No calendar I
know of has First Fall listed as
a season anywhere. We made it up.
Because as knitters, we strongly
felt the gap between summer and
fall knitting and wanted to ease
the transition from one to the
and tees is fun, and but there's
no denying the juicy pleasure of
casting on a cozy fall project.
First Fall is
here to give you something enjoyable
to knit when the days are still
warm, but the nights are starting
to cool a little, and you know
cooler weather can't be far off.
As knitters, we think a little
headstart is a good thing.
Speaking of headstarts,
this issue also includes things
for months much further in the
future -- the holiday season, when
we never have enough time to knit
sweet little treats for those we
love. So get started now! Hats,
mittens and other little whimsies await
This issue holds
column of Ethnic
knitting expert Donna Druchunas. We're so
pleased Donna has joined us. Following
the very popular format established
by our beloved Franklin
Habit, Donna will provide a
little learning on a specific topic
along with a companion project
every issue. Welcome, Donna!
Missing our Techniques columnist, Theresa
So are we. We're very happy to
welcome Theresa and her family
to the US after living in
Norway for over a decade, and are
giving her time to get used to
her new life, which includes --
get this -- a tiny flock of alpacas!
We expect Theresa to rejoin us
in the Deep Fall issue.
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Discussion topics include knitting,
yarn, ukuleles and other things
I find amusing.
you spin and knit when the weather
and seasons are transitioning?
I love accessories. Why? They’re
a great excuse to buy or
dye more 4 oz bundles of fiber,
quick-ish to spin and knit, and
if I’m really smart some
of them become gifts for when the
snow flies. They’re also
great take along and knit in the
I love some good hammock knitting.
We have three
great accessory patterns this issue:
a little texture, a little lace,
perfect projects that spin up quickly
and can travel through your summer
adventures with you.
Gena Wich, an alpaca wrap with
an easy to memorize 2 row textured
lace stitch pattern.
Ashley Knowlton, a spindle spun,
hot pink, Estonian-inspired lace
Snakes by Mercè Janer
Olives, a three-ply sock with
twisty turny cables
Knitty Blog Spinning Tuesdays
Did you know that every Tuesday
on the Knittyblog
is for spinning? Stop by and
read about my adventures with
I’m just finishing
up 10 weeks of spinning fibers
suggested by Deb Robson, and
will be spinning for color and
spinning art yarns over the next
I recently talked to some spinners
who love Knitty and Knittyspin,
but didn’t know about Knittyspin’s
Fiesta feature. In
spinners take wonderful hand-dyed
fibers, hand-processed batts
and other fiber lovelies that
are submitted by amazing
talented fiber artists and put
them through their own spinning
and knitting process. After spinning,
setting and knitting a fiber
offering each spinner tells you
what they think.
This issue of Fiber
you a little background on our
spinners and groups each spinner's
fiber and comments together so you
can easily follow a spinner through
their process. Let me know what
you think about our change!
If you have an
idea for a project or article for
Knittyspin write me.
Knittyspin submission guidelines
If you have fiber,
spindles, books, or other spinny
products or tools that you'd like
us to review, you'll find information
how how to get your products in
to the hands of our reviewers here.
I love to talk about it all.
you seen the Knittyspin shwag? Check
out the Knittyspin
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long-sleeved tees, and much more!
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your love for Knittyspin!