Saturday, July 30, 2005

Vogue Knitting, Fall 2005

Vogue Knitting Fall 2005 The Fall, 2005, issue of Vogue Knitting arrived in the mailbox today.  I'm liking the current colors.  They are bright and happy.

The picture on the left is not the cover photo from the issue I received.

As usual the models are drop dead gorgeous and very thin.  Note the collar bones on the model to the left.  Are those shoulder pads or are her shoulders so bony they make points when she poses?

There is one zip-front, hooded, tunic cardigan (page 94, pattern #29) that I liked:  saddle shoulders & pockets, designed by Mari Lynn Patrick.  I couldn't find a picture of it on the Vogue web site for this issue.  This is another sweater designed for wool, which is way too warm for me.  The pattern looks great in wool, and cotton might be too heavy for this one (well, maybe a sport weight cotton would work, but I'd have to do a lot of swatching to figure out how many stitches to use?).

The monthly Meg Swansen technique article covers Turkish cast ons.  The pictures are great and the article by Meg is, of course, well written and gives credit to others when appropriate.

There is an article by Leslie Petrovski which covers electronic knitting tools: photo-taking cell phones, PDAs, knitting-specific software, blogs, online magazines, and online knitting groups, etc.

I liked this issue.

Side to Side Sweater The sweater I liked the best is a side-to-side turtle neck from Filatura Di Crosa.  It's an advertisement with pattern included.  I like Filura Di Crosa yarns.  The yarn called for in this pattern is "127 Print", which is 100% wool (or a Polyamide, depending on whether you believe their web site or the printed ad/pattern in the magazine).  The reason the yarn is called Print is that each ball has a main color with some highlights printed on.  The sweater is knitted in stripes (pink, gray, turquoise, light green, purple, orange, red, olive), and since the sweater is knit side to side (cuff to cuff) the stripes are vertical.  There is an attached rib on the bottom with color going horizontally.  I like these colors.  Maybe someday in the future I'll live in a place where it gets cold enough to wear a wool sweater.  Note:  I hate the bell sleeves, but those are easy enough to fix.

PS:  Vogue makes their corrections easy to find.

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