Knitscene Summer 2011

Knitscene has always been high on my list of favorite magazines. The aesthetic is fresh, the styling is beautiful, and I can count on seeing some of my favorite independent designers represented. Their first Summer issue is no exception, and with four designs in Classic Elite yarns, I couldn't be happier. All photos are by Joe Coca.

The French Creek Skirt in Katydid was designed by Laura Birek who you may know if you've ever seen the pullover she designed back in 2008, an intarsia version of Shepard Fairey's Obama poster with the work "Hope" written across it. I'm not a knitted skirt person generally, but the openness of this one appeals to me. It's not as much a garment as it is an accessory, and I love the look of it over wide leg pants or a long skirt.

The Mountour Falls cardigan from Melissa Goodale is an open cardigan with beautiful, delicate, twisted cabling around the hem, cuffs, and band. Cotton Bam Boo is the perfect choice, with its combination of drape and weight.

The Lodi Cardigan by Tanis Gray is a fitted cardigan with eyelet raglan shaping knit in Solstice. I love the slim fit of this cardigan, and the the embellishments at the waist and elbow add visual interest and flatter the figure.

The Radian Yoke by Wendy Bernard is done in one of my absolute favorite Spring yarns, Firefly. The lace patterned yoke lets you show a little summer skin without going too bare (mental note, wear sunblock when wearing this sweater in bright sunlight.)

Pick this up at your LYS or online on April 19th!

1 comment:

  1. The one in the last picture is definitely my favorite. It kind of makes me think of those blissfully semi-cloudy summer afternoons that I just love.