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GiftsforKnitters
Knitterlythingsforeveryone
onyour
list
rill
BookExcerpt:Raisin
YsoldaTeague
Sneakpeekfromhernewbook
TheGiftofaStitch
Brand-newstitchpatterns
rill
MadewithLove
MaggieWojcik
Embroiderheartsongarterstitch
Profile:SusanB.Anderson
LauraBirek
Toydesignerknitsittybitty
.,
HostessGifts
CiriliaRose
Easy
gifts
foreveryparty
PROJECTS
38PlethoraScarf
TemperanceBlackthorne
Instructionspage
47
43KangaHoodCowl
AmyDuncan
Instructionspage54
laythings
28Cephalohedron
EricaSchlueter
Instructionspage30
39ChivalryMitts
AlexisWinslow
Instructionspage48
43FlamboyantShawl
MariaLeigh
Instructionspage56
29McHenry
SusanB.Anderson
Instructionspage32
FolkCraft
0FlipperMitts
SilkaBurgoyne
Instructionspage
49
60FloconsdeNeige
GraceAkhrem
Instructionspage64
9McHenryHat
SusanB.Anderson
Instructionspage
34
40RibandButtonScarf
TalithaKuomi
Instructionspage
50
61CenterpaneTableMat
JocelynJ.Tunney
Instructionspage
64
adeforFun
36ChiantiCarry-All
MarlainaBird
Instructionspage44
41BlackberryWrapCardigan
NancyShroyer
Instructionspage51
62YuleTrees
AnneLenaMattison
Instructionspage66
42ForeverScarf
SimonaMerchant-Dest
Instructionspage52
37ReallyPinkPurse
TaIithaKuomi
Instructionspage45
63Angel
a
Pois
LucindaGuy
Instructionspage67
43WatercolorBeret
CarolJ.Sulcoski
Instructionspage
53
37FriendshipSocks
AmyPalmer
Instructionspage46
63Bird
a
Pois
LucindaGuy
Instructionspage68
 
AHousewithGables
72FrenchQuarterShawl
AnneKuoLukito
Instructionspage78
73AshburyMitts
SimonaMerchant-Dest
Instructionspage80
74ScherenschnitteCardigan
TanisGray
Instructionspage81
75HandworkMitts
JulieTurjoman
Instructionspage82
76HollyberryBonnet
KyokoNakayoshi
Instructionspage83
76HollyberryCape
KyokoNakayoshi
Instructionspage84
77OvershotMittens
CarolJ.Sulcoski
Instructionspage
88
LogCabinKnits
92OakBarrelSocks
SarahFama
Instructionspage98
93ConiferNightsAfghan
MathewGnagy
Instructionspage99
94QuatrefoilCups
KatyaFrankel
Instructionspage100
94NorthwoodsCoasters
RobinUlrich
Instructionspage101
95NovelSleeve
KathyZimmerman
Instructionspage102
95RopeandNettleVest
AngelaHahn
Instructionspage103
96WattleandDaubAfghan
DebbieO'Neill
Instructionspage105
97ManitobaSlippers
AmyPolcyn
Instructionspage106
97BlueThistleShawl
SusannaIC
Instructionspage108
AllLitUP
112MidtownCowl
JennyWilliams
Instructionspage118
113PeaceStreetHat
GraceAkhrem
Instructionspagel18
114FirstFridayShrug
EricaJackofsky
Instructionspage119
115TavernaShawl
SarahFama
Instructionspage120
115JetGloves
RachelErin
Instructionspage122
116ManuscriptVest
SarahFama
Instructionspage
124
117DelanceyScarf
SusannaIC
Instructionspage126
DEPTS
4Strands6ProjectIndex128Advertisers'Index130Glossary134SourcesforSupplies144Ravelings
Mary
Beth
Temple
*
OntheCover:
PeaceStreetHat,page
113
andAshburyMitts,page
73.
PhotographybyJoeCoca
 
