Preview Summer 2010 Interweave Knits!

Teacup Pinafore by Carol Feller
Empyrean Tunic by Anne Kuo Lukito

A note from Kathleen: Summer Knits arrived at my doorstop a couple of days ago, followed by a big box of sweaters for the upcoming gallery! Woo hoo! This issue is jam-packed with absolutely beautiful garments from floaty lace shirts to flirty cardis to fabulous accessories (not to mention some darling knits for kids)—you're going to love it.

Here's editor Eunny Jang to delve into the details for you!

Whether it comes in January or July in your hemisphere, summer can be a funny in-between time for knitters. If you're the sort of knitter who curls up in lapfuls of wool like a decadent cat, if you love deep textures and thick stranded fabrics, if your knitting tends toward the warm, the cozy, and the comforting—humidity and heat can leave your needles lonely. As one of those knitters myself, I always consider the coming of summer in a few different ways.

Nautilus Mitts by Zoë Scheffy
Ambrosia Cardigan, Katya Frankel

There's the dallier approach: I dub the season as time off from heavy-duty knitting and instead work on smaller projects, test new-to-me techniques, try out different stitches, dabble.

Summer's a good time to try out off-type techniques and projects—in this issue we're taking a closer look at buttonholes and knitting sweaters for kids.

There there's the devotee's approach: I usually knit at least a few projects with fibers and fabrics that fully capture the season. Summer knitting carries its own quirks and pleasures, and it can be a revelation to work with filmy fabrics and clean, cool shapes.

One-piece constructions, quick knitting, fun gauge experiments, refreshingly cool cottons and linens—it can be easy to find summer in a sweater.

Finally, there's the strategist's approach to summer: Start knitting now for a sweater finished in time for the first cool day of fall.

So free yourself from seasonal rigidity. You can knit what you want, when you want to.

With all three kinds of summer knitters in mind, we've filled this issue with projects that range from fun bagatelles to ambitious sweaters; that work year-round when knitted in the right yarns or are layered in the right way; and that will be wearable for years to come.

Forever summer, forever knit.

Enjoy the preview!


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