I’ve been a lover of Shibui’s yarns for many years; the serene call of Silk Cloud introduced me to the brand, and I’ve either designed or knit with nearly every yarn in its arsenal. Everything about Shibui’s yarn appeals to the modern knitter—it’s sleek, sophisticated, cultivated, and precise. Not only are its fibers beautiful, but […]

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What’s the Deal with Athleisure?

I have a love/hate relationship with the athleisure trend. The Pinterest-surfing couch potato in me is enchanted by uber-stylish women and men wearing expensive, non-functional “athletic” wear. The other, more rational part of me realizes that my athletic wear is just that—athletic wear meant exclusively for the gym, which is the case for most of […]

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Knitters: Know Your Swonchos!

SWONCHOS! A polarizing topic amongst knitters, as Lisa Shroyer recently found out when she posted about her favorite garment in our premier issue of Wool Studio, the Eastham Poncho by Mary Anne Benedetto. The response on Facebook was split down the middle, and I am here to state my own opinion: I LOVE swonchos. Not […]

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knit.wear has always explored the combination of luxury and minimalism in knitting and beyond. In this issue, we delve into the finer points of “luxurious minimalism,” examining the ways in which this aesthetic has a broad impact, making one a connoisseur of fiber sources, designs, techniques, and most importantly, quality. And speaking of quality, let’s […]

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I’ve always considered curating the projects in knit.wear a self-indulgent and rewarding job because the knit.wear brand fits my own personal aesthetic. I know I’m not alone in this; in fact, I am among the majority. When we “re-premiered” knit.wear last spring, we experienced an unprecedented surge of interest in the brand, which has only […]

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Our cover project for Interweave Knits Spring 2017 is the Narragansett Gansey by Kathy Zimmerman. Made for the sea as well as the shore, Kathy used traditional Aran wool in her beautiful execution. Imagine climbing aboard a sailboat, unfurling the sails, and setting out onto the steel blue waters of the Atlantic. The thrill of […]

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WIP Wednesday: Augusta Cardigan

Designed by Kephren Pritchett In the late fall of 2015, I found myself sifting through submissions for the twentieth anniversary issue of Interweave Knits. As the magazine’s brand-new editor, I felt the heavy responsibility of curating an exceptional issue of Knits that would honor the legacy of Interweave’s flagship knitting title. As I pored over […]

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Wool Studio: Inspire Your Needles

Interweave editors Meghan Babin and Hannah Baker sat down for an informal interview to talk about the newly released Wool Studio Digital Collection. Below is a transcription of that conversation, with many reasons included as to why you will love Wool Studio, too! Hannah: Hi! I’m Hannah Baker and I am sitting here with Meghan […]

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Preview the Issue: Interweave Knits Spring 2017

In a complex and often conflicted world, knitters are lucky—we have a craft that binds us together, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, politics, and gender. We have a common interest that brings out the better angels of our nature [1]. As knitters, we have an opportunity to reach across social barriers and discover […]

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