It is very exciting to see knit.wear back and looking great. New editor, Meghan Babin, describes it as a clean, sophisticated, and cerebral style. This is what speaks to me, and I feel it fills a needed niche in the knitting world. I loved
There are two wonderful articles. One about Woolfolk yarn. If you haven't tried this yarn you are missing out on one of the loveliest, softest wools on the market. In addition there is a great back-story on the origins of this yarn and the preservation story that accompanies it in South America. The Mind of a Designer, by Michele Wang ventures into how she goes from a blank piece of paper to a completed design. I found it particularly interesting to see the differences and similarities in how we approach the process.
I'm pleased to have two designs in this issue, and I'm sharing the pages with some lovely designs. Here's a peek into my design process as I developed these ideas.
Julie Pullover took on several iterations before I came to the final version. Originally there were purl stitches separating the cables. Meghan's suggestion was to eliminate the purl stitches and have the big, squishy cables butt up against each other. It turned out to be a fantastic suggestion. These cables are created with a rather unusual construction, and the way they melded together worked perfectly. The balance of the finishing details are very minimalistic i-cord cast on an bind offs, so that the cables are allowed to shine.
Museum Modern is the perfect theme for my over the top Pollack scarf. My original inspiration for this scarf shows it styled like this. This is how I originally imagined wearing it. The magazine shoot is very dramatic and shows off the details, but I don't imagine most people will choose to wear it this way. Now I have to admit there are A LOT of bobbles in this, but that is what really makes it fun. Cast on now and you'll be ready once the autumn winds begin to blow.