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.