Fall issue of Knitscene is the first that I have been involved in, albeit in
small ways. I was not here for the beginnings of the issue, but I participated
in its middle and end stages, reading over copy, double checking that links and page
numbers were correct, and working on the Knitting Daily and Ravelry pages. It’s
been an awesome learning experience for me, getting to know people in the yarn
department and starting to understand all the ins and outs of getting Knitscene
into your hands.
Fall is the beginning of sweater knitting season in my mind, and there are so many
beautiful garments to make in this issue. As mentioned in a previous blog post,
I do not always get along with sweaters, but this issue is encouraging me to
set aside past grievances and make up with them. Thayer Preece Parker’s Zahara Cardigan is at the top of my “to make when I get over my fear of
sleeves” list, along with Cassie Castillo’s Rosemary Cardigan. The vibrant chevrons of the former and the detailed sleeves of the latter are stand out
details that I cannot wait to start making.
like me, you find yourself needing a break from sleeves, after some meditative
breathing and a restorative pep talk, I suggest you dive into some of the
smaller projects in this issue. There are hats, mitts, shawls and socks, all
perfect for taking on the go. The designs are vibrant and engaging
and unique to boot. Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes' Gallarate Mitts and Beret have awesome chevrons and would look fantastic in all sorts of color combinations. It's always good to have a matching hat and mitts for when winter decides to come rumbling through. If you would like a more in depth and detailed preview of the Fall issue, head to the sneak peek Amy wrote last week.
Today I have a hard copy of Knitscene Fall in my hands, and it's a really wonderful feeling to see my name along side so many other knowledgeable and talented people. This is a physical reminder of why I am
so pleased to be working at Knitscene. I love this magazine. I love that I want
to make everything in this magazine. It’s a true pleasure to be working with
people who love what they do and are proud of what they create. I’ve interacted
with designers and business owners who have been giving of their time and
knowledge, and have been and continue to be incredibly helpful to a newbie like me. People in this industry share what they know, and the whole community benefits. It's pretty awesome.
Happy (sleeve) knitting!
P.S. What do you think of the new issue? Leave a comment below and let us know!
Fall is a knitters season, and Knitscene Fall 2013 has 21 patterns to knit right now and wear when the weather turns cooler. Chevrons, mock cables, reverse stockinette stitch, and ombr yarns combine with Cassie Castillos designer collection make this the only magazine youll need this fall.