Autumn Highlight: Mix & Match Charity Hats

Jaclyn here with the aforementioned Charity Hat highlight!

This pattern displayed below is in support of Covenant House California, a charity that helps provide homeless youths in California a place to stay. Please knit up one of these hats and send them to  Covenant House California; find out more information here.

Mix & Match Charity Hat from CK Autumn '15

Mix & Match Charity Hat from CK Autumn ’15

This pattern is worked to fit a child from ages 6-10 and takes less than a skein of yarn to complete! With a variety of stitches to choose from (twisted rib, cross-stitch rib, roman stitch, and moss stitch), the possibilities are truly endless!

Take a look at the beginning of this pattern and then go get the rest along with 20+ other projects in Creative Knitting magazine’s newest issue– available online now and on newsstands on July 7th!

All my knitting love,

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P.S- Can’t get enough charity knitting? Check out our Charity Giving page on the Creative Knitting website by clicking here!

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Creative Knitting Magazine Autumn 2015 Is Here!

The cover of Creative Knitting's Autumn issue!

The cover of Creative Knitting’s Autumn issue!

Welcome to another addition to the Creative Knitting blog and give a warm welcome to the latest issue of Creative Knitting magazine!

This issue comes jam-packed with 20+ projects ranging from the gorgeous Briarcliff as shown on the front cover to the left, a fantastic his & hers piece in Crossing Paths, to an adorable baby romper in Cable & Rib Romper and my personal favorite– a GORGEOUS wrap called Sleepy Hollow that you will just fall in love with!

This issue is sure to have something for everyone, and for those charity knitters out there, we have something special for you with our Mix & Match Charity Hat found on page 12-13 (stay tuned for a future post highlighting this amazing piece and article).

Other great features are our TNNA (The National Needle Arts) Yarn Trends Report written by none other than our contributing editor, Tabetha Hedrick! Learn to get creative with color in a fun and informative article by Heather Walpole and join the movement sweeping the knitting community to help find a cure for cancer in Kara Gott Warner’s Cast On to Cast Off Chemo article. Not to mention the latest installment of Patty’s Purls of Wisdom with prolific Patty Lyons!

You can find all this and MORE in our Autumn issue! The magazine hits newsstands on July 7th, but you can see it now by subscribing to our digital magazine here!

So what are you waiting for? Get the magazine, get your sticks, some yarn and start knitting!

Here's a sneak peak of what you'll see in our latest issue!

Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll see in our latest issue!

Until next time, my dear readers!

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Behind The Knitted Curtain- A Day At Creative Knitting

Hello again!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at a knitting magazine? The ins-and-outs of the publishing world?

Well look no further, as today we will be taking a peak behind the Creative Knitting curtain.

Last week I had the great pleasure to be a part of a photo shoot for the magazine, and thinking of our reader’s pleasure, I was quick to snap a few shots!

Where the photo magic happens.

Where the photo magic happens.

Our photo room is where the majority of the photos you see in our magazine are shot and styled. Walking into  the industrial space that morning, I could tell true creativity and style was going to be created here.

Just a few of the many decorations we have!

      Just a few of the many props we have!

Our photographer, Matt, shooting one of our models.

Our photographer, Matt, shooting one of our models.

You could literally spend hours walking through the multitude of decorations we have to choose from on hand, all used to create just the right composition for a truly beautiful shot.

I personally am fond of the gorgeous yarns in every shade imaginable so artfully displayed in the photo to the right. (What a great idea for yarn storage!)

Fast forward a few hours and the festivities were in full swing and I was right there to get you the inside scoop!

It might seem surprising to some, but we actually shoot for our winter issue during the summer to keep up with the fast-paced industry we work in! So while most are thinking of the perfect bathing suit or what light-weight tank top to knit next, we’re thinking about the perfect sweater or blanket to curl up in on those cold, winter nights.

 

I have been chomping at the bit to write this post and give our readers an inside peek at the workings of our magazine and what’s involved in making a publication and now here it is!

So there you have it, my dear and loyal readers! An inside look into the world of Creative Knitting! Leave a comment telling me what you’d like to see next and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!

Happy knitting,

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Come Along To Our Autumn Knitalong!

Autumn KAL! 

Hey Guys,

Jaclyn here and as promised, here is the aforementioned exciting news!

For those of you who have gotten the digital issue of Creative Knitting magazine Autumn 2015, you may have noticed there was a new knitalong located on pages 78-83!

Well I’m here with some more information on this exciting new project that’s perfect for transitioning between summer to autumn and practice the addictive method of knitting from the inside out!

The What

What will this knitalong be about, you ask? Well let me tell you!

Our autumn knitalong will have two parts, each one focusing on the technique of knitting from the inside out.

The first part, lasting about a week, will be about knitting four coasters of different styles, designed to get you familiar and comfortable with this technique.

The first coaster, entitled Spiraling Stripes and pictured on the top left, uses four different colors to create a windmill-esque design using stockinette and eyelets to make this fun and playful coaster!

Our second project is Color On Color, as seen in the bottom left of the image below. This design uses increased rounds to make the bullseye pattern along with jogless stripes. This is a personal favorite of mine for the bold color and design.

Number three (shown in the top right corner), is our Seed on Stockinette coaster. It used the seeded stockinette stitch to create this fabulously textured design!

Our last coaster is Garter Spokes (pictured on bottom right corner). Using garter stitch, this project is a great introduction to our knitting from the inside out technique while still being stylish.

The coasters for our knitalong!

The coasters for our knitalong!

The second week will focus on the last part, supersizing your coasters into an afghan or lapghan! Using the same method as the coasters, you will simply “enlarge” or “supersize” your favorite coaster to a fun and beautiful piece that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift (housewarming present, anyone?)!

Week 2's Lapghan/Afghan!

Week 2’s Lapghan/Afghan!

The Who

Our new knitalong will be led by the extremely talented Beth Whiteside who has years of experience as a knit designer and teacher, and moderated by yours truly!

Our knitalong instructor, Beth Whiteside.

Our knitalong instructor, Beth Whiteside.

The Where

This knitalong will be hosted on our Creative Knitting magazine Ravelry page which you can get to from this link.

The Why

Do I really need to give any more reasons? This project will work up in a breeze and knitting from the inside out will become one of your new favorite techniques! I know I’m excited to get started and you should be too!

The Details 

Time for all the “knitty-gritty”!

  1. Head over to the Creative Knitting Knitalong page to download your free pattern!
  2. Visit Annie’s to pick your colors of Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Worsted for your coasters and lapghan/afghan (pick different colors to mix and match your coasters or go for all one color)
  3. Make sure to show up on July 31 to join in on the beginning of our knitalong on Creative Knitting Ravelry Fans Group to introduce yourself and get started!
  4. Then mark your calendar for August 7 when we start the second part of our knitalong: the lapghan/afghan with Beth Whiteside!

Then when it’s all said and done visit us on Facebook to share your completed projects!

There you have it! All you need to know about our new and exciting knitalong! I hope you’re as excited about this as I am!

See you on Ravelry,

Jaclyn Sign off

 

P.S- Leave a comment with any questions or thoughts you have! We love to hear from you!

 

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The Editor Wants to Know: Do You Substitute Yarns in Patterns?

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

Some patterns list generic worsted weight, lace weight, etc. yarn that forces you to find your own fiber. But how about when there is a specific yarn listed in the materials list? Do you always follow what is said? Or do you go your own way and choose an old standby or a hot new brand you’ve been dying to try?

 

 

Drop a comment and let us know! We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

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