I choose the rayonnant pullover, seems the most wearable to me.
I have had the Piccadill in my Ravelry queue since the magazine first came out. I'm thinking of knitting this next, but I want to make the lace panel extend down the front of the sweater since I would be wearing a blouse or turtleneck underneath anyway.
I vote for the Lapis yoke, though I too would like to see the front of it
AngelSun, my computer gave me a front view when I clicked on the blue title - where it sends you to purchase the pattern. Try it, I also like the one at the bottom of the page - Ithink my daughter-in-law would look stunnig in it.
Picadilly Pullover, definitely. Where can we find these patterns?
While I think all of the sweaters are nice, I think the Rayonnant is the most flattering for most figures. The boatneck is flattering on everyone. So, i voted for the Rayonnant. I would use a lighter color of yarn to show off the lace.And, I would take out some of the flare from the sleeves since they would drag on a desktop at work.
However, the Lapis seems to be the easiest for the beginning knitters on this forum and I would revise it. I would definitely do this one a very dark and fuzzy yarn like the one pictured so that the lines are minimized - the radiating lines will "grow" a body shape on a lighter color of yarn. I would also definitely take out any of the garter stitching below ribs since that be a horizontal line that would make me look fatter. I would even try making the ribs shape a "V" instead of a circle to make me look slimmer. Having the ribbed sleeves is definitely a retro look. I might shorten the ribbing on the sleeve to minimize that or take out the ribbing and do another type of sleeve end.
The Piccadil is nice and I agree, the patterned blouse under it is not the best presentation. I am not big on the square neckline since I have a square jaw, so I would make that into more of a boat neckline. Apparently, no one has noticed that this one is not a true top-down sweater. The front and back are knitted individually top down and then the sleeves are saddle sleeves that are joined in the back with an a seam (I would to a kitchener stitch here to eliminate the seam). The pieces are then sewn together. If your gauge is not exact and you don't measure precisely, it may be tough for beginners to get this one together correctly.
My, my, aren't we grumpy?
If you are talking to me, I am not being grumpy at all. I like all of the sweaters and would knit any of them. I am just a very advanced knitter who looks at the patterns and design and I have simply shared my ideas for how I would change the designs to suit me. These changes are not for everyone - just for me. I was assuming this was for a KAL, but I don't know.
I have seen beginner knitters get very frustrated with patterns like the Bella blouse because they didn't realize the complexity involved in the pattern. Part of growing as a knitter is to learn to read the pattern before you start knitting and as one becomes more experienced, they usually want to change things about the pattern and there is nothing wrong with that. We are all different and have different tastes. preferences, body shapes, etc. I would hope that I can help any of the other knitters on this forum, but if what I post doesn't help you, then it may benefit someone else.
The survey doesn't work.
I like the dainty feminine neckline. I am partial to long sleeves and would likely knit them to wrist length.
I like the Lapis sweater. I think that with my very broad and rounded back that the yoke could be modified with short row knitting. I think this would give me a very nice sweater and the back would not hike up.
For yourself there are lots of questions we don't know. This is my choice and I look forward to seeing the finished garment.
The poll doesn't seem to be working - at least I can't figure out how to vote - so I'll comment here. The Piccadill Pullover is beautiful, it gets my vote!
i think these sweaters represent a wide range of styles, something for everyone. No need to be snarky.
I like the third choice and would be happy to join you in knitting it. I love anything from the neck down and also, the work at the neck. Cheri
I love the Piccadill. The neckline is lovely. And to the knitter who didn't care for any of the choices, your rudeness is not necessary - just don't vote for any of them. And learn the difference between "their" and "they're".