Friday, May 04, 2007

New Interweave Knits!!!

I just received the latest issue of Interweave Knits. By far, this is my FAVORITE knitting magazine.

There were quite a few "must do" patterns in this month's issue. I loved the Little Smocked Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge and the Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke by Pam Allen. The Ogee Lace Skirt by Gryphon Perkins looks like a great gift for dance teachers in the future and the Spiral Boot Socks by the inimitable Veronik Avery is next on my sock list, fer shur! And the Lace Chuppah makes me wish I were getting married in the Jewish tradition. Lover-ly!

However, the Oriel Lace Blouse pattern was the hands-down winner. I thought I had the perfect pattern picked out for the Shimmer yarn from Knit Picks but if I can get Shimmer to knit to gauge, this is my next project. Of course, if the Shimmer doesn't work, I'll just have to buy the right yarn and make it anyway because this is GORGEOUS!!!

Of the knitting magazines that are out there, the only other one I find worthwhile to pick up consistently is Vogue Knitting. The only wee problem (and it is wee small) I have with Vogue is that sometimes the patterns are just a little too fashion forward for this midwestern gal. Although the patterns are innovative and exciting, too often they would not be flattering on my fuller-than-average figure.

Interweave Knits is very good at being on the forefront of trends without going to extremes. They also do a fabulous job of providing informative and educational articles that I am always referring to when writing lessons and teaching knitting classes to my homeschool students. Top-notch editing and photography round out the reasons why I love IK.

How about you? What is your favorite knitting magazine and why?


Sheepish Annie said...

I also love Interweave, but find some of the patterns a bit intimidating given my skill level. And attention span...

Vogue is kind to me by giving me those "very easy, very vogue" patterns and I love them for it!

livnletlrn said...

Doesn't it make your head feel like it's going to explode when you see all those gorgeous patterns?! Yeah, I love that feeling too. ;-)

I don't get any magazines and barely ever browse them in the store. My brain is on overload with "just" the bajillion temptations I find online.

Must knit faster. Must knit more. Must quit job. ha!

livnletlrn said...

Oh, crud. Now see what you did? You made me go to see what projects are in IK and I'm ga-ga over the syncopated caps and the hand-in-hand sweaters. And suddenly a stop at Barnes & Noble has become part of my day's plans. As if I need more projects, more temptations, more yarn.

You troublemaker, you. ;-)

Guinifer said...

I feel like I am totally missing something, I looked through my copy twice, and couldn't imagine anything on my matronly body.