Crochet + Knit
Thanks for all the terrific response to our special section on Crochet + Knit designs in the Fall issue of Interweave Crochet!
We recognize that putting in this special section was a bit bodacious. We totally get that there is a peculiarly American schism between crocheters and knitters. We get that not everyone likes peanut butter in their chocolate.
But we also know that there are a goodly number of people out there who love fiber and love to learn new and innovative ways of twisting that fiber into interesting designs. We haven't seen this kind of fusion in any other publication. So, in our continued spirit of bringing innovative design to you, we asked our very skilled designers to bring the two crafts together in the best way they could.
And they delivered. Our goal was to move beyond using crochet as mere adornment or finishing technique for knits. We considered bringing you crochet alternatives for these designs, but the fact is the knit and crochet elements are fused in such a way that they are just fabulous as they are.
One of my favorite designs is the Coco-Holly Topsy-Turvy Doll, because it combines knit and crochet in a fun, engaging way, resulting in a project where Crochet and Knit are BFFs. This is such a great retro project, though, that we wanted to enable all-crocheters-all-the-time to make this fun doll. So, we'll be bringing you an all-crochet adaptation. As soon as it's available, I'll post a note to let you know where to find it.
We hope you engage in exploring the beauty that can happen when a crochet hook and knitting needles get involved in the same project. If you want some guidance on the knit elements, just drop us a line. And please join in the conversation about knit/crochet designs in our forums to let us know what you think.
p.s. Right now, we're busily finishing up Crochet Accessories and the Winter issue of Interweave Crochet—together, they have 70 all-crochet projects.