Summer Knits Galleries: Part One

Yes, it's time for another set of Knitting Daily Galleries! This time, the Gallery Gals of Interweave Press try on the garments from the new Summer 2008 issue of Knits, all for the Greater Glory of Knitting.

Erin tries an artsy pose in the Wallis Cardigan

For those of you who don't know, every time a new issue of Interweave Knits comes out, I gather together a bunch of the women in the office and ask them to try on the sample garments from the magazine. Then I take photos, and voila: the Knitting Daily Galleries! We do this so you can see the garments on a range of body types and sizes. There's only one sample for each design—the actual sample garment photographed for the magazine—which means that we can only show photos of folks who fit into that one sample. We are creative. Sometimes we show someone wearing a sweater in a size they would NEVER actually wear so you can see what that looks like.

What's it like on Gallery Day here in the Interweave offices?

Imagine that it is 40 degrees outside, and your camera-happy co-worker comes around asking you to try on tank tops and thin tees so she can take your photo and put it up on the Internet. You have fifteen minutes (it's your break) to try on ten garments and pose for pictures in someone's office.

That's what our Summer Gallery days were like here. We had a fabulously good time! We have more garments than ever this time. Each Gallery Gal found a favorite sweater that she wanted to take home with her. (We kept re-counting the sweaters to make sure none were, um, borrowed.)

We, the Gallery Gals of Knitting Daily, hope that you get as much pleasure out of these Galleries as we did taking the photos!

The five we are modeling for you today are:

On Wednesday, we will have five MORE garments from this great issue, plus a special treat on Friday. And then a week from now, a new gallery…da da DUM dum: The Men of Interweave model Kathy Zimmerman's Brick Pullover. You will not want to miss that one!

Each gallery page included the usual Sandi Running Commentary, which is me providing tips about fit and flatter.


P.S. Pssst! Want more Gallery Goodness? Here's the list of all past Gallery pages!

Have a look at the Galleries above, and then come back and let us know what you think! Really. We love to hear from you. Yes…REALLY.

Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? There was a box on my doorstep when I got home on Friday, after sending out the Summer Preview post. That box was full of yarn. The yarn is for one of the Summer garments. (I am a hopeless case.)

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