Your Favorite knitscene Patterns from 2017!

2017 was a fun and exploratory year at knitscene. In our pages, we met the designer behind the handknit garments of Hulu’s The Mindy Project, we interviewed Jessica Jones’s Krysten Ritter about her knitting adventures, we learned a whole lot about colorwork from Melissa Leapman’s “Color Play” series, and we published 66 knitting patterns!

We’ve compiled all the 2017 issues of knitscene into one digital download, so all the issues are available with just a click. If you missed any 2017 knitscene issues, read about the content in each below, and find out what the favorite patterns are from each issue!

knitscene Spring 2017

Knitscene Spring is for tough women who kick butt in their work and their playtime. The project stories have beautiful, professional garments for the workplace, and desert-inspired garments and accessories perfect for wild weekend adventures. The most popular pattern from the issue is the cover project, the Drafter’s Cardigan by Bonnie Sennott (according to Ravelry). It has an easy-to-memorize lace pattern on the body fronts and back, with stockinette stitch sleeves, in a tonal sport-weight merino wool blend—perfect for springtime.

In this issue’s features, designer and teacher Sarah Solomon explains the six most essential increases in knitting, and we learn from designer Krista Ann about her process of designing and producing hand knits for Hollywood productions like The Mindy Project (including two patterns from the show!). We take a peek into the book Knitting Short Rows by Jennifer Dassau, learn more about the phrase “at the same time” in knitting patterns, and talk to the knitter and blogger behind Flax & Twine in our Blogspotting column.

knitscene Summer 2017

Summer is for roller derby. And skateboarding. And going to brunch on a patio. And walking around in tallgrass fields. It’s also for striping yarns and learning how to graft lace patterns. In this issue we used the Pantone Color of the Year—Greenery—to our advantage and dedicated a story to green yarns and leafy stitch patterns.

In the Greenery story is the issue’s most popular project—the Foglia Top by Irina Anikeeva. It’s a simple, reverse stockinette stitch tee with a leafy vine going up the front and back left of the garment. Use a DK cotton yarn in this pattern for lightweight summer wear, in greenery or your color of choice!

knitscene Fall 2017

Knitscene Fall was an experiment in finding the perfect cardigan. I prompted contributors to design what they consider to be the perfect fall cardigan, with silhouettes, yarns, and design elements that make them everyday wearable all through this season. We ended up with nine very different designs, but all that fit the bill.

The most popular pattern of this issue is the White Smoke Cardigan by Alison Green. The pattern calls for Berroco Cotolana, an Aran-weight wool, cotton, and nylon blend.

The other projects in this issue are accessories with the same fall wearability—these are items that you’ll be able to keep by the door and take with you when you notice the temperature getting a little cooler. The features include a chat with the actress Krysten Ritter, who plays Jessica Jones on the popular Nexflix series of the same title, and who is also an avid knitter. Technically speaking, we have a slip-stitch colorwork article from Melissa Leapman, and Karen Frisa explains exactly how to knit a garment that will fit the wearer perfectly (this article saved my knitting life—if you haven’t read it, you need to).

knitscene Winter 2017

In knitscene Winter we looked at the popular trend hygge that still doesn’t seem to be losing any steam. We created our vision of hygge with eight cozy sweater and cowl projects . . . and a pillow and blanket fort! Some childhood dreams came alive on that photo shoot day. Also in the issue are a gift project story, and a colorwork story that includes the favorite pattern of this issue.

The Flurries Cowl uses stranded knitting, but as the designer was finishing off the project, she noticed that she had made a few mistakes in the colorwork pattern. Fortunately for us, she took professional-quality photos of her project and the mistakes, and wrote an accompanying article on how to fix your stranded colorwork boo-boos with duplicate stitch. The designer and author Heather Zoppetti is also the creator of the yarn used in this project, from Stitch Sprouts Yarn!

The knitscene 2017 digital collection is available now, which means that you can get these patterns, 62 more patterns, 10 technical articles and features, and all sorts of spotlights and tutorials—all together in a $19.99 digital download. When you break it down, that’s only $5 an issue OR 30¢ per pattern OR $2 per article. And even when you don’t break it down, that’s a great price for quality, easy-to-read, an accurate patterns and knitting technical articles. I hope you’ll add this to your personal knitting library.

Happy knitscene-ing!

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