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October 2008
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Looking Forward to Fall

Fall arrives early for us here at Knit ‘N Style each year. We are preparing this issue as the summer begins. When we reach the Memorial Day weekend, it’s a signal that our trip to the TNNA trade show is a few days away. We eagerly anticipate the new product launches and what the industry has planned for all of us this fall and winter season.

Every year, the weekend kicks off on Friday evening with the much-anticipated Fashion Show presented by the Yarn Group. This year there were 118 garments shown on the runway, featuring many new yarns from the manufacturers. In spite of the season, vibrant color was evident. Especially interesting were the creative ways some designers chose to incorporate hand-painted or hand-dyed yarns into a piece. Unusual and fresh ideas for construction and “architecture” were abundant. Texture, achieved through a combination of various stitches, was still a strong theme from the spring. I am thrilled to report that Arans, worked in wool and wool blends, are still alive and kicking!

Speaking of wool and wool blends, now is the perfect time of year to pull out the needles and begin that new fall project. Perhaps you’ve been looking forward to working up a winter weight jacket or a pullover for your significant other. We have a lot of great patterns in this issue to get your creative juices flowing and begin knitting your fall and winter wardrobe.

Eleonora Natili, our brilliant fashion reporter, attended Fashion Week in New York, which presented the new collections for Fall/Winter 2008–2009. She brings us her perspective on what you will see in the stores this fall. Use her report and the accompanying photographs as inspiration in planning your fall knitting projects.

We are so pleased to be able to share a piece by former CBS Middle East correspondent, Elizabeth Palmer. Remarkably, in a place far from home and under less than ideal conditions, she was able to derive an inner strength, comfort, and focus from knitting. I would like to thank Deborah Knight from Yarnmarket LLC for bringing Elizabeth’s story to us.

David Salge and his wife are very special people. They rescue llamas and find loving homes for them. Learn more about this gentle companion and excellent fiber producer, as well as a few lessons that David discovered about his wife’s passion, beginning on page 28.

Until next time, enjoy your knitting and the splendor of autumn —


Project features SWTC Karaoke
design by Diane Zangl

Bonnie’s Bamboo Top
Project features Farmhouse Yarns Bonnie’s Bamboo design by Carol Martin

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Silken Feathers Wrap
Project features Tilli Tomas Demi Plié and Beaded Lace design by Kristin Omdahl

Rib & Lace Cardigan
Project features Plymouth Yarn Co Royal Llama Linen design by Jodi Snyder

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The Gallery

Silken Feathers Wrap
Tsunami Jacket
Ossal Dropstitch Jackshawl
Brassy Buttons
Rib & Lace Cardigan
Women’s Henley Pullover
Sunset Swing Jacket
Kid’s Hoodie Vest
Amanda’s Jacket
Ecco Ladies Cardigan
Lace Tunic
Woven Batwing Pullover
Ecologie Pullover
Tiffany’s Evening Out
Jacket on the Diagonal
Slip Stitch Diamonds Pullover
Cable Yoke Pullover
Hoodie Vest
Mock Tortoiseneck Pullover
Harmony Vest
Vespera Vest
Tantalizing Turquoise Vest
Rocky Mountain Lindsay
Eyelets & Ruffles Cardigan
Sinfonia Top
Bonnie’s Bamboo Top
The Judy Vest
Bell Bottom Scarf
Quincy & Palen
The Impressionist Attaché

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What’s New for Knitters

Knitting at the Front

by Elizabeth Palmer

2008 Fall Fashion Forecast
Time to Update Your Fall Knit Wardrobe
by Eleonora Natili

Knit & Crochet Collection
Barn Jackets
by Melissa Leapman

‘N Style Workshop
Add Texture to Your Knits with Slipped Stitches
by Margaret Radcliffe

Arizona Llama Rescue
by Dave Salge

The Yarn Salon
October Yarn Review
by Cynthia Yanok Rich

Get to Know
Skacel Collection

'N Style Departments
The Editor's Notes: Looking Forward to Fall
'N Style Book Reviews
'N Style Product Reviews
Real Men Knit: Yarn Sale Madness
So Glad You Asked: Q & A with Leslye
In Every Issue
Chart Library
Knitting Abbreviations
Source of Supply
Index of Advertisers
Yarn Shops

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