The newest issue of Knitters Magazine is out and it’s a great edition!
I sometimes find Knitters a hit or miss for me personally. As I flipped through the summer issue there were a number of projects that jumped out at me.
First is Kathy Zimmerman’s designed Point Set Match is a beautifully feminine cardigan.
I love the stitch pattern and the point detail along the collar, cuff and hemline. Knit in Nashua Handknits Creative focus Silk the cardi is offered in five sizes up to a 2X and requires anywhere from 14 to 20 balls. Not a small project by any means, but fabulous just the same.
Next up is Vanilla Leaves is knit in Rowan’s Lenpur Linen. a cotton/rayon blend that was introduced in Spring 2009, the yarn is the perfect choice for the it’s great stitch definition and cool feel. It also provides the right amount of drape for this stylish tunic – knit using a different blend or 100% cotton, the look and fit would not be the same.
I love the leaf motif that forms the bands around the bottom of the garment hem and sleeves. Also designed by Kathy Zimmerman, Vanilla Leaves is offered in 6 sizes and requires 10 to 17 balls (though if you are knitting the largest size I’d buy one extra as the yardage is too close for comfort in my opinion).
Now, to my absolute fave – Sine-cosine. This is one of those designs that I would buy in every color if I saw it in a store.
Designed by Ginger Smith, this breezy, sophisticated tee has more to it than you might think at first glance. According to the magazine, this garter stitch top is brilliant in that “Diagonal knitting merges traingles into miters that then grow into a lovely play of texture and color”. Berroco Latitude is the yarn of choice for this project. A stunning yarn that was introduced in Spring 2009, Latitude has a slight tonal color variation and just a hint of texture. Sine-cosine is designed in 4 sizes and requires 7 to 11 balls.
Last, but not least is the darling Party in Pink. I don’t have any little girls to knit for, but if I did, this one would definitely be on my list.
Designed by the Knitters Design Team, this adorable jacket utilizes simple slip-stitch stripes to achieve the smock-like top. I love the colors they used. Party in Pink is knit in Palma from Tahki/Stacy Charles which is their 100% Organic Cotton. Offered in children’s sizes 2(4, 6) you will need between 7 and 10 skeins.
There’s plenty more packed into the summer issue – these are just a few highlights. I hope one of these projects makes it onto your summer knitting list and I’d love to see pictures when you’re done. I’d also love to know which patterns you like best from this issue – let me know in the comments!