I talked about our super-fabulous columnists last issue, and this issue, there's even more to talk about.
Our columnists aren't the usual sort, you know. They're like the rest of Knitty -- innovative. They don't take themselves too seriously. And they understand that Knitty readers want to be inspired, issue after issue.
So you've seen crochet all over the interwebs. All over the back of your Aunt Myrtle's couch, too, right? That's because crochet, like knitting, feeds the soul of so many crafters. But still, you may be asking yourself...As a knitter, what the heck do you want to learn a new craft for?
One of my granny triangles...I love them!
Because it's good to change it up. It's great to give your hands a rest by making different movements than the same knitting stitches for years on end. And it makes a totally different finished result, in a fabric you could never create by knitting, which you very well might really love.
Personally, I'm all over Granny Triangles (see photo at right), and am loving my exploration into crochet.
So we're especially excited to point you in the direction of our newest column, Plays Well Together, written by Knitting-Crocheter Amy O'Neill-Houck, and Crocheting-Knitter Miriam Felton. Starting in this issue, you'll find Lesson One of the very Knitty way to learn to crochet, and why you might want to. Amy and Miriam will take you logically, and from a knitter's perspective, through the beginnings of crochet. Do not be afraid. Take their hands and off you go.
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I teach a lot of knitting classes. Did you know? It's true.
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Amy R Singer
Spring is on its way.
As spring gets closer I get flitty and flighty in my crafting pursuits. It's not the warmer weather because it starts before that. I think it's a combination of cabin fever and the change in the light.
I want to dabble in a little of this, a little of that. I don't spin more than 4 ounces at a time and my thoughts of knitting sweaters fly out of the window to be replaced by small things and lacy things.
This spring I'll be spinning fine for my embroidery obsession and I want to figure out spinning for crochet -- I'm just learning that too.
There are two gorgeous, perfect for spring, lace shawls in this issue: Regenerate (featured on the cover) by Mary-Ann Mace and Sunday Sunrise by Zsuzsa Kiss.
My Knittyspin column this issue is all about the secret for spinning a consistent yarn (for me, at least), measuring.
Spring is coming! Look at all of the shiny things!
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