Here's what I got today:
I've been waiting eagerly for this issue ever since the patterns went up on Ravelry last week. Not only because one of the patterns is mine (she says casually, striving to conceal her inner leapings and shoutings for joy)...
|Picea Hat by yours truly|
...but because it's chock full of simply amazing crochet. Just look at some of these beauties:
|Basketweave Mitts by Laurinda Reddig|
|Winterbloom Bag by Amy Gunderson|
|Morning Webs Shawl by Kathryn White|
with Knothole Mitts by Theresa Shabes
Not to mention some fantastic articles:
It's very humbling to share magazine space with such an array of talented crocheters.
Interweave Crochet Accessories 2014 will be available on newsstands October 25th. (It's also available online here.)
To the gamblers out there: you can rush right out and buy your own copy, or take your chances and wait for my November giveaway. I'll be offering a copy of this issue, with a few other goodies (including the statutory chocolate). Stay tuned for details. :)
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Regarding the Picea Hat: I designed it last fall for my sister's birthday, and after a tweak or two submitted it to Interweave. The crown features a stretchy star stitch developed especially for this pattern. (What would a Mrs. Micawber pattern be without some funky new stitch or technique?) And I'm really proud of the band design, which uses back loop slip stitch and a rather radical cluster technique that pushes a few crochet boundaries. Simple crocheted buttons add a touch of fun (and cover the row joins). For more details, visit the Interweave project page here.
Many thanks to Interweave for publishing me. Again! :)
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