Clotheshorse is a new digital magazine that launched last week.
As opposed to a traditional magazine like Vogue Knitting or Interweave Knits that you would buy at your local yarn store, Clotheshorse is only online. You can read the articles for free, see pictures and basic information about the projects, and purchase individual patterns.
As an aside, Knitty is, obviously, also a digital magazine. The difference is the articles AND patterns are free in Knitty.
Since every editor brings their own vibe to a magazine you’ll find different style patterns in each. This means you might always love one magazine but not another or you might bounce back and forth depending on the issue.
It’s just another example of how lucky we are to have so much variety available to us when we settle down to knit or crochet. We can admire someone’s project, but know we don’t have to make it if it isn’t our style.
An advantage of these digital magazines is you can buy just the patterns that strike your fancy. Sort of like flipping through the pattern binders at your local yarn store to buy individual patterns rather than a booklet.
But I’m not here to just wax poetic about the vast variety of patterns from which we can select. I’m here to point out that two of our yarns are featured in patterns in the new Clotheshorse Magazine!
The Creausa set designed by Melody Fulone in the “Natural Elements Collection” uses Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy yarn.
The motifs for the necklace and earrings are crocheted and then treated to be stiff. There is extra fun with this project because along with crocheting the motifs you make the necklace as well. A trip to the local yarn store AND the local bead store? Sounds good to me!
Hempathy is a 41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Modal blend that comes in 154 yard balls. It is available in 29 colors.
This yarn is a great choice for warm weather garments and had lovely drape. It is featured in Lavold’s new Spring book #24-The Sugar & Spice Collection. You can also see it in book #22-The Lazy Days Collection and book #14-Dreamweaver.
Here is a bigger picture of the Creausa necklace from Clotheshorse? Isn’t it charming? I bet after making the necklace and earrings you could make additional motifs for a barrette or bracelet.
Ruca is a 100% Sugar Viscose yarn from Araucania that comes in 263 yard hanks and 58 colors (both solid and variegated).
The swing and drape of this yarn is used to good advantage in the Cadmium duster designed by Jennifer Lori in the “Sports Lux” collection.
This striking garment uses a mix of stockinette and drop stitch sections to create texture and interest.
Looks to me like it would be suitable for an advanced beginner.
No sleeves will make it great for wearing when the weather heats up as well as allow you to finish faster. No sleeves to knit or sew in!
There are plenty of other interesting patterns in Clotheshorse as well. You should pop over and take a look.