Knitscene Fall is here!

The world of magazine publishing is a straaaaange world, a world in which, for reasons varied and sundry, a magazine's autumn issue can hit newsstands a couple of weeks after 100°+ temperatures. A handful of days after the longest day of the year. At a time of year when the idea that we will ever reach a comfortable, non-boiling temperature again seems impossible (this may just be me—I am not a summer person, in general).

But this is a strange world, and Knitscene Fall 2012 should be available at any newsstand that regularly sells issues of Knitscene. The cover, featuring the Agnes Pullover by Ruth Garcia-Alacntud, accidentally looks a little "holiday-ish", with the cozy cranberry sweater over a green and blue plaid shirt, but it feels cool. Maybe I'm just remembering that it was lightly snowing the day we made our models, photography crew, and all of us ascend a ladder through an opening in a ceiling to climb on top of a roof.

From Romi Hill's design collection to the dreamy knits in the Ethereal story, there are so many patterns making me excited for the fall to come. I want to knit pictorial lace into everything, thanks to Cassie Castillo's Nocturnal Pullover and Jennifer Chase-Rappaport's Huntress Shawl.

Aran-inspired motifs such as Anniken Allis's Kennedy Sweater and Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark's Margot Pullover make me long for the days when the temperature in my house drops, and the idea of holding a sweater's worth of wool in my lap doesn't sound like torture.

I think perhaps I'll start small, with a project such as Romi's crescent-shaped Perpetua Shawl or Catherine Shield's Serpentine Hat while I daydream about possible colors for Amy Gunderson's Rizzed Raglan.

Is it hot where you are? Are you knitting now? Or are you, like me, holding out for a few more weeks before you dive into your stash and see how many sweaters you can start knitting?

Until fall, stay hydrated, and happy knitting.

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