Oh, Oh, you have to see the ultimate cabled sweater. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen, and the pattern is free from Vogue Knits! Here is where I first saw it, and I think she did a marvelous job, lengthening it a bit! The pattern for Silver Belle is found here, try not to laugh when you see the picture....
What is up with Vogue's photographers? Their photos are so ridiculous that I'm turned off of the patterns completely! (See another example.)
They get the most twiggy, flat-chested model to wear this sweater, which is about 10 sizes too large for her, and photograph her in a jerky, unnatural pose, and the sweater comes off looking saggy and rotten! I'm sorry, but the model borders on scrawny in this pic. She looks like a 12 year old playing dress-up in Mommy's clothes!
The wrong size of the wrong style and fit make her look negative-chested, see how the sweater sags inward at the bustline?! WTF? I never would have looked twice at that pattern if I hadn't seen the beautiful finished product on A Friend to Knit With! (And nothing against the model, she is very beautiful. But what's that dishcloth on her head? Did they neglect to tell her she was going to be photographed that day....?!)
Now, however, I'm very excited about that pattern, and really want to make it. The cables are amazing in their layout, and there are sooooo many of them! I love the way they meet in the back yoke too. This is one of the most perfect cabled designs I think I've ever seen. Drool.
So, in spite of Vogue Knitting's editorial efforts to the contrary, I am in love with this sweater. I must dig through my stash and see what I have that could become a Silver Belle. Otherwise, another big yarn purchase is in the making.....*ahem*
Kudos to A Friend to Knit With.
P.S. While I'm on a rant, look at what else they did to that poor model:
This photo spread looks like "Night of the Living Dead." Or maybe she's a victim of domestic violence...
Neither of which is a really nice way to sell a knit pattern to the general public. What were they thinking?! (Now, pause, and tell me: have you even thought about the sweater she's wearing yet? See what I mean?!)
Oh yes, everyone I know stands around like this:
Bet she saw a chiropractor after that shoot....
Okay. I guess I'm done ripping, 'til the next issue of VK.