Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Creative Knitting Summer 2017: A Review
Creative Knitting has released its Spring 2017 issue. Let's have a look at it, shall we?
Azure Kimono. This isn't a bad little topper for summer. It sits well and is nicely finished.
Palladium Scarf. I'm not liking how crumpled up this looks. The edges are rolling because that's inevitable given the stitchwork, of course, but the effect is that of a piece that needs finishing and blocking.
Sapphire Dreams. Very cute little skirt with what looks like elastic stitchwork that should keep it from getting baggy. Most women would probably prefer it to be longer on them than it is on the model, but it could easily be lengthened.
Summer Skies Shrug. This is an accomplished piece, but I can't help wincing at the thought of how easily it would catch on everything.
Wrap it Up. Love the stitchwork in this one. It's a statement accessory at this width, but can always be knitted in a narrower width for those who don't feel they have the panache or the desire to carry this piece off.
Graphic Arts. This is a smart little piece that sits very well.
Knit Meets Crochet Tote. The crocheted bag has a decent shape, but I'm not liking those knitted handles, which look awkward and clunky.
Arrowhead Necklace. This one just screams, "MY KID MADE THIS AT CRAFT CAMP AND I HAVE TO WEAR IT AT LEAST ONCE OR I'LL FEEL LIKE A TERRIBLE MOTHER DON'T EVEN START WITH ME."
Make Your Mug Happy. These also have that "made at craft camp" look, but at least in this case they don't have to be used in public.
Supersize Pincushion. I want to like this knitting needle pincushion idea but I'm not sure how workable it is. This cushion won't hold very many needles, and if the needles aren't balanced just so, the cushion will fall over sideways, needles and all.
Island Winds. This isn't bad, though I have my suspicions as to how good it looks from the front view when the model isn't manually adding waist shaping by pinching the waist in with her hand.
Lace Cable Cover-Up. A well-shaped, classic piece.
Simply Sweet. Oooh, nice detailing, pretty lacework, and great shaping -- the set of those shoulder straps is quite foxy. You could have fun with the colour palette or make it all in one colour.
Summer Breeze Tank. Love the lace diamonds at the sides, but I'm not sure I'm sold on the shaping over all.
One Step Sideways Stole. Very pretty lacework, and the gradient yarn used makes it fun.