Knitting Patterns with Form and Function

Copies of Knitscene Spring 2016 arrived in our office over the holidays and we’re pretty darn excited. While it might still be winter in reality, we’ve been in a spring-y mindset for quite some time while working on this issue. There’s a beautifully retro Garden Party themed story, a wear-your-knitwear-on-awesome-outdoorsy-adventures collection from Andrea Rangel, and a sleek and stylish Form + Function story.

This last one was shot at the then mid-construction site of the Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House, which you should really check out in its finished state if you find yourself in Fort Collins. The day was bright and sunny, the models and photographers were having fun, and the knitwear speaks for itself. Boldly. With gusto.

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The stripes on Allison Jane’s Glass Palace Tee are made using intarsia.

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Slip stitches, lace, and variegated yarn all work together in Corrina Ferguson’s Robie Tank.

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Erica Schlueter’s Monadnock Tank has an open eyelet pattern, ideal for spring!

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Learn a new technique, crochet slip-stitch, with Theresa Schabes’ Savoye Pullover. There’s a tutorial in this issue to get you stitching in no time.

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Stripes of all kinds come together in Talitha Kuomi’s bright beanie.

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I especially like the panel patterning and sleek neckline of Jenny Williams’ Tribune Pullover.

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Knit in a decadent blend of baby alpaca, silk, camel, and cashmere, Stefanie Bold’s Marina City Shawl has beautiful shape and texture.

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Tricia Spooner’s Geodesic Mitts, made using stranded colorwork, are the perfect accessory for when winter transitions to spring.

These eight knitting patterns are quite expressive, with strong lines, shapes, and textures. The yarns they’re made from were chosen with care, to be sure that the projects will wear well and become staples in your wardrobe. There isn’t a project here that I don’t want to make, and I hope that you’ve found some things that find their way on to your to-knit list as well!

I hope your new year has started well, with good cheer, good  people, and of course, knitwear galore. To see more from this lovely issue, please check out the full preview here. And get knitting!

Yours in a new year of yarn-y goodness,

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