Knitscene is in the shop. Summer is always a little dicey when it comes to a whole magazine's worth of designs, but I think there are several items in here that are cool and wearable.
Grace Akhrem, and she shows some cool, architectural stuff in this spread. The Kaweah Tunic, above, has some fun pockets and an interesting hem. It's done in sock yarn, and it would be great in something with drape like Cascade Heritage Silk.
Morro Tank is worked in Shibui Staccato, and the asymmetry and colorblocking are really modern and cool. The Tuolumne Tank, below, has a similar feel, but it worked up in a flowy linen.
Helium Sweater, and the back shaping is really unusual, too.
Argon Tee, but I love the pop of color at the shoulder. I would need to find matching earrings, though.
little shorty mitts are total winners. Great gift idea, too. I've been looking for a reason to take home some bright yellow Fyberspates Vivacious DK. Perhaps I have found it.
Radon Pullover is a show stopper, dontcha' think? It was written for Tosh Sock, but Shibui Staccato is on the shelves and available in some bright and crazy colors.
Stoxa Tank is kind of cute. Again, done in a sock yarn. I would look at Rowan Siena 4 Ply for this. It's a crisp fingering weight cotton that would look nice in the lace and reverse stockinette.
Lea Pullover looks like a goddess top to me...so regal. We have a great selection of Classic Elite Firefly on the shelves right now, too.
Bokeh Tank uses Shibui Linen and Silk Cloud held together to create a luscious fabric. There's the tiniest bit of lace detail, too, to keep things interesting.
Gambeson Tunic. The pattern schematic shows it as a rectangle, but there is obviously some interesting short row shaping and textural stuff going on with this.
Linum Tee (aka Will Be Mine). I think this is really beautiful, and I can't wait to work it up in Shibui Linen.
I guess this issue had more good stuff than I thought! What caught your eye?