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. Here are the Galleries we've shown you so far:
Backstage Tweed Jacket Gallery
Little Blue Sweater Gallery
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:
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.
This 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!)