This is a bittersweet letter to write. After 15 years, we have published the final issue of Interweave Crochet. I started my career in book publishing and consider myself a print person, through and through. There are no e-readers in my home. I like the feel of paper beneath my fingers, the physical act of closing a bookmark between pages, the smell of ink, all those engaging things that make books and magazines unique. Interweave Crochet, in all its printed glory, will be missed by many, including me.
So many smart, talented people have contributed to these pages over the years. I want to take a moment to acknowledge the previous editors who, in the words of Marcy Smith, “conducted the symphony” and shared with us a true passion for crochet. Thanks to the former and current staff at Interweave—from project editors to graphic designers, from assistant and managing editors to online editors and the marketing team. And we can’t forget the designers who gave us a reason to publish. We are forever grateful that you let us be the stewards of your patterns.
Fortunately, as the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. In our little crochet world, that new door is Interweave+, a subscription site that gives you access to over 1,600 crochet patterns from the back catalog of Interweave Crochet. We’ve built a comprehensive pattern library, so you can easily find and download your favorite patterns. Plus, new content is coming. We’ll continue bringing you the best patterns from top designers.
We’ve built a community here over the years, and we hope you, will join us on this new platform. Community is a focus of Interweave+, and there will be more opportunities to engage with your fellow crocheters, the Interweave staff, and even designers. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store. For now, however, let’s enjoy this last issue of Interweave Crochet, with nine new patterns perfect for transitioning into fall weather. We also highlight some of our favorite patterns from the Crochetist; a digital publication that focuses on easy, elegant crochet design. Take a peek inside the issue:
It has been a pleasure conducting the symphony, even if for a short time. I can’t wait to say ‘hi’ to you over on Interweave+.
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