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KIMBERLYCHAPMAN
ThefirstthingyouneedtoknowisthatI'manerd.I'mnotascientist,andI'mnotamath-ematician,butIreallydigthatstuff.Infact,whenIfinishthisinterview,I'llgotuneintoanepisodeofDr.
Who.
TheideaoftheknittedDNAmodelbeganwiththebirthofmydaughteraboutthreeyearsago.Gettingpregnantwasdif-ficultforme.Itrequiredalotoffertilitytreatmentsandalotoftime.BythetimeIwaspregnant,everyknittingurgeI'dsuppressedcameout.Icouldn'twaittoknitforthisbaby.Unfortunately,Ihadn'tknitsinceIwasakid,andmyMomtaughtmeupinCanada.So,IGoogledthephrase"howtoknit"andusedthatasmyrefreshercourse.
It
worked,actually,butIstillhadn'tlearnedtoreadapattern.But,therewereallthosefreepatterns!Ifigured,"Howhardcanitbe?"WhatIwantedtomakeforthebabywasahat.AllthepatternskeptcallingforDPNs.Whatwasthat?Ihadnoidea.Butastoresoldmedouble-pointedneedles,andIkindofwingeditfromthere.Thehatturnedoutreally,reallylong,narrow,andpointy.Mybabyturnedouttohaveareallybighead.ButIcrammeditonherany-way,triumphant.Really,thatturnedouttobetheextentofmyknittingskills.So,Iaskedmyself,"WhatcanIknitwithdouble-pointedneedles?"Theanswer?Atube.Manytubes.Iaskedmyself,"WhatcanImakewithtubes?"Asnake,ofcourse.Andaworm.Thatgotdull.Idecided,"Whynotputbarsbetweenthetwistingtubes(sinceIcan'tfigureouthowtountwistthem)?"Andthatwasthebeginning.Imean,didn'tourbaby
need
aknittedDNAtoy?Doesn'teverykid?Soonafter,myin-lawscamefromAustraliatomeetthebaby.Asfatewouldhaveit,mysister-in-lawisabiologist.Sheinformedmethatmybaby'sknittedDNAwastwistedthewrongway.Atthatpoint,Iwasforcedtoengagemyhusbandwho,fortunately,hasaPhDinmathematics.Hehelpedmefigureouthowtoincreaseanddecreaseandendupwiththeoppositetwist.Afterpostingitonline,peoplewentcrazy.Thegroupsofpeoplewhowanteditmostweregeneticengineers,biologists,andpeoplewhowantedtoimpresstheirthesisadvisors.Youcanreallytellthegeeksapart.They'llsaythingslike,"So,youknitthebasepairs."
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INTERWEAVEKNITSGIFTS
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interweaveknits.com
Clockwisefromleft:KimberlyChapman'sknitted,stuffedpisymbol,stackingdonuttoy,andDNAhelix.
EvenmyObGynwantedone.Backthen,Icouldn'tevencountstitches.Iwasthemostcluelessknitterintheworld.Peoplewouldsay,"You'resotalented."AndI'dthink,
"Urn,
actuallyI'mwingingthewholethingwithabigpileofacrylic."Becauseintheend,itwas-andis-allaboutknittinggreattoysandknittingtoysthatnobodyhasknitbefore.Ihavecriteria.Thefinishedproducthastobestrong,ithastobecool,andithastobesafeforinfants.Fromthere,theprojectismoreinterestingtomethantheyarnIuse.Idon'thaveabigfancystash.Primarily,Iknitwithcraft-storeacrylicyarnbecauseit'scheap,itcomesinalotofbrightcolors,andit'shypoallergenic.Whatmorecouldyouwant?PeoplearecuriousaboutwhatI'mworkingonnow.It'sasecret,butIwillsaythatIamcurrentlyworkingongaugeswatchesandplanningtoknitspheres.Let'sjustsayitwillbeatoyreminiscentofamajormathematicalconcept.It'sthekindofconcepteveryonehasseenandalmostnobodyunderstands.You'llrecognizeit,forsure.Andyou'llsay,"Wait,isn'tthatwhatacollegenerdhangsonadorm-roomwall?"
-AstoldtoBethanyLyttle

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