Today we're doing something that I don't think any knitting magazine has ever done before: The editor of Interweave Knits, Eunny Jang, is trying on some of the garments from the Summer 2008 issue of her own magazine, so we can show you what they look like on HER.
Eunny, trying on the Drawstring Raglan
And thus a new Gallery Gal is born...
This time Eunny herself will be providing the commentary on
how she would modify the garments to fit her shape and size. (Eunny
also asked me to chime in with any additional comments I might have.
Let's start off with some of Eunny's thoughts about the garments in the Summer issue and how she herself might wear them:
The Editor Galleries: Notes from Eunny Jang
I’ve got a confession to make: I feel most comfortable in jeans and
a tee-shirt, and the vast majority of my clothes are in solid, somber
hues. While I love to knit and admire items full of color or texture,
for my day-to-day clothing, I tend to fall back on the easy, the
comfortable, the unremarkable. This issue’s knits, however, got me out
of the box: Figuring out how richer pieces can fit into my lazy-girl
wardrobe can be tricky, but is rewarding.
As usual for the
galleries, I’ll guide you on what modifications I’d make to suit me.
Not a single knitter in the world is any one “standard” size, and I’m
no exception—I’m short (about 5'2" on a good day), not a waif, and have
a thick upper body for my height. I’m also very long-waisted (even
though I’m short, I tend to find that I need to lengthen sweaters
rather than shorten them), short-legged, busty, and broad-shouldered.
To top it off, I’ve got some bad scarring from a long-ago accident and
prefer not to go sleeveless or too bare on top, so I’m always thinking
about how to layer.
List of all past Gallery pages
Editor, Interweave Knits magazine
I've been PODCASTED!
Download the Top 5 Winning Patterns! (free)
here again...and have I got something fun for you! This week, Kathy and
Steve Elkins of WEBS America's Yarn Store invited me to be a guest on
their podcast, Ready Set Knit! Come join us as we chat about the Readers' Choice Award winners,
what it's like to be a knitting blogger and make mistakes in public,
and lots of other fun knitting stuff! Starting tomorrow morning (May
3), you can download the podcast from the WEBS website, or you can look for it on iTunes.
What's a podcast? It's a little radio show you can listen to on
your computer or download to your MP3 player. Grab a cup of tea and
your knitting and listen while you get a few rows done!
Spectrum Scarf (free)
This Week's Featured Free Pattern!
Download the Spectrum Scarf, featured in the Yarn Spotlight section of the Summer 2008 issue of Interweave Knits.
Take four skeins, each a different color, of a soft laceweight baby
alpaca yarn. Knit with four strands of the same color held together and
a large needle, this is the easiest lace scarf you will every make, due
to the simple, no-brain-drain lace pattern. ("Great TV knitting!" says
Eunny.) The color changes are clever: changing the number of strands of
each color you hold together as you knit, in a gradually changing
spectrum from light to dark.
We love to hear what you think! Really. Would I lie to you?
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.
What's on Sandi's needles? This week has been the Week of
Knitting Weirdness here in Chez Sandita. I had to send one of my
projects to the Naughty Corner (hoodie for Hubby) due to a disagreement
about row gauge and sleeve length. The dog, who has never liked yarn
before, chewed on a second project, destroying it partly. I broke a
sock needle. (I think I'll do some spinning this weekend.