Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I'm so weak.  I had made a sort of promise not to buy the latest Interweave Knits Weekend.  I mean, really, how many new patterns do I need? 

But then I made the mistake of actually looking at it the other day.  I was smitten by the Olivier Pullover by Coralie Meslin.  Doesn't it look like a fun knit?  And an easy pullover just for, er, weekends?  I especially like the tweed yarn used.  It's been a while since I knit with tweed...must do it again. 

and this one:  the Amelia Cardigan designed by Silka Burgoyne.  I have a lovely grand daughter who prefers more traditional sweaters.  I think this is perfect.

There's lots of good patterns in this issue.  More useful stuff than I might find in any one regular issue of this magazine.  Maybe I'm a 'weekend knits' kind of person? 


Rudee said...

Patterns and yarn are the building blocks of inspiration. All fiber artists need this in order to survive.

I never knit a thing from the Winter 2006 issue of, Knitting Universe. Four long years later, the pattern for Harlequin is in my mind and that magazine has more concise instructions than the book. Go figure.

There. I've given you two solid excuses. Feel free to use them.

Ginny said...

Yes, the beige one in the middle is my favorite. I can see why you had to buy this magazine. It's fall now, and you need to start sharpening your needles!! Will you use the same color of tweed? I hope you show us the work in progress and the finished sweater.

Stephanie V said...

Rudee - I know I have some of those never-used mags stashed in cupboards. Excuses are always helpful - thanks.

Ginny - When I get to it, I will share. It's definitely on my to-do list. I doubt I'll make brown as it's so not my favorite color. Unless it's chocolate, of course. I know I'll be spoiled for choices of other colors, though.

jeannette said...

Sigh, I know what you mean. But I'm worse. I don't even consider myself as a knitter, but as a painter, yet my shelves are bulging of all the knitting magazines, not one kind, but...I don't even want to tell you!
But there's no way even a group of people could knit or crochet all those patterns in their life time.

I know, confession is good for the soul!!

J Diva said...

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge... I really like the Olivier Pullover.

Catherine said...

I love the jumper too, have to finish legwarmers from a rib and cable pattern I got as a free download via Ravelry - what a great place! We don't have any decent knitting mags in Ireland (or UK either from what I can see) and I have got some great books in the past year or so. And since finding online sites there are endless patterns out there so I'll be alright!Happy knitting!
All the best, Catherines

Joanna said...

I love the one on the cover with its cunning little buttons. Wish I could knit. But then I'd never get any painting done! It's nice to have the magazines to look through and dream.

cindy said...

Weather it is yarn and patterns, beads and magazines, paper and punches. A product needs a pattern, how many??? is the question. Good luck.


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