Vogue Knitting Magazine - Spring/Summer 2009
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Vogue Knitting Magazine - Spring/Summer 2009

Vogue Knitting Magazine - Spring/Summer 2009

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  • The Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Vogue Knitting will tempt you with over 30 beautiful spring and summer designs. If you would like to knit a variety of earthy and organic based designs there are beautiful tops to knit including a short sleeve pullover, a tank top, a geometrically shaped cardigan, and a sleeveless cardigan worked in the round from the center out. You will also find six patterns to knit that are simply constructed but glamorous, using beads or yarns with built in glitz. If you love lace, you won't want to miss the five designs that feature everything from a stunning shawl to fingerless gloves, right down to the beautiful lace socks that will keep your feet warm on those cool summer nights. With everyone going green these days, there is an informative article on "Yarn Recycling" in the Spotlight section by Leigh Witchel. The patterns provide full instructions, as well as charts and graphs where required.

    See corrections for the patterns in this issue at the Vogue Knitting website.

  • Designed by Kristin Omdahl, large lace motifs are the focal point of both the front and back of this fresh summer pullover. The deep bottom ribbing adds gentle waist shaping while the cowl collar draws the eye upwards. In sizes S, M, L, and XL (finished bust 32, 36, 40, 44"; finished length 21, 23, 25, 27), it uses 9, 11, 13, 15 balls of Be Sweet Bambino (70% organically grown cotton/ 30% bamboo - worsted weight - 20 st/4" - 95 yards per 50g ball) or 855, 1045, 1235, 1425 yards of substitute yarn of similar gauge and weight.
  • Designed by Fiona Ellis, this elegant Tie Front Cardi is worked in a romantic eyelet pattern that alternates with right- and left-slanting cable panels. Featuring 3/4 length sleeves, a crochet chain cord threaded through eyelets at the bustline finishes the empire waist. Available in sizes S/M, L/XL, and XL/XXL (finished bust 33.5, 40, 47"; finished length 21.25, 21.75, 22.25"), it uses 9, 11, 12 balls of Patons Grace (100% cotton - sport weight - 24 st/4" - 136 yards per 50g ball), or 1224, 1496, 1632 yards of yarn of a similar gauge and weight.
  • Lacy and elegant, this crocheted duster designed by Kristin Omdahl is the perfect warm weather topper over both simple basics and summer dresses. Scalloped edges and a simple tie closure beautifully frame the floral crochet motifs. In sizes S, M, L, and XL (finished bust 36, 40, 44, 48"; finished length 41, 41, 41, 41"), it uses 3, 3, 4, 4 hanks of Wagtail Yarns 5 Ply Sport Weight (60% fine mohair/ 40% merino - sport weight - 24-26 st/4" - 410 yards per 100g hank), or 1230, 1230, 1640, 1640 yards of substitute yarn of similar gauge and weight.
  • Lacy and elegant, this duster designed by Kristin Omdahl and crocheted in elann.com Lustrado by Megan Dodson, is the perfect warm weather topper over both simple basics and summer dresses. Scalloped edges and a simple tie closure beautifully frame the floral crochet motifs. In sizes S, M, L, and XL (finished bust 36, 40, 44, 48"; finished length 41, 41, 41, 41"), it uses 1230, 1230, 1640, 1640 yards of sport weight (24-26 st/4") yarn, works out to 7, 7, 9, 9 balls of elann.com Lustrado.
  • Designed by Cathy Carron, this short sleeved top is both easy to knit and easy to wear. Knit it as shown in two toning colors for subtle elegance, or pick two contrasting tones for a bright and cheerful look. In sizes S, M, L, and XL (finished bust 34.5, 38, 41.75, 45.25"; finished length 20, 22, 24, 24.5") it uses Lang Yarns Opal (58% nylon/ 42% rayon - fingering weight - 29 st/4" - 168 yards per 50g ball) in 2 colors as follows: 6, 7, 8, 9 balls of the main color and 2, 2, 3, 3 balls in a contrasting color or 1008, 1176, 1344, 1512 yards of the main color and 336, 336, 504, 504 yards of a contrasting color of substitute yarn of similar gauge and weight.
  • Designed by Cathy Carron and knit in elann.com Lustrado by Danielle Miner, this short sleeved top is both easy to knit and easy to wear. Knit it as shown in two contrasting tones for a bright and cheerful look, or choose two toning colors for subtle elegance. In sizes S, M, L, and XL (finished bust 34.5, 38, 41.75, 45.25"; finished length 20, 22, 24, 24.5") it uses 2 colors of fingering weight yarn (27-29 st/4") as follows: 1008, 1176, 1344, 1512 yards of the main color and 336, 336, 504, 504 yards of a contrasting color - works out to 6, 7, 8, 9 balls of the main color and 2, 2, 3, 3 balls of a contrasting color of elann.com Lustrado.
  • Designed by Norah Gaughan, this tank top is casually sophisticated. Sequins are knit into the neckline while the geometric flounce and ribbed waist update and add flattering movement to a basic shape. In sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL (finished bust 34, 38, 42, 46, 50"; finished length 22.5, 23, 24.25, 25.5, 26.5"), it uses 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 hanks of Berrroco Mica (31% cotton/ 26% silk/ 23% nylon/ 20% linen - DK weight - 21 st/4" - 108 yards per 40g hank) and 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 balls of Berroco Mirror FX (100% Polyester - sequined carry along yarn - 60 yards per 10g ball), or 756, 972, 1080, 1188, 1296 yards of substitute yarn of similar gauge and weight and 60, 60, 120, 120, 180 yards of sequined carry along yarn.
