Knit.Wear has released its Spring/Summer 2018 issue. Let's have a look at it, shall we?
Adriatic Dolman. I'm not a big fan of the dolman or "batwing" sleeve, but this is very decent example of the style.
Aegean Stole. I'm really liking the geometric lace motifs on this one.
Andaman Top. Love the lacework on this, but not so much the sandwich board style.
Beaufort Pullover. Love the hem, side, and cuff detailing on this one. I'd recommend working this pattern in one piece on a circular needle to the armholes to get rid of that side seam.
Benedict Pullover. Love the texture on this one, but I'd neaten up the fit.
Caspian Top. Very decent piece. I'm liking the stitchwork and particularly the cables.
Charles Pullover. A classic turtleneck. Oh how I wish that I had enough neck to wear turtlenecks like this one.
Clematis Cardigan. Good stitchwork, decent shaping, and it sits well.
Frederick Cardigan. An attractively classic cardigan.
Honeysuckle Tee. Here's what I like about this design: the lace detailing and the concept of a back pleat. Here's what I don't like about it: the frumpy shape and the poor execution of the back pleat. That ridge above the pleat where the underlying lace panel begins looks terrible.
Hyacinth Pullover. This pattern looks as though it's been torn from the pages of a seventies-era homemaking magazine, and possibly has a brown rice casserole recipe on the other side.
Ionian Top. This is one of those cases where I like the concept of a design but don't think it got the execution it deserved. I like the idea of the butterfly openwork on the back, but it looks too much like holes and dropped stitches for my liking.
James Cardigan. I'm loving the geometric cablework on this one. I will say though, that for a spring/summer issue, the designs in this issue look pretty fall/winter.
Moonflower Dolman. I'm rather liking this one on the whole, as the sideways stockinette and lace pattern and modest batwing work together well, but I would have extended the lace and stockinette pattern right to the cuff rather than using the garter ridge pattern for the lower sleeve. It looks a little tacked on and out of step with the rest of the sweater as is.
Portico Tank. The cut and details are good, but I think this piece didn't get the styling it deserved, as it should be worn by itself, not as a layering piece over something else. I'd also make it in a more interesting yarn to give a little extra oomph.
Puget Tote. Oooh, I really love this bag, which is the epitome of polished contemporary style.
Spanish Moss Lace. A very elegant wrap with beautiful lace and fabulous drape.
Timor Tee. Not a bad design. It has some nice detailing at the yoke and sides, and this item was styled properly, as it is a very decent layering piece.
Weddell Top. I really like the stitchwork and shaping of this little top. I'm not such a fan of the cropped length, but it would be easy to lengthen this piece if desired. I'd also make it in a crisp, fun colour rather than in this rather drab one. Come on Knit.Wear, this is your spring and summer issue. What are you, dead inside?
Wisteria Stole. A beautiful lace wrap.