New Cast On Magazine

W’e’ve really gotten connected with the magazines–Cast On, Interweave Knits, Verena…. These are the biggest bargain in knitting today.  Just take a look at the new Cast On for February-April 2009.

Cast On Feb2009

Cast On Feb2009

This is the magazine of The Knitting Guild of America–TKGA– and honestly, they aren’t very good at promoting themselves, but they’re learning!  This magazine is a great value, whether you buy it singly or subscribe.  And TKGA has so much to offer!

Cast On has been redesigned/refocused to emphasize all the great educational benefits of this organization.  There are more technical articles than before, and they span all types of knitters from absolute novice to expert.

And you know, there was a time BEFORE Ravelry, where Social Knitworking took place in your local TKGA Guild.  These groups are still there in your town, or if they aren’t, why not start one?


New Cast On Magazine — 2 Comments

  1. I have a Cast-On knitting magazine from 1991, and there is a sweater in there done in enterloc with Mohair yarn(Ironstone) … Since is 20 yrs old I have a problem locating the English Mohair….. Any suggestions???????
    Mary Otavka

  2. Hi Mary,
    Ironstone English Mohair is discontinued, but it was a worsted weight mohair/wool/nylon blend that was a bit on the heavy side. That’s probably because the wool content was higher than a plain mohair/nylon blend.

    There are several worsted mohair yarns out there now; the one we carry is Louet’s. Louet also makes a worsted weight version of Kidlin, which is half linen & half kid mohair. It’s obviously not as fuzzy as pure mohair, and it’s also more expensive.

    Brushed mohair has waned in popularity, mostly because it’s so tickly. There is a good substitute out there in brushed alpaca, which gives a similar fuzzy halo look but is soft and much less irritating. If you can let me know the gauge specified in the pattern I could suggest an idea or two