Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Because We All Love a Good Preview

The Interweave Knits Winter 2007 preview is up!! And get this- there are new models.

I did some skulking on the Ravelry discussion board on this issue, and it seems that a lot of people felt that the new models were a bit too 'supermodel'. Personally, I love the fact that they are different models, but some felt that they were a bit on the thin side. Some felt that the poses and the general feel of the magazine were a bit too high fashion. But then Eunny Jang, IK editor, weighed in, and said that they were trying some new things with the photography and models. I'm interested to see the continued evolution of IK.

Gotta love Ravelry, where even the editor of the knit magazine contributes to the conversation. I think IK just went up about another 100 point in my esteem, just because that kind of approachable behaviour. Yay, Eunny!

Here's a quick roundup of my faves from this issue: This is definitely going in my queue, although I'm very interested to see what others do with it- if it's not spot on, is that bust area completely unforgiving? I love the acres of stockinette- I love knitting stockinette, I find it very Zen (and very good for zoning out on the subway). And how about making this a bit longer, so I don't need the sequined Studio 54 tank underneath? Yeah. Longer.
I love this henley, but I'm not sure what I think about that collar. I love that lace detail, and despite my love of stockinette, I think it would look better if the lace pattern went all the way down. Hmmmmm.
Love this fair isle vest! Although I have a weird coloured collection of buttoned shirts, I would want to work all their colours in, so I could wear it with all of them.
This is brillant. No more removing of mittens to fumble in my purse for my subway pass in the winter! Although I like my mittens slightly less pointy, so I would round that part out a bit more.
I love this Celtic Tote, but I also love the brown leather jacket and the orange cap. I want this whole outfit, really. I'm interested to see other people's colour choices for this one, which is sure to be popular.

Stay tuned- A Gallery Jacket update will be up before the end of the week!


Connie said...

Hi! I designed the henley and I think it would be pretty forgiving in the bust area simply because lace is stretchy. An all lace henley would be pretty too. I like having the break of stockinette, but you can certainly adapt the pattern. I hear you on the collar. It's definitely a matter of taste. I love mandarin collars, but recognize that they're not for everyone. You can easily modify it into a crew neck.

Glenna C said...

That fair isle vest had me at 'hello'. NNnnnggghhhhgggrrrglgggle, must knittttt.... But not yet. Venezia must come first! (Who knows when, but still...)

Team Knit ! said...

Connie, thanks for the thumbs up on the allover lace- no one would know better than the designer about what would work! I think i'll take your advice on that crew neck, when I knit this!
- Julie

Alpaca Christine said...

Apparently Jennifer Garner is modeling in Interweave Knits now? That woman looks so much like her!

Team Knit ! said...

You're right, she DOES look like Jennifer Garner!I never noticed that before....

Claire said...

I went to IK's website as soon as I started reading your post. Holy Moly I can't wait for this issue to come out!!