February 2015: Table of Contents

A Note from the Editor

Yarn all over the floor, knitting needles spilling out from a tipped-over bag, patterns scattered over the coffee table – does any of this sound familiar? If you’re like me, organizing isn’t something that comes naturally. While I don’t like messiness, I seem to gravitate towards it. One night I’ll be too tired to put my knitting away, and then I’ll start another project the next day. Of course, I get too tired the next night and decide to leave the project #2 out. Before I know it, my projects are practically taking over the apartment and I’m struggling to figure out where anything is.

While it might seem daunting, getting your yarn stash organized isn’t as tricky as you might think—it just takes persistence and a game plan! If you’re in need of some guidance (like I am), check out our article, Organize Your Yarn Stash Once and for All, for some tips and tricks for keeping things tidy.

Once you’re organized, get ready to celebrate the day of love this Valentine’s Day by knitting up some precious designs for your family, friends or significant other. We’ve included some gorgeous patterns including the Sweetheart Shawl, the Valentino Scarf and the String of Hearts Armwarmers. Once that’s passed, have fun working up some of our favorite cozy projects for winter, including the Classic Cozy Beanie, the Snow Day Mittens and the Pear Trellis Poncho.

No matter what your goal is this year — to get organized, to knit more for yourself, or to just knit more in general — I hope you enjoy this special winter issue.

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This fun, stranded fair isle hat features pigs and hearts. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this intricate hat is as festive as it is warm. Read More 

  Nearly everyone who takes up knitting as a hobby has run into troubles with organizing his or her yarn stash. Whether you have just a few skeins or your stash is spilling out of your closets, keeping your yarn organized can make knitting even more fun. These five tips will help you organize your… Read More 

Learn to knit two-color brioche with this squishy, cozy, reversible cowl! This cowl is perfect for learning the basics of working brioche stitch in the round. Made in colors that envoke a wintery chill, this cowl is sure to keep you super warm. Read More 

Surrounded by corn fields in Delevan, WI, Studio S Fiber Arts sits nestled between an inn and a winery -- which sounds like a knitter's dream vacation. While the one-room schoolhouse may have been your grandmother's yarn shop in its early days, Studio S Fiber Arts is certainly keeping up with the times. Debbie Fuller,… Read More 

How the stitches are worked are slightly different depending on whether you knit with the yarn held in your right hand or in your left, so in this tutorial I’ll be showing you both. First we’ll go over the directions in Rib Round 1, the slyo and the bp, then the directions for Rib Round… Read More