3 Inspirational Stories Behind Interweave Knits Winter 2019

Here at Interweave HQ (a cooler way to say “the office”), we’ve been geeking out over the Winter issue of Interweave Knits. It’s The Science Issue, so all the projects inside are inspired in one way or another by the earth sciences and astrophysics. Some of the inspirations are made clear by the name of the project, but some are a little more subtle. Below are three projects with really cool inspiration stories.

Additionally, we’ve been featuring the projects from Interweave Knits Winter 2019 on our Instagram stories lately to give you an up-close look at the projects and techniques that are used. Follow us at @interweavecraft and check out our stories!


Look at the layers!

Look at the layers!

1. The Sediment Pullover

The Sediment Pullover was designed by Annie Lupton in Trendsetter Yarns Pure Colleciton Rustica. The differently colored stripes represent geologic strata in the earth’s crust. The yarn gives the sweater a nice texture reminiscent of the layers.

2. Solidago Hat and Cowl Set

This hat and cowl set in inspired by goldenrod stem galls, which you can see in the color and the textured stitch pattern. They are knit in Manos del Uruguay Alegría Grande, so they knit up rather quickly and so smoothly.

This wrap goes on for eons!

This wrap goes on for eons!

3. Star Cradle Wrap

This wrap, designed by Jennifer Miller, was inspired by the Pillars of Creation photo from the Hubble telescope (see below). It’s a massive, but lightweight, non-planar wrap, meaning it isn’t meant to lie totally flat. Knit this wrap with a strand of Shibui Knits Silk Cloud with Shibui Knits Cima, and it’s still so lightweight you can barely feel it, while keeping you super warm.

The Pillars of Creation photo from the Hubble Telescope. Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

The Pillars of Creation photo from the Hubble Telescope. | Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

There are SO MANY MORE projects in this issue that are somehow inspired by the amazing world around us and the cosmos. Tune into our Instagram stories for more info, or get the issue now to see them all and get your nerd on!

Happy nerding out,

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