Lovely Little Knits

Houndstooth Bonnet by Wendy Bernard
God's Eye Mitts by Alexis Winslow
Equilibrium Cowl by Carolyn Kern
West Side Socks by Mary Lycan

A note from Kathleen: I've seen knitted accessories all over the place, in stores here at home, boutiques I visit on my travels, and in the catalogs I get almost every day in the mail. I always think the same thing when I see them: "I'm so lucky I can knit these for myself!" I love being able to knit up a quick pair of mitts, a hat for a gift, or a pair of socks. So I always look forward to our special issue accessory magazines.

The newest is Knitscene Accessories, and as always, I spied a patter that I want to knit right away. It's the Houndstooth Bonnet by Wendy Bernard (pictured at right). It really is a bonnet, too; a bonnet for adults. I love it.

Here's Knitscene editor Lisa Shroyer to tell you more about this new issue.

Every knitter loves a little knit.

In this special issue of Knitscene, we bring you thirty-five designs that pack a lot of style and, in some cases, a lot of technique, into a small package.

You can play with luxe yarns, hand-dyes and novelties, or pull something from your stash and whip up a quick project.

The editorial themes range from rustic fisherman to urban hipster to out-there sci-fi. These crazy themes reflect the nature of accessories—they make your style from day to day. Use them to change up your look, your mood, even your identity.

Sweaters are the staples of a knitter's wardrobe, but little knits are the embellishment. I'd go so far as to say that accessories are the fun in your wardrobe—and your knitting bag.

While you're working up a pair of mitts or a slouchy cap, learn some new techniques. In these pages, you'll find tutorials on entrelac, Fair Isle, intarsia, twisted stitches, and the dangerous-sounding dropped stitch. Learn about people and companies working with yarn, discover a new tool or book.

An issue such as this offers trend-driven, yet still timeless, content for the serious knitter. Keep it on your shelf, come back to it again and again.

Enjoying the photo shoot, Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado, March 2012

I think you'll find the content constantly refreshing, constantly inspiring. I found working on this issue to be so—in fact, it's been one of the most fulfilling issues of my career so far.

This is good knitting, thanks to a group of designers and writers who work with passion for our benefit. Get your copy of Knitscene Accessories today, before they're all sold out!

Peace and happy stitches,

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