Enjoy the full-color scanned, interactive PDF of this early issue of your favorite knitting magazine! Spend a weekend with Valentina Devine, a designer, dyer, and teacher passionate about knitting. The daughter of a Russian mother and German father, Valentina’s turbulent early life in pre-World War II Berlin influenced her early knitting pieces that gained successful exhibitions in America. This spitfire knitter entertains her classes with anecdotal tales of her knitting adventures, while working her way through the class giving tips and guidance to her knitting flock. After reading this segment, you’ll feel like you’ve spent a weekend workshop with Valentina, and your knitting will reflect the positive results! Learn how to work your way through your yarn stash and successfully knit Yarn Collector’s Sweaters. With careful planning and testing, you can mix yarns for astonishingly beautiful results. Join Judith Durant in traveling to the Cherry Tree Hill Farm in Vermont where Cheryl Potter creates vibrant handpainted yarns. Join the Knits staff in Knitting Slumber, where staff members put Valentina Devine’s Creative Knitting tips to practice in the creation of a staff afghan. This issue brings knitted vests, tops, jackets, socks, home décor, and more classic knitting designs. Plus, get Strands from the editor, letters from readers, Beyond the Basics tutorials, knitting folklore, and more!