The Fall 2011 issue of Knitscene has just arrived in the shop, and we’re cooling ourselves down by planning autumn projects. Stop by and grab a copy!
We’re also patting ourselves on our backs because the issue features a Fit to Flatter section with Amy Herzog – the extension of a workshop Amy presented here at fibre space in May. Are we ahead of the curve, or what?
While she was here, Amy brought lots of sweaters for workshop participants to try on while determining what looks best on their figure – and, in this issue of Knitscene, Amy’s designer feature offers an option for every figure, and a detailed article by Amy on making modifications to any sweater.
We’re especially excited about The Pinstripe Pullover, a beautiful sweater that would look amazing in Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran or Stonehedge Shepherd’s Wool. The sweater is knit flat and the pinstripes are made with the intarsia technique, so here’s a chance to learn a new skill and look chic when you’re done.
More interested in a DK-weight sweater? Try Melissa J. Goodale‘s Counterfort Pullover, which is knit seamlessly and features a fun blocky pattern at the yoke. We think this one would be yummy in Miss Babs Northumbria or the Fibre Company Acadia. The sweater is knit top-down starting with the yoke, offering another opportunity to learn something while starting your fall wardrobe.
Not yet ready to face fall and an entire sweater? Knitscene is packed with accessories, including lots of hats and a gorgeous shawlette by Rosemary Hill and a fantastic shawl by fibre space’s own Tanis Gray.
Still too heavy for you? The Hawkmoth Pullover, knit out of lace-weight merino yarn, will take you through the rest of the summer and into the warm DC fall. We want to make one of these out of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Maisonette, or Miss Babs Yet. Although the sample in the photo is made of a sedate charcoal, we can see this really popping in a jewel tone.
With all these options and more, this issue of Knitscene is already flying off our shelves (along with yarn for some very exciting projects). Drop in and see for yourself – and don’t hesitate to ask us for help if you’re unsure about yarn or supplies. See you soon!