The time has come for sunny days and beach-side knitting, and the Warm Weather 2017 issue of Stranded Magazine has the perfect patterns for just that. Designers Cory Ellen Boberg, Neisha Abdulla, Erin Birnel, Henna Markkanen, Melissa Metzbower, and Noriko Ho have created a wonderful variety of patterns for either wearing or working on while sitting by the sea – summer tops, socks, lightweight pieces to wrap around your shoulders, and more. They’re ready for you to find the perfect yarns and cast on.
Also included in the issue is a selection of articles and tutorials to keep you entertained when you’re not too busy knitting. We spoke to one of the founders of Local Color Fiber Studio to find out about farming their own dye materials and the company’s unique business in this issue’s feature. Faith Parke-Dodge penned the history of the knit swimsuit in her educational article. For something different, Rebecca Mongrain encourages trying out adult coloring books in her piece on the topic, and we included an illustration for you to print out and fill in. To help you make the best warm-weather projects possible, we’ve got a set of tutorials for you that will help you more easily join plant yarns. Last but not least, as in every issue, designers give their recommendations on what to watch or listen to while working on each pattern.