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Laine - spring 2024 - issue 20 - Waterways

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The lovely spring issue Laine 20, Waterways, invites you to spend a day by the sea. The issue includes ten beautiful and unique knits perfect for the season: the kind that will keep you warm on the first spring days when you can’t get enough of the outdoors but still need that extra layer to keep you warm.

This issue’s photos were taken in Suomenlinna: an inhabited sea fortress in the Baltic Sea, just in front of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. They depict a lazy day spent by the sea — you can almost smell the salty air and feel the soft breeze in your hair!

Let your knitting bloom! This issue features not one but two designs that are decorated with flowers. The little embroidered buds in Marion Mursic’s Sea Salt hoodie are created using French knots, lazy daisy stitch and spider stitch, and Joey Poh’s Propagation socks feature tiny flowers protected by a dainty trellis.

In the articles, we meet the Finnish knitwear designer Jenny Ansah who wants to bring a stronger sense of community to the world of handicrafts, and Maria Zeb Benjamin, the co-founder of The Wool Library: a grassroots organisation that celebrates British wool.

Issue 20, Spring 2024, includes:
  • 10 knitting patterns (both charts and written instructions provided): 5 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 tee, 2 shawls and 1 pair of socks.
  • An interview with the Finnish knitwear designer Jenny Ansah who wants to bring a stronger sense of community to the world of handicrafts.
  • The results of our first-ever Laine Knitting Survey, with 4,433 responses from knitters from all over the world. Read what knitting looks like in the 2020s and how knitters hope to see it evolve!
  • Jeanette Sloan’s Fibre Talk: a regular article on Jeanette chatting with interesting people. In this issue, she meets Maria Zeb Benjamin from The Wool Library, a grassroots organisation that celebrates British wool.
  • Five Ways by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro, who explores how artificial intelligence might change knitting in the future.
  • Where I Knit: a regular piece that pictures people knitting in their favourite spot. In this issue, we meet Sascha Faxe, a Danish MP who likes to knit in Parliament meetings.
  • Seasonal recipes to inspire your spring cooking.
  • Book reviews.

Designers featured in this issue: Rebecca Clow, Lily Kate France, Eliza Hinkes, Susanna Kaartinen, Marzena Kołaczek, Marion Mursic, Joey Poh, Olga Putano, Qing Studio and Thea Vesterby.

“The most interesting task for this issue was going through the results of our first-ever Laine Knitting Survey. We received over 4,433 responses from knitters from all over the world, and the best part was reading about all the positive effects of knitting in your lives. As one knitter said: ‘The beginning of a knitting project is like falling in love: you just can’t get enough of it and it is exciting.’ I couldn’t agree more!”

Maija Kangasluoma, Managing Editor

148 pages. Printed in Estonia. 
Print only. No digital download code available.