Knitty Fall 2010 Issue Review!
And those that fall in between:
~Perlieu : I am usually not a fan of art yarns, but the yarns used in the pictures works wonderfully with the pattern. Although I am not sure it would be anything special if a non-art yarn were used.
~Iced : I like the style/shape of the garment. Not a fan of the chunky yarn/gauge though. I would make the sleeves go down to the wrists and make it so the bottom hem didn't roll up. Love the buttons. I do not like that there is no pictures of how they want the snaps put on.
~Victoria : This has all the features of a nice comfy sweater. As always, I am a fan of the textured stitches. I like the way the collar can sit many different ways. I like that even though the body is baggy, the arms are fitted. I could see myself making this.
~Trout River : I like this solely as the vest. I am not a legwarmer person and the idea of the sleeves being buttoned on are not appealing to me. i like the addition of the variegated yarn to the hems to add a little color. The waist shaping makes for a good fit.
~Lamina : I think the pattern and yarn look wonderful together. A little too girlie for me, but aesthetically is it very pleasing.
~Ms Clarke : I like this. It has a similar look as the Echo Flower Shawl. The geometric edging is lovely. The color works well with this. I am personally not a bead person, but the beads do look nice in this pattern.
~Kink : Honestly, a little too girlie for me and I am not much of a cowl person. However, it is a cute decorative piece.
~Mystery + Manners : In general I am not a fan of mittens. The colorwork is lovely and looks very well designed.
~Eda : Also not a fan of wrist warmers. I don't see their purpose. I like the Roman Column type look the design has though.
~Minty : This looks like a nice slouchy hat. I don't like how the X appears on the back of the red and white one. This looks like something my sister, Echo, would adore so I may knit this one.
~Coralie : This is far too girlie for me. I am also not sure I like the look of knitted earrings in general.
~Mad for Plaid : I like the theory of these socks, I think they just need to be evolved and tweaked. There are only two stripes in the front and two in the back. The sides look too plain. I understand that the heel was left in stockinette for color reasons, but it wouldn't be snug enough to fit my feet well. An interesting concept, I just think more needs to go into it.
~Flo : The history of the pattern is cute and the elephant is cute. Not enthused about seaming. The shape of the trunk is bothersome in the way it tapers.
As always, I would love to hear your opinions of the patterns. Let me know how you like this way of presenting the reviews compared to my other ways.