April 2017: Table of Contents

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A Note from the Editor

Rabbits running through meadows, birds chirping from green-tipped trees, the grass green warming underneath an afternoon sun—these are just a few of the things that come to my mind when I think about the start of this new season. And after being surrounded by cold air, slushy sidewalks and gray skies, there’s nothing like stepping outside, coatless, and taking in a deep breath of fresh spring air.

The arrival of spring is also an invitation to start fresh in other areas, whether that means deep cleaning your fridge or knitting new pieces for your wardrobe. For me, that means making a serious dent in the to-do list of my fixer upper home ― but that doesn’t mean I won’t also make time for knitting! No matter what your yarn plans are for this new season, we have you covered in this exciting new issue.

If you’re looking for lightweight wearables that are perfect for freshening up the closet, and also giving to Mom as a Mother’s Day gift, the Celebrate Mom and You’re a Gem collections are just what you need. From lighter-than-air shawls, to a dress, jacket and a tee, these sections will have you dressed in head to toe in must-have knits.

For the retro lovers at heart, the Vintage with a Twist collection is right up your alley. We asked our designers to take traditional vintage styles, add some modern twists with a pinch of creativity, and out came a selection of modern, vintage-inspired designs.

Lastly, we haven’t forgotten about Easter – or those of you (like myself) who happen to love rabbits more than they probably should. The Some Bunny Loves You collection features adorable knits for little ones, a floppy-eared rabbit bag that doubles as a storage container or Easter basket, and even an adorable afghan and pillow set that’s perfect for nurseries or living rooms alike.

Happy knitting,

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