Saturday, January 16, 2010
Has anyone seen the new Knitscene for Winter/Spring 2010? Here's a preview. I've never bought a Knitscene magazine before, but I got really excited about this issue and will look for it when it hits the newsstands in a couple of weeks.
What I like about it is that it has a lot of reasonable sweaters that are long enough to fit me. I just spent some time looking through my old Interweave Knits, and while I was reaquainted with some things I'd like to make, there are many things I would not wear because they are too weird or too short. In my opinion, long-waisted people like me should avoid cropped sweaters. It's taken me a while to figure that out, but I think I look better in more fitted things that hit just below my waist. And I don't like a draft on my back :o)
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite things from this issue:
Connie Chang Chinchio's Tudor Henley done in all wool DK weight. I love the cables on the cuffs.
Berrocco Design Team's Ninebark Cowl. Look how cute the cowl is! Each knitter can put all her favorite colors in the cowl.
Heather raglan by Cecily Glowick Macdonald. Simple and wearable. Made in Classic Elite Inca Marl, a 100% alpaca, this would be a luxury to wear.
Debbie O'Neill's Equinox Raglan in Noro Silk Garden. I guess knitting it in the round makes the stripes smaller and also gets the stripes to match on the sleeves. I'm not a big fan of wearing Noro, although this colorway is awfully cute.
Those are just some of the sweaters I like--there are also accessories, a couple of lovely shawls, and some guy stuff as well. Looks like an awesome issue.