Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2008 preview

The fashion preview of the new designs of the Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2008 issue is up on their website. You can see it here. I have 2 patterns of mine featured in this issue (see pictures above). It is the Lacy Cardi (the white one) and the Cabled Long Cardi (the brown one).

The Lacy Cardi is worked in soft and lovable Blue Sky Alpaca Alpaca & Silk yarn. It is a dream yarn to work with. It's very soft and after it is blocked it's even softer and reveals any lace (open) work beautifully. Be sure , though, to measure your gauge after blocking your swatch, because the gauge changes after blocking. If you skip that step, you are going to end up with a garment bigger than you intended after you wash it. You can read my review and some details about the yarn here.

The same goes for the Cabled Long Cardi . It is worked in Conjoined Creations Dance Party yarn and the gauge changes after washing and blocking the swatch. So please do NOT skip on this step before you start knitting to ensure a good fit. But I am sure you guys know all that it is crucial if you are working on a wearable garment. You can get away with skipping this step if he finished measurements of your FO don't matter (e.g. blanket). I have talked more about the Dance Party yarn in my previous post here.

5 comments:

SylvChezPlum said...

Oh wow, great job ! I'm actually in love with that little white cardi which I noticed as soon as I saw it on Ravelry yesterday !!!!!

melusine_tricote said...

Your designs are very beautiful !! I love the first !

Connie said...

Both are beautiful, Simona! Do you have any more pictures of the vest. It's hard to see details when the yarn color is so dark...

SIMONA MERCHANT-DEST DESIGNS said...

Thank you. I do have more pictures, and I plan on posting them soon. I did not want to do it before the mag hit the sores, but I heard some people have already gotten their issue. Hmm, I haven't gotten mine yet .

Anonymous said...

You have a amazing flair of drafting.Good Luck and get going.And yes i have bookmarked your site stylishknits.blogspot.com .