Knitwear In Fashion, Spring Summer 2019, Summer Knitting

Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: an overview


Welcome to my new series: Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019!

An introduction

In this series, I’ll be looking at the latest trends in knitwear and offering pattern suggestions for knitters who are inspired to make these styles.

In future posts, I’ll look at some of key trends of the season: Lace, Embellishments, Intarsia colour-work, Contrast edges, Shabby chic and Vintage revival.

These trends may look familiar as almost all have been present on the catwalks for the last few seasons.  There have been some developments in the style of each of these trends- e.g. bobble and other textured stitches have become more popular as a form of embellishment this year- but it does seem that the turnover of the high fashion trends has begun to slow a little after the frenetic pace of recent decades. (See more about the idea of ‘the rise of the five year trend’ here).

To see more of my articles about these trends in previous seasons, see the options below the side bar heading ‘Knitwear in Fashion’, or see the links I’ll include within each of the new posts.

As each post is published, I will update the information below so you can find links for the whole collection in one place.

Knitting Pattern Resources

In each post, I offer suggestions for knitting patterns that reflect the trends from this season. My prime source of pattern information was the wonderful knitting database and online community, ravelry

They have brilliant search engines that enable you to look for specific knitting techniques (e.g. intarsia) or styles, so that’s a great resource if you are inspired to look for further patterns.

I’ve tried to include a range of designers and styles-please let me know if you have any further suggestions!- but I did notice that a couple of knitting magazines and designers kept turning up, so I thought I’d list them here as particularly good resources for contemporary knitwear trends.

Vogue Knitting Spring Summer 2019 – a magazine- see here at ravelry and here for their website.

LangYarns Switzerland – patterns available on ravelry- see here at ravelry and here for their website (in German). All their patterns are available in English, German, French and Dutch.

Rowan 65 – a magazine- see here at ravelry and here for their website.


The Series so far: 

Part one: Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Embellishments

Part two: Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: lots of lace

Part three: Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Intarsia Colour-work

Part four: Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Shabby Chic

Part five: Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Contrast Colour & Vintage Revival


Over to you

I hope you enjoy the series. Let me know if there are any other key knitwear trends (or knitwear designers) that you’ve spotted or that you would like me to feature!

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