Get into the 'Scene!

Rosemary Cardigan by Cassie Castillo
Emma Welford's Praline Pullover
Fabrication Pullover
by Josie Mercier

Knitscene magazine is entering a new phase, with a new editor, Amy Palmer. Her first issue at the helm is the upcoming Fall 2013 Knitscene, which is right around the corner.

Luckily, the Fall issues come out way before the actual season hits. I'm enjoying summer so much, I hate to think about Fall, but I do love seeing the fashion-forward sweaters and funky knitted accessories that Knitscene is so famous for.

Here's Knitscene's new editor, Amy Palmer, to tell you more about the Fall issue.

Complete honesty—I'm terrified of this week. This week is when our Knitscene Fall 2013 issue will be available for immediate download or pre-order for printed copies, and well . . . I just really want you to like it!

Penny-Candy Cardigan
by Melissa Wehrle
Emanuelle Pullover
by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
Forester Hat by Ashley Rao

It's my first issue as editor of Knitscene, though previous editor Lisa Shroyer planned out most of it, including the photo shoot, before she moved to Interweave Knits. But my name is a little higher on the masthead this time. It's exhilarating. And nerve wracking.

I am, however, confident you'll love the knitting patterns in this issue. Love them enough to  order a subscription to Knitscene and be one of our early adopters to this exciting new program!

As usual, we've tried—and succeeded, I think—to round up some of the best designers in the industry and created a collection of twenty-one patterns to knit this fall.

Featured designer Cassie Castillo's Rosemary Cardigan (showcased on the cover) is sure to become your new favorite knitted cardigan, with its cozy fit, easy knitting, and zigzag stitch pattern climbing the sleeves and adorning the pockets.

Our chevron story features seven knitting patterns utilizing one of the hottest stitch patterns today, and Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark not only delivered the incredible Emmanuelle Pullover but also shares six different ways to play around with chevron shaping in her informative article.

We put the so-called "wrong side" of knitting in the front row with four sweater and cardigan knitting patterns featuring reverse stockinette stitch, including Melissa Wehrle's Penny Candy Cardigan and Emma Welford's Praline Pullover.

And you can put your cable needles away, because we've got four patterns featuring mock cables—such as Josie Mercier's Fabrication Pullover, which uses lace patterns to create a cabled effect.

Not in a sweater knitting mood? We've got eight knitted accessories patterns to get your needles going. Check out Ashley Rao's Forester Hat.It's a wonderful earflap hat that features mock cables. This one will appeal to men and women.

We have made some changes to the interior of the magazine. One of my goals as editor is to connect with our fantastic Knitscene readers on a more personal level with the use of social medial tools, so the back page looks a little different.

In each issue, we'll feature one of our favorite knitting-related blogs and introduce you to the creative minds behind those blogs. I'd tell you more about our first featured blogger, but I can't give away all the surprises.

I hope you'll let me know what you think about the Fall issue of Knitscene—share your thoughts on and via Twitter (@knittingdaily) or Facebook.

Tell us what you like or don't like; I'm not promising anything, but let's at least get the discussion going and maybe, maybe, I'll be a little less nervous with the next issue.

And don't forget to subscribe now so you'll get the Fall 2013 Knitscene sent right to your door!


P.S. Check out the preview and leave a comment to let me know what you think!

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