Showing posts with label Knit Edge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Knit Edge. Show all posts

Monday, 11 May 2015

Knit Edge Issue 7: A Review

Cooperative Press just alerted me to the existence of their magazine Knit Edge by sending me a review copy, and I've added it to the roster of knitting magazines I review. I wish I were better at keeping up with what's going on in the knitting scene. At the very least I ought to be able to clue in to the existence of new knitting magazines, given that I've established this site for purpose of reviewing all the current knitting magazines possible. Knit Edge launched back in 2012, as did this site, and I really ought to have been reviewing it from the beginning. So once again I invite my readers to let me know if there are knitting magazines or books out there they'd like me to cover or topics they'd like to me write about. Your help will be invaluable in keeping this blog up to speed.

But let's get to the review. Among the articles in this issue, the highlights were a very useful article on how to measure one's feet for socks, and some interesting short pieces about visits to the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, and a Peruvian alpaca farm, as well as a piece on design process insights gained during a 48-hour design challenge.

Reversible Cable Scarf. As the name suggests, this is a scarf that looks nearly as good on the flip side as it does on the right side. This scarf pattern includes a useful technique that will probably be transferable to other cabled knitting projects.

Miles to Go Hat. I'm not finding the yarn used here to be all that pleasing, but the basic design is good.

Slope scarf. This is the first man cowl I've ever seen that I can actually imagine most men willingly wearing. It's designed for practicality and has a non-nonsense, durable appeal.

Grey-diant cowl. I like this one. Good texture and it sits well.

Phoenix Flames Cowl. Nice crocheted cowl, and the concept of making it wearable either as a cowl or as a capelet is genius.

The Woodworker's Mitts. Nice looking and very wearable. Note to self: ask Dad Swan, a woodworker, if he'd like a pair of fingerless mittens.

Byggvir Shawl. The lace pattern on this capelet is lovely, but I'm not quite sold on the sub-minimal style of the open edge. It looks unfinished to me.