When you think of classic combinations, what comes to mind? Peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, and Laurel and Hardy are a few … and of course, there is coffee and knitting.
In this issue of Interweave Knits, we celebrate this unwavering duo of coffee and knitting. We didn’t take a literal approach. You won’t find colorwork coffee bean motifs here. Rather, designers were called to find inspiration in their favorite local coffee spots to create projects that are cozy, creative, and textural. The resulting patterns make up The Café Collection, and they’re some of our favorites to date. Each offers something interesting and unique. Evelyn Siatra’s Affogato Cardigan is the perfect transitional wardrobe staple, whether you wear it as a cozy housecoat as you shuffle through your morning or grab it on those cooler spring days as you run out the door. The color, style, texture, and ease of the Tisane Cardigan, by Kirsten Joel, is a personal favorite of editor Kerry Bogert. And you won’t be able to wait to cast on Lana Jois’ Rooibos Shawl.
It’s not just about the projects, though. We also have a fun Maker’s Tools for tea lovers and an inspiring Fiber Review that shouldn’t be overlooked. Plus, our technical-content editor, Sandi Rosner, is sharing insights into bind-offs for brioche stitch. And the issue closes with an essay about the unexpected origins of a crocheted cape.
Pour yourself a beverage, grab your knitting, and discover all that this issue of Knits has to offer.