My input (it's a rant... not for the easily offended. Sorry in advance?):Union Square Market Sweater
- knit on size 3's at a gauge of 27 stitches per 4 inches. I make socks and shawls with that gauge, but that sort of sweater should ABSOLUTELY be done on a machine. In fact I think it WAS done on a machine. Just a thought.Teva Durham's Jacket
: She is my favorite designer and the jacket has great shaping, but can somebody please explain to me why somebody would bother making something so beautiful out of an acrylic/polyester blend chenille? That jacket has so much potential... Look at the second picture of it on the second page of the pattern, and imagine it in Rowan Big Wool or Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky hand dyes.Striped Lion Brand Suede Vest
: Again, why bother putting in work if you are going to just have a nasty fake suede vest at the end. Imagine that vest in ANY natural fiber and it would be better. People who use inexpensive yarn KNOW how to subsitute. Why not just suggest good yarns in the magazine and then let people substitute crap if they really want to? I'm just saying.Gorgeous felted satchel (or Satch-HELL as I like to call it):
I ran the prices through www.knitpicks.com
, using their $1.79 wool, and the cost of the yarn was still
$59. Knitpicks' wool is HALF the price of Lopi. Again, I'm just saying.
I bought the magazine because I liked the laptop case and the greek pullover. I USED to like the Union Square Market Pullover until I realized it would take me approximately 29384392 centuries to knit. I also thought maybe there would be a tutorial for making Shibori.