Sunday, July 30th, 2006 by Rhonda Bell
Stefanie Japel (aka Glampyre Knits) has released a new knit sweater pattern called Simple Knitted Bodice. The pattern is a simple knitted bodice with a v-neck line and a super-simple lace accent at the waist. The pattern is available in both short and long sleeves.
The pattern costs $7.00 US and is available for download at Stitch Diva Studios.
A knit along (KAL) has started on Crafters.org for knitters who would like to knit the pattern along with other knitters.
Intermediate Required Skills: Casting On, Binding Off, Knit Stitch, Purl Stitch, Increasing, Decreasing, Repetitive stitch patterns.
Friday, July 28th, 2006 by Rhonda Bell
The For The Love of Yarn Summer 2006 issue has been released. This online magazine is geared to knitters and crocheters.
This issue has several free knitting patterns and free crochet patterns including:
Little Old Aran Vest by Catherine Hoben
Red Poppy Pillow by Stephanie Martin
Whatever Shrug by Pam Lovera
A Square to Snuggle by Tara E. Swiger
Spinning Pet Hair Into Yarn
Thursday, July 27th, 2006 by Rhonda Bell
The Fall 2006 issue of Knit Simple Magazine is now available. The patterns included in the issue range from country casuals to city-slick work attire.
The knitting patterns are divided into the Family Tree section which includes patterns for the family including an adorable dog sweater,
the Urban Folklore section which includes folk-inspired knitwear, the Big-Top Kids section which includes patterns with a circus-style theme for kids, the Comfort Zone section which includes patterns for throws and pillow, and the Indigo Girl section which has a blue-hued cardigan pattern for the curvaceous knitter.
Articles in this issue include “The Upside of Upsizing” by Jean Leinhauser on ways to modifying a pattern for fuller figures, another on how to knit cables, and one on how to do a slip-stitch.
The Fall 2006 issue of Knit Simple Magazine can purchased now on newsstands.
Monday, July 24th, 2006 by Rhonda Bell
A preview of the Fall 2006 issue of Vogue Knitting magazine is now available on the Vogue Knitting website.
Patterns are divided into several sections: GRAY’S ANATOMY, MODERN ENGLISH, HOBO CHIC, and BY INVITATION ONLY: SOCKS.
The Gray’s Anatomy section’s patterns include sweaters and cardigans with premium cables. Modern English includes highland themed sweaters with a modern appeal. Hobo Chic has three eclectic style garments. And Invitation Only: Socks has great looking sock patterns in a variety of styles.
There are also several knitting articles in the fall issue. Meg Swenson writes about Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sock “un-ventions.” Nicky Epstein has an article about using I-cord edges and closures. Shirley Paden explains how to create landscapes through entrelac knitting. And Daryl Brower writes about Norah Gaughan’s, author of Knitting Nature : 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature, design inspirations.
The Fall 2006 Vogue Knitting Magazine goes on sale August 8, 2006.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 by Rhonda Bell