VOGUEknitting magazine Fall 2015 is on the bookshelves and here is a little review of this magazine.
This time the VOGUEknitting magazine is showing “28 Fall Knits”. Featuring
- “The Teal Deal – Refined knits in this cool blue-green jewel tone”
- “More Splash than Cash – Trend-forward looks for as little as $40”
- “Mixed Media – Different yarns and textures blend to create”
- “Graphic Content – An enduring trend, black and white throw any pattern into high relief.”
- “Double Take – A behind-the scenes look at four renowned double-knitting experts, whose breathtaking designs show us what’s possible with two colors and a bit of ingenuity.” (Christina Behnke)
The Teal Deal
I really love the designs in this “teal-deal” story. If you are not able to wear this colour, than you might knit them in another colour, which is more flattering to your skin.
This wrap is shaped within the seed stitch panels. Between the garter stitch edgings cable patterns, one highlighted with bobbles are decorating this garment by Yoko Hatta.
Shown here in Blue Sky Alpacas’ Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk) yarn, shown here in shade peacock 139.
Lower edge 82″/208cm
Upper edge 48″/122cm
Rowan Designer Sarah Hatton designed this standard-fitting raglan pullover with shaped double seed stitch panels and mirrored cable details. For the cable detail on the neck band, stitches are picked up first on the edges. The cable is then worked on additional cast-on stitches and knitted on the picked up stitches. At last stitches are picked up again from the cable-band and worked a rib pattern.
Shown here in Rowan Yarns Kid Classic (70% lambswool, 22% kid-mohair, 8% polyamide) in shade Canard 871.
Knitable in 5 sizes from bust 34″/86,5 to 50″/127cm.
This oversized tunic pullover with large pleat twisted cables separated by garter rigged panels by Deborah Newton is knitable in 4 sizes from bust 46″/117cm to 56″/142cm.
Shown here in Rimu Double Knit Weight (60% fine Zealand merino, 40% brushtail possum) from Zealana.
Olga Rych created these mittens with a geometric cable pattern and reverse stockinette stitch palm. They are shown here in Silk Cashmere (55% silk, 45% cashmere by Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibres in shade Blue Spruce 061.
Cuff circumference 7″/18cm
Hand circumference 6″/15cm
This cap by Audrey Knight is knitted in the round with floral cabled details and ribbed hem. Shown here in Baby Cashmerino (55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere) shade Kingfisher 72 from Debbie Bliss.
Brim circumference (unstretched) 17″/43cm
Patty Lyons designed this standard-fitting vest with mixed cable patterns and a v-neck using Rowan Yarns Felted Tweed (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose), shown here in shade Watery 152
Knitable in 5 sizes from bust 35″/89cm to 51″/129,5cm
More Splash Than Cash
Lovely shapes and textures are shown here in this section And Vogue collected these designs for little as $40.
This “simple” pullover by Rosemary Drysdale is knitted with size 11 (8mm) needles for a loose sheer fabric. It has self-finished hemline edges and a standard-fitting ease. Shown here in Plymouth Yarn Company’s Baby Alpaca Brush (80% Baby alpaca, 20% acrylic) yarn.
Knitable in 8 sizes from bust 34″/86cm to 52″/132cm.
This loose-fitting cardigan is worked in three pieces in an all-over rib pattern. Yoko Hatta designed this absolutely wearable design using Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair) from Brown Sheep Company.
Knitable in 2 sizes from bust 50″/127cm to 55½”/141cm.
Laura Zukaite’s Arrowhead Top is shown here in Cascade 220 (100% wool) from Cascade Yarns. This standard-fitting top with central slant ribs that form the center points and attached sleeves that form the circular yoke is really lovely.
Knitable in 5 sizes from bust 34½”/87,5cm to 42″/106,5cm.
This standard-fitting vest ist worked in one pice from the top-down in fisherman’s rib. It is shown here in Classic Elite Yarns’ Inca Alpaca (100% Baby alpaca).
