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Editor’s Note
Dear Reader, How many sheep breeds are there? If a person types this question into a Google search, they would quickly find that there is no definite number. The general answer is “a whole heck of a lot.” Which plants are used to make yarn? This is a
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Arctic Headband
The Arctic Headband is knitted up in buttery-soft qiviut yarn from the Alaskan musk ox. This headband is worked back and forth in rows, beginning with a provisional cast-on, and grafted in pattern for a flawless transition. YARN Musk Ox Farm Qiviut P
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Content: 100% baby yak | Color: Chocolate | Put-up: 125 yd (117 m)/1¾ oz (50 g) | Recommended Needle Size: Size 7–9 (4.5–5.5 mm) Yak down has a micron count to rival cashmere in softness. Try this yarn for cozy, warm hats and cowls; with a wide range
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Qiviut Traditions
Oomingmak: the musk ox. Translated from Inukitut, oomingmak means “the bearded one”—a description that perfectly depicts the shaggy, horned bovine that is the musk ox. Closely related to those adorable little sheep you saw at Rhinebeck, these furry f
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Castile Cardigan
The Castile Cardigan uses a combination of simple textures and a garter-stitch collar to create a classically unique garment. Knitted with soft Merino wool, the body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the bottom up. YARN Vall
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Stratus Shawl
The textures, colors, and motion of melting snow are what inspired this designer to create the three-color Stratus Shawl. The 100% Targhee-wool yarn is completely traceable, from the sheep that live in Montana and South Dakota to the spinning and dye
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Kent Lamb Pullover
Worked back and forth from the top down with raglan shaping, the Kent Lamb Pullover is knitted with lambswool from Romney sheep raised in the West Yorkshire region of England. YARN The Fibre Co. Lore PATTERN page 28 EMILY WOOD Difficulty Level Yarn W
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Sandness Cardigan
Knitted with a fingering-weight Shetland wool, the Sandness Cardigan sports crisp stitch definition in its wide cable panels and ribbing. Worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, this cardigan is meant to be worn with an oversized fit. YARN Ja
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Íslenska Shawl
The Íslenska Shawl is knitted with natural shades of Icelandic lambswool and features lace motifs inspired by the Alpine Rock Cress plant of Iceland. This shawl is worked back and forth from the bottom up. YARN Hélène Magnússon Gilitrutt Tvíband PATT
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Our Grandmothers’ Wool
Wool is one of the most ancient fibers known to man—from ancient Egypt, across the African continent into the Middle East and cities of Medieval Europe; from the oldest Mayan settlements to the villages of the Navajo; from the farthest corners of the
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Grafting a Knitted Cable Pattern TOP-TO-BOTTOM
The prospect of grafting a cable pattern makes some knitters very nervous, even those who might otherwise feel comfortable with grafting. If you are one of these knitters, perhaps it will ease your fear (at least a little) if I tell you that, even th
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Heartwood Cardigan
Created using a 100% flax yarn, the earthy Heartwood Cardigan combines lace patterns for a delicate look. The lower edge of this cardigan is worked in three separate pieces, then the pieces are joined and the body is worked back and forth in one piec
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Gilt Lace Cardigan
The short-sleeved Gilt Lace Cardigan is a perfect layering piece for warmer seasons, partly thanks to the cotton-linen blend yarn that it uses. This cardigan is worked back and forth from the top down with raglan shaping. The sleeves are worked in th
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Sprigs Top
The easy-to-wear sleeveless Sprigs Top is perfect for spring and summer—it’s knitted in a linen, silk, and wool blend. The body of this top is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the upper front and back are worked separatel
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Canopy Tee
The Canopy Tee is lightweight with a lovely drape, thanks to the fine-weight bamboo fiber. This tee is worked in the round from the top down with two strands of yarn held together throughout. YARN Habu Textiles XS-45 Fine Bamboo PATTERN page 60 JEAN
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LUXE Fibers
