With Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2011 special issue about to be released and the pattern preview posted on the website, I can finally share news about a pattern I designed for this issue - the Northwoods Coasters squares!
Although I've had print and downloadable patterns available for some time, this is my first magazine design and I was thrilled to work with such wonderful people at Interweave Knits.
This issue is packed with gorgeous patterns to get started on your holiday knitting.
The Northwoods pattern is included in the 'Log Cabin Knits' story theme, and makes a nice project to cozy up your winter tabletop, or as a set for a quick but thoughtful gift.
These easy short row squares are knit all in one piece from very small amounts of yarn. The squares make wonderful drinks or mug coasters, but might also be cute (perhaps made with leftover project yarn) pieced together for sofa pillows, table runners or even blankets.
I'll do a proper post with more photos, information and details about the pattern soon. Holiday Gifts 2011 will officially be on newsstands September 6th, so check your LYS or local bookstore for it, and you can see the full issue or pre-order it on the Interweave website here.
With dozens of gorgeous patterns for knitting and gifting included, this issue is a terrific value, and will certainly be one of those 'keepers'.
Magazine cover and mug photos courtesy of Interweaveknits.com