Thursday, 25 August 2016
Vogue Knitting Fall 2016: A Review
Vogue Knitting has released their Fall 2016 preview photos. Let's have a look at them, shall we?
Pattern #1. Classic fair isle pattern, and this cape sits and drapes very well.
Pattern #2. Very smart take on the classic fair isle yoke sweater. I'd totally wear this myself.
Pattern #3. I like the fair isle pattern, and I know one must knit fair isle scarves in a tube so as not to have a wrong side, but finishing this scarf off with ribbed cuffs makes it look like the wearer tied a couple of extra sleeves around her neck.
Pattern #4. I like the fair isle pattern and the mitts, but the neck and sleeve shaping of this vest looks dowdy to me.
Pattern #5. Nice piece. I like the modern feeling combination of a fair isle front with a tartan back.
Pattern #6. Beautiful design, and the colour palette is fantastic.
Pattern #7. A very handsome cowl.
Pattern #8. Very pretty. I love the subtle shades of blue combined with that very pale pink.
Pattern #9. That's a pretty fabulous cushion.
Pattern #10. That middle section looks like a mistake. I think the problem was that it needed a more definite divider from the rest of the vest than a single hacky-looking garter stitch row.
Pattern #11. A polished, contemporary piece. I'd love to see this one done in colour blocks.
Pattern #12. Nice. A subtle but interesting pattern that will look well with many outfits and coats.
Pattern #13. I wasn't sure how I felt about the back slit at first, but I think it works. Given that the edges are well finished and the rest of the sweater is well-shaped and has good stitchwork, the overall look is that of a modern, feminine version of the tail coat, which is a great design direction, especially considering that one of the alternative paths is "mud flaps".
Pattern #14. Classic cabled sweater, updated with a sectional look.
Pattern #15. Beautiful stitchwork in this.
Pattern #16. Oooh, lovely. So flattering and polished.
Pattern #17. This one is very boxy and will be hard for most women to carry off.
Pattern #18. This one could have used a more finished-looking neckline to go with the sleeve cuffs and hem.
Pattern #19. Not bad, but I would raise those dropped shoulders.
Pattern #20. Very Gap-ish.
Pattern #21. Classic man's pullover.
Pattern #22. Some great texture in this one.
Pattern #23. Classic hat, though I don't know how many men would want that pom pom on there.