  • Designed by Coralie Meslin, this swingy top with ruffled cap sleeves was made for a night on the town. The pleats have been worked along the deep scoop neck by knitting together layers of stitches on double-pointed needles. In sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL (finished bust 33.5, 35.5, 38.5, 41.5, 44.5"; finished length 22, 22.5, 23.5, 24.5, 25"), it uses 4, 4, 5, 5, 6 balls of Trendsetter Yarns Super Kid Seta (70% mohair/ 30% silk - sport weight - 24-26 st/4"- 232 yards per 25 g ball), or 928, 928, 1160, 1160, 1392 yards of a substitute lace weight mohair blend yarn.
  • Designed by Coralie Meslin, and knit in elann.com Silken Kydd by Flora Yang, this swingy top with ruffled cap sleeves is perfect for dressing up denim or a night on the town. The pleats have been worked along the deep scoop neck by knitting together layers of stitches on double-pointed needles. In sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL (finished bust 33.5, 35.5, 38.5, 41.5, 44.5"; finished length 22, 22.5, 23.5, 24.5, 25"), it uses 928, 928, 1160, 1160, 1392 yards of lace weight mohair blend yarn - works out to 4, 4, 5, 5, 6 balls of elann.com Silken Kydd.
  • Designed by Shirley Paden, this decadent Chevron Lace Shawl (finished size 72" x 25") is embraced on all sides by a fancy crocheted shell stitch edging. Luxurious as a wrap over delicate underpinnings, it requires 1848 yards of Lace Weight (33-40 st/4") yarn.
  • Designed by Shirley Paden, this delicate chevron lace shawl is embraced on all sides by a romantic crochet edging. With a finished size of approximately 72" wide by 25" long, it uses 1848 yards of lace weight mohair blend yarn - we calculated a substitution of 8 balls of elann.com Super Kydd or Silken Kydd. Lorill Anderson knit the sample as shown and found that she used just 6 balls of elann.com Super Kydd to complete her shawl.
  • This stunning three quarter sleeve cardigan designed by Shiri Mor features figure flattering geometric shapes. Short rows create wheels that form the cardigan's sides and form the base for the fronts. The back and sleeves are worked separately and the yoke shaping creates a sleek fit. In sizes XS/S, and M/L ( finished bust 31, 40"; finished length 25, 28"), it uses 9, 14 balls of Rowan Purelife Milk Cotton DK (70% cotton/ 30% milk protein - DK weight - 22 st/4" - 124 yards per 50g ball), or 1116, 1736 yards of substitute yarn of similar gauge and weight.
  • This stunning three quarter sleeve cardigan, designed by Shiri Mor and knit in elann.com Sonata by Anne Miller, features figure flattering geometric shapes. Short rows create wheels that form the cardigan's sides and form the base for the fronts. The back and sleeves are worked separately and the yoke shaping creates a sleek fit. In sizes XS/S, and M/L (finished bust 31, 40"; finished length 25, 28"), it uses 1116, 1736 yards of DK weight (21-23 st/4") yarn - works out to 10, 16 balls of elann.com Sonata. Be sure to visit the Vogue Knitting website for additional instructions for size M/L.
  • Designed by Tanis Gray, this beautiful short sleeved cardigan features a vertical openwork pattern knit from the bottom up on the back and at the top of the bodice, and the fronts are worked horizontally, allowing the fan-lace scallops to curve along the edge of the button band. In sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL (finished bust 32, 34.75, 38, 42, 45, 49"; finished length 19.5, 20, 20.5, 21, 23.5, 24"), it uses 4, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8 hanks of Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibres Silk Cashmere (55% silk/45% mohair - baby weight - 30-32 st/4" - 400 yards per 55g hank), held double, or 1600, 2400, 2400, 2400, 3200, 3200 of yards of a substitute yarn of similar gauge and weight.
  • Designed by Tanis Gray and knit in elann.com Lara by Christie Pruitt, this beautiful short sleeved cardigan features a vertical openwork pattern knit from the bottom up on the back and at the top of the bodice. The fronts are worked horizontally, allowing the fan-lace scallops to curve along the edge of the button band. In sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL (finished bust 32, 34.75, 38, 42, 45, 49"; finished length 19.5, 20, 20.5, 21, 23.5, 24"), it uses 1600, 2400, 2400, 2400, 3200, 3200 of yards baby weight (30-32 st/4") yarn, held double, or 800, 1200, 1200, 1200, 1600, 1600 yards of sport weight (24-26 st/4") yarn - works out to 6, 9, 9, 9, 12, 12 balls of elann.com Lara.
  • Designed by Mari Tobita, this beautiful tunic features an all over diagonal lace pattern that is perfect for the experienced knitter. The front lace bands are worked separately from the back neck to form the shoulders. In sizes S/M, L/ XL, 1XL/ 2XL, (finished bust 35.75, 39.5, 49.5"; finished length 32, 32.5, 34"), it uses 8, 9, 10 skeins of Reynolds Mandalay (100% silk – chunky weight – 16 st/4" – 98 yards per 50g skein), or 784, 882, 980 yards of substitute yarn of similar gauge and weight.

The Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Vogue Knitting will tempt you with over 30 beautiful spring and summer designs. If you would like to knit a variety of earthy and organic based designs there are beautiful tops to knit including a short sleeve pullover, a tank top, a geometrically shaped cardigan, and a sleeveless cardigan worked in the round from the center out. You will also find six patterns to knit that are simply constructed but glamorous, using beads or yarns with built in glitz. If you love lace, you won't want to miss the five designs that feature everything from a stunning shawl to fingerless gloves, right down to the beautiful lace socks that will keep your feet warm on those cool summer nights. With everyone going green these days, there is an informative article on "Yarn Recycling" in the Spotlight section by Leigh Witchel. The patterns provide full instructions, as well as charts and graphs where required.

See corrections for the patterns in this issue at the Vogue Knitting website.

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