New Fall magazines

Yes, as strange as it feels, it is already time to plan for fall. Strange here because the coming week is supposed to be another warm week in Montreal, with the humidex factor pushing the temperatures close to 40 Celsius. Which might explained why I cast on for a summer cardigan a couple of days ago. No comments. Nevertheless I have a lot of knits planned for fall. And I am tempted to add a few lovely patterns found in my latest issues of my subscription magazines.
Eh oui, ca parait bizarre mais c’est déjà le temps de faire les plans pour l’automne. Bizarre parce qu’ici, à Montréal, on nous annonce une semaine des plus chaudes, avec notre mal-aimé facteur humidex qui va pousser les températures près des 40 degrés. Ce qui explique sans doute pourquoi je viens de commencer un petit gilet d’été. Pas de commentaires. J’ai quand même pas mal de choses prévues pour l’automne, et je serais tentée d’y ajouter ces jolis modèles tirés de mes derniers magazines.

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Arrowhead Top, Cocoon Vest, Fringed Vest (© Soho Publishing)
Kimono Style Pullover (© Soho Publishing), Squall Line Shawl,  Costwold Henley (©Interweave Knits)

Vogue Knitting

The color focus is on teal, in line with Pantone trends of the fall. Remind me to prepare a post on the fall colors, at some point. There are so many beautiful patterns here; VK is having a fantastic year so far, can’t wait to see what the Holiday issue will bring. I am only showing a small selection taken from two sections.
L’accent est mis sur le bleu canard, en phase avec les coloris Pantone de l’automne. Je dois vous faire un post sur les couleurs de la saison tôt ou tard. Il y a tellement de beaux patrons dans ce numéro; VK a une année magnifique jusqu’à présent, et j’ai hâte de voir ce que le prochain numéro va nous apporter. Je vous montre juste une petite sélection tirée de deux autres sections.

The more splash than cash section is filled with patterns that call for less yarn or yarn that is not super expensive. It is quite nice of Vogue to start thinking of knitters who cannot buy 200$ worth of yarn for a single sweater. I love this Arrowhead Top, by Laura Zukaite, and the cute Cocoon Vest, by Theresa Schabes. Actually I could knit the entire section, maybe because they are all presented in lovely greys.
La section ‘more splash than cash’ propose des patrons qui demandent moins de laine ou bien de la laine pas trop chère, d’où le titre. J’apprécie que Vogue commence à se soucier des tricoteuses qui ne peuvent se permettre d’acheter plus de 200$ (ou 150$ et plus) de laine pour un seul pull. J’aime beaucoup ce petit Arrowhead Top, de Laura Zukaite, and la mignonne Veste Cocoon, de Theresa Schabes. En fait, je pourrai tricoter toute la section, sans doute parce qu’ils sont présentés dans des jolis teintes de gris.

The Black & White section offers a textured approach to a very classic theme. I like the Fringed Vest (Joanna Radow), cute and trendy, and the Kimono Style Pullover from Yoko Hatta for the interesting texture work at the top, but not for the extreme oversize (might be quite hard to wear under a coat).
La section Noir & Blanc propose une variation texturée sur ce thème ultra-classique. J’aime bien la petite veste sans manches à franges, tendance et sympa, Fringed Vest de Joanna Radow, et le pull style Kimono de Yoko Hatta, surtout pour la texture intéressante du haut, moins pour la très grande taille (pas facile à loger sous un manteau).

Interweave Knits

This is my last issue as my subscription expires, not to be renewed. So long, Interweave Knits. Still, this month I was impressed by a couple of big shawls, especially the Squall Line Shawl, by Romi Hill (a master of lace). I’m already referring to it as the Prairie shawl as this picture reminds me of Little House on the Prairie. I can totally see Mrs Ingalls wrapping herself into this lovely shawl, warmly sitted in front of the fireplace while the storm is raging outside. And if I had a pattern to choose for my husband, it would be this lovely textured Costwold Henley, by Meghan Babin.
Mon dernier exemplaire de ce magazine, dont l’abonnement ne sera pas renouvelé. Adios, Interweave Knits. Ce mois-ci, j’ai quand même été attirée par quelques modèles, dont deux beaux gros châles, surtout celui-ci, le Squall Line Shawl, de Romi Hill (une experte du tricot dentelle). Je lui donne déjà le nom de Châle Prairie, parce que cette image me fait penser à la Petite Maison dans la Prairie. J’imagine très bien Mrs Ingalls se blottir dans ce beau châle bien chaud devant sa cheminée, alors que la tempête fait rage au-dehors. Et si je devais choisir un seul patron pour tricoter pour mon mari, ce serait ce pull joliment texturé de Meghan Babin, Costwold Henley.

There are of course plenty of other new and lovely patterns out there. The Fall 2015 Pompom is quite beautiful, it is the first time I’m really eager to get it, and I’m eagerly waiting for the new Shibui Knits collection as well. Do you have any favorites for Fall yet?
Il y a bien sûr quantité d’autres nouveautés très intéressantes en ce moment. Le numéro Automne 2015 de Pompom est vraiment beau, c’est la première fois que j’ai vraiment envie de l’acheter, et j’attends aussi impatiemment la nouvelle collection des laines Shibui. Avez-vous déjà des préférés pour l’automne?

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7 thoughts on “New Fall magazines

  1. Thanks for pointing me to the new Vogue Knitting – it gets over to the UK a few weeks later than North America. I really like all the colour blocking sweaters and some of those shawls look heavily influenced by Stephen West whose designs I love. Yes, some nice, simple but stylish patterns here.

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  2. wait, what is Poppy?! Is there a new knitting magazine out there?! I agree with you that Interweave Knits has been quite ho-hum for a while (I assume they are choosing to focus on older styles and a more rural flavour, but the recent fall issue looks good- that henley is fantastic.

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  3. I am really intrigued with the idea of knitting a vest. Would make a great layering piece for 3 seasons out of the year. Love both the fringe vest and cocoon vest. Although the latter looks more like a streamlined cape. Might have to make that one!

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  4. I didn’t know that Shibui had patterns! I love their yarn… This pattern probably isn’t new, but I love it: http://www.shibuiknits.com/Patterns/Detail.php?Pattern=Cirrus – the Cirrus ‘drape.’ It’s lovely. Also love the Elske socks (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elske-2) from the Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 12: Spring 2015… but I don’t know if I’d have the patience to make them.

    Thanks for liking my post(s) on my Inklings of a Bookworm site.
    Jo

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      • NO! I will definitely check it out. When I found that yarn – and I think it was in Seattle – for the first time, I thought this amazing angel had given me the best gift ever! I think it was at “So Much Yarn,” in Seattle… although they have moved. I like their old address better. Have you ever been there? I think I spent about $300 there this spring when I was out visiting my daughter. I wish I had your knitting talent. I have to stick with smaller items… although I did knit a vest for my nephew last Christmas and it looked pretty professional. Your work is amazing though.

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