Superheroes! - Winter 2016

Our last print issue! Get it while you can!

• Captain America Shawl by Eric T. Cormack
• Green Lantern Beanie by Silver Faction
• Crochet Tiger, Hidden Stuffing by Shannon Saar
• Bearded Man Scarf by Anno Made Knits
• the next installment of A Shepherd's Life by Donna Lehrer

Check out our Contents page here!

Light & Airy - Summer/Fall 2015

Two great seasons crammed into one great issue! Lacy shawls and Tardis Mitts. Clothespin Caddys and Pumpkin Hats. Artlces on dyeing with berries. An interview with Betsy Kuhn from Elgin Knit Works. What else will you find in this latest issue?

• Tiu Top by Francoise Danoy
• Pink Summer Fling Top by Lise Solvang
• Board Game Brunch Socks by Amelia Plunk
• An adorable stuffed owl pattern by 11-year-old knitter Ella Reese-Clauson
• the next installment of A Shepherd's Life by Donna Lehrer
• Turkish spinning by Adina Salmansohn
• a YarnCon 2015 recap by Shannon Saar
• awesome yarn reviews, including independent yarn makers from YarnCon 2015

Check out our Contents page here!

Celebrate Color - Spring 2015

The one-year anniversary issue of Chicago Knits Magazine! You might have to put down your gardening trowel to read this issue. But have no worries! There is an article on how to plant a dye garden, so you can knit AND garden. What else will you find in this issue?

• CTA Train Pillow Pattern
• Spring Romance Top
• Crochet Beach Bag
• Crochet Cupcake to celebrate our birthday!
• an interview with Nina Rubin, the owner of Nina: A Well-Knit Store in Wicker Park, Chicago
• a new feature article on sheep farming by Donna Lehrer
• a great article with the trio of amazing women who started YarnCon
• awesome new yarn reviews, including Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag and Fleur de Fiber Royal Street
• excellent new book reviews, including Geek Knits, including a bowtie modeled by Tom Servo. :)

Check out our Contents page here!

Art Deco in Chicago - Winter 2015

The fourth issue of Chicago Knits Magazine has shipped out! And while the magazine are probably in the back of a cold mail truck somewhere, hopefully you are all warm and knitting. What will you find in this latest issue? All things inspired by the Art Deco movement. Cloche hats, fingerless gloves, lacy shawls, cardigans... all with a hint of 1920s fashion. You'll also find

• an interview with Cathy Montoya, the owner of Montoya Fiber Studio
• an article on The Dutch Knitters
• awesome new yarn reviews
• excellent new book reviews, including a knit Kama Sutra book. :)

Check out our Contents page here!

Fall Into Chicago - Fall 2014

The third issue of Chicago Knits Magazine is almost here! As much as we're not looking forward to the chilly weather, we are looking forward to sharing with you some amazing patterns and articles.

• Read about Esther's Place Fiber Arts Studio in Big Rock, IL
• Read about life in the Faroe Islands
• A Chicago Flag Sweater
• Super Chunky Blanket
• Conductive Gloves
• Vintage Balaclava (from 1918)
• Baby Skinny Jeans
• Your New Favorite Scarf (crochet)
• Lacy Leg Warmers

And information on Spinzilla 2014, a summer festival recap, and an interview with Go-Girl Knitting. Oh, and don't forget the book, yarn, and product reviews!

Check out our Contents page here!

The Man Issue - Summer 2014

The second issue of Chicago Knits Magazine is almost upon us! We're excited to have an issue completely dedicated to the Y chromosome. Here are just a few things that you'll find in our July issue:

• Interview with Franklin Habit
• Interview with Sister Arts Studio owner, Donna Palicka
• World War I Service Sweater (vintage from 1916)
• Off-the-Grid V-Neck Sweater
• Diamond Pattern Socks
• Bathing Costume (vintage 1920)
• Jock Strap (yup, you read that right)
• Stadium Blanket (crochet)
• Vice Grips

Not to mention all of our amazing articles about TNNA, knitting with the Lincoln Park Community Shelter, and knitting at the grand opening of the Sonic in Uptown. Oh, and don't forget the yarn and product reviews! We got our hands on Blue Sky Alpacas new EXTRA yarn. Yum!

Check out our Contents page here!

The Inaugural Issue - Spring 2014

Welcome to the first issue of Chicago Knits Magazine, the only magazine dedicated solely to the Chicago yarn craft scene. We will be focusing on knitting, crochet, and yarn spinning. In each issue, we'll have interviews with local shop owners, the latest craft book reviews, yarn and gadget reviews, the patterns for the latest fashion trends, and vintage patterns from the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Plus the best places to knit in our awesome city!

Our first issue has been out for almost two months and it's doing great! Our reception at YarnCon went very well and we're well on our way to 150+ subscriptions.

The Spring issue has a variety of patterns that appeal to several different types of knitters. Included in this issue:
• Road Warrior Shawl by Lisa Whiting (both knit and crochet)
• Chicago Pride Hat
• Toddler Acorn Hat
• DIY Fingerless Mitts
• Party Girl Shrug (vintage from 1953)
• Skull Earflap Hat
• Quick N' Easy Washcloths (crochet)
• Double Double Beanie (crochet)
• Marcelona Jacket (crochet vintage from 1916)

In addition to the patterns, there are interesting and informative articles on spinning, yarn organization, and an interview with the owner of Sifu Design Studio and Fine Yarns.

Check out the Spring 2014 Content page here!

twitter facebook pinterest ravelry
hit counters