We’ve been taking a little time out to browse the fashion blogs for inspiration and it seems this is a good year to grab some cotton yarn DK, aran or even chunky and create oversized pullovers, colourful lace tops and bright striped sweaters and dresses.
Flicking through recently published patterns for cotton yarns, we’ve fallen for these and think they make great summer inspiration.
This green top, Copenhagen, in cottonaran from Lang Yarns features a lace texture pattern and could be pulled over a dress or strappy top.
The bold lace pattern in Druridge Bay by Jo Storie* which featured in The Knitter magazine is right on trend.
Worked on large needles this would be a fun and quick make.
Rainbow stripes are definitely one of this year’s key images and they are put to great use on the yoke of Todo irábien by Agus González*. You could also choose a gradient of stripes of shades of one colour.
The Milk & Honey tee by Makenzie
Alvarez* uses a traditional stranded motif in its clever use of colour blocking.
The bold colour contrast makes for a striking finish.
You could combine big lace with
colour work as in Top in Colorblock-Optik by OZ Verlag Design Team*.
Knitted and crocheted dresses
Left is Evening Out from Drops Design. This simple design takes full advantage of the stripes trend and it is one where you could be very bold in your colours changes.
We love this Garnet Dress from ConceptCreative and its a bold use of lacy crochet.
But if you really want to go bold try the Colorful Coachella (right) Dress by The Posh Crochet* which manages to be both straight of the catwalk and a stashbuster.
A crochet bag with a difference
This classic shopping bag is crocheted
in King Cole Raffia, a cellulose rayon yarn. You could stick with the traditional
basket look or go bold in one of the other
nine shades or create a striped or colour block version. This is a great
way to embrace the colour trend if you aren’t happy wearing stripes. The pattern is King Cole 4337.
*Indicates where Ravelry links are used – if you are using classical Ravelry, search by pattern and designer name.