There is a new and exciting print magazine for spinners: PLY Magazine. I received my first issue last week; Autumn 2013: The Color Issue. It is the second issue of PLY. The first issue is sold out.
I discovered the magazine last month. I was bored with Spin Off and typed “spinning magazines” into Google and up came PLY. It is a project of avant–garde spinner Jacey Boggs. I then watched Boggs impassioned Kickstarter video and immediately went back to the PLY website and subscribed.
I am very pleased with PLY. The content is practical and inspiring. The authors and models are all ages and from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Jacey Boggs herself has numerous tattoos; so do some of the authors and models. It has a younger, fresher feel to it than Interweave Press magazines, yet also includes knowledge from longtime experts like Deb Menz.
I highly recommend that spinners give their money to Jacey Boggs and subscribe today.
Knit Inspiration: Free Shawl Knitting Cheat Sheet – Laylock Knitwear Design
This 1-page cheat sheet provides the shaping formulas, and row-by-row instructions for knitting 5 such shawls: square, circular, triangular, semi-circular, and heart-shaped. All you need is some yarn, a pair of needles, and some stitch markers. If you’re stuck on a desert island, you can improvise with plant filaments, some smooth sticks (sharpened to a point), and a few seashells with holes in them. You’ll need the instructions though, so click here & print them out now, and tuck them away safely in your pocket!
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