There's a new issue of MagKnits
out today. From the types of patterns featured, and the text of some of them, it kind of looks like they might be holdovers from the April issue that didn't happen, but a few of the offerings are nice.
In particular, I like these:
* The Judith
pullover -- a nice straightforward lightweight hoodie, with waist shaping, and interesting collar and cuff details. It looks like the first picture was reversed, though, since the placket has switched sides from the way it is in the second picture and the schematic. If you work it, note that the gauge is a post-blocking
gauge, and don't skimp on your swatching.
* The Sandia
watermelon hat -- that is just sweet.
* The Jumpin' Gym
boy's sweater -- this is just awesome. Boys' patterns that aren't just plain are more difficult to find than girls' patterns anyway, and this is really cute while being definitely boyish as written (although it'd be easy enough to sub different choices for a girly-girl's sweater on the same pattern). The season for this has pretty much passed, but it's not like it won't ever get cold again.
The other offerings, I'm somewhat less charmed by, but there's nothing dreadful. The Reptilian scarf mmmmmmight be interesting, but you can't really tell from the pictures used; I wish you could see the stitch pattern more clearly. And the Stafford bag is at least an interesting shape, just not to my taste.
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