If you are planning some on trend knitting projects for this winter you would do well to keep the three Bs in mind – big, bold, bright.
A browse of the catwalk pictures and the fashion blogs will show you that designers have been favouring large or multiple cables on sweaters, bright colour combinations and colour block designs influenced by sportswear. Others are combining what are being described as “grandad knits” such as fair isle slipovers and of oversized cardigans with glamorous fabrics such as velvet or silk.
|Vlad cabled sweater by Spencer Vladamir; Oversized cardigan in space dyed yarn by Missoni; Ader sportswear inspiredstripes and colour combinations; Erdem sweater combined with eveningwear|
We’ve been looking around for some patterns to get us started with our fashion knitting.
Ramblin Woman by Caitlin Hunter really fits with the “grandad” knits trends and would look fabulous with a pair of Katherine Hepburn trousers or over a velvet skirt.
Sylvi by Mari Muinonen is something of a knitting pattern classic but its time has come again showing how to make a statement with cables.
For a great example of colour blocking check out JeannieChin’s Patchwork Pullover which also use a variety of textured stitches. If these strong colours are too much for you, try shades of the same colour.
If you fancy the idea of an oversized scarf, take a look at rectangular wrap patterns in aran or chunky to give you plenty of volume. The Snowfall onthe Bowery Wrap by Alexandra Tavel is ideal and you could crochet extra rows in the plain sections if you want more length,
Whatever you decide to knit or crochet this winter, we hope you enjoy it. And don't forget to share pictures on our social media with the tag #knitprosinaction.