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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jogless stripes redux, coming May 5, 2009

update, February 2011: The article previewed below is now serialized in TECHknitting blog, beginning here
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TECHknitting hits print!

Among the wonderful articles and patterns in the upcoming Summer 2009 issue of INTERWEAVE KNITS, there will be an article by TECHknitter (that's me!) on the subject of Jogless stripes.


Parts of the information covered has been seen before, but in a different format and with different illustrations (click here). In the magazine, this information is re-presented with all-new illustrations. Not previously covered on TECHknitting blog and new to the magazine is instruction on jogless barber-pole (aka helix) stripes, with a neat trick for making this kind of stripes easier (much easier!) as well as a trick for making the elusive single-row jogless stripe. Pick up a copy and see for yourself--on sale May 5th, or by subscription (click here).

I'm excited about this debut, and hope you will like TECHknitting in this new medium (print!)
--TECHknitter

52 comments:

  1. When, oh when! are you going to write a book!? I find your examples and especially the illustrations, to be the best at explaining almost everything. Your site is the first I go to for instructional information. I would be your very first pre-order! Did you know that you can self-publish thru Amazon? Please do!

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  2. You are a knitting superstar. It will be great to see your fabulous work in print. Congrats!

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  3. I'm excited--having just done a project where I tried to do single-row jogless stripes. I can wait to get my issue in the mail!

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  4. Great news! Interweave really needs a higher quality of graphic illustration for knitting techniques.
    I shall look forward to reading your article!

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  5. congrats! i don't think i've identified myself here yet, but i've been reading with interest for awhile & planned to use your jogless stripe technique for a hat i plan to make soon. but maybe i'll wait for the magazine-- single-row jogless stripes would be great to incorporate into the design!

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  6. Yeah! I could use all the help I can get!

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  7. You have helped me countless times - grats!

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  8. Congratulations! I refer to your site often when I'm trying to figure out how to make my knitting better! Thanks for all you do!

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  9. Congrats!! I would have never known that was you unless you didn't mention it! :o)

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  10. How exciting for you to cross media! Congratulations! (Oh, and to the publishers of InterWeave Knits, I'm going out to buy a copy for this article.)

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  11. I don't know why you don't have a regular column in there, actually. It's sorely needed, and you'd be perfect for it.

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  12. I look forward to reading it!

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  13. Congratulations! That's just the sort of article the knitting magazines need more of! I seldom buy the magazines because I don't knit sweaters - but I love tech articles like yours>

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  14. Does it include info on jogless stripes in the round when switching from knit to purl and back again, rather than all just in Knit?

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  15. Congratulations on the move to print! I hope that the next step is a book of your own. That'd be swell, so I wouldn't have to wade through back issues of Interweave to get useful information such as you've been putting on this here website all these years.

    Keep up the beautiful, lucid, thorough technique info!

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  16. Yea! Congrats. I'm sadly a "jogful" knitter. I CAN'T WAIT for this issue! Glad to see you in the 'zine.
    -C

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  17. Sign me up for a pre-order of your book.
    I'm a HUGE fan of your work.

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  18. Kudos to you!

    Pamela

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  19. I can hardly wait to see it. I'm not really that good at this technique, and since I don't knit in front of my computer, print is convenient for me to use.

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  20. Congratulations! Not a moment too soon - your wonderful diagrams and clear instructions deserve to be shared with the widest possible readership.

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  21. The only reason I really look at Interweave Knits is the Beyond the Basics section which I think has been discontinued? Anyway, technical info like this is the driving factor for buying a magazine.

    Please publish a book! Or a subscription service to get a printable version of each blog entry that I can put in my tech info binder. I'd pay for that.

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  22. You're officially "mainstream" now! I too would happily pre-order any book you might choose to publish. Shall we bombard Interweave with fan mail?

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  23. yay, congrats! but are they really using your blog name instead of your real name?

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  24. Congratulations! I have to admit I was a little underwhelmed when I looked at the pattern preview for the upcoming Interweave issue, but am super-excited about your article.

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  25. That's awesome! Congratulations!! I'm definitely gonna go out and buy that issue!

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  26. I was flipping through my copy of Knits and when I got to your article, I thought "this looks like something by TechKnitter." And lo and behold! I always go to you when I need to figure something out find your illustrations especially helpful. Congratulations on your article!

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  27. I love this article and this issue. It doesn't really matter to me if I will actually knit any of the patterns.

    The barber pole concept is intriguing. Do you have any pictures of an actual hat or something done in this manner?

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  28. Thank you so very much for the jog-free tips. I used them yesterday on a felted bag and it looks soooooooooooo much nicer than my previous attempts. I've made a lot of bags/hats in the past and this will definitely improve my results from now on. You are the best!!

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  29. Agreeing with everyone else that you need to publish a book! I would love to have your techniques in a conveniently sized book that could ride in the bottom of my knitting bag for all those moments when I need to make a jogless stripe, or a better increase, or a more suitable buttonhole.

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  30. I got the magazine today! Yay!

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  31. Way to go! You are great resource!

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  32. Congratulations, TECHknitter!

    I use (and enjoy!) "barber-pole/helix" striping in my 3-Color Spiral Cap pattern, but I leave all the yarn-changes stacked in one spot -- just always take up the bottom strand when I get there and take care not to pull the strand too tight. I do stagger the beginnings and endings, though. I originally got the idea of spiralling single-round stripes from a Meg Swansen video -- probably the Dubbelmossa tape which has lots of color-work tips/tricks; or else the Knitting Glossary (a great DVD, btw).

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  33. congrats! well-deserved

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  34. Congratulations! I was so pleased to open my Interweave knits and find your excellent article in there? can we expect more? Yes?

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  35. Hi! Just wanted you to know that I've given you a Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us! Hop over when you have a moment - http://knittingintherealworld.blogspot.com/2009/05/kreativ-blogger-award.html

    Danita

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  36. I look forward to reading it!

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  37. Good for you Techknitter! :-)

    Carla M (we met at SnB Utrecht last year)

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  38. That's awesome. When they send me surveys asking what I want to read about in issues I always say technical info and reference your blog. Congratulations and thank you for sharing it all.

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  39. I rarely buy a knitting magazine (hiding my stack of them) but I got that one just for your article. The funny thing is, jogs don't bother me.

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  40. I saw the article this afternoon, and forgot that you had mentioned it. Cool!

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  41. That's exciting. I can't wait to see. Although, I can't quite claim that much fame--check out the May photo on the knitty.com calendar--it's mine!

    Cheers!!

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  42. Good for you. Congratulations!

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  43. Dear TECHKnitter,

    As many other said: Please publish a book!!!
    Or as SadieKate said: a subscription service to get a printable version of each blog entry.
    I actually printed almost all your blog entries to be sure to keep them for the future. But I would really prefer a nicer printed version.
    I subsribes to IK and enjoyed your article so much !!!!

    A bientôt,
    Chantal (aka stamm92)

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  44. That is so COOL! It must be so exciting to see your name in print.

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  45. Congratulations! I have to second (or third!) the request for a book! Thanks for all the great info!

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