Enchanted Knits 2014

I believe the best fairy tales are about transformation, shaking our belief that what is shall always be so. The change can be magical and physical, such as the beast who becomes a handsome prince through pure love. It can be tricky, like the wolf who passes for Grandmother by simply donning her clothing. Or it can be subtler and more earthly, like the ugly duckling whose looks change over the slow passage of time. Knitting is our act of transformation. Not every knitter works with such desperate urgency as the princess for her brothers the Wild Swans, but working yarn into frothy shawls or sturdy mitts is a slow act of storytelling in stitches. Like the fairy tales, knitting patterns sometimes seem inscrutable but they often reveal unexpected lessons to the careful knitter.

You’ll find fairy tales both moral and magical in this issue. As you work through the designs, remember two things:

If the pattern seems to be disguised under a spell, check the glossary at knitting daily.com for techniques and other assistance.

And no matter how tempting it may be to charm your needles into knitting by themselves, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice reminds us that objects bewitched may not always do our bidding. (In other words: Check your work, read your knitting, and enjoy the process.)

I hope you fall under the spell of your knitting.


Anne Merrow, editor
amerrow@interweave.com

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Ordinary in the Extraordinary


Sylvania Cardigan  by Gabrielle Vézina




 Honest Woodsman Pullover by Kathleen Dames

 


Woodcutter Socks by Rachel Coopey


Giant Slayer's Vine Scarf by Andrea Jurgrau



Into the Magic Forest Blanket by Melanie Berg



Hansel & Gretel Socks by Rachel Coopey


Sinister

Eglantine Sleeves by Lynne Vogel


White Queen Stole by Susanna IC


Maleficent's Cloak by Vicki Square

 

 

Colubrida Wrap by Angela Hahn

 

Hervor's Undermittens by Jen Hagan

 

 

 

Riddles with Dragons Shawl by Kate Poe


The Classics

Snowdrop Cowl by Andrea Jurgrau




Red Rose Cowl by Andrea Jurgrau


Rumpelstiltskin's Wrap by Moira Engel



Hunger for Rampion Pullover by Jen Hagan

String of Flowers Circlet by Sarah Gomez



Taking Flight Kerchief by Jennifer Chase-Rappaport


 

Singeli's Silver Slippers by Lisa Jacobs

 

Undine Shawlette by Andrea Jurgrau

 

 

Merlin Sweater by Anne Podlesak

 
Nature's Magic

Kitsunetsuki Cardigan by Emma Welford


Among the Birches Shawl by Kate Larson


  
Butterfly Fairy Tank by Izumi Ouchi



Chloris Sontag by T.L. Alexandria Volk




The Entwife's Coat by Theressa Silver





A Bit of Magic

 


Thumbelina's Dress by Josie Mercier

 

 


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miingan wrote
on Oct 20, 2014 1:08 PM

love the designs - hope you plan more :D

miingan wrote
on Oct 20, 2014 1:08 PM

love the designs - hope you plan more :D