Thursday, September 23, 2010

Playing the "What If?" game with Interweave Knits Weekend Edition 2010

It's finally here, and it's a good one. The Interweave Knits Weekend Edition for 2010 if full of body friendly shapes for all seasons. We can't possibly carry all of the yarns that are featured in every knitting magazine, so we always go through the mags and play the "What if?" game. What if a customer wants to make THIS sweater... what are the yarns that we carry that could be substituted. So here are a few previews of sweaters in the magazine, and some of my yarn recommendations.

I love the Vining Vest (knit in Austermann Natura) and I would choose Cascade ECO Wool, or Berroco Vintage Chunky, for a washable version.
The Mariner Pullover is beautiful (knit in Classic Elite Soft Linen) and I would swatch it in Manos Serena and Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. For the child's version, Mirasol Samp'a would be perfect! The Chesapeake Pullover is a great guy's sweater (knit in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.) I would like to see it done in Elsebeth Lavold Cool Wool or in madelineTosh DK.
The Olivier Pullover is a classic (knit in Tahki Donegal Tweed) and would work up perfectly in Berroco Blackstone Tweed. The Bryony Cap looks quick and fun and is knit in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica Naturals. No substitution needed here, but if someone wanted a completely different look, Mission Falls 1824 Wool would be a nice choice, or even Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted. There are a lot of other great projects in this magazine, too! Enjoy.

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