Interweave Knits Fall 2018: Mt. Auburn Cardigan

I see a lot of gorgeous hand-knitted sweaters in my job as project editor for Interweave Knits, but not all of them “speak” to me the way the Mt. Auburn Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2018 did when I first saw it. For example, while this issue is chock-full of beautiful cabled pullovers, I know that […]

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A beautiful stitch with incredible versatility, herringbone looks great on just about everything. But this stitch can also cause frustration for new knitters, not because it’s difficult to execute, but because it’s a little unusual. Instead of single loops emerging from single loops in the row below, in herringbone stitch the loops on the needle […]

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Tube cowls seem to be everywhere these days—the kind of tube cowl for which you cast on provisionally just enough stitches to fit comfortably around a 16″ circular needle and then knit circularly for 30″ or more before grafting the two open ends of the long tube together. The resulting shape usually resembles something akin […]

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knitscene Fall 2018: Simple Tube Cowls

The first time I visited Nebraska, it was December, there was over a foot of snow on the ground, and the temperature was -25 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -75 degrees. Having grown up in (and lately arrived from) East Tennessee, where the temperatures rarely dipped below the teens, the brutal cold that […]

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In this series on grafting knitting and the myths that seem to come up, we’ve been looking at how grafting tutorials can sometimes contain inconsistent or even inaccurate information, which can cause confusion for knitters who don’t have a lot of grafting experience. In this, the final post of the series, we’ll tackle the myth […]

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Arbor Day: Celebrating Trees in Stitches

“To preserve beauty on the earth, beauty herself beseeches us to plant trees, and renew dead landscapes with the shadow and light of plant life flitting through the pendant limbs, the willowy boughs and the waving foliage of sturdy, yet graceful woods.” – J. Sterling Morton Arbor Day was founded by Julius Sterling Morton, a […]

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You’ve heard the claim regarding grafting knitting: “You can graft in any pattern by following just four easy steps!” But have you ever noticed that the four steps often change, depending on the tutorial? This is a good indication that a so-called “universal” grafting formula is as mythical as the unicorn at the top of […]

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So far in our myth-busting series on grafting knitting, we’ve seen that grafting purl stitches is just as easy as grafting knit stitches, that you shouldn’t get a half-stitch jog when grafting ribbing top-to-bottom, and that grafting creates two independent pattern rows. In part two of our discussion about how grafting creates two pattern rows, […]

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