Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2006

I’ve only seen a couple posts in the knitblogging world about the Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer issue. Personally, I came away with a “these things are too young for me” vibe (and that, in turn, made me feel old! :/ ). Mind you, I don’t mean that in a negative way. My personal style leans towards contemporary, clean lines or tailoring, with minimal details. That said, I’m also a girly-girl, but any femininity in myself will lean towards colors (eg: pink) rather than ruffles and lace.

Now that I have this blog active, I’ll maintain a category to post projects or patterns that I find interesting or definitely want to make. That way I’ll have an easy reference for when I go project spelunking in the future. : )

First off, the skirt on the front cover (also on page 73), isn’t that cute!? Someday, when I’m in better shape and have improved machine sewing skills, I may make some knitted skirts with lining. Someday, maybe!

I loved the “Ruffle Edge Sheath” on Pages 64-65 made with Cascade Fixation (!!!). I used to wear dresses like this all the time. If I do again, something like this with or without the ruffled edge would be nice. Plus, the elastic in the Fixation would be a boon to keeping the knit sheath from stretching out too much.

This “Multi-Pattern Top” intrigued me. Different lace panels, colors, and shaping, mmmm. I could see this knit in one color only, or with different shades of the same hue. This could easily be a “Process” project for me.

The only thing I disliked about the “Short Sleeve Pullover” was the collar. But keeping the V-neck could totally work.

We’ve seen knit/crochet corsets before, but I think the “Crocheted Corset” on Page 75 is amazing. It has boning! Boning that you cleverly incorporate with crochet. Definitely a “Process” project if I could tackle the crochet.

I liked the softly rustic appearance of the “Lace Edge Jacket” (designed by Joan McGowan). I wondered if I could skip the crocheted lace edging, but I believe that would be a mistake. This would look great over a short sleveved blouse or sleeveless dress.

The sleeve details on the “Split Neck Pullover” were good, but most likely I would omit the crochet medallions.

The “Cable Sweater” on Page 93 just screams “nautical” to me. I can easily see myself wearing deck shoes, hopping around raising the sails, etc. But I don’t sail, thankyouverymuch. it’d be a cute, simple project for the right person, methinks.

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One Response to “Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2006”

  1. Guest Says:
    August 3rd, 2006 at 10:20 am

    Hello! Speaking of the “Multi-pattern top” – have you ever used the Microspun they suggest? I’ve heard it pills really easily and is a pain to knit…

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