Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fall is A-Coming - The Knitting Mags are Arriving!

We interrupt the on-going report from my "Getting Stitched on the Farm Classes" for a little Fall Knitting News. Have you seen the new Fall Vogue Knitting yet? It's packed with some beautifully designed knitting projects in a great range of sizes and styles.


Here's a sweater I did for them for their "Home on the Prairie" story knit in my Julia Yarn, of course (from Nashua Handknits). The shape is an easy-to-wear raglan pullover with a very deep rib at both the sweater and sleeve edge. It is sized in a large range of sizes and the neckline is a very deep turtle which can be folded over or not. This is the kind of sweater I could live in all fall and winter long. Of course I would find it a bit difficult to be wearing a skirt like that working around the farm but I do love the patchwork look of it. That's what is so great about VK - they style their sweaters in an out of the ordinary way - making them "fashion-y" but then when you actually look at them, you can imagine them in your real life. At least that's the way I look at it.

I love the way it turned out, so much that I had trouble sending it off for photography in April. Here's a close-up of the colorwork stitch pattern I used for the central section on the sleeves and body. You can see the little bits of duplicate stitch embroidery and cross-stitch that I added to dress up the colorwork.


Here's a flat view of the sweater before I sent it away. Sometimes it makes it easier to see and imagine on "you" if you have a flat view.


Vogue Knitting has a great preview of their Fall Issue here. You can click on my sweater (towards the bottom of the page) and see some alternate views. I love this Vogue Knitting 360 feature. You can follow VK on Facebook. I do!

Thank you Trisha & CO. for including one of my designs in your very fine magazine. I am honored.

9 comments:

Patricia said...

I can't wait to get this issue. Always Awesome Colour Charts from you. :)

Patricia

Manise said...

Brava! That was one of the few patterns (via the link) that spoke to me in that issue. What yarn did you use? Your Julia?

Meghan said...

Very beautiful! I love the colour palette and the wide ribbing

torirot said...

Oh, what a lovely sweater you made!!

Carol said...

Congratulations! It's a gorgeous sweater. Like you said, a truly versatile piece.

marshaknits said...

It is one of my favorites in this issue.

Check out page 16 and see the info on the Knotty Knitters Calendar.

@www.knottyknittersforautism.com

Bonnie said...

Very beautiful design! Congrats on it, and on the article, too.

Kathryn said...

I love it, Kristin!!

Turtle said...

i had seen that, loved it, and knew it was yours before even peeking! A girlfriend of mine from this area has a hat featured as well, great issue! I still so want to try your julia yarn. (and today scarily feels like fall) canning 60# tomatoes this coming weekend!