Friday, 22 June 2018

Creative Knitting Autumn 2018: A Review


Creative Knitting has released their Autumn 2018 issue. Let's have a look at it.





Apple Cider Scarf. Not bad at all. The tassels are an attractive finishing touch.





Fennel Tea Scarf. This is a handsome piece, and hoods are a good way to go for keeping your head warm, because they won't crush your hair the way a hat will.





Hazelnut Latte Shawl. A very nice-looking shawl with interesting texture.





Pumpkin Spice Hat & Mitts Set. A classic hat and mitts set.





Turmeric Tea Hat & Scarf. Very pretty. I love the lacework.





Chamomile Poncho. I'm not a big poncho fan, but there is the occasional one that strikes my fancy. This one has a gorgeous play of colour, it sits well, and it's also well-styled, because this is one of those items that speak for itself and is best worn with an otherwise simple, low-key outfit.





Espresso Poncho. The stitchwork is good, but the shape is very bulky.





Harvest Cocoon. I'm not such a fan of this one, which is so bulky in the back and gives this woman the look of being in the overly enthusiastic embrace of some sort of mollusc.





Mulberry Hooded Wrap. This one's okay. The idea of a hooded poncho is something a bit different, but it's been designed so that the hood can be worn up or as a cowl. I do like the play of colour in the yarn.





Mulled Wine Capelet. This is rather pretty and would work over a variety of outfits.





Cranberry Cider Cardigan. Nice stitchwork, the shaping is good, and this sits so well and is such a wearable, useful piece. Even the model is all, "I know, right?!"





Matcha Latte Pullover. This one, with its simple yet flattering shape and simple yet telling textural detail is one to make in a beautiful yarn in your favourite colour and wear with everything.





Plum Toddy Pullover. The colour blocking on this is quite sharp. I'm not thrilled with the shaping, but this design is one of those cases where the drop shoulder can't be fixed without impacting the design's visual impact. I'd neaten up the fit a bit though, and add waist shaping.





Spiced Cider Cardigan. This isn't bad. It's serviceable at any rate. It's a little small on the model, which is detracting from its effect, and I'd double the number of buttons and buttonholes.





Strawberry Mocha Sweater. A classic turtleneck. Though I will note, in reference to its name, that I have never seen a strawberry that colour, and if I did, I wouldn't eat it.

1 comment:

  1. Many wearable garments here...but the Harvest Cocoon?? WTH is up with that! Ugh!

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