I love that Interweave Knits puts out previews of their upcoming magazines, and the Winter 2008 is an issue I’m looking forward to more than most. It’s not often I can find a magazine where I really like almost every single thing in it and find more than one or two that I actually want to knit.
Check out the Interweave Knits Winter 2008 preview.
There are quite a few I admire but don’t necessarily see myself wanting to wear (the Victoria Yoke Pullover – beautiful but it never seems to be the right temperature to wear a short-sleeved sweater; Marilyn’s Bed Jacket – gorgeous, but I suspect it would look better on a different body type than mine) and a few that are super cute but don’t appeal to me in a knitting sort of way (the Dainy Pinstripes pullover – I would love to wear that, but I have no patience for even the simplest of colorwork; same goes for the Handsome Mittens)
BUT, there are a few designs that hit that sweet spot I’m always looking for: projects that look fun to knit and that I would love to wear/have:
The Manchester Jacket by Alice Halbeisen. I love how this is simple and classy and each little detail seems to perfectly suit the design.
The Pfeiffer Falls Hooded Scarf by Anne Kuo Lukito. I’m not a scarf-knitting sort of person, but I MUST knit this.
And the Positano Tote by Silka Burgoyne. A knitted bag that doesn’t look like a knitted bag. I love the woven feel of that herringbone stitch pattern.
The size of the images on the IK preview site leave a lot to be desired, but I guess that’s why it’s a preview. I’ll just have to see what these look like in the magazine. And maybe, just maybe, I can get my mind off knitting baby stuff long enough to make one of these things for myself.