I'm not sure
if you ever read the Masthead...that's
the big dark grey box on the right
--->, but maybe take a look at
it now, if you would.
and it's someone who's been very
important to us at Knitty [and
to you, whether you knew it or
not] for many, many years.
our Senior Technical Editor, stepped
down at the end of the last issue.
And we miss her.
to detail, fit for all sizes and
pattern clarity? That was Mandy's
trademark. Her diligence helped
us build the standards we now consider
mandatory, and made our patterns
as enjoyable to knit as they could
ridiculously hard, and cared a
whole lot about Knitty and the
quality of the work we produced,
and now that we've got to continue
without her, we're all very aware
of how high she set the bar.
to welcome our new
editing team, led by the very talented
and super-organized Kate Atherley.
We welcome Elizabeth Ashdowne,
Ashley Knowlton and Amy Polcyn,
and thank Kristi Porter [our very
first Technical Editor!] for stepping
in to help us make the transition
go as smoothly as possible.
Mandy, from all
of us at Knitty, a very large hug.
We love you.
We've got lots
of yummy stuff for you to knit
this issue, and a peek at the Masthead
on the right will give you a hint
whose work we get to enjoy this
time. See? It pays
to read the Masthead. Gives you
the inside scoop.
Once again, our
awesome Advertisers have been very
generous, and our contest
make you just a little giddy.
as we head into the last burst
of shopping for the holidays, that
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you can support Knitty is to click
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You get the idea.
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Where I live
in the U.S., upper Midwest winter
lasts a long time. It’s cold,
and winter gets really old quickly.
magic happens with wool in the
winter. It moves fast. I find that
wool flies onto the bobbin and
stitches fly off my needles.
Something that might take me a
month or more to spin or knit any
other time of the year takes just
a couple of weeks.
I don’t know if I’m
more focused in the winter, if
I don’t have many other distractions,
or that I’m just cold, but
I’ll take it.
This issue of
Knityspin has lots of spinning
and knitting to sink your fingers
In this issue, we have two sweaters:
Alyn, a man’s
pullover spun from natural BFL
and Sporto a hoodie spun from colorful
batts. A crazy short rowed hat
and neckwarmer that looks exactly
like it’s namesake, Hedgehog.
An article on fractal
play with color if your winter is
grey and a
hat to make from your
Don’t forget to check out
this issue’s Fiber
Fiesta to see what new fibers or dyers
you might want to try out.
spinning -- may the wool fly through
Have you been
reading the Knitty
Tuesdays are spinning days and
you can see what I’m obsessing
on and maybe even enter a contest
to win fiber.
What are you
knitting from your handspun?
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
gear. Cozy sweatshirts,
long-sleeved tees, and much more!
Show your spinning pride and
your love for Knittyspin!