Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Knitscene Winter 2018: A Review

Knitscene has released their Winter 2018 issue. Let's have a look at it, shall we?

Lake Geneva Sweater. Plain but wearable. This one will require an interesting and/or beautiful to keep it from being too basic.

Shimla Sweater. I hated the "cold shoulder" look when it first came out, but I think I'm actually coming around on it. The other day I actually caught myself looking at a Vogue Pattern two-piece outfit design with shoulder cut-outs on their website and thinking, "Maybe this spring....?" I don't mind this sweater. It's actually quite fetching. I would however change the construction to get rid of that sleeve seam and to continue the ribbing all along the length of the sleeves. To accomplish this, I would knit the sleeves at the same time as I did the shoulders by casting on enough extra stitches for it.

Suncadia Sweater. Nice, and I like that contemporary block chain effect, but I would shorten the sleeves and make them a tapered, rather than a flared, cuff.

Great Falls Sweater. Nice piece with an attractive cable effect.

Seabrook Sweater. I like this sheer sweater, but styling it is going to be a bit tricky. I think the thing to do is wear an underlayer that's just slightly shorter than the sweater and to leave it untucked in order to avoid creating any horizontal lines underneath this piece, because all I see when I look at this photo is that distracting waistline colour change.

Meadowlark Garden Sweater. I like this tunic quite a lot on the whole, but I would definitely fix the mullet hem.

Benson Top. Not bad. I think I'd go with more interesting yarn or more interesting buttons, as this one could do with a little oomph.

Celadon Raglan. I rather like this one, though I think I'd like it better if the shoulder cut-outs were a little smaller.

Wiltshire Headband. Your basic headband.

Pocono Cocoon. I'm not entirely sure what this is, but I don't think I care for it. It looks like an unfortunate shawl-sweater hybrid.

Wiltshire Vest. Here we have a shawl with armholes. It has such a sloppy look.

Bricktown Hat. Standard cabled hat.

Ouray Pullover. Standard roomy bulky turtleneck.

Empire Bluff Cowl. This cowl really stands out visually. Nice work.

Millcroft Shawl. Love the crisp, attractive stripes on this shawl.

Willow Winds Hat. Nice little cabled cap.

Longwood Scarf. The snowflake-like detail on the end of this otherwise perfectly simple garter stitch scarf really turns it into something special.

Morehead Pullover. Not a bad tweedy-looking sweater. Though I believe I do detect a hint of mullet hem.

Black Forest Cowl. This little cowl has a rather sharp, contemporary appeal.

Black Forest Hat. I also very much like the hat version of the cowl above.

1 comment:

  1. What's with the little girl styling in some of these, especially the Wiltshire vest? It's disturbing.