knitscene Fall 2017 Ravelry Round-Up
Hello knitting fans! Knitscene Fall 2017 hit the shelves on July 10th. This issue focused on cardigans, ideal for your work day or elegant evening, and must-have accessories. These patterns have been on Ravelry for a few weeks now, and it’s time to see how they rank with knitters.
1st Place: White Smoke Cardigan by Alison Green
Alison Green’s cardigan design comes out swinging with a twisted-stitch cable panel down the back that gets mirrored on the front bands. Its hem and cuffs feature garter ribbing, which pulls the whole design together. Did I mention the White Smoke Cardigan has pockets? You’ll love this refined open cardi for daytime and nighttime wear.
2nd Place: Chili Pepper Cardigan by Bonnie Sennott
The Chili Pepper Cardigan takes a vintage look and updates it for the modern era. Its clean lines are pleasing to the eyes and accent the lozenge-patterned front bands and cuffs. Bonnie Sennott took care to balance the highly patterned sections of this garment with subtle stockinette stitch, creating a statement garment with eye-catching edges. The Chili Pepper Cardigan pulls together stockinette stitch, short rows, and an inventive stitch pattern to create a new classic design.
3rd Place: Blake Shawl by Laura Reinbach
Shawls are a must-have accessory. Everyone should have a go-to shawl at their disposal. These garments have been worn for my hundreds of years and can carry with them a stigma of times gone by. Laura Reinbach shatters that stigma with her Blake Shawl. An asymmetrical triangle, it features boxy motifs on the body and a seed stitch border. It works as a grab-and-go shawl during the day and an accent piece to fan out and wear at night.
4th Place: Ashes Cardigan by Quenna Lee
Cozy, classic, with a touch of modern style. Quenna Lee creates a design that is subtle but never understated. The brioche pattern that makes up the body is the definition of comfort: soft, airy, and warm. The button band and cuffs are knit in garter stitch, setting the stage for your favorite buttons. Garter stitch also offers a level of structure to frame the cozy brioche stitch. This combination of brioche and garter stitch will motivate you to get your cuddle on.
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