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minh
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Posted - 05/03/2011 :  6:51:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The preview is here:
http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/summer-knits-2011.asp

I'm intrigued by the Torch Lily Tee (though the model seems too small for it but the bonus photos show the nice details) and I would knit the Amelia hoodie (but with long sleeves).

NutmegOwl
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Posted - 05/04/2011 :  06:35:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow. There is NOTHING in it for me. Just confirms my support for designers who are working out there, one pattern at a time, do write wonderful patterns that are flattering. It's sad, though: 10 years ago, I would make 4 or 5 projects from one IK.

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sandyt
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Posted - 05/04/2011 :  07:18:13 AM  Show Profile Send sandyt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Owl. Zip, nada for me! And the Plus size knit is very unflattering. A huge expanse of stockinette. yikes!
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anderknit
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Posted - 05/04/2011 :  09:02:01 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Owl and Sandy have it right once again. Yet another IK with nothing tempting for me. But this time I think it's even worse - most of the designs seem to be unflattering even to the models. What the ... is going on there?

And as for the Torch Lily Tee, Minh is correct that it is too big for the model. I also think the neckline is really unflattering. How can they get away with putting that piece on that model?

Finally, I think the whole photoshoot as shown on the website is bad - poorly staged and awful colors. One piece is modeled against a cinderblock wall in a back stairwell - looks like a loading dock. Yuck.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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phlame
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Posted - 05/04/2011 :  10:05:13 AM  Show Profile Send phlame a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think you are correct....it seems to me that the way the knits are photographed is what makes some of them so unattractive. I can see some adaptations of a few of the patterns.

Shirley, Dana Point, CA

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neraksenrab
Chatty Knitter

USA
118 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2011 :  04:04:46 AM  Show Profile Send neraksenrab a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with your assessment of most of the patterns, however the Bistro Lace shawl is really interesting. I was thinking that those "stars" might make great Christmas snowflakes or even a garland. Karen
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kbshee
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Posted - 05/05/2011 :  07:13:11 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Minh~two 'maybe' knits in the Torch Lily Tee and the Amalie hoodie. But again, wondering if this are the 'best' photos they can provide, and if so, then the chances of things looking good on me are slim to none.

kim in oregon
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Gelliott
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USA
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Posted - 05/07/2011 :  1:37:48 PM  Show Profile Send Gelliott a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree that many of the garments do not flatter the models who are wearing them--especially the Greenhouse Tank and Torch Lily Tee, both of which I might consider knitting.
I found the pictoral lace article interesting, but I would have liked to see more examples than just that stylized elephant.

I do like the swirl-skirt pattern--it looks good and is a somewhat innovative design without being totally weird-looking.

Gelliott
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Luann
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Posted - 05/10/2011 :  08:55:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I didn't care much for this issue, either. Wouldn't make any of the patterns and I usually find at least one that I dog-ear.

Luann

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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 05/10/2011 :  10:29:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Honestly, I found the projects in the ADS better than the magazine projects...



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Wen
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Posted - 06/12/2011 :  5:35:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wasn't very taken with this one either - but that is fairly normal for me with the summer editions of knitting magazines. I will probably make the Amelia hoodie with a band instead of hood so it doesn't look stupid. No sleeves and a hood? What were they thinking.

Wen


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Katheroni
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Posted - 06/13/2011 :  09:00:33 AM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The camp smock is cool. And the swirl skirt. And the pebble and reed tunic (I like that one a lot). And the baby elephant vest is cute. I might make that for my son.

I do think the photography is a little off, though.
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lacylaine
Seriously Hooked

USA
993 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2011 :  12:08:47 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Cat's Eye Tam is nice and maybe the Pebble Tunic. But what's with those colors?! They're almost all so bland and boring! I like to wear brighter colors in the summer and, while switching colors is the easiest modification possible in knitting, why not show the samples in nicer colors to begin with?

Melanie

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10

2010 FO: two pair felted clogs, two chemo caps for Mom 2011 FO: BYOB (market bag), Hedgerow Mitts, pair of wristers/sweatbands, Baby Alpaca Grande Vest; LYS mystery shawl




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lamknits
Chatty Knitter

USA
191 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2011 :  7:16:12 PM  Show Profile Send lamknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ho Hum...the only items of interest in this issue were in the adverts. Interweave has lost its way -- boring patterns, boring articles. The last year has been such a disappointment.

Leslie, in Beautiful Bucks County, PA.
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