Knitscene Winter 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of Knitscene is out already.  A lot of white and light grey knits, predictably, with Heather Zoppetti's cowl being the only stand-out for me.  The issue does also have an article on stranded colourwork, which seems appropriate since at least a third of the patterns in the issue employ this technique.

I'm finding it hard to get excited about winter knitting now, probably because winter has already hit here!  That is, if you don't have something to wear now, you won't be able to leave the house until you do (because it's just too cold; highs this week are around -10 Celsius.  That's actually a warm-up, because last week the highs were more like -20 Celsius).  Then again, we can always use a new, beautiful winter accessory, right?  It always feels so much better to me to wear natural fibres like wool (unless you're allergic, I guess, though there are always alternatives) than the pilly, scratchy acrylics that ready-made knit sweaters and accessories are composed of.

Images by Interweave Knits