By Fiona Ellis
Whether you call it lavender, lilac, mauve, orchid, violet, wine, eggplant, aubergine, plum, amethyst, heliotrope, magenta, mulberry, or periwinkle, purple, in all its many tints and tones, has a rich and colorful history.
By Sandi Rosner
“What size should I make?” Hardly a day goes by without some variation of this question popping up in the knitosphere. It’s understandable. We’ve all had the experience of investing time and money in a project only to end up with a sweater that’s too tight, loose or otherwise ill-fitting. Here’s how to make sure your next knit is just right.
Ask the Problem Ladies: Winter 2010
By Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
Another batch of good questions and good solutions from the Problem Ladies!
One Thing and the Other : The Knitted Buildings of Annette Streyl
By Lela Nargi
Hamburg, Germany-based Annette Streyl is a widely acclaimed visual artist whose architectural sculptures rely on two disparate and, some would argue, contradictory materials to give them form. One is stone; the other is yarn. The latter, Streyl has meticulously machine-knit into pliant, highly-recognizable buildings, accomplished on a spatially gratifying scale of 1:100.
Swatch it! Winter 2010
By Clara Parkes
Is it possible to improve upon perfection? Is it even appropriate to try? Of course this depends on how you define "perfect." But a certain portion of the knitting population—myself included—would use three words to define perfection: Rowan Kidsilk Haze.
A Knitter's View of Peru
by Mary Jane Mucklestone
PERU! Peru has the longest continuous textile record in the world, going back almost 10,000 years. Invented long before pottery and just as humans started agriculture, Peruvian fiber manipulation began with simple spun fibers, moved on through cords and nets and by 500 C had developed into complex weaving, employing practically every technique known today. Thanks to this ancient culture’s careful burial practices and a very dry coastal climate, thousands of fiber pieces have been preserved to inform and inspire modern textile artists.