Knit, Purl, Wear
With this issue of the magazine, a similar process is happening with the knit.wear brand. We're updating some older elements, but keeping the most important ones. Knit.wear has been a biannual special issue for the past couple years, focused on bringing clean, contemporary knitwear to handknitters-sleeker, simpler, more trend-conscious than the classic, heritage knitting you'll find in our flagship publication, Interweave Knits.
With a special issue, we have the ability to experiment more than we can with regular publications, and to switch up certain elements when we feel it's time. So, while keeping the same knit.wear aesthetic and mission for the content, we've changed the name to knit.purl and updated the look of the cover. I'm excited to see the magazine continue to grow and reach more readers.
|Fisherman Redux by Vera Sanon|
Both knit.purl editor Lisa Shroyer and I are in the process of moving. I recently packed my yarn stash and in the process, got reacquainted with lots and lots of fabulous yarn that I've bought and stashed over the years. I have so much. Too much, really. The reality of it is that I never need to buy any new yarn ever again. I don't want to be one of those knitters who has a stash acquisition beyond life expectancy (known as S.A.B.L.E. in the knitting world), so, I need a de-stash.
When I unpack my yarn, I might just have a few giveaways for you, dear Knitting Daily readers! I think I can put together some packages that would be fun to pass along. Check for this in January; I just put a reminder in my calendar.
Luckily, I have enough yarn in my stash to knit a couple of the projects in the new issue of knit.purl, formerly knit.wear. The magazine has a fresh cover, design, but all of the patterns, articles, photography, and other tidbits you loved in knit.wear are still there.
I'm so enamored with the Fisherman Redux by Vera Sanon. I've shared it on Facebook and my knitting group had a good discussion about it last week. It's in my queue, but I must get rid of some yarn before I get yarn for this sweater. Motivation, right?
Here's Lisa Shroyer to tell you more about knit.purl.
Fresh, Fun, Fashion
Tilting Fair Isle Mitts
I'm in the process of moving. It's a strange process—going through my belongings, old files, bags of forgotten knitting projects (so many lost needles!)—and sorting and donating and rediscovering and packing and moving on, keeping the things of value and jettisoning the rest.
As I review the material of my life over the last few years, I'm deciding what I love, and moving it to a new place, a new life, a new chapter. I am excited about the new house; it's bigger, in a quieter part of town, and has a pool. Yet with the same furniture and the same art on the walls, it will be a new version of home.
With this issue of the magazine, a similar process is happening with the knit.wear brand. We're discarding some older elements, but keeping the most important ones. With a special issue, we have the ability to experiment more than we can with regular publications.
by Karen Bourquin
by Ashley Rao
I'm excited to continue exploring innovative design and fresh aesthetics with our contributors. This issue packs a lot of intriguing knitwear, from the sleek and pretty to the bulky and bold. When it comes to bulky, we've got you covered: we profile several big-gauge yarns in Yarn Notebook; explore the fashion world with Jasmine Gonzalez, who had size 150 needles custom made for her runway knits; and just for the pure art of it, showcase some giant yarn and tools in Finishing.
|Oversized Crescent Shawl
by Agnes Kutas-Keresztes
Asymmetric Hem Pullover
Pintuck Cardigan by Bristol Ivy
The packaging has changed a bit, but at the end of the day, this magazine is all about clean, contemporary, intriguing knitwear. There is a space for this kind of knitting in our industry, and I'm thrilled to have been able to work on knit.wear, and now knit.purl. Stay with us and keep stitching.
—Lisa Shroyer, knit.purl
If you don't have your copy of knit.purl, get it today. I know you'll love it as much as I do.
And, bonus!, there's a knit-along for the Pintuck Cardigan that just started. Get more details in the Pintuck knit-along forum, and join in!