Tag Archives: preview

It’s Spring & There’s a New Issue of Knitscene!

1 Apr

After 3 terribly long weeks of winter, spring appears to have finally arrived in the Bay Area. And perfect timing, because I was getting awfully sick of my stuffy fall/winter wardrobe. I’ve lived in Texas or San Francisco my entire life, and while San Francisco never gets that cold I still haven’t gotten the hang of dressing for temperatures below 60 degrees on a regular basis. That’s why I just love spring and summer, I get to pull all of my vintage sun dresses out of the back of the closet and get to knit beautiful, lightweight things. I know most of the knitting world is focused on knitting warm garments out of warm yarns, but I’ll take tank tops, short sleeve sweaters, lace, and knitting with lovely fibers like cotton, linen, and hemp.

So of course, I’m bound to be excited when my favorite knitting magazine, Knitscene adds the first ever summer issue (on stands April 19th). I can always find at least a few patterns that make buying the magazine worth it for me, and this issue is no exception. Here are a few of my favorites from the preview:

I never leave my house without a cardigan; Windsor looks excellent for those days when there’s just a little bit of a chill in the air.

Windsor Cardi

I don’t usually do pullovers — they make me look frumpy — but this neckline and silhouette look totally manageable. I’m fighting the urge to buy yarn for it.

Sackets Harbor Pullover

This shawl looks so cute and easy to wear.

insignia shawl

I love the scallop detail and the way the model is wearing the shawl in this photo, but I’m not entirely convinced it would easily stay on my neck. Also, I’ll take that blouse while we’re at it.

figurehead shawl

You can view more of the preview here. Be sure and let me know what you’ll be making from this issue!



Vogue Knitting Fall 2010 Preview

17 Aug

When I woke up this morning the Vogue Knitting fall 2010 preview was waiting for me in my inbox, and I have to say I am incredibly impressed by the designs in the upcoming issue.

London Calling

I tend to not care too much about color work, but this tunic really does it for me. I’ll probably never make it because I just don’t have the patience or motor skills to handle all those colors, but still!

Head of the Class

I don’t think I would ever make this one either, nor is it really my style, but I think the design here is pretty spectacular. I love the dramatic collar paired with the soft, undulating texture of the stitch pattern.

Rebecca Taylor

I love the texture and shaping in this piece. It’s very unique.

I usually wind up gravitating towards a specific collection in every issue, this time my favorite was Force of Nature.

Force of Nature

This is my favorite design of the issue. It may also be in the running for one of my favorite knit designs ever. I can’t get over those sleeves! There’s so much going on, but it all works together so  seamlessly.

Force of Nature

I want to make this one for me. The button covers are great and really give the piece a nice finished look that naked buttons can sometimes ruin.
Another that’s being added to the queue. The way the cables form pleats is beautiful, and I love the short row collar.

What does everyone think of the upcoming issue?

Vogue Knitting Preview!

23 May

I just can’t help but get really, almost absurdly, excited when I see a preview for an upcoming issue of my favorite knitting magazines in my inbox. Yesterday I spent some time perusing the designs from Vogue Knitting’s Early Fall issue and thought I would share some of my favorites.

Urban Cowgirls Collection

I think this may be my one of favorite pieces in Vogue Knitting ever. The collar detail is just so lovely.

Urban Cowgirls Collection

Tanis Gray is one of my favorite designers, so it didn’t surprise me a bit that she was behind this vest.

Urban Cowgirls Collection

Yay! More short sleeve cardigans that I can knit out of cotton and wear over my summer dresses! I really love the styling in this photo too. Must save for reference.

The Weekender Collection

I want this with short sleeves and less orange! I think it would be fun to knit in some kind of bamboo blend. Also, the model totally looks like Chloe Sevigny.

The Weekender Collection

Doesn’t this look insanely cozy? I bet it feels like wearing a hug. A very stylish hug.

This issue will definitely be worth buying for me, so June 8th needs to get here already! What do you think you’ll make from this issue?