Introducing Love of Knitting: How to Knit a Sweater, a Wrap, a Scarf, and More!
Interweave has recently added a new title to its lineup of outstanding knitting publications: Love of Knitting now joins Interweave Knits and KnitScene as a quarterly magazine. Let me introduce you to the magazine in general and to its Spring 2016 issue.
Love of Knitting offers quick gratification and wide variety. If you want to learn how to knit a sweater, shawl, or hat, start here. You’ll see garments for women—and some for men—that you can finish in a month. Wraps of every type take you from fall to winter to spring. For kids and babies, you’ll find sweaters and toys. Colorful pillows and snuggly throws will Brighten your home. Hats, scarves, mittens, and other accessories will bust your stash and delight everyone in the family. And “quick” doesn’t mean boring: projects involve texture patterns, cables, lace, stranded colorwork, or intarsia.
For the beginner or intermediate knitter, Love of Knitting will help you master the craft. Learn basics with the swatch-cloth, a simple square that teaches a new skill. Within each issue, most projects have a difficulty level of “easy” or “intermediate,” so you can expand your knitting knowledge while you make something beautiful. Plus, each issue contains how-to articles: throughout 2016, we’re exploring different sleeve styles and how they affect fit.
Some of you might be thinking, “Ah, but I read KnittingDaily.com, Deb. What can this magazine offer an experienced knitter?” Imagine you’ve just finished a complicated project that took three months to finish. Your fingers want to keep knitting, but your brain demands something less intense. A simpler or smaller project can fulfill both needs. And if you’re teaching someone else how to knit (since passionate knitters love to share their craft), Love of Knitting will be a useful resource.
See what Love of Knitting has to offer in its colorful Spring 2016 issue. The stunning shawl on the cover combines luxurious yarn with a lace pattern that is surprisingly easy. Zigs and zags of yellow brighten any outfit. For cooler weather, try the seamless Faux Cabled Cardigan, or get ready for a seaside adventure with the Sailor’s Stripes Raglan. Run away to the circus in your own knitted train—make the engine now, and add three more cars (appearing in summer, fall, and winter issues). Finally, Carol J. Sulcoski begins her technical series on sleeves by discussing drop-shoulder construction. Spring knitting has never been more fun.