Gallery Time! Summer 2010 Interweave Knits

My gallery gals and I got together at our favorite bistro for an evening of knitting and modeling of the beautiful garments in the Summer 2010 issue of Interweave Knits.

The ladies said over and over how wonderful the designs in this issue are, and they absolutely loved the summer yarns used.

We tried on and photographed six sweaters, clockwise from upper left:

Mari Lynn Patrick's Box 96 Pullover emphasizes a deep crossover V-neck with off-center pointed hems and soft scallop lace trim. A few purl stitches in a neat column outline bust darts for a gently tailored fit.

In the Daisy-Stitch Tunic, Jean Suzuki uses an open but highly textured stitch to structure the stand-up mandarin collar, front placket, and deep side vents of the Daisy-Stitch Tunic. Collar facings, clean-finished garter-stitch edging, simple shaping, and a cotton yarn with subtle sheen add refinement.

Inspired by Victorian lace counterpanes, Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark builds the delicate Counterpane Blouse around a graphic floral square knitted from the center out. A simple, quick-to-knit garter-stitch bodice and chevron lace skirt frame the square for a decidedly modern take on lace. 

Laura Grutzeck's Essential Cardigan sets off smooth stockinette with deep, broken-rib brands, gentle asymmetry, and a stand-up collar. A lofty, softly heathered wool single makes every stitch stand out. Quietly refined, quite indispensible.

The Picnic Cardigan by Maria Leigh takes the shrug back to its cropped, tailored-jacket roots: it's knit all in one piece from the front bottoms, over the shoulder, and down the back with fitted dolman sleeves. An open stitch fabric in superwash wool and cotton clings and drapes exactly where needed.          

Knitted in a straight tube from the top down, the Gamine Tank's dramatic collar and clingy rib make an easy project striking.

And you asked for some younger models, so I got them! Please welcome our two new models—Sucia and Angelana. These young gals loved all the garments as much as the rest of us.

So come on, join the fun now in the Galleries!


P.S. Special thanks to all of my dear friends and gallery gals, and to the Maple Street Bistro in Spokane!




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