Enjoy the full-color scanned, interactive PDF of this early issue of your favorite knitting magazine! In this issue, join Marilyn Murphy on a Scandinavian journey and tour Dale Yarn & Knitwear through Marilyn’s travel journal. Learn the origins of Dale Yarn & Knitwear (founded as Dale Fabrikker) and their mission to provide Norway with contemporary and accessible knitting products, patterns, and designs. Meet designer Vivian Hoxbro, who loves knitting and color in equal amounts and has experience in knitwear design, knitting software development, and teaching. Learn Vivian’s unique technique for knitting domino squares, and put it to practice with the Greensleeves sweater and vest patterns for adults and children. Read about the journey of Larimer County 4-H Alternate Grand Champion winner Kimberly Pepmiller—the challenges she faced in knitting her cabled sweater are ones every knitter can relate to, from difficulties in reading and deciphering a pattern with a few errors, to struggling with the quality of yarn. Be inspired by her ability to overcome these challenges and withstand the scrutiny of rigorous 4-H judging. Take a crash-course in button making with Nancy Nehring and learn how to make the perfect button to accompany each garment you knit. This issue is filled with classic knitting patterns for cardigans, sweaters, socks, home décor, and a sweet baby blanket, in addition to Strands from the editor, letters from readers, Beyond the Basics tutorials, knitting folklore, and more!