Knitable in 4 sizes from bust (buttoned) 38″/96,5 to 47″/119,5cm.
This cowl by Audrey Drysdale, which is worked in the round in an all-over rib pattern is must-knit! Shown here in Brae Tweed (60% merino wool, 20% baby llama, 10% bamboo, 10% donegal) from Knit One, Crochet Too.
Circumference at lower edge 45″/114cm
Another eye-catcher is this loose-fitting vest by Theresa Schabes, which is worked in two pieces in twisted rib. Shown here in Lustra (50% wool, 50% tencel/lyocell) from Berroco.
Knitable in 3 sizes from bust 42″/106,5cm to 52″/132cm.
I know fashion is not only according to my taste and I really, really tried to go beyond it. But these designs (except two) are disappointing and causes toothaches. They look like (except two) as someone has picked up some different yarns, has thrown it into a mixer and has drawn out the result. I would rather go naked than wear one of them (except two).
This loose-fitting pullover is knit from the top down in alternating colour and rib stripes with an eyelet detail on the raglan sleeves. It is shown here in Llamalini (40% Royal Lama, 35% silk bourette, 25% linen) and Bamboo Bloom Handprints (48% rayon, 44% wool, 8% acrylic), both from Universal Yarn.
Knitable in 7 sizes from bust 38″/96,5cm to 50½”/128cm.
This close-fitting raglan pullover is worked in multiple yarns and is worked in the round to underarm, then back and fronts are worked flat to top of raglan. It is shown here in (discontinued) Dolcino (75% acrylic, 25% nylon), Duchess (64% wool, 30% cashmere, 6% polyamide) Minestrone (75% polyamide, 24% acrylic, 1% polyester metalic), Zucca (58% nylon, 42% polyamide), La Furla Metal (75% polyamide, 16% metallic, 9% polyester) and Phoenix (66% viscose, 34% cotton), all from Trendsetter Yarns.
Knitable in 6 sizes from bust 33″/84cm to 53″/134,5cm.
This oversized pullover by Mari Lynn Patrick is knitted in 3 different yarns and various textured patterns. With short row colour wedges on the side stripes on the body. It is shown here in Heilo (100% wool), Pårfugl (73% mohair, 22% wool, 5% polyamide) and Monjita (91% alpaca, 7.5% wool and 1.5% nylon), all from Dale Garn.
Knitable in 5 sizes from bust 41″/104cm to 51½”/131cm.
The body of this standard-fitting open-front cardigan is knitted in one piece with raglan seems in multiple yarn weights for striping and sheer effects. It is shown here in Aria (78% Merino wool, 22% nylon), Flirt (32% nylon, 26% wool, 25% acrylic, 10% cotton, 7% rayon/viscose) Donegal Tweed (100% wool), Sherpa (48% wool, 46% camelid-alpaca, 6% nylon) and Tucson (52% cotton, 48% wool), all from Tahki Yarns/Tahki•Stacy Charles and Superior (70% cashmere, 25% silk, 5% extrafine Merino wool) from Filatura di Crosa/Tahki•Stacy Charles.
Knitable in 6 sizes from bust (closed) 39″/99cm to 52½”/133cm.
This oversized striped cardigan is knitted using 2 different yarns. The two back and two fronts are identical. The backs are seamed at center back. The sleeves are knitted separate in the same stripe sequence as backs and fronts. Shown here in Merino Mia (100 % Merino wool super-wash) and Plumette (100% nylon)from Prism.
Knitable in 2 sizes bust 72″/183cm, length from 17″/43cm to 19″/48cm.
This standard-fitting pullover shows different pattens and yarns on the front, whereas the back and sleeves are knitted in one solid yarn only. It is shown here in three different shades of Plume (11% combed wool,
42% acrylic, 47% polyamide), four different shades Toison (77% acrylic, 20% combed wool, 3% polyamide) and one shade of Cocoon (70% acrylic, 25% mohair, 5% alpaca), all from Bergère de France.
