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Friday, September 28, 2012

Love Love Love Knit.Wear

It's here!  The eagerly-anticipated knit.wear fall 2012 is in the shop.
This is the third issue of this special publication, and it's beginning to look like a regular offering from Interweave.  I could not be happier about this.  There is something about the aesthetic of this magazine that really appeals to me.  The photography and styling are so clean and minimal, and projects are grouped together in these little stories centered around a common design feature.  Let's take a look.  (I can't access any details on the Interweave site, and Ravelry does not have all of the designs posted yet, so please forgive my incomplete link-fest below.)

The all-over textural details of the pieces in Material Things are so impactful.  I really like these two sweaters, the Lattice Cardigan and Thermal PulloverJamieson's Spindrift or our new Jarbo fingering weight (more on that soon) would be ideal for the cardigan, and Cascade 220 would be ideal for the pullover.
The Open Up story features some cool lace and some really interesting constructions.  I have already queued the Trapezoid Tee, designed in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, which we should be seeing soon.
The Disc Cardigan is made from five rectangles, believe it or not, and the dramatic shape of the Arc and Line Cowl is achieved with some interesting decreasing.
The Nip/Tuck story shows off texture.  The Waved Wrap is a free-flowing thing of beauty.
The Gathered Blouse is quite flattering in Cascade Venezia, and the Smocked Skirt shows promise, too.  The Tucked-Buttonband Cardigan from the cover is part of this story, too.  So many great details.
Elastic showcases some sweaters with simple textures plus ribbing.  I love the Boxed Pullover by Norah Gaughan...I will be casting on for that this weekend.
Amy Christoffer's Columnar Jacket is a winner, too.
The final story, In the Details, is all about the high-impact cable.  The Honeycomb-Collar Pullover in Rowan Cocoon looks so cozy.
The Turned-Cable Cardigan features a big ol' cable that goes all the way around the body of the sweater.
The simple shaping and construction of the Horseshoe Cape shows off the cable to its best.
The Mirrored-Cable Swing Coat would be so warm in Cascade Magnum.  Take a look at the interesting back detail, too.
I've only shown you a handful of the designs in this great magazine, and the articles are worth a look, too.  There is a very interesting piece discussing the use of a sewing machine on your handknits, and a must-have encyclopedia covering all methods of casting on and binding off.
I have my copy in hand, so it is safe to send you all to the shop for yours.  Go now.  Enjoy!

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