I love diving into a new issue of Knitty, though it does make me wish I could take weeks off from my current knitting plans and cast on a few new projects.
If I were to do such a thing, the first project I’d pick from this issue, I think, would be the fascinating Wraptor socks by Jeny Staiman. These stunners are worked flat in a self-striping yarn with long repeats and are stitched from side to side — sort of — ending with a long grafted seam that runs around the foot. This pattern is so detailed it’s been released as a 15-page PDF rather than on the website directly.
Other lovelies include the Whiteleaf pullover from Wool + Bricks, which is a pretty circular yoked sweater with leaf motifs worked in handspun; fecknom’s funny but super-useful Contempt headband, which is double knit with options that say I hate winter in English and either German, Spanish or Russian (there’s an I love winter option in English only, too); and Franklin Habit’s stunning Princess Franklin Plaid Collar, adapted from an old pattern in beautiful current colors. There’s a lot of detail work here but certainly worth it.
Check out the rest of the patterns, and be sure to check out Donna Druchunas’ tips for designing a Norwegian ski sweater and Kristin Frasier’s video tutorial on cabling with and without a cable needle.
Anything in the new Knitty catch your eye? I’d love to hear about it!
[Photo by Jeny Staiman via Knitty.]