Creative Knitting Spring 2014

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Dozens and dozens of bright and cheery knitting projects for spring are waiting for you in this issue! You'll get an easy-to-read tutorial on making a chic top down knit baby sweater along with a revealing article, The Secrets to Pattern Reading. Don't miss expert Deborah Norville and her line of yarn from Premier that is in our exclusive designer spotlight! Get everything from lavish sweaters and plush knit scarves to stylish wraps and collars in this jam-packed issue!
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Dozens and dozens of bright and cheery knitting projects for spring are waiting for you in this issue. You'll get an easy-to-read tutorial on making a chic top down knit baby sweater along with a revealing article, The Secrets to Pattern Reading.

Don't miss expert Deborah Norville and her line of yarn from Premier that is in our exclusive designer spotlight! Get everything from lavish sweaters and plush knit scarves to stylish wraps and collars in this jam-packed issue!

Big Needle Weekend -- Accent on Asymmetry
Big Needle Weekend -- Accent on Asymmetry
Design by Amy Gunderson courtesy of Premier Yarns
Nubby and organic-looking cotton soft silk is the perfect vehicle for this fashionable pullover.
Big Needle Weekend -- Crossover
Big Needle Weekend -- Crossover
Design by Linda Medina
The classic lines and simple shaping of this striking piece are accentuated by the thick-and-thin texture of this cotton yarn.
Big Needle Weekend -- Ethereal Delight
Big Needle Weekend -- Ethereal Delight
Design by Meghan Jones
This quintessential simple spring cardigan is worked on large needles with a light and lacy gauge. With a single button closure, the front corners dip lower creating an asymmetrical hem.
Big Needle Weekend -- Quickie Cardigan
Big Needle Weekend -- Quickie Cardigan
Design by Amy Gunderson courtesy of Premier Yarns
This hip-length cardigan works up in no time with a worsted-weight yarn and openwork pattern!
Big Needle Weekend -- Serendipity Poncho
Big Needle Weekend -- Serendipity Poncho
Design by Sandi Prosser
Worked in one piece, this stylish poncho knits up quickly. The simple one-row pattern repeat of the lace adds to the ease of knitting. Seaming the ribbed side edges creates an arm opening which resembles a loose, oversize pullover.
Child's Play -- Bath Time for Baby
Child's Play -- Bath Time for Baby
Designs by Lisa Carnahan
Make bath time fun with these colorful cotton washcloths, each featuring an easy knit texture pattern.
Child's Play -- Take It From the Top Cardi
Child's Play -- Take It From the Top Cardi
Design by Carri Hammett
A top-down sweater is quick and easy to knit and makes a great canvas for exploring edge finishes and more. This charming little girl's sweater has feminine touches like eyelets and picot edging.
Color Me in Comfort -- Double-Take Tunic
Color Me in Comfort -- Double-Take Tunic
Design by Galina Carroll
Walk down the street in this showstopper and everyone will do a double take, asking "Did you make that yourself?" Why yes, of course!
Color Me in Comfort -- Kathryn
Color Me in Comfort -- Kathryn
Design by Melissa Leapman
This fashionable vest combines the best of both worlds with its classic stitch pattern and up-to-the-minute silhouette.
Color Me in Comfort -- Polka-Dot Tabard
Color Me in Comfort -- Polka-Dot Tabard
Design by Galina Carroll
A tabard is a short coat with open sides and a belt. Tabards are normally embellished on the front with a coat of arms. So maybe your coat of arms is a little more advanced than some simple polka dots, but these are far more fun.
Color Me in Comfort -- Pop Art Afghan
Color Me in Comfort -- Pop Art Afghan
Design by Beth Whiteside
Inspired by the improvisational quilting style of Gee's Bend, this afghan is built from short-row strips. Stockinette stitch strips are built into squares that are reminiscent of American folk art.
Color Me in Comfort -- Ripple Effect
Color Me in Comfort -- Ripple Effect
Design by Kim Haesemeyer
This atypical tee is a must for the warm-weather months ahead. The flattering vertical stripes are formed by working the yoke in an unexpected side-to-side construction.
Color Me in Comfort -- Seeds & Stripes
Color Me in Comfort -- Seeds & Stripes
Design by Marjorie Mitchell
This long, luxurious and cozy infinity scarf made with four colors complements the easy and fun sand stitch pattern.
Color Me in Comfort -- Skysong
Color Me in Comfort -- Skysong
Design by Rae Blackledge courtesy of Premier Yarns
Sail into spring with the simple short-row shaping of this elegant shawl.
Color Me in Comfort -- Super-Simple Ombré Colorwork
Color Me in Comfort -- Super-Simple Ombré Colorwork
Design by Ann E. Smith
The traditional look of Fair Isle knitting is achieved by slipping the color not in use -- and there's no need to manage more than one color per row.
First Steps in Lace
First Steps in Lace
By Beth Whiteside
