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Knitscene, Fall 2009

Knitscene is strange for me – I didn’t even like anything in the spring/summer issue enough to buy it (rare for me, I’m a pattern hoarder) but loved last Fall’s issue.  I tracked down a copy today at Border’s (I think technically it isn’t supposed to be out yet, but my bookstore is often early.)  I really love this issue, and my queue is groaning!  I like that Knitscene comes out a little ahead of Knits, because it gives me a chance to get a head start on Fall knitting.   I often wish that the seasons were a little more staggered, as I usually experience a period where I want to start on next season’s knits, but the patterns aren’t out yet!

My immediate favorite is this short sleeved hoodie, by Debbie o’Neill.

It looks so cuddly and perfect for fall, and I could sub some fabulous Elann yarn (I don’t like Lamb’s pride bulky – it’s like hairy rope.)

I also like this tunic (by deborah newton.)

Pockets!  I don’t actually think it looks very flattering here, but that may be the styling.  I think this is too big for the cute model.  The sizing on this one seems big – my tendency with tunics is to make sure they fit in the bust, so that I don’t look as though I am wearing my Mom’s clothes.

Of course, I love the 2 sweaters that were previewed in Knitting Daily a week or so ago.

The herringbone sweater is definitely on the list, and I like the vest but worry about proportions… I’m not sure it would look good on me.

There is lots more to love in this issue – a feature on Melissa Wehrle, and several designs by her (I like the emerald isle cardi below, it’s a nice basic.)

I hope this is a sign of great things from the Fall knitting magazines – now if you’ll excuse me, I have an Elann order to place!