Great knits are like great art because they make us think differently, and the process of making can be even more revelatory! Showing us how we can look to, and beyond, our horizons when it comes to our craft, our 43rd issue is inspired by the work of women artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint.
Etel Adnan’s work features landscapes, using bold and unexpected colours to portray the places where the land meets the sky, and Hilma af Klint created large abstract paintings of metaphysical meditations that she felt she had been called on to represent. Both show us distinct ways of looking at the world, and at possible worlds beyond the visible realm, just as a knitter or crocheter can look at a ball of yarn and ponder a plethora of outcomes!
Our winter collection of 10 patterns features striking colors, innovative techniques, and bold and imaginative knits that play with pattern and perspective. So whether you fancy a colorwork challenge, or just some meditative time as the sun sets in the sky, there’s bound to be something here to expand your crafting horizons!
Featuring designs by: AMY BLACKWELL // KJERSTIN ROVETTA // MARZENA KOŁACZEK // AVERY ERB // AUDREY BORREGO // REGINA WIMMER // MARIE RÉGNIER // MER STEVENS // SARAH OPIE
Issue 43 also includes an insightful and expansive interview with yarn dyers Jude Harper and Lola Johnson, and a fascinating dig into the history of the color pink by Hannah McGregor. We are also thrilled to include a bookmark tutorial from artist Elizabeth Ashdown using the centuries-old art of passementerie, and a recipe for a carrot cake from Fi Churchman that will bring an orangey glow to chilly evenings.
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Hilma (colorwork pullover)
10 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 84 - 160cm / 33½ - 64" - to be worn with 0-10cm / 0-4" positive ease.
Sistere (colorwork and mosaic shawl) One size; 118cm / 46 ½" wide, 51cm / 20" deep
Welkin (top-down cardigan)
9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 92 - 160cm / 36¼ - 63" - to be worn with 8-15cm / 3-6" positive ease.
Orisoun (colorwork beanie hat)
3 sizes; finished hat circumference: 47 - 54.5cm / 18 ½ - 21½" - to be worn with approx. 2.5-5cm / 1-2" negative ease.
Dagian (textured pullover)
12 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 82 - 170cm / 32¼ - 67" - to be worn with 10cm / 4" positive ease.
Demesne (colorwork socks) 3 sizes; finished foot circumference 19.5 - 22cm / 7 ½ - 8½".
Etel (intarsia cardigan) 10 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 86 - 184cm / 34 - 72 ½" - to be worn with 10-15cm / 4-6" positive ease.
Periphery (color blocked intarsia hat) 3 sizes; finished hat circumference (unstretched): 37-49cm / 14 ¾ - 19¾" - to be worn with 7.5-15cm / 3-6" negative ease.
Lineament (colorwork textured jacket)
7 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 96 - 173cm / 38 - 68" - to be worn with 15-25cm / 6-10" positive ease.
Halatian (colorwork shawl) One size; 180cm / 71" long, 55cm / 22" at widest point.