Okay, I'm a little late getting to some of these magazine previews, but what the heck. It's that dead part of summer where the heat in Philadelphia makes everything seem used up and dried out. We need some inspiration, some color, some beauty to perk us up. And when it comes to beautiful knitting patterns, you all know how Véronik Avery is at the tippy-top of my list. One of the best things I got to bring home from TNNA with me was a copy of her latest St-Denis Magazine, Spring 2011, Issue 3. Let's look at the pretty things....
The issue begins with a gorgeous lace stole created by Franklin Habit in honor of his grandmother, Pauline, knit with St-Denis Boréale, in fingering weight:
One other item features lace, Vévé's Lace Weekend socks (love the photo!).
If you're looking for sweaters, you've got several gorgeous options, from Robin Melanson's versatile Woodward Cardigan,
to Laura Grutzeck's wonderful pullover with a detachable cowl,
to Cecily Glowik McDonald's Spicy Rose crossover cardigan,
to Véronik's Dolman
and Market Jacket,
but my absolute favorite might be her Ito Yoked Sweater vest... love it.
For accessories, you've got the aforementioned socks and shawl, along with two lovely pairs of stranded mittens, one by Jared Flood
and one by Kirsten Kapur (which also includes a hat pattern).
Pam Allen and Véronik collaborated on the adorable slippers:
while my Popcorn Muffler is shown on a dead-sexy Justin Timberlake-esque gentleman.
The cover pattern is Robin Melanson's Lucky Seven Beret (aren't those mushrooms around the edge too cute?).
For kids, you've got an adorable bear
and a sweet boy's sweater -- I like how the sweater is interesting to knit but not too cutesy or ornate for a boy to wear. Of course it would look darling in, say, Cyclamen, Magenta or Azalea for a girl....
Last up is the Galaxy Pillow, which I can appreciate even more given my current obsession with patchwork and quilting.
You can purchase St-Denis Magazine either directly from the St-Denis website, or from many fine shops (there's a list on the St-Denis website).