Drops’ Latest

In case you haven’t heard, Drops has posted their upcoming fall/winter designs so you can vote for your favorites. They’ve got some lovely pieces and a very wide variety. I was particularly taken with some of the cabling. You can vote for up to ten of the 177 (!) designs, so it takes a fair bit of clicking and thinking and list-making and list-shortening—just what a gal needs after four days of writing placement tests.

My faves? Here they be. (I’m just including the thumbnails; you can see bigger versions of the pics at their web site.)

ee-177
ee-177
I love the texture on this one, though if I were to knit it I’d shorten the body a bit so the waist didn’t ride as low as it does in the photo.

ee-206
ee-206
The length and fullness of this would require a good bit of knitting, but it would be a beautiful piece to wear to work. I’m particularly fond of the stand-up collar.

sa-046
sa-046
V-neck, cables, moss stitch—’nuff said.

ww-024
ww-024
Ok, ok, so this looks like half a dozen other patterns in my queue—that’s why I chose it.

x-327
x-327
Check out the cables on this beauty. And a hood—bonus!

x-328
x-328
More cables! Another hood!

ee-217
ee-217
I could figure this pattern out on my own, but it would be easier to follow theirs, and sometimes one needs easy. Doesn’t it look cozy?

z-336
z-336
I find this capelet variation irresistible.

z-341
z-341
This beret has a particularly nice shape, and I find the mix of blues with black-and-white positively uplifting.

z-378
z-378
Isn’t the shaping on this one great? I want to knit it up, just so I can check it out for myself.

So those are my choices. I’ll be waiting for them to appear on-line one-by-one over the next few months.

Which will you vote for?

June 01 2008 06:51 pm | Uncategorized

3 Responses to “Drops’ Latest”

  1. Chris on 01 Jun 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    Only one of my 10 matches yours! The cabled capelet- and I actually picked it in your honor! Some of your picks are similar to the Feather-and Fan Cardigan from Classic Elite that I’m knitting now.
    I’m actually hoping that since they (Drops) already have the patterns written and knit up they’ll publish them all! Fingers crossed!

  2. clarabelle on 02 Jun 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    Some nice patterns, eh? I’ve certainly picked a couple of yours, especially the top one you’ve thumbnailed.

    Btw, I’ve tagged you for a meme on my blog, if you fancy playing along?!

  3. Tammy on 03 Jun 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    Hey, we matched on five of them! Very cool.

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