knitscene Fall 2019
The fall season is associated with endings and subsequent beginnings. The end of summer, the start of the new school year, and the crisp air bring the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia. The shifting weather calls knitters to cast on a multitude of projects after a break from the needles during the fiery summer.
At knitscene, we’ve used 2019 as a time to explore the elements through the seasons. Pagan tradition links fall to the element water, which represents cleansing, rejuvenation, and the bodies of water on Earth and in ourselves. The flowing of water is like the passing of the fall season—it breaks down what was before and makes way for the new.
Ideas such as these, along with universal visual representations of water, informed the projects that make up this issue. In knitscene Fall 2019 we’ve put together a collection of projects in two stories inspired by these concepts and visuals in a number of different ways. The “Rainy-Day Layers” projects are practical in design—eight wonderful layering pieces serve as companions for the cold, moist days of autumn. The “Explore the Depths” projects use visual elements that represent water—wave motifs, colors, and textures—to create cleansing, regenerative vibes.
This issue’s cables, reminiscent of undulating waves, inspired expert Roxanne Richardson’s technical article, which is all about understanding and navigating cable chart symbols. In addition to our usual roundup of product reviews and the Indie Dyer Spotlight, we have included a special conversation between knitting actress Judy Greer and knitwear designer Krista Ann.
I hope you dive into the projects and articles in knitscene Fall 2019 with excitement and that they bring you joy as you have your own endings and beginnings this fall.