Knitscene Handmade 2016
Knitscene’s brand-new special issue, knitscene handmade, pays homage to the creative life. The issue features interviews and profiles of a handful of crafty makers, hip yarn shops, and independent yarn dyers that all practice handmade lifestyles on the daily by necessity. Just like many of us, creative living for these folks is much more than a hobby. We learn about what are the most rewarding aspects of being a maker, retailer, or dyer, and how the Internet and social media has affected that in recent years.
This special issue includes twenty-eight new knitting projects for the whole family, from cool sweaters and accessories for ladies and gents to very precious knits for baby. Knit three special projects with exclusive colorways created for this issue, from Lorna’s Laces, Pigeonroof Studios, and SweetGeorgia Yarns. The projects are presented in one big story for this issue, which brings the Great Outdoors into the studio.
Learn techniques that are used in a multitude of projects within the issue and elsewhere all the time—master various short-row methods, and tackle invisible grafting and blocking for a seamless and professional finish. Check out some fun, trendy, and fresh knitter’s tools and yarns, and get behind-the-scenes look at knitscene photo shoot shenanigans. Most of all, get inspired to create your life.
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fringe Supply Co.
Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Tolt Yarn and Wool by Karen Templer
Julia Reddy of Woodfolkknits
Christina Fagan of Sh*t That I Knit
Vickie Howell of Knit Crochet Craft
Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits
Jacqueline Fink of Little Dandelion
Sincere Sheep by Julia Farwell-Clay
YOTH Yarns by Catrina Frost
Pigeonroof Studios by Leslie Petrovski
Green Mountain Spinnery by Thea Colman
Brown Sheep Company by Amy Palmer
On Short-Rows: Four Methods by Bristol Ivy
The Ins and Outs of Grafting by Joni Coniglio
Blocking for a Professional Finish by Sheryl Thies
Book Excerpt: Highland Knits
Book Talk: American Spun
Behind the Scenes