Southwest Style: Harness the Sun with Interweave Knits Summer 2018
Welcome to Interweave Knits Summer 2018: The Southwest Issue. This issue of Knits celebrates the cultures, hues, and history of the American Southwest and features both lacey knits for blazing days and all-season knits for cooler climates.
Generally, summer not a season that evokes a desire to knit, but we knitters persevere in the face of adversity. We find cool plant fibers, irresistible designs, and the nearest air conditioning vent by which to perch ourselves. Nothing deters us, not even sweltering heat. So let’s take a look at a few of our favorite designs and features in this gorgeous issue of Interweave Knits.
Hitch Up Your Knits
In our Trading Post Trail story, you’ll find an all-season knitwear collection ranging from fingering to chunky weight garments and accessories. Each design draws from the rich textiles, architecture, and vibrant to earthy colors of the American Southwest. Explore color work, slip-stitch motifs, cables, and a bit of fringe in this trendy collection that marries traditional techniques and modern appeal.
Boho Desert Lace
Wander over to our High Desert Lace story, where a collection of chic, boho-inspired knits beckon for your needles. Here you’ll discover Southwest desert motifs in openwork stoles, poncho, and lightweight tops.
One of our favorites is the Buena Vista Stole, which perfectly captures the spirit of this story. Made in Manos del Uruguay Milo, it showcases graphic crosses, simple lace, and garter stitch, creating a stylish wrap that works as a summer stole or a cozy scarf. Get the kit today to make your own.
Navajo Weavers and the Brown Sheep Company
Read about how Navajo weavers helped build an iconic American yarn company. If it weren’t for the symbiotic relationship established between Navajo textile artisans and the fledgling Brown Sheep Company we might not have the affordable, quality yarns like Nature Spun, Lamb’s Pride, and the new Prairie Spun DK of today.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up a copy of Interweave Knits Summer 2018 and cast on projects fit for a desert summer and beyond!