Knitable in 5 sizes from bust 37″/95cm to 52″/132cm.
In this section there are lovely designs. All of them are knitted in the ever fashionable monochromatic style.
This graphic 2-colour hat is knitted in fair-isle technique and has a ribbed brim. Shown here in Cozy Soft Solids (75% acrylic, 25% wool super-wash) from Ella Rae/KFI.
Brim circumference (slightly stretched) 18″/45,5cm
This standard-fitting vest is knitted from the top down in a two colour slip-stitch pattern for the yoke and finished with fringe. After the back and fronts are knitted to underarm, the body is joined and worked in one piece to the lower edge. The fronts of the vest do not meet at the center. It is shown here in Eco Alpaca (100% baby alpaca) from Cascade Yarns.
Knitable in 3 sizes from bus 39½”/100cm to 48″/122.
This standard-fitting pullover by Amy Micallef is knitted in the round to the underarm, then front and back are worked flat to the shoulder. with multiple two-color motifs. Shown here in Imperial Yarn’s Tracie Too (100% wool) yarn.
Knitable in 5 sizes from bust 34″/86,5cm to 49¼”/126,5cm.
This close-fitting vest by Mari Lynn Patrick is showing an alternating stitch and colour checkerboard pattern with ribbed edges. It is shown here in CoBaSi Plus (55% cotton, 16% bamboo, 21% nylon, 8% silk) from Hikoo/Skacel Collection.
Knitable in 7 sizes from bust 35″/89cm to 51″/129,5cm.
This close-fitting pullover with slip-stitch pattern and solid sleeves and shaped side panels is shown here in Galway Sport (100% wool) from Plymouth Yarn.
Knitable in 6 sizes from bust 33½/85cm to 53½/136cm.
The mosaic yoke of this oversized kimono-style pullover is worked from provisional cast-on at lower edge of yoke to the shoulders, then the solid body is worked from provisional cast-on to lower edge. Shown here in Bergère de France’s Pur Merinos Français (100% Arles Merino wool) yarn.
Knitable in 1 size bust 55″/140cm.
Double knitting is back on the catwalk. This technique produces a reversible fabric with both sides showing the same motif in stockinette stitch but in alternating colours. I love this section.
This Winged Triangle Shawl by Tanja Richter is knitted in double-knitting technique and is showing a stunning bird-wing pattern on both sides. It is shown here in two shades Sportmate (70% Merino wool super-wash, 30% viscose) from Lorna’s Laces.
72 x 26″/182,5 x 66cm
This segmented shawl by Michale Dworjan is showing different lace and cable patterns and is worked from center top to lower edges using double-knitting technique. It is shown here in one shade of both of Koigu Wool Designs’ KPPPM (100% wool) and KPM (100% wool)
Approx. 35″/89cm square.
This graphic double-knit shawl by Nathan Tayler is worked from center top to lower edge. It is shown here in three shades of Canopy Fingering ( 50% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 20% viscose) by The Fibre Company/Kelbourne Woolens.
Width (edge to edge) 50″/127cm
This reversible hat by Alasdair Post-Quinn is worked in double-knitting technique and is sized for adult in fitted and slouchy fit. It is shown here in two shades of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts’ DK (100% wool super-wash).
Knitable in 2 sizes.
Brim circumference 19¼”/49cm or 22½”/57cm
Length 8½”/21,5cm or 10″/25,5cm
The Soul of a New Partnership
Leslie Petrovski is reporting about “how the ocean, an island and a 180-year-old nonprofit birthed a new American yarn”. For more information about this topic visit North Light Fibers.
This hat by Deborah Newton is showing different gansey patterns and is knitted in the round. It is shown here in Ocean Avenue from North Light Fibres.
Circumference approx 18″/45,5 cm, unstreched.
Christina Behnke is Associate Editor and responsible for the fashion captions of the VOGUEKnitting Magazine.
All pictures are screenshots of my VOGUEknitting magazine Fall 2015. I took it from my iPad.