals, at knit night, on forums online, you've probably realized that we have a lot in common, too. And those commonalities often have nothing to do with knitting.

When I asked Hilary Smith Callis to be our featured designer this issue and learned more about her work at NASA, it hit me: I've known a lot of people in the yarn industry with science backgrounds. I've met super-smart, super-accomplished, seemingly left-brained women who also like to "pet the skein." I realized that quite a few Knitscene designers are STEM people (STEM: science-technology-engineering-mathematics).

What draws techies to knitting? Kim Werker digs into this question in her piece "E = M1²."

Moving from astronomy to chemistry, we take a look at dyeing. Caitlin ffrench walks us through the art of solar dyeing, and you'll find recommendations for undyed yarns and dyeing tools in Materials.

Whether you're looking for easy knitting patterns or a summer challenge, the Summer 2013 issue of Knitscene is full of patterns you'll love. Get your copy today, or if you just can't wait, download the digital copy now.

Summer is a time for color. For the science of long days, for wonder and travel and rest. I hope this issue brings a little of all these things to you.

Peace,

P.S. What's your favorite thing about summer knitting? Share it with us in the comments!


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Genny910 wrote
on Apr 20, 2013 11:56 AM

Congratulations to Amy Palmer for her promotion!

on Apr 17, 2013 4:20 PM

Chris@59: Eunny is at Craftsy, in their sewing department. She's multi-talented, for sure!

WendyP: The integrity of Knits will remain intact, I assure you. Lisa is a super creative editor and she'll bring great things to Knits, but I'm sure it'll continue as one of your favorite magazines.

Kathleen

WendyP wrote
on Apr 17, 2013 3:46 PM

The editor of "Knitscene" is taking over "Interweave Knits"? I hope she's not going to make "Interweave Knits" into a "Knitscene" knockoff - there's a reason I subscribe to "Knits" and not "Knitscene"!

chris@59 wrote
on Apr 17, 2013 12:05 PM

Where will Euny Jang be?

Gavin001 wrote
on Apr 17, 2013 11:53 AM

Kathleen! I am sending this all the way from Dubai UAE and I think we need something that is light weight but nice to wear. I am struggling here to buy any cotton type wools that will be good for this climate. We are currently at 32C and will rise to 50C+ over the next few months so need inspiration.

on Apr 17, 2013 9:24 AM

Kathleen, I'm totally with you that Summer (with a capital S) is on the horizon. It's palpable, really. (Well, more so here than where you are in Colorado, where you've have had snow days. Egads!) The overcast clouds, constant rain will give way to soon to a blast of humidity, sun and flowers! On that I've actually started a vest using 100 percent woven cotton. It's a lace pattern, and I've had to restart it 5 times. Yes, five. If this finall cast-on doesn't take, I'm doing something else summery. I'm not wasting my time on a project where I'm attempting to fix mistakes constantly, which creates even more mistakes. Don't you agree? Life's too short for a project that's not progressing.