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December 2008
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Happy Holidays!

It’s the time of the year when we enjoy the company of family and friends as we celebrate the holidays. Here in the northern hemisphere, we think of the holiday traditions to include snow, cold weather, evergreens, and cozy times by the fireplace. Now that I am older and understand some science, I realize that places south of the equator are enjoying the long days of summer, while we are enduring the Winter Solstice. Perspective is an interesting thing.

Speaking of perspective, Eleonora Natili, our fashion runway reporter, gives us her take on the Fall/Winter 2008 men’s knitwear collections that were presented as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. She will fill us in on the latest trends, fibers, and colors for the season.

Michael del Vecchio introduces us to Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne in the Designer Spotlight. Kay and Ann met through an online knitting site a number of years ago, and today you can keep up with the conversation on their blog. It’s been two years since their first book, Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitter’s Guide, was published, and their new book, Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines, is finally here. Take a sneak peak beginning on page 22.

Meet Colleen East and Mary Arnold, the hand-dying team from Conjoined Creations in our Get to Know series starting on page 38. These Arizona ladies are taking the sock-knitting world by storm with the introduction of Flat Feet.  Who doesn’t want to make more socks?

Of course we also have great designs to knit — forty-five in all. It’s an outstanding group of projects not only in design but in fiber diversity. We are very fortunate to have so many choices today in the marketplace.

Until next time, enjoy your knitting, and wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year!

The Gallery

The Ruhanna
Impressionist Lace Reversible Shrug
Silver Snowflake Shawl
Little White Shell
Cosmopolitan Jacket
Aurora Borealis Dress
Pavillion Diamonds Button Waistcoat
Ring of Tara Skirt
Gossamer Biwa Wrap
Adirondack Shawl
Silky Shawl
Eyelet Lace Pullover
Flowering Diamonds Pullover
Bel Canto Surplice
Drop Stitch Cable Pullover
Multi-Strand Scarf
Color Play Jacket
Wintertime Poncho & Arm Warmers
Unisex Weekend Pullover
Cabled Hearts Pullover
Cheers to Her
Go Fly a Kite
Cambio Altered Rib Pullover
Flemish Brickwork Pullover
Empire Waist Tunic
Thunderclap Cardigan
Garter-Banded Pullover
Fair Isle Pullover
Men’s Dot Turtleneck
Rabbit Fur Tube Hat
Ruffled Wrist Warmers
Mary Margaret’s Fluffy Hat
Celebration Bag
Thick & Quick Hat & Scarf
Child’s Fair Isle Hat
Polo Toddler’s Dress & Purse

Eyelet Lace Pullover
Project features Blue Sky Alpacas
Brushed Suri;
designed by Gayle Bunn.

Impressionist Lace Reversible Shrug
Project features Artyarns/Yarnmarket LLC Impressionist Regal Silk, Beaded Silk with Sequins; designed by Iris Schreier

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Flemish Brickwork Pulloverc
Project features Classic Elite Yarns Inca Alpaca & Inca Marl; designed by Diane Zangl.

Go Fly a Kite
Project features Knit One, Crochet Too Paintbox; designed by Hélène Rush.

Click here for more photos from The Gallery


2008 Men’s Fall/Winter Fashion Forecast
Sleek and Sophisticated Men’s Knits
by Eleonora Natili

12 Days of Christmas
Holiday Gifts for Knitters

Designer Spotlight
Mason Dixon Knitting
by Michael del Vecchio

Knit & Crochet Collection
Bonnie Jackets
by Melissa Leapman

yarn salon lamb

yarn salon sheep
‘N Style Workshop
Get Creative with Cords & Straps
by Margaret Radcliffe

The Yarn Salon
December Yarn Review
by Cynthia Yanok Rich

Get to Know
Conjoined Creations

Celebrate Nicky’s 25th
Nicky Epstein’s Silver Anniversary
by Judi Kauffman

The Art of Steeking
How to Cut Your Knitting and Live to Tell the Tale
by Michael del Vecchio

'N Style Departments
The Editor's Notes: Happy Holidays!
'N Style Book Reviews
'N Style Product Reviews
Real Men Knit: Masters Knitters
So Glad You Asked: Untangle the Yarn Label Lingo
In Every Issue
Knitting Abbreviations
Source of Supply
Index of Advertisers
Yarn Shops

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