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More Winter 2008 Galleries!

Dec 10, 2008

Wow! I just finished reading some of the many comments you all have left on the Galleries posted on Monday, and I'm really thrilled with what you came up with. What was fascinating to me was how consistent your answers were! Here's what you all said for the individual Gallery Gal gallery photos:

 



Annie's Gallery
The consensus was that the Printed Silk Cardigan (from Knits Sping 2008) was the most flattering, although the Dainty Stripes Pullover from the current Knits Winter 2008 came in a close second.

Debbie's Gallery:  Everyone agreed, hands down, that the Braided Pullover (from Knits Fall 2008) was the best style and silhouette for her. As for sweaters in the current issue, you were split between voting for the Victoria Yoke Pullover on her and the Manchester Jacket.

Meghan's Gallery:  Again, your votes were split here. You loved how she rocked the Ropes and Picots Cardigan, but also loved how the Victoria Yoke Pullover rocked her!

  





Today's New Galleries!

Here are three new sweater galleries from Interweave Knits Winter 2008, featuring the same sweater worn by different women:



Manchester Jacket by Alice Halbeisen

Victoria Yoke Pullover by Jennifer Lang

Dainty Pinstripes Pullover by Emilee Mooney

 

And here are three new Gallery Gal galleries featuring the same woman wearing different sweaters:

Bonnie's Gallery

Toni's Gallery

Stefanie's Gallery

 




The galleries presented in Monday's post were:

Blooming Cardigan Gallery
Ropes and Picots Cardigan Gallery
Climbing Vines Pullover Gallery

Debbie's Gallery
Meghan's Gallery
Annie's Gallery

 

Which sweater style is best for your body type?

As I said on Monday, the point of this week's galleries is to see which style of sweater looks best on which body type. Since we are only looking at body shapes and types, there are no measurements included. Why? Because you could be a really large-framed woman and have the same shape as petite Annie; you could be tiny and have curves like mine!

As you look at these Gallery photos, consider the elements of the sweaters and how they play up--or play down--the different attributes of each model. Does one sweater show off a pretty waistline? Does another sweater add curves to a straight silhouette? And so on.

For each woman, leave a comment letting us know which sweater you think is best for her body type--and why! Hopefully, this will help you to find the sweater that is best for YOU.

-- Sandi



Want to see more of the beautiful sweaters from Interweave Knits Winter 2008?

View the Knits Winter Preview, with pattern information, bonus photos from the magazine photoshoot, and more!

 

Give the gift of Knits!

Before I came to work for Interweave, a dear friend of mine gave me a wonderful Christmas gift--subscriptions to three Interweave magazines! I remember being so touched that this friend had gone to all the trouble to find out what magazines were out there, and to research the best ones (seriously, that's what he told me, he "researched the best ones")! Which magazines did he gift me with that holiday season? Spin-Off, Handwoven, and Beadwork--because I already had a subscription to Interweave Knits!).

If there's a knitter in your life, give them the gift of great knitting patterns and informative articles about all aspects of knitting--give them the gift of a subscription to Interweave Knits. And for the other crafters around you, check out the entire family of Interweave magazines--from crocheting to painting and drawing, from quilting to beading and jewelry making, there's something there for everyone who loves to create beautiful things.


 

Sandi Wiseheart is the founding editor of Knitting Daily. She is now the author of the popular Knitting Daily blog: What's on Sandi's Needles.

  

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karmateet wrote
on May 20, 2010 8:28 PM

I am looking for a pattern for old fashion cotten knitted lace gloves.

Knitted on small needles

Is anyone able to help? My grand mother had some pattern when I was a girl.

Bette wrote
on Dec 29, 2008 3:06 PM
I got my first copy; Piece Work , I enjoyed it very much. Where have you been hidding this Magazine? I get a few of your other Magazine and I never saw this one. Thank you E.J. Smith
NancyJ@2 wrote
on Dec 12, 2008 10:24 AM
I can't find my body type! Can we have more Eunny galleries, please?
granny gill wrote
on Dec 11, 2008 1:36 AM
I liked most of the knits but I think we can safely say that the Manchester Jacket is a definite NO NO! I think the colour does it no favours either.
LouiseA wrote
on Dec 10, 2008 8:04 PM
I'm getting tired of approaching sweaters in the same manner as sewing- measuring, pattern alterations, adding darts- I have a sewing machine. I know how to use it. If all this alteration is necessary, then I will pitch the knitting mags and just sew stuff- it's a lot less time consuming to pin sewn clothes, to check for fit, than to rip an ill-fitting sweater and re knit it. I simply do not have time. The green sweater is not fitted, and it flatters everyone who wears it. Please, possibly just one classic sweater in each issue. Something that is not going to look stupid in 5 years, as some of these sweaters are.
Gendun wrote
on Dec 10, 2008 4:59 PM
I think I'm responding to the colours as much as the shapes. The green sweater seems to be the leader in all categories, but the colour is so lovely on all of them. If they were all the same tone, it might make a difference.
on Dec 10, 2008 4:20 PM
Why can I not find a good universal pattern set here for a child's fahion doll. {size 11 inch,male doll patterns too.} ???