Knits Summer 2009 Preview

Note from Sandi: And it's here! The Knits Summer 2009 Preview is ready, and here's Eunny Jang, the editor of Interweave Knits, to give you the highlights:  


Summer is finally here—I’m looking forward to long, hot days; just-ripe fruit; and lazy Sundays spent drowsing and knitting in the backyard. Summer can be a great time to try out new techniques, have another go at skills that eluded you in the past, or work on a dream project—the sweater or socks or shawl you’ve always loved but never had time for. Because summer garments tend to be lighter, smaller, and less commitment-heavy, summer can be a great time to work on more intricate or complicated items as well. Or, summer can set the stage for a much-needed breather: cool cottons and linens and simple, unfussy fabrics and shapes can be as refreshing as a tall cold drink.

For the Summer 2009 issue of Interweave Knits, we set out to find items that hit some high points along the broad spectrum of summer knitting and summer knitters. For those who like smaller, more intricate projects, we’re taking a look at The New Heirloom story: garments and accessories that combine influences from traditional knitting and vintage fashion. If the logical, simple beauty of plain knitted fabric appeals to you, check out the Lithosphere story for beautifully sculpted textures that drape and flow. Pearl Street offers fun, funky items to knit quickly and wear all summer. And Forever Lace serves up the old standby in unexpected ways that might make you look at combining yarnovers and decreases in whole new ways. It’s amazing how new, how fresh, knitting can be every time you pick up needles and yarn to start a new project: there’s always something that fits the season, the mood, the moment.


Check out the Summer 2009 Interweave Knits preview and discover knits that fit your summer knitting style.


— Eunny



Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? Striped socks. I have a bouquet of summer wildflower colored yarn from Louet and I'm knitting a bouquet of striped socks–look for them soon here on Knitting Daily.


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