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Fall Knits Editor's Choice Galleries: Part 3

Aug 15, 2008

Sidelines TopThis 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. Here are the Galleries we've shown you so far:

Backstage Tweed Jacket Gallery

Little Blue Sweater Gallery

Braided Pullover

Afterthought Darts Cardigan

Index of all past Galleries

What's a Gallery? It's where members of the Interweave office staff (a.k.a. "The Gallery Gals") try on 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.

Our final two Galleries for the Fall 2008 issue of Interweave Knits are:

Sidelines Top

Windowpane Coat


Here's what Eunny wrote about the Sidelines Top:

The cables along princess seam lines and bias panels of this sweater flatter everybody--they add curves to straight figures, and skim over fuller ones. The deep V-neck is comfortable as well as flattering.

Though not knit in actual panels, the fit of this garment would be easy to adjust by making sections narrower or wider at every critical point--bust, waist, hips. A close fit looks great, but the sweater would be comfortable and weekendy with a looser fit as well.


mittens interuptedThis Friday's free pattern is Eunny's Mittens Interrupted, a clever slip-stitch pattern with no hand-shaping, using variegated yarn against a dark background for a luminous effect. Download the free pattern for Mittens Interrupted!

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 at 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? 17 days till we get there!)

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on Aug 18, 2008 9:31 AM

Just wanted to send a big thank you to the people behind this Fall's IK. I just got mine in the mail and I was very happy. I was a bit sad to see some of my favorite models gone, but I am sure I will get used to the new ones. I am super glad that you have included models with many different body types- fuller figured as well as the more petite ladies. I think the magazine is beautiful and y'all are doing a great job. Kudos especially to Eunny. This is one happy subscriber.

CatKity wrote
on Aug 18, 2008 7:19 AM


While you are in conversation with Eunny about some of the sweaters from the Fall IK, why don't you ask her about the bias eyelets stole?  I really wanted to make this until I read the pattern and saw that she has ends to weave in every 12 rows!  Gah!  Seems almost not worth it to me, even though the stole is beautiful.  Does she have any secrets to share on how she dealt with all of those ends?

Robyn Knits wrote
on Aug 15, 2008 4:21 PM

I love the look of this in theory but it does not flatter even one of the models. It seems if you have the slightest hips or tummy it is flaring out and the ribbed line only accentuates those with a  broader beam or curvier figure.

MelissaB@2 wrote
on Aug 15, 2008 2:06 PM

I really like the idea of the pattern, the concept, but the curve of the cable is not a perfect arc. It's square just below the bust. It would take too much work to fix that for me.


AlmaH wrote
on Aug 15, 2008 10:55 AM

Two things to say; first and foremost, Sandi you are looking SOOOOOO good these days! You go, girl! Secondly, as a far-from-sylph-like person (my shape most closely matches Kat's) your photo galleries have given me an entirely new take on fit! Before them, I invariably wore garments (and knitted them) which did not cling on any way. Sure they were comfortable, but they were camouflage for my shape. Now, I will actually wear form-fitting clothing, and feel great in it, never mind the positive comments I garner in the process; I'm certain I'm only one of thousands. Of all the great things your site has done for knitters, this has to be the greatest gift you have given to knitters and crocheters, and I want to send my most sincere thanks!    

                        Alma Hamilton