Here's a review of a sweater I just made. It is unblocked in the image above, but the knit is so soft it probably won't need much blocking. Just being worn will make it fit nicely to the body.
This sweater is "Ethereal Eyelets Pullover" from the pattern on page 17 of the January 2011 issue of Creative Knitting magazine.
What drew me to it was the pattern stitch in the body. I like the easy eyelet pattern stitch and the look of the resulting fabric. I'll probably adapt it to use again in some other garment.
The yarn is sport weight, #3, so there is a whole lot of knitting here.
Something I really, really like about this pattern is that it is designed to fit the body well. Instead of a straight body from hem to underarms, there are increases and decreases that provide a very flattering fit.
I enjoyed making the sweater, but doubt I would make it again, at least like this. I am sure I would change the edges to something more defined than the roll of stockinette stitch.
But, I think the roll edge will be nice for a doll dress to give the dress a little lift at the hem. That will probably be coming soon. ;)
So, that's my review of this Creative Knitting Magazine pattern.
What are your favorite knitting magazines?