Galleries II: Opulent Raglan and Kaftan Dress
Here are the second set of Galleries you voted for from the new Fall 2007 Knitscene:
Which sweaters did the Gallery Gals themselves like best?
I thought it might be interesting to hear straight from our Gallery models which sweater THEY liked best…and why. Here's what Amy and Erin said:
It’s hard to choose a favorite one, though if pressed, I’ll say the Opulent Raglan by Wendy Bernard. It made me feel warm and cozy, and as pretty as I can expect to feel in a sweater. What more could you ask from a sweater? I liked the way it looked on all the Knitting Daily Gallery Gals, too—it was flattering on everyone. It’s going in my queue, for sure.
Sometimes I like altering sweaters I knit. It makes me feel powerful and smart maybe. And it is a good thing since I always have to make one alteration or another due to my long arms and large-ish bust. But sometimes, it is really nice to have a pattern where I don't have to do a single thing to change it. No math. Just knitting. And it is pretty. And flattering. And still interesting enough to want to knit. The Opulent Raglan is that for me. Love it.
Check out more Galleries from the Fall 2007 issue of Knitscene magazine:
Coming up on Friday: Galleries for the Dirndl Raglan and Riding to Avalon.
Don't forget to visit the website and leave a comment and let us know what you think of the Fall Knitscene Galleries!
What's a Gallery? It's where I take the original sample garment from the magazine and persuade several women try it on and let me take their photo, to show you different varieties of fit and flatter. I provide individual commentaries for each picture, with suggestions for customization for each woman. There's only one garment for each design, so sometimes the sweater doesn't fit–that's where the commentaries get really interesting, as we explore why it doesn't fit, and how to alter it so it does fit!
Knitting Daily Hot Tomatoes on TV!
Remember Wendy Bernard's Tomato from No Sheep For You? Remember how I made a bright orange version with bust darts and called it the Hot Tomato? Well, several of you Knitting Daily readers also made your own versions of Wendy's Tomato. They were so cute that we asked some of you to send in your sweaters to be filmed for Episode 102 of the new Knitting Daily TV show! On the show, Wendy walks us through each sweater and what adjustments were made–I was so tickled to see something I'd made on television! The show itself begins airing on select public television stations starting next Monday… but if you can't wait, you can pre-order a DVD of the entire first season now –the DVD is available Monday, July 21st. Wendy is also featured in Episode 101 (can you tell I'm a big Wendy fan?). Wendy's patterns are irresistible–remember when I fell in love with the Elinor Tunic in Interweave Knits Summer 2008? I wanted to take that one home with me after we took the photos for the Elinor Gallery…
Sandi Wiseheart is the founding editor of Knitting Daily. She is now the author of the popular Knitting Daily blog: What's on Sandi's Needles.
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