Thursday, October 19, 2006

Vogue Knitting - Holiday Issue

I've never been a fan of bell sleeves. But there is something about this jacket sweater that I just love. I'd knit this. And if it didn't have bell sleeves, I'd probably be starting it tonight. The only thing about it that concerns me is the fact that it only closes with the belt. I'd really like it more if it buttoned. But isn't it gorgeous?

This, too, is awesome (below). I wouldn't knit it though. I'd get in the middle of it and quit because it took so long. I know myself too well. Anyone want to make it for me? Probably not. Just a thought.

Lastly, I'm also crazy about this one. I'd attempt this. It's very similar to one they had in their holiday issue about two or three years ago. I bet if I did some research, I'd find it's by the same designer. I came close to starting that one but never actually got around to it. I think it was a turtleneck.

I think I'm seeing a pattern here. A cable -y pattern. What is it with me and cables???


LaurieG said...

I liked all those too! And I think I'm making the twin set for me after I'm done with the holiday knitting!

SJ said...

I have a similar infatuation with cables but I almost never wind up knitting cabled patterns because I know they'll be slow going and I'll get frustrated with the pattern and never finish. I do like that top sweater. I'd bet it'd be pretty easy to adjust the sleeves so that they're not bell-shaped. As for the belt, you could always eliminate it and sew in some hook-and-eye clasps to close it in the front.