Interweave Knits Fall 2011: Interview + Flanders Bay Pullover

We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Fall issue of Interweave Knits, and are delighted to say that it is finally here!


Kelbourne Woolens + The Fibre Company are featured in two different {but equally exciting!} ways. First, we were lucky enough to be asked to contribute an interview to the magazine. Turning the typical format slightly on its head, instead of being interviewed together by a member of the IK staff, we were asked to interview one another. The end result was a really fun - and long! - recording of stories and anecdotes about our knitting, the start of Kelbourne Woolens and insight into the day-to-day happenings of running a yarn company. The folks at Interweave did a wonderful job of compiling it into a printable interview, and we are delighted to be able to share more about "us" with you! {And a special thanks goes to Maura Kirk for taking some of the photos of us and our studio seen here, and Danielle of Fibre Space for a wonderful set-up of the Vintage Modern Knits trunk show pictured below at her shop.}


Additionally, there is a book excerpt from Vintage Modern Knits featured in the issue. The Flanders Bay Pullover {rav link}, named after a bay off Schieffelin Point in Maine where Kate travels every summer, is a modern take on a traditional French sailor's navy shirt. We opted to hold off on publishing the pattern in the book due to space constraints - all those techniques took up a lot more space than we originally anticipated! - and are very excited to finally see it in print.


Knit out of Organik, a beautifully soft and strong yarn perfect for sweaters, The pullover begins with a tubular cast on for 2x2 rib, then the body is worked in the round to the armholes and then knit back and forth.  The sleeves are worked back and forth in stripes and then seamed. Set-in sleeves provides additional structure to the garment.

Pattern Specs: • Finished Size: About 31¾ (35¼, 38¾, 42¼, 46, 49½)” (80.5 89.5, 98.5, 107.5, 117, 125.5 cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 35¼”. • Yarn: Organik: seawater (MC1), 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins; arctic tundra (MC2), 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins, aquatic forest (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins. • Needles: Body and sleeves: size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 24” or 36” (60 or 90 cm) circular (cir). Ribbing: size U.S. 6 (4 mm): 16” (40 cm) and 24” or 36” (60 or 90 cm) cir. • Notions: Markers (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; stitch holders; tapestry needle. • Gauge: 17 stitches and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needle.

To grab a copy of the new issue, visit your LYS. We hope you love what you see {and read}!