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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 2×2 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}!

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