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July 16, 2010

Fall Interweave Knits Preview!


I am eagerly seeking out any sign of impending autumn right now, so I was overjoyed to see that the preview of the fall issue of Interweave Knits is up. And . . . it's good! Really good! IK has had a few iffy years, so I'm happy to see that they're back on track. First impressions:

Brattleboro Hat (from New England Knits book excerpt): Adorable, and I obviously will need this book.

Carved in Wool: Accessories with fun cables! I love them all! Especially the hat. But really, I'd happily knit any of these.

Pied de Grue: I don't know what "pied de grue" means, but I looooove the Hawthorn Pullover and the Plein Air Tote. And the other sweaters are fine; just not sure I'd really wear them.

Pure and Simple: I remain deeply skeptical of any and all knitted skirts. The Pizzicato Scarf looks, uh, ribbed? It's nice and all, but really? The shrug is cute but shrugs always seem awkward and uncomfortable to me.

Check and Stripe: Knitted plaid! I love plaid stuff, but I'm not as into knitted plaid as you'd think I would be. That said, the Brecan Swing Coat is cute, and I would totally knit the Elementary Vest and Slanting Plaid Stole. And maybe the Peavey Jacket, if I knew any men who would wear it.

The Architect Knits: I am general suspicious of "creative constructions." That Chiral Cardigan is doing some gathering thing that cannot possibly be flattering. The Tamarix Quilt is adorable, though! And I'm intrigued by the stainless steel in the Hoarfrost Mobius.

Posted by Kat at July 16, 2010 04:00 PM

"Pied de grue" means "foot of crane", so the motif looks like the foot of this bird ; "pied de grue" is used in an expression "faire le pied de grue" which means "to hang about".
Have a nice day !
Suzanne MaƩso(France)

Posted by: Suzanne MAESO at July 22, 2010 06:28 AM
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