The mechanics of lace involve only a few moves -- master those, and you'll be on your way!
Follow Your Bliss & Success Will Follow
Follow Your Bliss & Success Will Follow
Editor Kara Gott Warner talks with Deborah Norville on life, yarn and staying true to who you are.
Lessons in Lace -- Cates
Lessons in Lace -- Cates
Design by Jill Wright
This delicate, light-as-air top will thrill you with its simplicity. A straightforward A-line style in two identical pieces on large needles makes this a quick but impressive knit.
Lessons in Lace -- Columbine
Lessons in Lace -- Columbine
Design by Fiona Ellis
This ultra-feminine, edge-to-edge, long-line cardigan with flared sleeves is worked in a chevron lace pattern at the hemline, which moves seamlessly into a rib pattern for the upper body.
Lessons in Lace -- First Lace Cowl
Lessons in Lace -- First Lace Cowl
Design by Deborah Helmke
This cowl is a great primer project for knitters trying lace for the first time and the perfect refresher course for an old pro.
Lessons in Lace -- Meandrous Tunic
Lessons in Lace -- Meandrous Tunic
Design by Jill Wright
This beautiful sweater is amazing in its simplicity. Sleeves are worked from cuff to cuff with a split for the neckline; then the front and back are picked up and worked downward. Eyelet increases highlight the A-line shaping for a very comfortable piece.
Lessons in Lace -- One Skein, Two Hours
Lessons in Lace -- One Skein, Two Hours
Design by Tabetha Hedrick
This scarf, worked on the bias, is uniquely simple and elegant. Knit with just one skein, it's quickly finished in a couple of hours! With the luxurious lace and deliciously long length, you'll delight in experimenting with the many different ways to wear it!
Lessons in Lace -- Sublime Shibori Shawl
Lessons in Lace -- Sublime Shibori Shawl
Design by Gina Wilde courtesy of Alchemy Yarns
To increase the dramatic effect of this pleasing combination of textures, a "feather and fan" lace stitch pattern is incorporated to create a beautiful undulating movement at the bottom of this striking shawl.
Little Embellishments -- Bits & Pieces and Color-Dipped Leaves
Little Embellishments -- Bits & Pieces and Color-Dipped Leaves
Designs by Adrienne Krey
An easy way to use scraps, these knit necklaces are a fast and fun way to add color to your spring wardrobe.
Little Embellishments -- Color-Block Headband
Little Embellishments -- Color-Block Headband
Design by Adrienne Krey
This headband is a colorful modern take on the vintage turban. A neutral gray is highlighted by bold, bright colors at the edges. Knit in a loose gauge, this headband is perfect for transitioning into summer.
Little Embellishments -- Four Collars, Three Ways
Little Embellishments -- Four Collars, Three Ways
By Beth Whiteside
Want to learn some new techniques that will leave you with more than a swatch in the end? The following tutorial not only teaches new skills but leaves you with wearable art!
Little Embellishments -- In the Nick of Time Neckerchief
Little Embellishments -- In the Nick of Time Neckerchief
Design by Adrienne Krey
This fun fringed scarf is easy to knit. This simple piece is made as one large square and then seamed at the edges to create a pleasing diagonal-stripe pattern.
Little Embellishments -- On the Side
Little Embellishments -- On the Side
Design by Beth Whiteside
Worked vertically from side to back, short rows and elongated stitches shape the outer edge of this collar whose stitches are grafted together at the back neck.
Little Embellishments -- Pretty in Picot
Little Embellishments -- Pretty in Picot
Design by Beth Whiteside
No need for a cable needle with this delightful design -- the picot edging is joined to the collar as it is worked, providing a seamless edge.
Little Embellishments -- She's So Edgy
Little Embellishments -- She's So Edgy
Design by Beth Whiteside
Worked from the neck down, this collar is lace from top to bottom, its lace edging worked perpendicularly and joined as you knit to the last row of stitches.
Little Embellishments -- Understated Simplicity
Little Embellishments -- Understated Simplicity
Design by Beth Whiteside
The stitch pattern does the work on this collar; stacked yarn overs and decreases pull its edges into attractive scallops.
Secrets to Pattern Reading
Secrets to Pattern Reading
By Tabetha Hedrick
Confused by all those titles and symbols? Tabetha explains the codes to understanding how to read a knitting pattern.
The Basics of Blocking
The Basics of Blocking
A good blocking technique is the essential ingredient to knitting success.
Weekend Workshop: Make Your First Baby Cardigan
Weekend Workshop: Make Your First Baby Cardigan
By Carri Hammett
Quickly learn the principles of garment construction when you make this pint-size sweater.
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Craft Type Knitting
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Manufacturer Creative Knitting
Pages 130 pages
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