Autumn Highlight– Briarcliff!

Good afternoon and welcome to installment two of our Creative Knitting Autumn Highlight Reel!

This time around I’ll be talking about the cover image and subsequent project, Briarcliff.

Briarcliff!

Briarcliff!

 

I can honestly not say enough about this piece and it’s modern casual elegance! I imagine this to be a great go-to piece for those weekend mornings in late September. It’s stylish waterfall drape in front is universally flattering while bold stripes in mixed directions give a modern tone to the cardigan.

Made in Berroco Vintage DK, this garment has an easy wear-ability that feels just as good as it looks!

Are you as in love with Briarcliff as I am? Then you’ll need some size 6 straight needles along with size 6 32″ circular needles and some stitch markers to get started!

This pattern uses a variety of techniques such as 2×2 rib, stripe colorwork, and make 1 left (and right) so it’s a great project for an intermediate knitter to work on their skills and build upon their technique arsenal!

Have I tempted you into knitting this with me? I hope so! I would love to hear what you think about this project in the comments below!

To get this pattern and more, go here to download (and subscribe!) the issue or visit your local newsstand!

Visit me next Friday when I talk about our eye-opening and inspiring piece by editor Kara Gott Warner, Cast On to Cast Off Chemo, in the next installment of our Highlight Reel!

 

Until then,

Jaclyn Sign off

 

P.S- Working on Briarcliff? Send your photos to our Facebook page or post it on Twitter with the hashtag #BriarcliffCK so we can see your progress!

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Autumn Creative Knitting Hits Newsstands!

Have you heard the news? Can you hear the distant cries of glee?

Well if you do, I’ll let you know why…

Creative Knitting Magazine’s Autumn 2015 issue has hit newsstands today!

Creative Knitting's Autumn issue!

Creative Knitting’s Autumn issue!

As I’ve mentioned before, there are 20+ projects to get your needles working in preparation for the upcoming season along with great content from the likes of Patty Lyons, Tabetha Hedrick, Edie Eckman and editor Kara Gott Warner!

Not to mention the pattern for our new knitalong that’s coming up!

So what are you waiting for? Get on over to a local newsstand or purchase your copy online today!

 

Happy knitting!

Jaclyn Sign off

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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,

Jaclyn Sign off

 

 

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!

Jaclyn Sign off

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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,

Jaclyn Sign off

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