THANK YOU and the Eunny Jang Interview, Part 3
How to measure your bust
I hardly know what to say in response to your extremely generous and intelligent replies to Wednesday's post….except THANK YOU. Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to tell us your dreams, hopes, frustrations, and wishes for sizing in knitting patterns. All of us here at Interweave appreciate your thoughtful responses, and your willingness to tell us about your needs, more than we can say.
Just so you know what I mean by "generous replies": As of this moment, over 7,000 of you have responded to our Sizing Survey (Update: Unfortunately, voting is now closed!), 291 of you have left a comment, and more than a hundred have sent in your thoughts via email. I stayed up late last night to read all the comments, and then I read the new ones that came in today. Your suggestions are already a hot topic of discussion around the offices here!
Here on Knitting Daily, we will be bringing you the results of the >Sizing Survey and addressing some of the topics you raised…starting next week! Stay tuned. And again: Thank you for being such an amazing community!
Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits
Interview with Eunny Jang: Part 3
Let's talk about what's in the Fall issue of Interweave Knits, because I know everyone is really eagerly awaiting your first issue as editor. Can you give us a sneak peek?
Well, the previews have gone up on the Knits website, and the magazine should be hitting newsstands in mid-August. It's absolutely jam-packed with projects and articles. We're stretching within the new format, too, and finding out what it can do – for example, one of the "stories" is all about cables and where you can go using just that one technique; another is about all the many and diverse directions simple textures can take you in. The new format lets us structure these kinds of mini-explorations into a technique, a construction, a fiber – which are, hopefully, satisfying to read and follow. All knitting is like that: one technique builds on another, one element is changed at a time, new possibilities are always opening up.
Do you have a favorite design in the magazine – or is that like having to choose between silk and cashmere?
You've got that right! I don't want to single out a favorite, but I am completely fascinated by Jared Flood's Cobblestone Pullover. It's incredibly simple, but is so elegant in the way those simple textures and constructions are combined – it's as satisfying as a balanced equation.
What do you envision for the next year of Interweave Knits? Can you tell us anything about your plans for winter and spring yet?
We're going to continue exploring all kinds of knitting in all kinds of ways – for example, one story in the Winter issue will explore sleeves beyond the typical, and one in Spring thinks about dressmaker details. We're eventually going to roll out some cool web-based stuff, too. In the end, it's all about serving up really good content for knitters, so of course we'll keep listening and responding to our readers to give them the best possible magazine we can in every issue.
And now it's YOUR turn to ask Eunny a question! Leave a comment with your question, and Eunny and I will choose a few for her to answer in upcoming issues of Knitting Daily!
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.
What is on Sandi's needles today? The front of the Bonsai Tunic by Norah Gaughan. The front is done and on the blocking board! Hooray!