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It’s here!

November 14, 2008

That gentle thwack you’ve been hearing all around the UK and in discerning areas throughout the world? That’s the sound of the latest Yarn Forward hitting the doormats of the knitticenti everywhere.

It's here!

It’s been great to see this one come back from the printers, and really exciting to hear the comments of readers getting their first taste of issue 8. With every issue, we try to make the best knitting magazine we can, and we’re very proud of this one. The cover pattern (by the delightful and talented Claire Montgomerie) is as beautiful in the yarn as it looks on the page: anyone else thinking that a beautifully patterned and stylishly coloured piece of Fair Isle is exactly what they need to keep the chill wind out of their ribs?

There’s more Fair Isle from Yarn Forward fave Liz Lovick. Our colourwork expert offers a frankly gorgeous pattern for a cushion which would make a splendid introduction to standed techniques for anyone spurred on by the informative and entertain article she’s written on the history and practice of the Fair Isle technique. Or if you’re looking for a speedy project, check out the nifty cabled hats that feature on the cover. Bright, lightweight and lovely to look at, they’ll do a champion job of warming your ears as the frosts encroach.

Little things are just what you need with Christmas coming up. Maile Mauch has a sparkling selection of knitty notions that you can make by hand with just a few simple jewellery making techniques. The perfect introduction to a new craft, and you can polish off a few items on the present list while you’re at it.

Perhaps the most fun in this issue (and partly because I got to do it) is the interview with Nicky Epstein. If you’re charmed by her books and her delightful patterns, you really should meet the lady herself: she’s as entertaining and gorgeous as the projects she makes, and in the interview she projects so much of her inspiring attitude to the craft of knitting.

We’ll give you more previews and sneaky peaks in the coming weeks! Right now, we’re deep into preparations for issue 9, but we’re still dying to hear what you think of the new one. Let us know in a comment, by dropping us an email, or leave a comment on the Ravelry group. The more you tell us, the closer we can get to being the magazine we want to be!




Issue 7 – Preview

September 23, 2008

Want to see a preview of the designs and features in issue 7?  Clicky here.  Hope you love the designs as much as we do!

Summer issue

June 6, 2008

We have had such a busy couple of weeks getting the summer issue of Yarn Forward magazine done and off to the printers.   Its funny how deadline week causes technology that would usually behave perfectly to malfunction, camera batteries refuse to charge, MACs won’t connect to the internet, phone signals disappear and other minor disasters such as parking tickets and traffic jams cause a lot of un-necessary tension. 

That is all behind us now, the magazine is safely with the printers where it belongs and the lovely Marianne stepped in at the last minute and saved us from front cover hell.  We think that Laura looks gorgeous on the cover, don’t you?  She is wearing a cardigan crocheted in Phildar yarn, designed by the oh so talented Julia Vaconsin.  The other 2 designs on the cover are a STUNNING wedding shawl designed by Liz Lovick and a cute child’s shrug designed by Katy Armstrong and modelled by my daughter, Trinity.   I can’t wait for you to see the other patterns that we have in this issue, I think we have a good range of patterns that will keep everyone knitting through the summer weeks.  (assuming we get any more summery weather in the UK that is!)

The magazine is due back with us in time for Woolfest at the end of June, subscribers will be able to collect their copies from the show if they wish and all remaining copies will be posted out the following week commencing Monday 30th June.  All the international copies will be sent to subscribers while we are at WoolFest and if you are a UK subscriber who is definitely not coming to the show then please email Dee (dee@yarnforwardmagazine.) and she will make sure your copy goes out just before Woolfest. 

The magazine is now available to pre order from the website here.  A preview page will be up in the next few days.  All pre orders of the magazine will be posted the week commencing Monday 30th June.

Look out for news of our summer knit-a-long that Sarah is arranging very soon!


May 12, 2008

Every pattern we publish goes through a careful process of test-knitting and technical editing to make sure that the magazine is as close as possible to perfect. Even so, mistakes sometimes sneak through – and every knitter knows, there’s nothing quite as annoying as coming to a juddering halt when the pattern stops making sense. We’re very happy to announce that the errata page is now open and ready to answer your questions. Think you’ve spotted an error we haven’t picked up on yet? Email info[at]yarnforwardmagazine[dot]co[dot]uk and let us know!

A Yarn Forward hello!

May 8, 2008

I’m Sarah, the newest member of the Yarn Forward team, and I’m very excited to be saying hello to you all! As you can see, my office is not the most luxurious, but I do have a very enthusiastic assistant. I’ve been a huge fan of Yarn Forward since issue one, so it’s terrific to be working with Lou and Kerrie now. I’ll be keeping you all up to date with the latest news from the magazine and filling you in on behind-the-scenes details: remember to subscribe using your feed reader service so you don’t miss a post.

It’s always fantastic to hear about what our readers are making – please email sarah[at]yarnforwardmagazine[dot]co[dot]uk and tell us about your favourite Yarn Forward projects so we can share them on the blog. Don’t forget to include pictures and a blog address (if you have one). I’m hoping to get a YF knitalong up and running in the very near future: if you’re interested in joining, leave a note in the comments, and suggestions for patterns will be gratefully received.

I’ve been knitting for a couple of years now and I’m only sorry I didn’t start sooner. There’s so much I want to knit, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to catch up! I’m keen on sweater knitting and am always on the look-out for patterns with interesting structures, shaping and textures – cables and smocking are my current loves, and I adore lace details. The Patty Sweater in the winter issue is definitely something I’ll be casting on for soon.

Happy knitting!