Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Knitter and Yarn Forward

I always say this at the beginning of magazine reviews... this is one of my most favorite!  Let's face it, all of the magazines I review are my favorites, or I wouldn't read them.  So... here we go!

The Knitter Issue 30
On The Cover:

  1. Inspired by Nature, stunning shapes and organic textures
  2. Shetland Lace, celebrating the revival of ancient traditions
  3. Masterclass, create beautiful effects with intricate slip stitch

Caught my eye on the inside:

  1. New Yarns Review: I love this section - it always adds at least one yarn to my wish list!
  2. Hayworth: A gorgeous long sleeved shrug with a lace patterned collar designed by Sarah Hatton
  3. Knitting for health and wellbeing, an article by Betsan Corkhill of Stitchlinks examines how knitting can help improve the lives of people in pain 
  4. Roundabout Cowl by The Sexy Knitter features  reversible cables

Yarn Forward Issue 35
On The Cover:

  1. Spring Styles, Knitwear's take ont he new season's trends
  2. Great prizes in the design competition
  3. Substituting yarn, all you need to know
  4. Uncovered, free online patterns
  5. Exclusive: Lucinda Guy pattern and interview (to be honest, I don't know who Lucinda Guy is, but perhaps you are a fan of her work - if so, this is for you!)

Caught my eye on the inside:

  1. Blois Socks designed by Corinne Fourcade, an elegant pair of socks with a side twist inspired by the magnificent  spiral staircase of the famous Blois Castle in the French Loire Valley
  2. Twist and Turn Cowl designed by Sarah Punderson, an oversized reversible cable is featured lovely cowl
  3. Lovelace Skirt designed by Marleen van der Vorst, mainly knit in stocking stitch, this skirt features a nice lacy bottom

Plus lots more, don't miss this issue!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Piece Work May/June 2011

Just received the lastest issue the other day!  I love this magazine!

Features in this issue are:

The Extraordinary Story of Lace
Intricate Butterfly crochet pattern
Learn the Technique of Alencon Lace
Knit the Queen's Lace
Marina Andersons Discovery: A Bobbin-Lace Coverlet

You will also find the following inside this issue, which I like:
Dragon Scarf to knit by Inna Voltchkova

As always, this magazine does not disappoint.  Pick up your copy today!