The supersoft Andes Mitts are knitted in a blend of alpaca and silk. They are worked back and forth and seamed to form a tube, leaving an opening for the thumb. YARN Amano Yarns Ayni, distributed by Berocco PATTERN page 72 SHERRIE KIBLER Difficulty L
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Paihamu Hat
Delightfully soft brushtail possum fiber is blended with cashmere and silk to make the light and warm Paihamu Hat. The luxurious yarn is a product of protecting New Zealand’s native ecosystems, where the nonnative brushtail possum is a threat to fore
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Devonshire Beanie
Using a supersoft cashmere blend, the Devonshire Beanie is worked in three sections, starting with the cable band worked from side to side and grafted before the ribbed brim and stockinette crown of the hat are worked. YARN Lang Yarns Cashmere Light,
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Editor’s Note
Dear Reader, It’s been quite the year. So much has changed since last year’s winter issue of Interweave Knits that all the happenings would be hard to summarize in this modest message. I’ll simply say that I’ve been in a reflective mood lately, and I
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Big Is Beautiful
Content: 53% virgin wool, 47% acrylic | Color: #066 Rhubarb Pie | Put-up: 109 yd (100 m)/3½ oz (100 g) Recommended Needle Size: Size 11–15 (8–10 mm) With its lovely color transitions, Olympia does all the work for you. Use it for a simple cowl or a w
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Correcting for THE JOG in Stranded Knitting
There are advantages to working stranded knitting in the round: The right side of the work is always facing you, so it’s easy to see the patterning (and make sure that it’s correct), and you don’t have to purl while managing two yarns. However, one p
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Fair Isle Headband And Hat
Difficulty Level Yarn Weight Finished Size 18" circumference and 5½ (8½)” tall. Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool; 245 yd [224 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #N85 Peruvian Pink (MC for headband; CC for hat) and #N62 Amethyst (CC for headban
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Winter Hues
EMILY RINGELMAN Difficulty Level Yarn Weight Finished Size 34 (37½, 40½, 45, 50, 53, 56)" circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 37½ "; modeled with 4½ " of positive ease. Yarn The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted (75% superwash Mer
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Easy No-wrap Short-rows
Short-rows are one of the most useful skills any knitter could have to ensure a neatly fitted sleeve or neckline, but many knitters still struggle to obtain a tidy turn. The Easy No-Wrap Short-Row method is my personal favorite and the technique I us
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I don’t know about you, but I find choosing multiple colors for a project a little intimidating. That’s why I usually take the easy way out and stick with a single color, or maybe a couple of high-contrasting colors. It’s difficult for me to get a se
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START AS MANY New Knitting Projects AS YOU CAN
“Start as many new knitting projects as you can!” That’s my new motto, and I’m sticking to it. I’m not talking about mindlessly and indiscriminately knitting any old thing with any old yarn you can get your hands on; instead, I’m talking about choosi
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Värma Pullover
Another snuggly sweater, the Värma Pullover features an allover moss-stitch pattern with a wide stockinette-stitch ribbed panel up the front. Värma is worked back and forth from the bottom up in separate pieces and seamed. YARN Purl Soho Worsted Twis
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Fredag Socks
It’s the weekend—time to put on your favorite Friday socks! The thick, cabled Fredag Socks combine tweedy yarn and a favorite solid main color and work as cozy slippers in the comfort of your home. These socks are worked from the cuff down with a pea
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Kväll Cardigan
Wrap up in the cushy Kväll Cardigan for ultimate couch comfort. Kväll is worked back and forth from the bottom up in separate pieces and seamed. It features a shawl collar and striped garter stitch at the lower edges, front bands, and pockets. Made w
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A great result starts with a good foundation. Smooth edges make the process of picking up stitches easier and give the best result. There is no need to work the selvedge “in pattern”—a plain stockinette selvedge stitch will result in a perfectly smoo
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