Are You an Interweave Knits Knitter?
It was the summer of 2005 in the Hudson Valley, New York. It was hot and humid, yet I found myself standing in front of a yarn shop. When I pulled the door open I was greeted by a cool blast of air conditioning that invited me to pull on a sweater despite the heat. Knitting was my new passion, and like most new knitters I’d become obsessed and needed a fiber fix in a bad way.
It was my first visit to the Cornwall Yarn Shop, and at the time it was in a large warehouse space—a giant room full of yarn that I thought was heaven. The books and magazines were stacked on shelves, and being a book and print lover I wandered over to the bookshelves and picked up the first magazine I touched, and that magazine was Interweave Knits.
Until that moment I had never opened a knitting magazine. I was captivated by the complex-looking sweaters, lace shawls, and accessories and wondered if I would ever be able to make anything so beautiful. I carried the magazine up to the front of the store and mused my doubts aloud. In near unison everyone in the store said something along the lines of, “Yes you can! Just practice.”
And so I did, and soon enough I was knitting cables, then lace, then complicated finishing techniques all learned from the projects, articles, and inspiration I found in Interweave Knits.
At first I bought Interweave Knits off the newsstand or at my local yarn shop, but as time passed and Knits became my go-to magazine I decided to subscribe. Soon enough the magazine arrived at my doorstep and I spent that day planning my next project and researching yarn for my next yarn shop trip. Subscribing to Interweave Knits was a game changer.
How could I have known picking up Interweave Knits one day over a decade ago would drastically change the course of my life? I’m now the editor of the magazine that inspired and taught me how to be a better knitter. Life has a funny way of coming full circle and part of that journey is owed to filling out the little subscription card stuffed in the binding of Knits.
Just think: what might happen if you subscribe?