Knitscene Spring has Sprung with Vintage-Inspired Designs and more!
Knitscene Spring 2016 is here with 21 patterns to inspire your 2016 knitting endeavors! I’m really excited to share this issue with you. Let’s take a look!
First, our featured designer is Andrea Rangel, who created four stunning pieces, perfect for wearing wherever. The Siula Grande Sweater, Salcantay Cowl, Mismi Shawl, and Chachani Hat are all inspired by Andrea’s travels around the world.
Our Form and Function story had a lofty goal—to convert plaid, gingham, and check patterns into knitted fabric. These types of fabric prints are traditionally woven, so can be somewhat difficult to replicate in knitwear, but the eight designers in this collection came through with shining examples of how you can work both horizontal and vertical stripes into knitted interpretations. Senior Project Editor Joni Coniglio also wrote a great tutorial on using a crochet hook to add to your knitting. Here’s a few photos; visit the Knitscene Spring Preview page for more.
Robie Tank by Corrina Ferguson
Savoye Pullover by Theresa Schabes
Modern Tartan Slouch by Talitha Kuomi
Our last story includes eight vintage-inspired designs that are making me really excited for spring. Our cover project is the Dinah Pullover by Kristen TenDyke:
And I’ve been in love with Leah Coccari-Swift’s vintage-inspired Natalia Sweater for so long that I’ve already ordered the yarn and planned a knitalong for it! We start on January 15, so you have plenty of time to gather your materials and get your copy of Knitscene Spring 2016.
Amy Christoffer’s Yelena Cardigan is another great spring-time piece from this collection, worked in Berroco’s new handpainted yarn, Artisan. For more from the Garden Party collection, visit the Knitscene Spring 2016 Preview page.
Plus, we take an in-depth look at Alex Capshaw-Taylor’s Dressed in Knits book, and introduce a new department designed to help every knitter perfect their finishing techniques. In this installment, Amy Christoffers discusses picking up versus picking up and knitting stitches. It’s a must-read!