This issue of Knitty celebrates our 8th
Anniversary. We're very proud
of our work over the last 8 years, and
evidence of what we've built can be seen
in our Library. Man, that's a
lot of patterns!
In there, you'll find the first published
work from Cookie A, Ysolda Teague, Kate
Gilbert, Stefanie Japel and many more
talented independent designers.
right --> is a list of everyone who contributed
to this issue. In the Contributors section,
you'll see names you recognize, including
long-time Knitty favorites Jillian Moreno
and Jordana Paige. There are also two
well-established knitting celebrities:
[we're giddy about this] Norah Gaughan
and Mags Kandis. But you'll also see
a whole bunch of names that may be new
to you. And we're very proud to introduce
you to their work.
Knitty was created 8 years ago to feature
the work of designers who might not otherwise
have a stage beyond their blogs. We still
consider this aspect of what we do at
Knitty to be at the top of our mission
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Does your fiber talk to you? Talk
to you beyond “touch
me, buy me”? The fiber in my two designs for this issue,
Mary Mary and Bound
by the Beauty, both had a lot to say to me.
Sometimes it’s just clear from
the beginning what fiber is to become.
The green Fiber Optic BFL for Bound
just needed to be spun woolen to accentuate its softness,
and then I wanted it close to my
skin, so a cowl just fit the bill.
The variegated CJKoho Designs merino/tencel,
once spun fat and chain plied, wanted
to be lace, big lace. Originally
I wanted to do a shawl, but the amount
of fiber and the weight of the yarn
made that idea unwieldy. Once I hit
on the short scarf idea, I instantly
knew what stitch pattern (and even
what book it was in) and it was done
in no time.
Most of the time when I spin, the
fiber says, “relax,
just spin”, but sometimes there is a magic crackle
and an urgency to become something
What have you made because the fiber
told you to?
If you have an idea for a project or article
for Knittyspin write me.
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us to review, you'll find information
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the hands of our reviewers here.
I love to talk about it all.
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