The Fall Look: Cozy and Classic
It’s raining here today, and when I took the dogs out, there was a cool breeze. A cool breeze! What a refreshing change. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer more than most, but as fall approaches, I sure do look forward to it!
Of course, one of the best parts of fall is fall knitting! The sweaters, the scarves, the hats—oh, my! And we have a wealth of ideas for you in the new fall issue of Interweave Knits, hot off the presses.
The magazine is just full of fab fall knitting patterns, you guys! There are several sweater designs that are certain to become classics. The one that stuck with me is the Yellow Gold Pullover by Linda Marveng. At first glance, I thought, “There’s a lot going on there.” But as I flipped through the rest of the magazine, I kept thinking about the Yellow Gold. It just looks so comfy. And while there are a lot of stitch patterns used in this sweater, they all work together beautifully. The cable sections are so pretty, and the welting is unique and looks great with the color. I really like the feature at the cuffs, waist, and collar. It’s a hemmed welt, which I really enjoy working; they always turn out great. So yes, lots going on, but it’s all good!
This is editor Lisa Shroyer’s last issue; she’s taking on a new role at Interweave, which is really exciting. Before you ask, no, we haven’t named a new editor yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we have any news. So much to look forward to! Here’s Lisa to tell you more.
The Fall Look: Cozy and Classic
Oh, the sweet promise of a late summer breeze. The air heavy in the leaves and the sun slanting low over the garden. The neighborhood pool ringing with children’s voices, absorbed in the moment . . . the children don’t know or care that summer is coming to an end. They have right now. But we know, and we look to the fall with a sigh of relief. Cooler temperatures, turning leaves, wool in the hands and soon, on the shoulders.
If you’re like me, you work on woolly sweaters through the spring and summer months, anticipating that day when it’s cool enough to don the finished object.
As the summer of 2015 wanes and I look to the next season, I find myself changing more than my clothes. After this issue of Knits, I will be moving into a new position with Interweave and someone will be taking my place as editor. I’m excited to lead our knitting staff and to make the higher-level decisions that directly affect the magazines and patterns and products we create for you. I will still be very present and very involved with this magazine. I so appreciate your support and loyalty through the years.
Like a small project bag that only has room for essentials and your favorite current WIP, this last Fall issue collects my favorite things: classic outerwear designs, traditional shapes and methods, rich natural fibers, interesting stories, and a bit of whimsy in the photography. In addition to our favorite tools and traditions, this issue is all about what we love in British knitting—inspired in part by a conversation I had with the fiery and unstoppable Verity Britton back in January of this year. We take a look at British yarns, sheep breeds, the history of the mills and makers, and people doing cool things with old techniques.
I hope you enjoy the designs, the articles, and the promise of autumn in these pages. And I’ll be seeing you.
—Lisa Shroyer, editor, Interweave Knits
Interweave Knits Fall 2015 is in the store now, so get your copy and start planning your autumn knitting. That Yellow Gold Pullover will be on my list, and maybe the Cotswold Henley, too. I think it would look good on me! And I can dream of a trip to the Cotswolds while I knit.