Interweave Crochet Fall 2016

Cover of Interweave Crochet Fall 2016The Interweave Crochet Fall 2016 issue celebrates crochet cables, with big cables and little cables, rich crossed post-stitch cables and light traveling cables, in projects ranging from an entry-level cowl to an ambitious cardigan and pullover.  For those who haven’t crocheted cables before, we include tutorials to get you started. Noncable projects include garments and accessories with rich textures and colors. All of these projects introduce innovative techniques that will engage your hook and enhance your autumn wardrobe. Also included is Dora Ohrenstein’s third installment on crochet history. Altogether, there are 18 splendid projects to keep your hook busy through the fall.

Click an image below for a closer look at each item in Interweave Crochet Fall 2016.

Autumn Preening

River of Stitches

Lace + Tweed

Editor’s Note

In this Interweave Crochet Fall 2016 issue we have a special focus on cables. Cables are the delightfully mesmerizing raised stitches that travel across fabric like rivers moving through the landscape. The skilled designers behind the projects in this issue have taken crochet cables to new levels, and most of the ten bewitching cable projects here are, in fact, named for rivers that wind through regions where the designers live. All of them show the distance that crochet cables have traveled since the Aran cable afghans of the mid-twentieth century. These cables are fresh and interesting, worked in lighter yarns that create texture without bulk. You’ll find big cables and little cables, rich crossed post-stitch cables and light traveling cables, in projects ranging from an entry-level cowl to an ambitious cardigan and pullover.

For those who haven’t crocheted cables before, we have gathered the tools you’ll need to get started with a tutorial on the post stitch. You’ll also find an overview by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby on post-stitch cables, and two articles on innovative methods for creating cables without post stitches.

So, hop on the cable car, and find the project that’s just right for you.

Of course, we have noncable patterns, too. Autumn Preening, inspired by peacock colors, features two scarves and a coat. And Lace + Tweed combines classic fabrics with openwork in a range of rich garments and accessories. All of these projects introduce innovative techniques that will engage your hook and enhance your autumn wardrobe.

Interweave Crochet Fall 2016 marks the thirty-first time that I have served as conductor for the symphony of creative, innovative, and utterly delightful projects composed by skilled crochet designers. In addition, I have had the pleasure of guiding our special issues of Crochetscene, Crochet Accessories, and Crochet Home, and, more recently, issues of our sister magazine Love of Crochet. The best part of this role is seeing how you transform these patterns into your own creations. I have seen up close the growth of crochet and have aimed to bring you the best, freshest crochet designs. Your passion fuels this magazine.

The next time you open to the editor’s page, you will see a new face conducting the crochet orchestra. I will miss you all.

Best,

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