Editor’s Spotlight: Winter White

I thought this would be a good time to reflect back on my first issue of Interweave Knits, the winter 2016 issue, and focus on a few of my favorite designs from this exceptional magazine.

Oxford Stockings by Lisa Jacobs

Oxford Stockings--Lisa Jacobs

Oxford Stockings—Lisa Jacobs

Twisted and traveling stitches, cables, and a fine gauge make up these beautiful socks.  These stockings were inspired by traditional peasant knitting of the Enns Valley in Austria. This a great project for anyone who is looking for a new and exciting sock pattern, or a “toe dip” into the world of twisted, traveling stitches. If word of mouth is a reliable review, I got a call from a friend when the issue went live saying she already had the socks on her needles and was knitting them from the toe-up (her preferred method).

Being a die-hard sweater knitter there aren’t many socks that can make me drool, but these are a pair that I would love to not only wear but make for myself.

Shiloh Sweater by Cassie Castillo

Shiloh Sweater--Cassie Castillo

Shiloh Sweater—Cassie Castillo

There is nothing like a cozy, classic sweater. With its shawl collar, simple but interesting cables, and classic silhouette, the Shiloh Sweater looks like the quintessential L.L.Bean sweater worn until it falls apart from loe. Luckily, with a knitter’s attention to handknits, this pullover would be the go-to snow-day sweater for years to come.

Honestly, there are so many beautiful designs in this issue of Interweave Knits, it’s hard for me to choose just a few to write about, but I will have to mention again the Inverness Sweater by Linda Marveng.

Inverness Sweater by Linda Marveng

Marveng Inverness 1

Inverness Sweater—Linda Marveng

I’ve had the swatch for this sweater hanging up on my office cork board for the last month.


The yarn is calling to me, but I have just a few more things to finish before I can start this reward-project. From the tunic length to the unusual cables flanking the center moss panel to the classic color (which I have chosen for my own Inverness), I can’t stop thinking about this gorgeous sweater. As a knitter, you know you have to make something when months have gone by and you can’t stop thinking about it.

Have you noticed a trend here? Traditional white with cables? I can’t help myself! I guess have the right job.

Until next time—




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