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Fall ’09 Interweave Knits

The preview is up for the Fall IK.  I think it looks like a good issue, with a only few missteps (a few sweaters with ridiculous amounts of ease – really, it starts at a 43″ bust?)  I like the 4 sweaters below:

The first sweater is by Veronik Avery, who has a new magazine (St. Denis) being published by Classic Elite this fall (see below.)  I am a huge admirer of her work, and I love this sweater.  The lace pattern is pretty and delicate, and it has an interesting stand-up collar detail in the back.  I like the 2nd sweater, which reminds me of a few Kim Hargreaves designs, only this one is knit in a worsted yarn rather than 4-ply.  The only problem is finding coordinating colors in 2 weights of yarn.  The 3rd is by Connie Chang Chinchio, another designer who I always admire.  You can’t tell in this photo, but there are pockets!  I can’t explain why I like the last one, I just do… I think I like the yarn choice.  And that she’s wearing a beret – I do love a beret (on someone else… they look silly on me!)

The photos from the St. Denis magazine are up on Ravelry now.  They all feature St. Denis, a sport weight wool.  I’m definitely getting the book for the 2 patterns below.

Do I need another hoodie?  Is it probably like all my others?  Will I make it anyway?  No, Yes, and most likely.  Somehow I have become a hoodie person, which is hilarious since I don’t even wear the hoods up, and I’m not even a little sporty, but… there you go.  Right now I am wearing a ridiculous teal hoodie with little gold foil hearts all over it, and heart beads dangling from the drawstring, which probably came from a junior’s department somewhere… and I love it.

I am already plotting these sweaters.  I love when we start seeing the Fall patterns – winter knitting is so much more fun for me, to the point where I’ve reduced my summer knitting to about 3 months of the year.  I’m also looking forward to Brooklyn Tweed’s booklet (also for Classic Elite I believe.)  The Fall Vogue is already on its way to subscribers, but as of yet there is no preview.  The sweaters I have seen look nice, and I will probably buy it (I do not subscribe to any knitting magazines, because I’m fickle.)  I’m sure I will talk about it later (along with Rowan’s offerings for fall.)

I finally finished the endless stockinette on my sweater.  For those of you asking, the yarn is Knitpicks Shine sport in Aquamarine, sadly discontinued and a beautiful color.  I was worried about how it would look in cables, but I think it’s surprisingly nice (though I am knitting on size 1 needles to get this stitch definition.)  My next yarn order will likely be knitpicks – I’m wanting to try out the new DK and worsted weights of Gloss, and I’m sure I can find something else I “need.”