Knitting

FASHION FORWARD KNITS

Sometimes I tend to not think about knitwear being a high fashion item or a fashion forward trend. There are two different worlds though aren’t there as it relates to knits. There is the homespun, hand knit world for us “amateurs” and there is the trendy, upbeat fashionista world as evidenced by this post on This Is Glamorous. I love this site, I just stumbled upon it today whilst browsing Pinterest, and it inspired me to write a post!

7600e3695ecdc99ceaa12e98337163c9How about this beautiful Missoni scalloped crochet knit top found here.

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IMG_9803I love this fun, quirky work by Katie Jones of K2togdesign from London who combines her love of color, texture, and pattern; throw in a little bit of whimsy and thriftiness and you’ve got one-of-a-kind designs.  It appears she likes to use a combination of crochet and knitting in her work. Style Bubble writes a good article here featuring Katie.

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And last but certainly not least, this sweater ensemble from HANIA by Anya Cole, Fall/Winter 2014 collection is divine. The color, the cable patterning, what’s not to love? All of Anya Cole’s designs are hand knit by ninety knitters she employs from different boroughs in New York. Only the finest yarns custom twisted for HANIA are used coming from the best cashmere mills in Italy and Scotland. While you are going to pay for these works of art, the quality has to be outstanding, not to mention the sheer inspiration derived from just gazing upon the designs.

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I leave you today with a little something I found on Ravelry, this lovely Moon Pulls sweater pattern by Dianna Walla of Paper Tiger. The pop of turquoise really makes this design stand out. What do you think?

After reading this through, I hope no one thinks I am downplaying us hand knitters. On the contrary, just trying to offer us all something to think about, to be inspired by and to enjoy.

Happy Wednesday!

xoxo Shannon

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