Italian Knitting Magazines

Hello! Hope you all have been having a good week. I have been wanting to blog about my cool Italian knitting magazines for such a long time. Wherever I travel I pop over to local wool shops. I got them in a random wool shop in Sardegna last summer. Check these out!
Speciale Maglia 9 Donna 1

Lovely jumbo leaf pattern at the back.

Lovely jumbo leaf pattern at the back.

Love the structure of the cardigan and the button detail.

Love the structure of the cardigan and the button detail.

This is a matching cape and the arm warmer. So elegant!

This is a matching cape and the arm warmer. So elegant!

Tricot Selezione

Tricot Selezione

How cool is this!?

How cool is this!?

Crochet short sleeve cardigan.

Crochet short sleeve cardigan.

I do love this top.

I do love this top.

Uomo...

Uomo...

Chunky cables. I think I should explore the use of a zipper for a garment more.

Chunky cables. I think I should explore the use of a zipper for a garment more.

This feels very Italian... You would usually see this kind of jumper in a neutral colour right? So cool!

This feels very Italian... You would usually see this kind of jumper in a neutral colour right? So cool!

Another very Italian design. Such nice ideas.

Another very Italian design. Such nice ideas.

Do you have any local knitting magazines that you randomly bought before? I should dig out more :D AAwww, I would love to go back to Italy again…! ;)

Responses to “Italian Knitting Magazines”

  1. Pili

    Those cardigans are really lovely! And I agree with you, I want to go back to Italy again! I have a friend that lives in Florence, and I haven’t gone to visit here in a long time!

    • kyoko

      Hi Pili!
      Oh I LOVE Florence! It is such a beautiful place and I have a fond memory of my visit there with my mum (she was much healthier then etc etc..).
      Whenever I visit Italy, I often feel I wish I could speak Italian. Since you can speak Spanish, you probably can understand their language pretty well right? If only I could read their knitting language…
      ;)
      x
      Kyoko

  2. Giuli

    Do you know you have an Italian follower who reads ALL your post???
    I’m a big fan of your blog and read by mail ALL your topic! I love Japan style, Japanese fabric and all crafts thing from Japan… so I think to be in a good place!
    If you need Italian magazine just ask!!
    I will be happy to help you! =)
    Giuli in Italy

    • kyoko

      Ciao Giuli!
      Thank you so much for such a lovely comment!! ;) Both Wesley and I are very fond of Italy (love food, clothes, people, culture, crafts, music etc etc…) and if we are not either in the UK or Japan, we usually fly to Italy. I just love the Italian knitting and crochet magazine for both fashion and home. They are amazing! When I am in Japan (usually once a year or so), you must also not hesitate to ask me for anything from there! I was seriously thinking of learning Italian but haven’t had a chance but I will one day in a very near future!
      x
      Kyoko

  3. Reading your post I thought it was funny how we, Italian knitters, often despise our magazines – models that are too old, outdated techniques, ugly yarn – and instead look at the Japanese or English magazines.
    Believe me, I didn’t know “Donna”…I’ll search for it :)

    • kyoko

      Hello Tzugumi!
      I used to think exactly the same about the Japanese magazines. Every time my husband and I travel to Italy I see so many wonderful Italian knitting magazines in shops all around! There is one I bought called”Tutto Punto Croce e Ricamo”. Although this one is mainly crochet and other needle work, there are the most wonderful patterns for home decor items. It really made me want to travel back to Italy again and literally do knitting and crochet all the time! :D Also, it’s not knitting but do you know what is very difficult to find in England which is abundant in Italy? Zucchini flower!! I am thinking of growing them on my patio as I love them so much :D Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
      x
      Kyoko

      • When I was twenty years old I used to buy a nice knitting and crochet magazine, “TuttoUncinetto”, but unfortunately now is not available…sometimes I buy “Susanna solo maglia”, or “Burda maglia”, but I prefer to get all my favourite patterns from ravelry…in this way I found your blog, knitting your “Iphone Purse” as a gift for a friend of mine.

        Oh zucchini flowers! I love them! What cities have you visited during your trip to Italy? I live in the South, in the region called Puglia, and zucchini flowers stuffed with bread crumbs is one of our traditional cuisine :)
        Hugs!

      • kyoko

        Hi Tzugumi!
        How exciting to know other Italian magazine names! Yes there are so many wonderful patterns on Ravelry. What would we do without Ravelry – I am not sure! ;)
        I ate so many zucchini flowers (I nearly thought I would turn into a zucchini flower!) when I travelled to Sardegna. I have been to Milan, Rome, Florence and seriously thinking of going back to Florence again (there was a beautiful embroidery shop which I cannot forget about!). I am definitely going to Puglia for zucchini flower cuisine. I think I may not come back to the UK afterwards. They are so yummy!
        x
        Kyoko

  4. Hi Dear
    those magazines are so beautiful, do you love cables ?
    here in France , the most popular knitting magazine is “la droguerie”
    look here
    http://tricots-de-la-droguerie.fr/

    is really very simple , but so cute and so french :)
    have a beautiful w end , here in Paris is really very cold brrrrrr,
    Xoxo

    • kyoko

      Hello Madomoiselle Alex! :D
      Oh do I not love “la droguerie” so much?? They are amazing aren’t they? It’s so frustrating that the shop is not in the UK (while it is very popular in Japan!!). I visited Paris around the new years time few years back and it was such a magical place (my husband – boyfriend then!!;) got a surprise ticket for me), but I didn’t have a chance to visit la droguerie shop. Thank you so much for the link. There are so many cute patterns there and I am thinking of getting some this week (very naughty I know but hey, life is too short to do all the knitting! ;) )
      Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!
      x
      Kyoko

  5. Hi,
    I like Japanese style
    but difficult to find Japanese style knitting with English instruction
    do you have Japanese style knitting with English?
    because I don’t understand Japanese.

    • kyoko

      Hello!
      So lovely to “meet you” on the world of Cotton & Cloud! There is a nice small Japanese-style knitting books by Kotomi Hayashi“>I think majority of her books have some sort of English written on it so you should be able to follow it. Also most of the Japanese stitch books have charts so that you don’t need to understand Japanese :D
      If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me :D Hope you had a lovely weekend!
      x
      Kyoko

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