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Knit Simple 2005 Winter Premiere Issue
FEATURES
KNIT REPORT: HOME SWEET YARN SHOP
The true yarn of a Lone Star retailer and the New Orleans evacuees who took up residence in a little piece of Yarn Heaven. Plus: the industry response to the disasters. By Cheryl Krementz

A KID FOR THE KIDS
Bleat with joy at Amy Bahrt’s latest intarsia confection.

GO WITH THE SNOW
The antidote to wintry weather, our vivid chunkies stand out like footprints in crunchy powder.

WARM & WARMER
Accessories for a mother/daughter duo in a trio of cool hues chicly insulate head, neck and legs.

ALL ABOUT COLOR
Casual wear for him and her proves that colorwork can be complementary without getting complicated.

SUITS HER FINE
A dossier on the pros of plus-size business dressing.

NATURAL SELECTION
Matching zip-up cardigans for men and boys pass good style sense down through the generations.

PINK, LADIES
Polished and passionate, pink’s got it all over racy red for Valentine’s Day.

FAIR PLAY
Kids’ pullovers are perfectly proportioned for your first foray into Fair Isle.

GRIN & BEAR IT
The bear facts? Nicky Epstein’s frizzy grizzlies will tickle any cub’s fancy.

IN EVERY ISSUE

KNITS + THAT
Keep on top of the trends with the latest in fab fibers, knit-knacks and news for needlers.

BEST IN SHOW
The ribbon-winning scarves from the 2005 New York Knit-Out, plus snapshots from the event.

BOOKS
Patchwork plans, DIY dyes and retro results. Plus: The Yarn Girls go beyond the basics.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your Q’s.

KNIT WIT
A living room undergoes a wild and woolly makeover.

MACHINE KNOW-HOW
TECHNIQUES AND ABBREVIATIONS
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET
PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Knit Simple 2006 Spring/Summer
FEATURES

PETAL PUSHERS
With a green thumb and nimble fingers, you’ll reap a feminine bouquet of floral tops. Plus: A how-to flower workshop.

ONE SWEATER FOUR WAYS
Compose a quartet of variations from a single pattern.

IT’S A SHORE THING
It’s a clear getaway—to the seaside, that is, in crisp knits that adore the shore.

BABY LOVE
A petite pair of layettes welcome little one prettily.

GET IN LINE!
Our slenderizing stripes are ripe for the picking.

BEACH COMBERS
Cheery cotton sweaters let kids wish upon a starfish and romp in an octopus’s garden.

LITTLE RED
The better to see you in, my dear.

A YEAR IN YARN
It’s an afghan, it’s a calendar—it’s an heirloom in the making.

IN EVERY ISSUE

KNITS + THAT
Kits, yarns and buttons, and products with which to pamper yourself.

BOOKS
Crocheted basics, choosing colors and a novel to die for. Plus: Flattering styles for curvy women.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your Q’s.

SPRING CLEANING
Stumped for new ways to use up all that stash yarn? Kristen Hampshire points the way.

COLOR BY NUMBERS
If you can do simple arithmetic, you can map out pleasing bands of color. By Janine Hornicek

PUCKER UP
Ruching adds a retro touch to our trio of neon-bright pillows.

TECHNIQUES AND ABBREVIATIONS
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET
PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Knit Simple 2006 Fall
FASHION

FAMILY TREE
A windfall of twisted knits for the entire family—even Fido! Plus: We show you how to decode cable charts, once and for all.

URBAN FOLKLORE
Bohemia retranslated for every generation.

COMFORT ZONE
Experience lofty living with easy but elegant pillows and throws.

WORK IT OUT
Office-appropriate wear for every day of the week.

SLIP SERVICE
Color your world (and his) with slip stitch, a simple-to-learn technique that makes patternwork a snap.

BIG-TOP KIDS
Bundling them up will be a breeze with these fun and funky accessories.

INDIGO GIRLS
A quartet of cardigans for the curvaceous knitter.

DOG TIRED
Get your paws on some needles and get started on this new breed of blanket.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
Yarns, adornments, a bevy of bags and charity causes to pick up sticks for.

BOOKS
Hip projects and how-tos for Boomers, teens and everyone in-between. Plus: Hot titles for the crochet-crazed.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your Q’s.

