Showing posts with label Piecework. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Piecework. Show all posts

Monday, 16 September 2019

Piecework Fall 2019: A Review

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

Brocade Vestment. This originally appeared in Interweave's Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits issue, which I reviewed here. I agree with my 2013 review of this item. This is a beautiful piece of work, but isn't all that well-styled. I'd either reshape this vestment so that it could be worn on its own, or make a special dress to wear with it.

Half-Day Off Mitts. These also appeared in the Downton Abbey issue, and I called them nice and wearable. The me of today agrees with 2013 me.

Lace-Leaf Pocket Cardigan. This design is from the second Downton Abbey issue, which was published in 2014. When I reviewed it, I said this cardigan had pretty detailing but looked too small on the wearer.

Magpie Gloves to Knit. These are attractive in a smart way. If I were making these, I'd be inclined to whip up a matching hat or scarf.

Swedish Nostalgia Shawl to Knit. I like the sampler feel of this one.

Valentina's Shawl to Knit. This one is delightfully quaint as well as a fine piece of lacework.

Weldon’s French Trellis Shawl to Knit. Another lovely lace shawl.

Friday, 3 May 2019

PieceWork Summer 2019: A Review

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

Sanfelice Baby Jacket. This is beautiful and I would love to make it for the next baby of my acquaintance.

Danish Nattrøjer Socks to Knit. Pleasingly intricate.

A Riot of Color Vintage Socks. These socks would be a fun way to play with knitting with various colours and motifs on a small scale.

A Morris Company Design to Embroider. This one isn't knitted, of course, but I'm including it because it's pretty cool. It seems a pretty safe guess that it's based on William Morris's Arts & Craft textile designs.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Piecework Spring 2019: A Review

Piecework has released its Spring 2019 issue. Let's have a look at it.

Weldon's Irish Lace Shawl. Timelessly attractive.

Molière's Embroidered Nightcap. Such beautiful embroidery. I don't know how many women this little cap would actually suit, though. I think I might feel not so much in tune with Molière's poetry as attired like one of Charles Dickens' satirically insufferable characters.

Ruhnu Mitts. Love the detail on these, especially the use of the contrasting colour.

A Boy's Scarf from Weldon's Practical Needlework. A handsome and timeless scarf.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Piecework 2018: A Review

Interweave has released its Piecework 2018 issue. Let's have a look at the few but lovely patterns within it.

Festival Lace Mitts. Fit for a bride.

Tea Rose Scarf. Such pretty lace. I see this one worn as an accessory over a summer-weight cocktail dress.

A Little Women Lace Fichu. For the past several days I've been working my way through the first season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Three of the characters, who are known collectively as the Weird Sisters, are often shown dressed in very simple, fitted dresses with lace collars and cuffs, a look that I suspect is going to become iconic in short order. It's certainly led me to think that knitted or crocheted collars is a look that deserves to come back in a big way. So I'm here for this fichu, which I can imagine adding an interesting new dimension to the right outfit.