Friday, October 28, 2011
Magazine Review: Knit Wear
I was waiting for the pharmacy to fill a Rx today so I hopped over to JoAnn Fabrics to kill time. I saw this on the stands. It is a little expensive at $14.99. Its published annually by Interweave.
There are 25 patterns. The magazine is broken down into sections: The Perfect Sweater (different variations of a sweater pattern), On the Edge (patterns with different elements to enhance the edges), The Knitting Elements (combinations of knit and purl), Ruffle, Drape and Pleat (fabric manipulations and directional shaping), Assembly Required (most of these sweaters are knit in pieces and seamed, buttons added). One pattern is given as a book excerpt.
In addition there are features on ribbing techniques, grafting and a yarn company. There are quite a few ads, but I don't feel like its any more than any other magazine and they are all related to knitting.
Mostly sweaters, but there is also patterns for a capelet, mobius and scarf.
There are several patterns in this magazine that I would make. Typically if I see more than three I think I would make, I consider it reasonable to purchase the magazine. Because it said Premiere Issue on it, I was intrigued.