Inside out fair isle, anyone?

Posted on August 16, 2010 by knittingpatterns4you | 2 Comments

This Marc Jacobs pullover was in today's "What's new for you" email from Net-a-Porter and I immediately fell in love with it. I like the neutral color palette and the traditional motifs, and the use of the horizontal solid stripes is interesting and sort of innovative. I don't think I've ever seen that sort of striping used in a fair isle design and I wanted to examine it further. When I clicked through to look at it in more detail (did you know you can zoom in on all the items at Net-a-Porter by clicking on the picture?) I realized that this sweater is inside out! And by that I mean that it's purposely inside out, not that it was photographed that way by accident. You can see the yarn floats from the "wrong side" of the fabric but the seams are not inside-out, so that means the "wrong side" was intended to be the public side all along. What a cool idea!

It looks like knits will continue to be prominent this fall and winter and I couldn't be happier. Too bad it's a million degrees and 100% humidity again today in NYC . . . makes it seem like cool weather will never come . . .

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August 16, 2010

ooh, that is a very cool idea! I love all the designer fall knitwear, it’s so inspiring!


August 25, 2010

I don’t know where else to vent. I am furious with Vogue Knitting.

I just got my copy last night and as usual, am always excited, wanted to check out a pattern, and …… it’s on the website. So, I counted. 11 of the 31 patterns (that’s 35%) direct the knitter to the website. And this is in the issue where the editor talks about how print will never die and that 95% of VK readers keep their issues. I have every issue going back to 1982.

So, I sent a scathing email to the VK site saying they should call it VK with a few patterns, put a HUGE disclaimer on the front (not 10 pages in saying some large charts), and charge less for each issue. I’d rather have less editorial than no patterns. Really, icon that she was, how many articles can we read on Elizabeth Zimmerman?

I do not want my pattern to be 1/2 on the web and 1/2 in the magazine. I do not want to have to pay for color printing to get the benefit of a chart. Two years from now, I don’t want to have to find a pattern on the VK website that may or may not exist by then. I want what I subscribed to – Vogue Knitting patterns.

So, if you agree, I would appreciate your voicing your opinion to others in the knitting community to get VK to pay attention and provide patterns.


Thanks. Relax for the rest of your trip.

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