Welcome to the first instalment of my new series: Summer Knitwear 2019!
In this series I look at the trends in summer knitwear this year and make pattern suggestions for knitters inspired to replicate these looks.
See here for an overview and links for the whole series.
In today’s post, the focus is on the widespread trend of embellishments.
A little bit extra: embellishments
It really is ‘more is more’ when it comes to embellishments this season-whether you’re adding textural detail to the fabric itself or adding trims that dramatically dangle or neatly edge the garment.
There were chunky, bobble panels at Etro, all-over, textured stitches at Phillip Lim, Sonia Rykiel and Altazarra, sequins at Balmain, abstract embroidery designs at Jil Sander, and tassels at Loewe. Alexander McQueen and Alanui featured more heavyweight hardware in the form of woven chains, silver hook details and studs. More organic, but often rather robust, floral designs were also widespread, often combining embroidery, intarsia, textured stitches and bobbles to create 3-D images.
For more on this look, see my earlier posts: New Season Knitwear: a little something extra and Spotlight: dangly bits
Clockwise from top left: Sonia Rykiel Oversized sleeveless jumper (here), Loewe Tasseled Pointelle Knit Cotton Sweater (here), Etro Crochet Cardigan (here).
From left: Sonia Rykiel Hand-knitted Lily of the Valley Jumper (here), REDValentino Embroidered Cable knit cotton cardigan (here)
From top left: Frenchy by Amy Appel (here), In a Field Pullover by Katya Gorbacheva (here), Renfana by The Weststrand Sisters (here).
Clockwise from top left: #08 Cardigan Alexandra Davidoff (here), Hyacinth Pullover by Hanna Maciejewska (here), 251-53 Lang Yarns Mohair Luxe by LangYarns Switzerland (here).
Over to you
Do you like the look of embellished knitwear? Have you ever added extra details to an old bought sweater or to a new knitted piece? Please share any suggestions for patterns with embellishments!
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