I am very not in love with the majority of the patterns in the Fall IK preview. Which goes to prove my theory that I'm really just a fan of their spring/summer issues in general. However, now that I have a subscription, I really have no choice. I guess the winter/fall issues I can just say, "Oh well, I only read it for the articles." :-P
I personally prefer fairly classic, simple lines a la 1930s/1940's. I love, ADORE, fitted jackets with a little flare at the bottom, I like things that skim the figure and don't clutter it up. I don't like big bulky things that totally obscure the body. So this issue of IK, not thrilling me, because, well, just. No. It is not ALL crap. I should say that. I do like the Breton Jacket. I like Glasgow Lace (though I'd make it an inch or three longer and add some shaping to the waist just to nip it in), and I like the Gatsby Girl Pullover. I also actually really like the boxy looking Bianca's Jacket, because I think it'd go well over a fitted black dress or something for an evening out. And yeah, I'd knit all of it in black, natch. Love the Swallowtail shawl. And that's it. Please to remove the rest of the patterns from my sight.
Please. No more heavy, boxy, ending at the top of my ass/widest part of my hips sweaters made of yarn I can't afford. What's with big boxy pockets cluttering up the line on that Coral sweater? WHY??? And for FUCKS SAKE, the Wanderlust hoodie could have been suBLIME, but you ruined it. Stop with the BOBBLES, okay? Bobbles are NOT the new black. Bobbles are sick and wrong. Bobbles are ugly ass, cluttering up the line, annoying to knit little daggy things that PISS. ME. OFF.
That's the other thing. Yarn substitution, oh my GOD. The Glasgow Lace pattern calls for 100% cashmere at $40+ a skein. Well yes thanks, I'd love some, but honestly, I also need to eat. Please, Interweave editors and designers, remember that real people knit your patterns and we have day jobs (or no job and are living on one income) and pick your yarns accordingly. I don't want cheap acrylic crap and I can't afford the yarn you dangle in front of me. Please find the middle path. It worked for the Buddha. It is good enough for me.