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It’s Spring & There’s a New Issue of Knitscene!

1 Apr

After 3 terribly long weeks of winter, spring appears to have finally arrived in the Bay Area. And perfect timing, because I was getting awfully sick of my stuffy fall/winter wardrobe. I’ve lived in Texas or San Francisco my entire life, and while San Francisco never gets that cold I still haven’t gotten the hang of dressing for temperatures below 60 degrees on a regular basis. That’s why I just love spring and summer, I get to pull all of my vintage sun dresses out of the back of the closet and get to knit beautiful, lightweight things. I know most of the knitting world is focused on knitting warm garments out of warm yarns, but I’ll take tank tops, short sleeve sweaters, lace, and knitting with lovely fibers like cotton, linen, and hemp.

So of course, I’m bound to be excited when my favorite knitting magazine, Knitscene adds the first ever summer issue (on stands April 19th). I can always find at least a few patterns that make buying the magazine worth it for me, and this issue is no exception. Here are a few of my favorites from the preview:

I never leave my house without a cardigan; Windsor looks excellent for those days when there’s just a little bit of a chill in the air.

Windsor Cardi

I don’t usually do pullovers — they make me look frumpy — but this neckline and silhouette look totally manageable. I’m fighting the urge to buy yarn for it.

Sackets Harbor Pullover

This shawl looks so cute and easy to wear.

insignia shawl

I love the scallop detail and the way the model is wearing the shawl in this photo, but I’m not entirely convinced it would easily stay on my neck. Also, I’ll take that blouse while we’re at it.

figurehead shawl

You can view more of the preview here. Be sure and let me know what you’ll be making from this issue!

 

Knitscene Fall 2010

26 Jul

I must say, I am quite impressed with the latest issue of Knitscene. It’s been my favorite of the  fall issues thus far. I picked it up today and I’m already swatching for the Aryn Tunic Cardigan.

Aryn Tunic Cardigan

San Francisco summers don’t come until about September or October (side note: I wore a hat and scarf today!) and I think this cute cardigan worked up in some of that Blue Sky Alpaca’s cotton I’ve had in my stash forever will be perfect.

Here are a few other projects I’m adding to my Ravelry queue

Carrot Cardigan

Honestly this is something that looks like it’s pretty boring to knit but I would wear it all the time, so it’s probably worth it!

Gwynedd Hat

I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s just too cute.

Who Me? Cardigan

Another piece I could see being a wardrobe staple. It has pockets!!

What do you think you’ll make from this issue?