Showing posts with label Knitscene. Show all posts
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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Knitscene Winter 2019: A Review

Knitscene has released their Winter 2019 issue. Let's have a look at it, shall we?

Grape Compote Sweater. This one is both practical and attractive, the kind of sweater that's both comfortable enough for both around home and smart enough for going out. Cowls are more universally flattering than turtlenecks, and look, pockets!

Pomegrante Cardigan. The back of this one looks fantastic, but the front has a dumpy, frumpy look. I'd be inclined to fix those drop shoulders, add some waist shaping, and neaten up the fit.

Croissant Sweater. This is a very decent casual look.

Brunch Shawl. Love the edging on this shawl, which turns a simple garter stitch wrap into something much more distinctive.

Earl Gray Hat & Cowl. Classic and wearable cap and cowl set.

Iced Chai Hat. A nice fair isle cap.

Scone Shawl. This is a pleasant little wrap.

Bedhead Beanie. Very cute cap.

Morning Coffee Cowl. Basic cabled cowl.

Rosslyn Cardigan. Nice texture, but this has such a baggy, frumpy look.

Porta Pullover. Love the lace and the overall shaping of this one, but I would neaten up the fit. This is an item that look best oversized, but I'd aim for one size too large, not three or four.

Victoria Station Pullover. Lovely. This is such a refined, classic look.

Downtown Cabled Hat. Classic cabled pom pom hat.

Brisbane Beanie. Some beautiful on texture on this one.

Wellington Pullover. A pretty decent little topper.

Plateau Pullover. Classic pullover. I'd go with a more interesting colour on this one, as it needs a little oomph.

Mitte Tea. Not bad, but this would be one I would wear on its own rather than over a long-sleeved top of some kind.

Loop Hooded Cardigan. This short-sleeved hoodie looks like a versatile and useful little piece. It works surprisingly well over the model's office-appropriate dress.

Central Wrap. Fabulous texture in this one, which makes for such a smart, polished wrap.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Knitscene Fall 2019: A Review

Knitscene has published its Fall 2019 issue. Let's have a look at it, shall we?

Lido Hat. Classic cabled cap.

Alongshore Cardigan. This is less a cardigan than it is an afghan with sleeves.

Bay Mitts. These may look simple, but they have some nice stitchwork to them.

Ebb Tide Mitts. Nice cabled mitts, and that is one pretty yarn.

Flood Tide Wrap. A lovely, classic wrap.

Backbarrier Wrap. I like the scales effect of the cables, and the variegated yarn, which both give this cabled wrap a contemporary feel.

Riprap Top. The lace pattern is pretty, but I'd make this one fit like a vest rather than like a sandwich board.

Bass Strait Cowl. A fitting counterpart to the matching mitts above.

Changing Tides Cowl. A very attractive cowl.

Billowing Stole. Another handsome wrap.

Perfect Storm Pullover. Not bad. The shaping is good and the details are interesting.

Backshore Pullover. A nice piece. This would be a fun one to pick out a colourway for.

Undulating Cowl. Pretty. I like the gradient blue waves against the white.

Riverside Pullover. Nice piece. The shaping is good, the cabled body is a nice change from the usual stockinette, and the fair isle yoke has a fresh, contemporary feel.

Lagoon Shawl. I like the combination of stitchwork and accent border colours.

Catch the Wave Hat. Not bad. Interesting combination of stranded and mosaic knitting.

Deep Sea Wrap. Can't say this appeals -- it has a thrift shop afghan vibe -- but I think that might mostly be the unfortunate colourway. I can see this working in a colouway that doesn't involve this particular brown variegated yarn, for which I cannot think of a single non-scatalogical simile.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Knitscene Summer 2019: A Review

Knitscene has released their Summer 2019 issue. Let's have a look at it, shall we?

Welded Lace Shawl. Interesting combination of traditional lace detail with a contemporary-style mohair stripe.

Beacon Fire Cardigan. There's some interesting texture and detail in this design, but I'm not convinced that it hangs all that well.

Butterfly Mitts. These are cute in a reasonably adult sort of way.

New Growth Hat. The pretty and well-executed embroidery is a nice touch.

Mended Heart Hat & Socks Set. What a cute set. These "darning style" embroidered hearts work so well against a simple colour block background.

Kindling Cardigan. I can't help but think this one would look better if it was actually big enough for the model.

Ignition Point Shawl. What gorgeous stitchwork.

Fused Market Tote. This unlined tote, with its skinny little straps, has no strength to it and will not hold much at all before it sags out of shape.

Flickering Pullover. This one would make quite a pretty and useful summer top.

Flash Point Top. This one has a fun, attractive look.

Exothermic Pullover. I'm a hard sell on both the cold shoulder look and very open weave knits, but this isn't a bad example of its kind. The shaping is good and the stitchwork is interesting.

Flames Shawl. Very pretty border on this one.

Diadem Effect Beret. The embroidery on this hat is supposed to resemble fireworks, but to my mind it bears a most unfortunate resemblance to amoebas, which appear to have mobilized and to be attacking the wearer's brain.

Combustion Shawl. An attractive contemporary-style shawl.

Sparks Top. For the woman who thinks of Daisy Duke as a fashion icon.

Sweet Spot Hat. Nice little knitted cap.

Prometheus Top. This one's a little post modern and unstructured for my tastes -- and I can never stand to have excess fabric flapping about me -- but I must admit I can think of a friend of mine with very contemporary tastes who could rock this. This design can also be worn as a scarf, and versatility always gets points in my book.

Plasma Shawl. Very effective use of the dropped stitch technique.

Oxidation Mitts. Decent mitts on the whole, but I don't think the embroidery adds much. I'd probably just replace it with a few stripes at the wrist.