10 Years of Knits Projects: An Overview

    
Lacy Kerchief Scarf

Dollar and a Half Cardigan

Over the weekend, I finished up a pair of socks and needed a new project. I was rummaging through my pattern collection and suddenly realized that I've been subscribing to Interweave Knits for ten years. Happy anniversary to me!

I started subscribing fairly early in my knitting career, and several of the projects I made from the magazine reflect some sort of personal first. I went through my projects and pulled a few out to share with y'all. (Please forgive the DIY photos—I never expected anyone other than me to see them!)

First, we have the Lacy Kerchief Scarf (Interweave Knits, Summer 2005). I knit this out of my very first gift yarn, a pink alpaca sportweight from my grandmother. It's incredibly warm, and perfect for those cold winter days. 

    

Waving Lace Socks

Second, the Waving Lace Socks(Interweave Knits Spring 2004). These were one of the first pairs of socks I ever knit. Surprisingly, they're still holding up really well!

It took awhile for the sock bug to really bite me, but these were definitely a nudge in that direction. They're lace—how could I not love knitting them? Not to mention how soft and warm handknit socks are. They're one of the best portable projects out there.

Finally, my Dollar and a Half Cardigan (Interweave Knits, Spring 2007). This was the first pattern I ever modified. I liked the asymmetry and the patterning, but V-necks weren't my style at the time.

With a little bit of planning and a lot of winging it, I changed it to a turtleneck—when it's buttoned all the way up, the collar forms the turtleneck. It was a big moment for me, realizing that I could make my knitting do whatever I wanted it to. Knitting freedom!

I'm currently working on another pattern from Knits. After looking through all my patterns and magazines, what did I decide to knit? An oldie but a goody from Interweave Knits Spring 2006: the Simply Lovely Lace Socks.

    

I love lace socks, and since I still get a lot of wear out of the Waving Lace Socks, I thought I needed a new pair.

These socks are no-stress knitting. The pattern is super easy to memorize, and they knit up quick. I think the lacy pattern will be really pretty in the dark colored yarn I chose.

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Subscribe today and start your ten years of knitting with Interweave Knits. Time flies!

Happy knitting,

Laura

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