The Spring/Summer 2015 issue of knit.purl is out. Let's have a look at it, shall we?
Ripple Edge Cardigan. This is pretty but it doesn't sit well. The edgings are rolling back on themselves and it really detracts.
Meandering Top. Rather a nice piece, though it could do with some waist shaping.
Swingback Hoodie. A very useful piece for summer with some great detailing.
Stepping-Stones Shawl. Love the edging on this shawl, but I am not loving that line of big holes down the centre. It's a deconstructive look that seems at odds with the rest of this elegant design.
Wavy Lace Cardigan. Can't say I find this one appealing. It doesn't sit well and looks ratty.
Featherfall Cardigan. Another nice cardigan with front edges that roll in on themselves.
San Lorenzo Wrap. This isn't normally the kind of thing I like, but this wrap is selling itself to me regardless. Because it is a wrap, I can give it a pass on the loose fit and construction and appreciate its several virtues: good texture, an interesting contemporary look, and it'll stay in place.
On the Edge Poncho. This looks like a horse blanket.
Striated Shawl. Very nice piece. Love the linear-style design.
Linen Rib Tank. Simple but effective.
Labyrinth Cardigan. This one's a little rough and ready for my liking, but it's pleasing on the whole. The collar doesn't sit all that well, but at least it's not rolling up or sagging. Do make sure you make this item in a size large enough for the wearer. A cardigan that is pulling apart in the front between its buttons, as this sample sweater is doing on the model, is a cardigan that is distractingly and unflatteringly too small.
Moth Wing Top. Dolman sleeves are normally too shapeless a look to appeal to me, but the designer of this piece has made this piece more flattering, and more wearably modest, by seaming the sides of the sweater.
Pointed Tunic. It fits, it flatters, and it's totally wearable. Very nice!
Medallion Blouse. Not a bad piece, but it could definitely use some waist shaping.
Hanky Tank. Elegantly spare design.
Eyelet and Welt Tee. Good lines and interesting detail on this one.
Lace Dolman Jacket. Pretty little cardigan that will prove very useful piece in summer, when it can be thrown on over a variety of outfits.
Open Back Bias Tank. This is one of those designs I mentally file under the label "Not for the Faint of Heart". If you have the confidence for this, it is a cute and casual layer piece for summer. I can see it working as swimsuit coverup at the beach.
Baler Cardigan. Nice classic piece with excellent lines and lacy sleeves to keep it from looking too staid.
Ladder Tank. This wouldn't normally be my type of thing, but it has good lines and visual interest. I can see it working as an interesting layer piece for summer.
Boatneck Dolman. Not liking this one. It looks both shrunken and too large, and it's unflattering even on this professional model.