The Interweave Knits Winter 2007 preview is up!! And get this- there are new models.
I did some skulking on the Ravelry discussion board on this issue, and it seems that a lot of people felt that the new models were a bit too ‘supermodel’. Personally, I love the fact that they are different models, but some felt that they were a bit on the thin side. Some felt that the poses and the general feel of the magazine were a bit too high fashion. But then Eunny Jang, IK editor, weighed in, and said that they were trying some new things with the photography and models. I’m interested to see the continued evolution of IK.
Gotta love Ravelry, where even the editor of the knit magazine contributes to the conversation. I think IK just went up about another 100 point in my esteem, just because that kind of approachable behaviour. Yay, Eunny!
Here’s a quick roundup of my faves from this issue: This is definitely going in my queue, although I’m very interested to see what others do with it- if it’s not spot on, is that bust area completely unforgiving? I love the acres of stockinette- I love knitting stockinette, I find it very Zen (and very good for zoning out on the subway). And how about making this a bit longer, so I don’t need the sequined Studio 54 tank underneath? Yeah. Longer.
I love this henley, but I’m not sure what I think about that collar. I love that lace detail, and despite my love of stockinette, I think it would look better if the lace pattern went all the way down. Hmmmmm.
Love this fair isle vest! Although I have a weird coloured collection of buttoned shirts, I would want to work all their colours in, so I could wear it with all of them.
This is brillant. No more removing of mittens to fumble in my purse for my subway pass in the winter! Although I like my mittens slightly less pointy, so I would round that part out a bit more.
I love this Celtic Tote, but I also love the brown leather jacket and the orange cap. I want this whole outfit, really. I’m interested to see other people’s colour choices for this one, which is sure to be popular.
Stay tuned- A Gallery Jacket update will be up before the end of the week!