Enjoy the full-color scanned, interactive PDF of this early issue of your favorite knitting magazine! Learn how to modernize a vintage pattern: find them everywhere, from garage and estate sales, to public libraries. These vintage patterns not only spark your creativity, they often offer silhouettes and styles that have come back into vogue! Simple alterations to sizing and gauge can be enough to modernize the pattern’s fit and make it perfect for you. A Brief History of Sweater Fashion details the sweater’s unwritten origins—sweaters were originally garments primarily for men and featured custom elements like welting and gussets that were tailored to a specific man’s occupation, allowing ease of movement while fishing and farming. Learn how knitted sweaters transitioned from the field to mainstream fashion for men and women alike. Travel to Norway with Marilyn Murphy and meet Annemor Sundbo, a textile designer, weaving teacher, and fiber extraordinaire. Learn her extraordinary story as owner and sole operator of the “shoddy mill,” where she recycles old textiles for new use. This issue brings warm sweaters, retro-themed garments, plus accessories for winter wear, plus Strands from the editor, letters from readers, Beyond the Basics tutorials, knitting folklore, and more!