Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wowser Weekend, part 2

contributed by Shawn

To finish my post from the other day... here are more things you'll find inside the Interweave Knits Weekend 2011.

I love the Norquin Beret by Kate Gagnon Osborn for two reasons.
One: it is knit with the Fibre Company Canopy Fingering yarn and we have new colors since last year.  The yarn is so soft and creates such a nice halo I can't wait to knit with it and pick out my color scheme.  Two: I've got to learn how to do the Estonian roositud-inlay technique to create that amazing woven-look 'embroidery' detail.  Fully explained in the pattern of course!

There are a couple of children's patterns that are cute as can be.  I wish that the Purl Stripe Cardigan knit in Plymouth Merino Superwash yarn was designed in adult sizes! 

I would use the Knit One Crochet Too Wrapunzl yarn for the striping and it would be so much fun to wear - machine washable too!

Can you believe all this is in one magazine?! I've barely brushed the surface  here.

And there are great articles here too. Do you have questions about how to Care for Handknit items? Do you know people who need to learn more about how to treat hand knit items?  There is an amazing article, Wash Me: A Comprehensive Guide to Caring for Hand knits, by Larissa Gibson in here too! 

Want to know more about how the fiber, construction, or garment type might affect how you should wash your project?  Wish you knew more about what fibers might pill or wear poorly BEFORE you choose to knit your favorite sweater in them?  Ever wonder the best ways to prevent MOTH damage?

And if you are a bit more interested in how you yourself can also look your best wearing hand knits?  How about the How to Wear a Scarf expose?  This includes 10 different ways to arrange and flaunt your beautiful mobius, skinny, or standard style scarves.  Best part? There are how-to illustrations and instructions on 'how-to-tie' those fancy knots!

There's more, but I really have to get back to the magazine.  I want to take a look at that article on twisted stitches and figure out how to do that reversible Brioche ribbing too.

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