THE UPSIDE OF UPSIZING
“2x” means “twice as excellent.” Jean Leinhauser walks you through the steps of modifying a pattern to fit your big, beautiful self.

MISCHIEF MANAGED
Has your knitted-gift list gotten away from you? Leigh Witchel helps you regain control.

IN EVERY ISSUE

MACHINE KNOW-HOW
ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET
PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Knit Simple 2006 Holiday
FASHION

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
With holiday frills like these, you’ll wish it were Christmas all year long.

HEART FELT
Knit the halls with felted holly. Nicky Epstein shows you how.

THE BIG EASY
Cozy up in sweaters that are warm, woolly and utterly wearable.

12 SCARVES A-KNITTING
A knitter’s dozen of projects that make the perfect gift—one you just may want to keep for yourself.

CHART TOPPERS
Any size, any gauge: You’ll turn to this hat pattern time after time.

RAZZLE-DAZZLE PLUS
Celebrate the season in ample style.

THE BRIGHT STUFF
Adorable duds for the littlest elves.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
For yourself or for giving, the best new crafty accessories: stretchy circulars, light-bright straights and lots more.

BOOKS
Coming to shelves near you: a fresh stack of how-to’s, patterns and fables. Plus, a playbook on rescuing knitting disasters.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your Q’s.

DECK THE BALLS
‘Tis the season for the glitz and glamour of novelty yarns. Edie Eckman clues you in on the fancies, the furs, the nubs and slubs.

KNITTING ONLINE 101
A rundown of the wide variety of Internet sites devoted to stitching, including blogs, charities, podcasts, online mags and yarn retailers.

IN EVERY ISSUE

ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET
HERE’S HOW

Knit Simple 2006 Winter
FASHION

BAG-ATELLES
Get a handle on the cheeriest carry cache around.

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME BLUES
‘Cause sometimes, having them is a very good thing.

TOE THE LINE
Inch by inch, foot by foot, our simple sock adapts to everyone’s size. Plus: a how-to workshop.

LULLABY AND GOOD KNIT
Chic baby blankets make prime time for nursery rhymes even cozier.

GENERATION TEXTURE
Knit a family of vests from a single slip-stitch ribbing.

TWEED, INDEED
What other den-dressing fabric takes a pounding by pets and kids with such panache?

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
Needlemania, colormania, pompomania: We’re tracking the winter’s trendy kits and notions.

KNIT-OUT SCARF CONTEST WINNERS
Did we see you at the New York Knit-Out? Take a look at our pix and your podium-scaling scarves.

BOOKS
The latest knit lit includes stuff for speed, a bounty for baby and more fab edges from Nicky Epstein. Plus, tailor your knits to his level of commitment.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your Q’s.

KNOW YOUR NATURALS
Everything you always wanted to know about fibers found in nature. By Edie Eckman

SIZE IS JUST A (SMALL) NUMBER
Kathleen Power Johnson helps you slim down those hand knits to fit your petite frame.

IN EVERY ISSUE

ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET

Knit Simple 2007 Spring/Summer
FASHION

COVER STORY
A bevy of beachy coverups shore up your bikini confidence.

TANKS A LOT!
Play our shell game—it’s easy to win.

BOYS OF SUMMER
Surfer-dude cottony goodness. Jeff Spicoli, eat your heart out.

OLD MACDONALD HAD SOME YARN
Our menagerie of adorable amigurumi critters spring from the tip of your hook.

PINK PERSUASION
A flirty looped dress will get you everywhere. Plus: A how-to workshop.

STRIPE DREAMS
Bands of color just ripe for summer pickin’.

TINY TREASURES
Seems it is a small world after all. Plus: A baby bootie primer.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
Inch by inch, row by row, gotta let your knitting grow. We’ve got the goods to help make things happen.

BOOKS
The latest knit lit includes a novel, a finishing school and a field guide to surviving knitting disasters. Plus, canine craftiness and toys for kids.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your Q’s.

THE GOOD STUFF
Spend some time with the proprietor of the Manhattan yarn shop Purl and author of Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. By Leigh Witchel

CHART SMART
Code-breaker Edie Eckman reveals the secrets to deciphering crochet charts. (P.S.: It’s not as daunting as it looks.)

