e Knits, meet designer Shane Waltener and learn how he works to create installation art that is large in size but not overwhelming to viewers. Discover alpaca in The Knitter s Book of Yarn, and learn about the perfect subway mittens from designer Colleen Meagher. Journey with designer Kristin Nicholas and learn how she transitioned from designing professionally to designing independently. Go beyond the basics with set-in sleeves, and learn the best methods for success. With more than 20 patterns, this issue is sure to keep your needles busy!