Preview the Fall Issue of Interweave Crochet
Welcome to the Fall issue of Interweave Crochet!
In this issue, we play with yarns from thin to thick and everywhere in between. The gorgeous cover sweater, the Sage Jacket by Dora Ohrenstein, is an elegant sweater that can be dressed down beautifully as well. The highly textured pattern is very engaging. The Magnum Jacket by Maureen Basher, works up quickly with chubby yarns on a big hook. The lacy Sangria Cardigan by Megan Granholm is a more intensive project, worked in alpaca and silk laceweight, but when you are done, you will reach for this versatile cardi again and again.
|Sage Jacket||Magnum Jacket||Sangria Cardigan|
In a special project section, we explore the beauty that can happen when a crochet hook and knitting needles get involved in the same project. Our goal was to move beyond using crochet as a mere adornment or finishing technique for knitting. Our very skilled designers have fused the two crafts in these Crochet + Knit projects to make something greater than the sum of its parts.
In the Autumn Rose Pullover by Natasha Robarge, ribbing does all the shaping through the waist of the knitted body with rich Irish crochet mesh sleeves. In Annette Petavy's Oak Leaf Vest, crochet and knitting combine seamlessly in panels where the natural elasticity of the garter stitch does all the work of shaping, without having to increase or decrease. It's perfect for crocheters just learning to knit. If you've never knitted before, The Snow Queen Hat by Anastasia Popova is a perfect starter project. Worked in the round, it calls for just the knit stitch. We include all the knitting instructions you need to make the projects.
|Autumn Rose Pullover||Oak Leaf Vest||Snow Queen Hat|
Dora Ohrenstein explores crochet's most basic stitch, the slip stitch, and provides a super-quick slip-stitch hat. In our Craftivism column, we have a pattern for a walker tote bag. Plus we have the next five squares in the Chain Reaction Afghan Project. Check out the full preview here.
|Acorn Cap||Walker Caddy||Picture Frame Square|
I've just picked my yarn to make a version of this afghan. Stay tuned to my blog for progress. And be sure to post your own versions in our gallery. I can't wait to see what colors you've chosen!
Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite reader squares in the Chain Reaction Afghan Project! The top ten squares will be published in future issues of Interweave Crochet and become part of the final Chain Reaction Afghan.
p.s. The Fall issue is arriving a little early this year, so we can bring you another issue filled with crochet projects. Look for our special issue, Crochet Accessories, at your LYS or local newsstand in October.