This week, we are featuring the Editor's Choice Galleries: Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits, chose six garments from the new Fall 2008 issue of Knits for our Gallery Gals to try on. Eunny also shares a little bit about three of the sweaters, to give you even more information and insight. On Monday, she talked about the Backstage Tweed Jacket, and we showed you the Backstage Tweed Jacket Gallery as well as the Little Blue Sweater Gallery. (Check out the list of all past Galleries here.)
What's a Gallery? It's where members of the Interweave office staff (a.k.a. "The Gallery
Gals") tryon the sample garments used in the actual magazine
photoshoot so you can see how the sweaters fit on women of varying
sizes and shapes. It's tons of fun--and to make it even more valuable for you, I write little individualized commentaries for each woman and each sweater, to give you ideas of how to customize your own knitting.
Today, we have two new Galleries for you:
Afterthought Darts Cardigan
Here's what Eunny wrote about the Braided Pullover:
I love the high, narrow 40's armhole of this design--it makes the garment hang beautifully, whether you've got broad or narrow shoulders. Fit in that area is important, however--consider knitting the upper back and front of the garment in a wider or narrower size, depending on your particular proportions; choose the right size based on the cross-back measurements on the schematic.
The bias front cable, which wraps around the neck, is pretty spectacular. It looks good in a variety of positions, but you can always adjust placement by adjusting the slope rate.
There are two more garments from Interweave Knits Fall 2008 to show you later this week--don't miss them!
Knitting Daily factoid from Sandi: I was a subscriber to FOUR, count 'em, FOUR Interweave magazines before I ever came to work here: Interweave Knits, Beadwork, Handwoven, and Spin-Off. (I was getting ready to sign up for Piecework as well, but then they gave me the job.) If you're a knitter, and you're not a subscriber to Interweave Knits, you can sign up to subscribe online and we'll send four issues a year straight to your doorstep. (If you can't subscribe, please give your local yarn shop some love and buy your magazines there!)
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily. Packing trumps knitting right now, unfortunately, but I'm valiantly trying to have the Camisa, worked in String of Pearls yarn from Muench (prettypretty not to mention sparklysparkly!) done before I leave for Canada. (Canada countdown? 19 days till we get there!)