The Mild Weather Issue of Stranded Magazine launched last Thursday and I’m so proud of our second issue! Fall is my favorite time of year and I love planning projects for the cooler months. Sitting down with a hot cup of herbal tea, new knitting projects on my needles, and something good to watch on tv is just about a perfect evening in my book. The Mild Weather Issue has sweaters and accessories, tutorials, articles, and a recipe. You can take a look on Ravelry if you want to see all the patterns together. This issue is an homage to the Pacific Northwest, my home of almost 15 years (I can’t really believe that!).
My design contribution to the issue is Tupshin. Tupshin is a pair of wool socks knit from the cuff down with classic sock construction. What makes knitting these socks fun is the wee bit of colorwork at the top of the leg, which is great for practicing colorwork techniques, and the simple eyelet lace pattern, which is great if you’re new to knitting lace. Tupshin is inspired by the look of traditional hiking socks with their contrasting cuffs, heels, and toes. They’re a lovely little knit and a great project if you want to expand your knitting repertoire to include stranded knitting or lace.