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.