Friday, June 4, 2010

VK Early Fall

We just got our copy of Vogue Knitting's new Early Fall edition. Lookie what Fiona Ellis created!

This is knit from our Shepherd Sock in Courage.

There are a bunch of things I like about this sweater. First, I'm a big fan of sweaters made from lighter weight yarns. I think they are flattering to a myriad of body types and great transitional wear. Believe it or not, we're still having weather where a light sweater is welcome in the mornings.

Next, the way the lace pattern angles is going to create a visual nip at the waist. That's almost always a good thing. It will add shape to straight figures and do a little camouflaging for the curvy.

Last, it's just sweet with those three little pearl buttons at the neck. I thought it might be too sweet when I first looked at it, but if you switched up those buttons, it could make a great jeans and t-shirt sweater. Buttons are mighty and powerful things.


woolwoman said...

I loved the 3/4 sleeve in this design and I love knitting garments with sock yarn. I am not a sock knitter but love knitting on small needles so this design is certainly in my future. Mel

Anonymous said...

The body of the sweater is great. The sleeve length is fine, but I'd do a plainer sleeve since there's plenty going on already.

Also, the title of the post is wrong (Spring instead of Fall).

Lorna's Laces said...

Yikes, Spring to Fall has been corrected. Thanks!