|Design #8 by Deborah Newton|
The story line which I find most interesting is the moto trend with three designs by Debbie Newton. They all feature v-necks, an asymmetrical zipper as a closure and another for a pocket. Two are worked in the same same yarn, and all three are at the same gauge. So they make a good case study in how to vary a basic pattern for better figure enhancement.
The garment working the hardest to give a lengthening line is #8, the asymmetrical vest. I really like the longer length, and you can too, as long as you don't consider your lower thighs to be danger spot. Love the deep v-neck, as always and the strong off-kilter diagonal lines of the two zippers. My one complaint is that there is no waist shaping, but that's a situation that and thinking knitter with a tape measure can fix.
|Design #9 by Deborah Newton|
#7 is a design that I would love to see hanging open. Unfortunately, although VK360 does have a long shot of it being unzipped, there is only a brief flash of part of it unzipped. Many times double breasted sweaters look awkward when open. If done in a lighter weight yarn they could look fine - kind of Eileen Fisher. It would be interesting to see the effect with these zippered sweaters.
|Design #7 by Deborah Newton|
And, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have a design in this issue, too.
|Design #6 by Theresa Schabes|