Clearly I am ready for fall (and fall knitting). My copy of the fall issue of Interweave Knits arrived over the weekend and I spent the morning of a day that turned out to be 104 degrees (that’s 40 four our international readers) paging through it and dreaming of days that will be cool enough to use some of these lovely knits.
Just about everything in this issue looked like something I’d love to knit — or maybe that I’d love to have time to knit! (I feel a massive binge of just-for-me knitting coming on as soon as I finish my book).
I am in love with the Sazerac Pullover by Anniken Allis, a bottom-up, circular-yoke sweater worked in tweed yarn accented with dropped stitches. Two bulky cabled projects caught my eye: Amy Christoffers’ Roam Tunic and the Sweetheart Pullover by Kate Knuff.
And though I detest Peter Pan collars (way too sweet for my taste) I admire the Downton Pullover by Amy Keffer, which does look like it would be at home on the British series. Zelda’s Cloche by Shelley Gerber is another pretty period piece, and the bulky, tunic-length Big Tile Pullover has just the right amount of bold colorwork to make a statement while still being a quick knit. You can check out all the patterns for yourself on Ravelry.
There are also features on American-made yarns and Peruvian knitting techniques that will have you wanting to see out these fibers and try the techniques.
Have you seen the new issue yet? Anything made it to your queue? Spill it!
[Photo by Interweave Knits.]
By Sarah White
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