ON-THE-ROAD RAGE
Knitting commuters are taking over mass transit, one bus and train car at a time. By Cheryl Krementz

IN EVERY ISSUE

ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET
HERE’S HOW

Knit Simple 2007 Holiday
FASHION

GOING COASTAL
Casual cables meander like a path along a rocky shoreline. Day-trippers, dig this: Our twists start in first gear and rev up from there.

HOLIDAY CHEER
They’re already expecting you to knit gifts for them. Better pull out the stops and start stitching our gorgeous embroidered ornaments and striped, cuffed stockings (felt ’em if you want to).

A JEWEL OF A YULE
Holiday parties are a sea of black. Part the waves in party wear that sizzles and shimmers in jewel tones and metallics.

STRIPE IT RIPE
Get cooking with colorwork. Try some traveling stripes in berry, colorblocks of soy and thin-and-thick bands à la cardi.

HEADS UP
Ease + speed + fun = the ultimate gift: a dozen hats for all sizes and ages.

RUGGED & READY
Knit up stretchy ribs and roomy shoulders, because a guy who can move and breath in his sweater is a happy man.

MARY KNIT A LITTLE LAMB
Curl up and count away under a sepia-toned afghan of grazing sheep and lazing sheepdogs.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
On our gift list: a knitting journal, swanky pup sweaters and a speedy electric ball winder.

BOOKS
Be charmed by Harry Potter knits, Mr. Funky amigurumi and Nicky Epstein’s crocheted flowers.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your Q’s.

DIVINE DETAIL
Alan Dart’s knitted toys are just the thing to fill a stocking. Meet the man behind the menagerie. By Debra Jensen

A PET PROJECT
The Snuggles Project knits up blankets for animal shelters. Here we debut their new pattern, the Safe Harbor bolster. By Amanda Keiser

ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET
HERE’S HOW
LAST STITCH

Knit Simple 2007/08 Winter
FASHION

VANNA’S LETTER-PERFECT NEW YARN
Vanna White talks exclusively to Knit Simple about “Vanna’s Choice” and expounds on her decades-long love affair with crochet.

OVER EASY
Knitted coats suit your fashion fancy and brave the elements beautifully.

COLD? PLAY!
Bundled in layers of bright, warm knits, kids are ready and raring to romp in the snow.

DESK TOPS
No need to read between the lines: Knit/purl-combo sweaters give bookish a major style boost.

YOU’RE THE BOSS
Plus-size shells are the ultimate in cork-week chic.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
Cast some cheer into your winter daze with cute critters, afghan fever and the mega-mall festival.

BOOKS
Knitting leaves the shelves to travel to kimono-rich Japan and beneath Nicky Epstein’s covers.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton tackles your throniest knitting dilemmas.

KIDDIE KNIT LIT
Meet Angora and Mary Ruth, the heroines of two new children’s knitting-book series, and the authors who give them live. By Cheryl Krementz

CREATIVE WORKSHOP
Knitted hems and crab stitch: We show you how.

ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET

Knit Simple 2008 Spring/Summer
FASHION

GIMME A “T”
Let’s hear it for cheerful, shapely tees that put the spring in your step. Plus, a workshop on our must-make cover tunic.

NATURAL TERRITORY
The palette may be earthbound, but these plus-size styles soar with knitterly spirit.

FIVE EASY PIECES
Faster than you can say “abracadabra”, you’ll whip up a tube of I-cord for embellishing and accessorizing with pizazz.

PRETTY IN PINK…AND LAVENDER AND PERIWINKLE
A bouquet of pastel patterns for mother and daughter bring out the season’s first blush.

JUST FOR ME! Hearts and flowers are so little-girl. Make the transition to cool dorm room or teen room by stitching up some décor that struts her grown-up style.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
The latest clever tools, cute gizmos and super soaps to make your knitting life a breeze.

STOP, KNIT, LISTEN
A new audiobook company gives stitchers an earful of their favorite tomes.

BOOKS
Read on to combine fibers, stripe it up, upsize crochet patterns and make the most of one skein.

ASK JIL
Renowned knitwear designer Jil Eaton answers those nagging knitting questions.

KNITTING TIPS FROM THE PROS
Our resident experts let you in on some stitching secrets.

PICOT WORKSHOP
If this sunny frock ends up filled with holes, you’ve don things just right.

