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The brand new Knitscene Accessories 2013 issue has recently hit news stands. Among the 33 great patterns you will find the Zed Scarf designed by Barbara Kreuter and knit in Valley Yarns Northfield, in Chestnut and Boy Blue.
This yarn is my favorite Valley yarn! The silk and baby alpaca give it shine and wonderful drape while the merino makes sure that it has bounce and feels cozy, and it’s available in over 20 colors.
The Zed scarf is part of a modular knits chapter but this issue also contains great info on Latvian braids, knitweaving and crocheted edges.
Have you picked up your copy of Knitscene Accessories 2013 yet?
We recently received the Spring 2013 issue of Knitscene from Interweave. It is a fantastic issue!
One project that stood out to all of us was the Salacia Cardigan designed by Josie Mercier. It is knit in or Valley Yarns Longmeadow, which is a fantastic, soft blend of cotton and acrylic microfiber.
It is worked from the bottom up in pieces. The biasing lace changes direction at the waist and pairs with the drawstring tie to create an hourglass effect.
The rest of the issue is loaded with fantastic projects that are classic and interesting. You won’t just find sweater projects – there are great hats and accessories too. I don’t often find magazines where I would knit most of the projects, but this is one of them, so it is an incredible deal. There is also a great article by Kim Werker on Maker Faire. This issue will be coming home with me.
This week the staff is buzzing about…
1. Classic Elite Fresco has been sadly overlooked in my opinion. A lightweight yarn with a beautiful color range that has a beautiful halo of angora. This yarn is perfect for colorwork (we used this in Nancy Bush’s Estonian Mittens class) as well as simple projects that showcase the yarn. I made the store sample Capistrano cowl by Fiber Dreams in my favorite color (#45)! Hannah Fettig also uses it in her Knitbot Lightweight Pullover pattern, so soft!! > Cara S.
2. I love flipping through the fall issues of knitting magazines, and it’s even more fun when I see a name I know! Our very own Elisabeth Parker has a design in the Fall 2011 Knitscene! I really enjoy working with Elisabeth, and this cozy menswear-inspired cardigan is adorable in pink and brown and very much her style. > Tina M.
3. A trip to the beach always involves knitting…be it a day or a week…knitting is right by my side. Hopefully I am not driving so I am able to get in some quality time with my needles. I realized this summer that Eucalan is also a staple in my packing. I not only use it to block items while I am away but I am counted on to have it in case anyone needs something washed quickly and I always rinse out my bathing suit after being in the ocean or the pool. > Lise G.
4. Classic Elite Tobaggan – This new bulky yarn is a soft plied bulky yarn with a lofty stitch. I knit the Elf Hat as a store sample from the new Toboggan booklet (#9147). With a single skein of this new squishy yarn you can make this cute pixie-ish little hat too! Your next bulky project will be perfect and cozy in these brilliant colors.> Cara C.
5. Louet Baby Camel Top – Super soft, warm and longer staple than the camel down, this luxurious fiber is currently on my medium weight Schacht spindle, and I’m loving the smooth draft and I can’t wait to ply and finish the yarn! > Ashley F.
The Fall issue of Knitscene is out!
It is now in a larger format, which I think it is great. There are several interesting projects in the issue, but there’s one that I am particularly fond of:
This is the Matryoshka Stole. I love the design, I love the beads, I love the size. What I really love is that it is knit in our own Valley Yarns Stockbridge! But what makes this even better is that it was designed and knit by Cirilia who works for us in the store, has designed for us and has model in our catalog!
Even more exciting – Cirilia is profiled in Knitscene’s “One Cool Knitter” feature.
If you haven’t picked up the fall issue yet, stop by the store or you can order it on-line.
Oh, and for those of you intrigued by that sweet capped sleeved sweater Cirilia is wearing in the article, I know where you can get it! It’s the Gallery Jacket, and it’s also designed by Cirilia. The yarn is our own Valley Yarns Sheffield.
Congratulations Cirilia! We are very excited for you!