Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's Here!

My Fall 2009 Interweave Knits arrived!

I've been getting Interweave Knits for about 2 years now and I've never been as excited about an issue as I have this one. I checked out the preview the other day and have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my copy ever since. I've never wanted to knit more than one item in a single issue of this magazine before. This time I quickly found at least 4 that I really liked. Here are my favorites:
(sorry for the poor picture quality, click on the links below to see better ones)

Slanting Gretel Tee: I've been wanting to do a fun short-sleeve sweater that had a simple construction but some visual interest. This one seems made to order for what I wanted to do. This is definitely one I am going to knit. I imagine that I will just wear it as a short-sleeve shirt and not layer it over a tee.

Freyja Pullover: Again, I love the simple shape with the visual interest of the colorwork in the yoke. I think I would definitely wear this although not as much here in Texas. The main thing that may stop me from doing this one is the amount of yarn (11 skeins) and the size of needles (size 2 and 4). I think this would be a lot of stockinette which may be boring, but I love the finished project so I may just have to go for it if it's not too hugely expensive to buy all that yarn.

Berry and Bramble Cardigan: I love this little short-sleeved cardigan and I think I would get a lot of use out of it here in Texas. I think it would be cute with jeans and a simple t-shirt (long-sleeve or short-sleeve). It would be different from anything I have in my wardrobe which would be nice. I also like all the fun texture. I generally like to knit simpler things, but I think this would be a nice challenge.

Rosamund's Cardigan: This one I would use in a similar fashion to the Berry and Bramble Cardigan. This one may be a little fashion forward for me with it's asymmetrical front, but I am drawn to it so I'm going to keep as a possibility. I used to think short-sleeved sweaters were so stupid, but now that I live in Texas I see how they can be the perfect thing for layering over a long-sleeve t-shirt.

So excited! So do you have any favorites? Got to go work on my Petal Halter so I can then try one of these lovely patterns. Happy Knitting, everyone!


Nicole B. said...

i agree the berry & bramble cardigan would be good for texas!!! will still uses his blue blanket you knitted for him as a baby!

Kate said...

I must go pick up the new Interweave Knits today!

bodoba said...

I must say...that rosamund cardigan is gorgeous! If I didn't have 72 more afghans to make and then rag rug projects and a baby album to finsih, I'd run out and buy a copy JUST to make that.