Knitscene Fall’s Style Icons
Knitscene Fall 2015 is our tenth anniversary issue, a pretty awesome milestone. It’s a two year milestone for me as well; Knitscene Fall 2013 was the first issue I worked on when I started this job. A lot can happen in two years, even more in ten! Taking a look back at some of the earlier issues of Knitscene, you can see the creativity, color, and dynamism that still fill its pages today. This magazine has always pounced on style in an all-in way, talking about trends, showing new yarns, teaching fun techniques. Because it’s so up to the minute, it’s always changing, but that loyalty to fresh voices, ideas, and colors has always remained true.
One of the stories in this issue, Style Icon, captures this nod to the past while looking to the present and the future. Inspired by some of the most iconic people of the past century, we shot these items in black and white as well as color for a smashingly glamorous gallery of stunning patterns.
We start with the Maduri Sweater by Che Lam, a timeless sweater silhouette with delicate texture. And in a 100% merino yarn, this is a classy and luxurious must knit.
Channeling Jackie-O, Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s Hyannis Port Pullover has a beautiful ribbed turtleneck and subtle cable panels. A flattering fit and wool yarn combine to make this infinitely wearable sweater.
The little accents in Nadya Stallings’s Couturier Jacket are what make this piece amazing. Seed stitch on the collar, button band, cuffs, and hem contrast the all over patterning, and the back button tab is eye-catching and fun.
We think David Bowie would be wicked proud to sport the Oddity Scarf. With a lightning bolt shape and bold colors Annie Watts’s neckwear is a showstopper.
The Brigitte Headband by Avril Lang features dynamic garter stitch chevrons in two beautiful shades of blue. This piece will hold your hair back in style, and is a quick knit to make for yourself or to give to some other fashionable person in your life.
You can picture Twiggy or another bombshell of the 1960s wearing the Virginie Pullover. Michele Wang created this oversized lightweight sweater in an amazing yarn blend (silk, mohair, wool, and cotton…all in one ethereal yarn!) with beautiful halo and cozy drop shoulders.
This is just one of the awesome stories in our 10th anniversary issue. Get yourself a copy today and get knitting!