Archive for the ‘Teasers’ Category

Deadline day!

December 1, 2008

As Sarah mentioned in her previous posting, we are just finishing up the lovely issue #9. This has been a week of many deadlines, actually — an online knitting challenge I founded a few years ago called NaKniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater Month) ended yesterday. Originally designed as a companion to the even-crazier challenge called NaNoWriMo, in which you attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in a month, I have to say the knitting is easier than the writing! You saw a preview of this sweater on the 17th of November…turned out nicely, eh?

It’s called Rivulet and it will soon be for sale on Ravelry and elsewhere.

Speaking of websites…as soon as I do final checks on this issue of YF, we’re turning our attention to the complete overhaul of the Yarn Forward website. You can expect easier to find errata, a new way to submit problems you are having with patterns and lots more. We’re also planning to transition the blog to the actual yarnforwardmagazine.co.uk domain, copying over all the old posts and comments, but we will make sure to leave you a note here when that happens!

And here comes number nine…

November 28, 2008

Where things happen

Coffee. A Mac. A friendly rabbit. Everything you need to push through a deadline (well, the rabbit has gone home now, but thanks to his starring role in sister mag SEW Hip, his presence remains strong in the office). Yes, Yarn Forward 8 is still fresh on the shelves, but issue 9 is just now going through the final polishing process before we send it to the printers at the beginning of next week. There is so, so much exciting stuff in this one that I’d like to tell you everything now… but you’ll just have to wait and see, patient readers. Working with Shannon has brought a great sense of energy and direction to a magazine that was feeling pretty energetic and well-directed to begin with. We’ve got contributions of some of my absolute favourite designers, including Anna Bell (the sumptuous cardigan coat on the back of issue 8? That’s Anna’s), and what I think is the best selection of features we’ve brought together so far – so I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think of this one.

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!

One sweater does not a summer make…

May 19, 2008

But perhaps a whole stack of them will? Here’s a sneaky peek at some of the designs for the next issue

Summer designs

Here in the UK, we’ve just had a week of beautiful clear summery skies – just the weather for lightweight fabrics in cool pastels and sunny brights. That contrasting button band with the lilac buttons looks very appealing… and what’s that enigmatic little patch of green garter stitch going to turn out to be? Will the earthy toned lace be a shawl? And which of these beauties will be the pattern for the Yarn Forward summer knitalong? Make your guesses in the comments, and find out whether you were right when the new magazine comes out early in July.