Anyone picked up the premiere issue of DB's new mag?
Me likey! I like the look of the magazine (Debbie always has pretty pictures now, doesn't she?), though the styling does tend to get in the way at times. Case in point:
If you're going to knit a dress, don't you want to know how the dress hangs? How long it is? If it's staight or a-line? What it looks like from, I don't know, the front? The magazine's stylish, yet impractical presentation got me thinking how I get irked every time Vogue Knitting puts a belts over a sweater and then I realized...
Aha! Despite it's flaws, I do like quite a few designs:
This one is one of my favourites, though probably not for me. Covering my midsection in cables is risky business. Plus the busty are advised to steer clear of turtlenecks (not that I really obey that rule, but certainly breaking two rules in one sweater is sure to invoke disaster.)
Mmm... tweed. Then there's yet another slouchy beret to ad to the queue:
I like the soft, oversize cables, but doesn't it look a little loose around the edge? (Cuff? Rim? What the hell do you call the open edge of a hat?) It looks like that hat would just slide down her face if it wasn't for those killer model cheekbones!
Don't worry, it's not all just cables knit in greys. There are a quite a few nice mens' designs in there as well as baby blankets and some other goodies. There's even a scone recipe to go with the tea-cozy pattern (oh Debbie, we know you're English already!)
Overall, I like this magazine better than Interweave, and less than Vogue. Be warned: it's selling out like mad so if you see one, grab it!