Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Let's SEE Fall 2008 Magazine Review!

Hey everybody! It is almost end of August already..I know you guys are probably thinking a right now finally fall is coming soon! How excited is this.

I got a fall issue from the three of my favorite knitting magazines..Also you guys can check out Knitting Brow's blog, he was talking about the kniting magazine too...if you want to buy yourself. OK lets talk about the fall pattern in the magazines.

My thoughts on FALL pattern from those three knitting magazines are lots of "CABLE"? OMG So much cable patterns in this fall issue. I can see that lots of textures from the cable and stitch are combined into knitwear in simple designs.

Magazine: Interweave Knits

Ovarall Patterns: ***

(* Hate It, ** Ok. *** Like it, **** Love It)

Should I Buy It?: Yes (If you plan to knit a jacket or pullover)

Great articles and well written patterns. I can see that lots of Fall garments for womens. Not only garment, also great pattern for socks, bag and hat. One thing , I hate to see that is no pattern for men's in this fall issue.

Some of pattern I like in Interweave Knit in fall issue:

"Bacchus Socks" by Alice Bell (Left)
"Knotty Or Knice Socks" by Chrissy Gardiner (Right)

I really like a vine pattern on Bacchus socks and Bavarian stitch cable from Kntty Knice socks.

"Backstage Tweed Jacket" by Alina Khasanova

I like it because it's seamless yoke knit in one piece. Also pattern looks like a pine tree on rib in crosses.

"Fresco Fair Isle Mitts" by Pam Allen

Love the geometric pattern with color striped into mitts. I think this will be great gift.

"Zigzag Beeanie" by Dawn Leeseman

Magazine: KnitScene

Overall Patterns: ****

(* Hate It, ** Ok, *** Like It, **** Love It)

Should I Buy It?: Yes (Simple designs and pattern for men too!)

Iam totally love this fall issue! I been talking about the texture on garment..This issue is really focus on fall looks. Love the sweater with nature feel and use of Eco wool.Also talking about selling Knitting on Etsy.

Focus On Style:
- Modern Medieval
- Colorful Outerwear
- Global Knits

Some of Pattern from KnitScene Fall:

"Big Thaw Pullover" by Amanda Berka

I love because it is top down seamless construction. The Yoke price is worked from shoulder to shouder, while short rows shape the sleeve caps.

"Nederland Vest" by Mary Jane Muklestone

It's Argyle pattern middle of the body. Standed knitting is only worked in the body, where the piece is knitted in the round. It's no Fair Isls so easy.

"Riding to Avalon Hoodie" by Connie Chang Chinchio

I love clean-lined hoodie. It's over sized buttons are clustered closely together at the wrist alits and ate crossover neck placket.

Magazine: VOGUE Knitting

Overall Patterns: **

(* Hate It, ** Ok, *** Like It, **** Love it)

Should I Buy It?: NO (Only Mitten Patterns!)

It always very "vogue" magazine in style and photography. I enjoy this artistic and fashion forward approach to knitting. In this fall issue, I really joyed Foliage mitten pattern by famous men wear designer and blogger "Jard". You can read about the pattern in his blog HERE.

Yes this is the Mitten in the front of the cover.

"Follage Mitten" by Jared Flood

I think is really awesome pattern, he combined texture cable into the pattern. He create rustic mood fall in green autumn.

"Potpourri Mittens" by Tanis Gray

Another mittern pattern, I really like the colorwork motifs and fair Isle use.

"Fairisle Dolman" by Jenn Jarvis

I really love the story about how the jacket came out. It's deconstructs a traditional men's ski sweater, turning the fair isle motifs vertical.

"Hooded Pullover" by Mari Muinonen

It's classical from the front, sumptuously swirled on the back..I love she made with Wool-Ease Chunky.

So.... you guys made a decision which fall issue are you going to buy? Hope this fall review help you guys pick out your favorite!


Vtknitboy said...

hallo charles! thanks for reminder on my blog about your blog about magazines. i no longer subscribe to these as very few men's patterns.

nice pics!

Elemmaciltur said...

Hey Charles,

Thanks for the review! I was thinking about getting both Vogue and Interweave (no Knit Scene around in Germany just yet)...but reading the review, it seems that it's not going to be worth it...although I am still intrigued by the mittens in Vogue.

And I thought the model donning the Zigzag Beanie in IK was Claudia Schiffer. She does look a lot like Claudia. :-p

knitnzu said...

Hey Charles, I subscribe to IK and VK, and was pleased this time around... they seemed worth it. Not sure I'll rush to make anything, but I liked much of what was in them. That guy sweater in the Knit Scene looks great, too bad I didn't see it before I started one for my hubby... just a plain simple Eliz. Zimmerman style sweater. Love that big cable hoodie, reminds me of the orange sweater in Filati No. 3 special for men. It's on ebay now, scroll down to the extra pics and you'll see it. The guys are fun to look at too...

pins&needles said...

I haven't seen the Interweave, but I'm heading to the store after work for it. I bought the VK when it came out and I LOVE it! Those mittens are beautiful.

Crafty Andy said...

Thanks for the great review, I will look at VOgue and see if I can find it, I got my Fall 2008 From Interweave. Your review will get me to look atthe others and see if I want to spend the money.