Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vogue Knitting Fall 2012 30th Anniversary Issue

I know I have said this before, but I am always excited when the new issue of VK is about to hit the news stands.  The sneak peek is up on the Vogue Knitting Website. This is the 30th anniversary issue and it looks fabulous!

My sweater, the "Striped Turtleneck" is part of the Wanderlust Collection.  The sweater is a short sleeve standard fitting turtleneck with a mesh top, eyelet band, and center cable.  The yarn is the lovely and soft Brae Tweed by Knit one, Crochet Too. The yarn is smooth and has a nice drape, but still shows stitch definition and cables nicely. I love the heathered colors they chose. The weight is such that you could wear the sweater by itself in the autumn, and layer it for the winter. It is a relatively quick knit that could be finished just in time for the cooler days ahead.
What is on your needles now? Are you knitting with an eye towards the fall, or you enjoying crisp cotton and silk as the temperatures are still so high? Please share; I love your stories!


  1. Oops hit a wrong button.
    To repeat, I have several things on needles now, all f which I am bored with. Have not seen the newest Vogue knitting, but I usually live their patterns and hate the results. You?
    Friended you on Ravelry.

  2. Thanks for visiting ! I am still plugging away at the Queen Silvia Shawl, which is really my summer travel knitting. I am playing around with some new designs, but nothing is finished yet. I love the VK 360 feature on the Vogue Knitting website, because you can see every garment from each angle, so that you can better gauge the fit of the finished piece. I have become better about measuring scrupulously, so that I have better fitting sweaters.SInce they take so long to make, I want to be happy at the end . I am off to read your blog!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I find nothing more relaxing than sitting down with a cup of tea and leafing through the pages. Yikes, now I sound really old!

  4. I know what you mean about body shapes, fat or thin, that look has always worked for me, even at my heaviest I could tuck all my fat under the jacket!

    Where did you all learn to knit? It must be great to make something.

  5. That jacket and shirt, with those exquisite boots are such a statement. Your last question makes me smile. I always wonder when I read your blog- where did you learn how to cook? It must be great to make something. i learned the fundamentals as a child, but pursued it passionately. Knitting is not intrinsically difficult at all. It just takes practice. And I envy you- you literally live right near the seat of most of the most exquisite knitting in the world. If you want to see a world renowned knitter's site go to She is a Scottish designer who took much inspiration from her travels in the US. I think you will like it!

  6. I am knitting your Ribs and Bobbles vest, and enjoying it immensely. But I am struggling with finding buttons I like to go with it, and fell in love with your idea of ball buttons. But I can't find any -- even looked in Manhattan's Garment District last week! Do you have good sources for buttons that you can recommend?

    Your blog is so you have twitter or bloglovin to follow with??

    If you want some cute swedish decor inspiration...check out my blog:)

    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria at