Enjoy the full-color scanned, interactive PDF of this early issue of your favorite knitting magazine! In this issue, join Myrna Stahman in an exploration of the Elegant Seamen’s Scarf and the history behind this community-driven knitting tradition. Knitting has forever been an activity that can easily contribute to charity; learn about the traditions of the past and get modern patterns to make a seamen’s scarf to spread warmth in your own community, or just in your own home! Explore knitting by machine and learn tips and tricks for machine knitting and how to use handknit patterns on knitting machines. Learn what stitches work well on knitting machines, and which might require modification. Take a look at High Tech Knitting and learn about knitting software that can modernize the way you knit. Learn how to design and knit your own garments with different computer software, from garment styling to designing patterns from scratch. Join the Knits staff in Shawl We Dance, where staff members took on the challenge of knitting the Garter Lace Triangle Shawl in different luxury yarns with surprisingly unique results. Go beyond the basics with a look at luxury fibers: learn about laundering, storing, and problem solving for finer fibers. This issue brings an elegant collection of classic pullovers, jackets, and the versatile Cradle-to-Couch Blankets. Plus, get Strands from the editor, letters from readers, Beyond the Basics tutorials, knitting folklore, and more!