ARE YOU STILL KNITTING ALONE?
Leigh Witchel delves into the knitting subculture and finds there’s a circle for every peg.

CREATIVE WORKSHOP #2
Learn to increase and decrease with the best of ’em.

EDITOR’S LETTER
ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
HERE’S HOW
LAST STITCH

Knit Simple 2008 Holiday
FASHION

KEEPING WARM
Super hats, scarves and mitts to keep you warm from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers.

VERY MERRY MINIS
The smallest ski hats ever work ornamental wonders.

COLOR CONCERTO
A solo girl’s sweater becomes a quartet with four lyrical takes on colorblocking.

POMPOM HEAVEN
Adorable adornments give everyone something to cheer about.

JAZZ IT UP!
Embellish a simple cardi with festive ribbon yarn.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Venture outdoors in delightful knits built to weather the weather, frightful or not.

HOLIDAY CHEER
A dozen smashing yarny gifts for everyone on your list.

CHEVRON CHIC
Everyone’s favorite zigzag pattern proves a natural for home décor.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
A Nicky Epstein calendar, plus brilliant beginners’ kits. bags and baubles galore.

BOOKS
The return of Mason-Dixon, some TLC from Vickie Howell and a two-part On the Go! finale.

ASK JIL
Jil Eaton provides the A’s to your knitting Q’s.

KNITTING WITH BEADS
Cathy Carron shows you how.

HANDLE WITH CARE
Soak creator Jacqueline Sava bubbles over with tips for washing knits.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
A volunteer effort is under way to knit 5,000 scarves in support of some very special athletes. By Daryl Brower

CREATIVE WORKSHOP: FINDING CLOSURE
Learn to buttonhole on twisted rib and pick the right cashmere for your budget.

EDITOR’S LETTER
ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
HERE’S HOW
LAST STITCH

Knit Simple 2010 Fall
FASHION

THE NEW ESSENTIALS
Our versatile patten leads to a full collection of must-have autumn accessories.

KNIT ONE, PURL TWO
Behold the glory of the knit stitch, the textural heart of casual chic.

INTO THE WOODS
Nature-inspired afghans combine outdoor beauty with indoor warmth.

COLOR PLUS
Sorbet-hued cardis display a vivacious personality.

THE LITTLE THINGS
No baby shower gift shines brighter than a handmade layette. Plus, a stitch workshop.

GO TEAM!
Make the varsity squad with knits that root for your favorite athletes.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
Knitted “balloon” animals, Star Wars amigurumi, yarny luxuries and the ultimate knitting bag.

BOOKS
Dye your own yarn, then get master takes on quick cables, colorwork and one-skein accessories.

ASK JIL
Jil Eaton answers your needling questions.

WASH AND WEAR
Leslie Petrovski explores the easy-knit, easy-care wonders of superwash wool.

EDITOR’S LETTER
ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
HERE’S HOW
RETAILERS
LAST STITCH

Knit Simple 2012 Spring/Summer
FASHION

FASHION
BY THE SEASHORE
Peachy, beachy tops in shipshape form are a shore bet for a seaside getaway.

NECK MATES
Refresh your wardrobe with lacy spring scarves in sherbet shades.

DROP-STITCH DIVA
Be fearless: Drop a stitch (or 100) on purpose for a lacy yet never racy look.

OFF THE HOOK
Tunisian crochet is a satisfying way to expand a knitter’s stitching repertoire.

SPRING BLOOMS
The yarn corsage is on course to become the accent piece of the season.

SUGAR ‘N SPICE
Girls will clamor to play dress-up in our pretty, playful frocks.

FEATURES

KNITS + THAT
What’s new in our collective knitting bag.

BOOKS
Looks for sun and surf—plus sea creatures!—figure into our beach reading.

ASK JIL
Jil Eaton answers your needling questions.

SHALL WE KNIT?
Join Vickie Howell on her first official KS knit-along: an on-trend triangle shawl.
CROCHET DUDE
Drew Emborsky tells us what’s going on in his growing crochet kingdom.
EDITOR’S LETTER
ABBREVIATIONS AND YARN RESOURCES
LEARN TO KNIT
LEARN TO CROCHET
HERE’S HOW
RETAILERS
LAST STITCH

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Season

Spring summer, Fall, winter, Holiday

Year

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012