Woman wearing short-sleeved top with crew neck in navy striped with white, made from a stretchy knitted fabric. Worn tucked in to flared white trousers, reminiscent of 1930s daywear.
Knitwear In Fashion, Spring Summer 2019, Summer Knitting

Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Contrast Colour & Vintage Revival

Welcome to the fifth and final instalment of my 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… Continue reading Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Contrast Colour & Vintage Revival

Model wears slouchy, knitted linen cotton sweater with dramatic cutouts and asymmetric hemline. Fabric is mottled blue and white stripes. From Stella McCartney Spring 2019.
Knitwear In Fashion, Spring Summer 2019, Summer Knitting

Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Shabby Chic

Welcome to the fourth 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 trend… Continue reading Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Shabby Chic

Model wearing long, wool blend cardigan with all-over, richly decorative, floral intarsia colour-work In oranges, blues and greens, and with contrast hem and cuffs.
Knitwear In Fashion, Spring Summer 2019, Summer Knitting

Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Intarsia Colour-work

Welcome to third 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… Continue reading Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Intarsia Colour-work

Model wearing Sonia Rykiel Blue, openwork mesh lace tank top over white vest and white, white legged trousers. Summer 2019.
Knitwear In Fashion, Spring Summer 2019, Summer Knitting

Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: lots of lace

Welcome to the second 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… Continue reading Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: lots of lace

Model wearing Sonia Rykiel White knitted, oversized, white dress with allover mesh and fringe detail at back and hem.
Knitwear In Fashion, Spring Summer 2019, Summer Knitting

Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Embellishments

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… Continue reading Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: Embellishments

Model wearing oversized, cream sweater with multicoloured floral intarsia design; sweater worn tucked in to stone coloured shorts.
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… Continue reading Knitwear Trends for Summer 2019: an overview

Long, all-over lace cardigan. Perfect for summer.
Knit Focus, Knitting inspiration, Summer Knitting, Yarn

Here Comes the Sun: knitting with cool cotton and bamboo

As spring slowly but surely moves towards summer here in the northern hemisphere, I thought I would bring you a second part in my hopefully-titled summer knitting series, Here Comes the Sun. (See part one: lightweight linen here) Today the focus is on two more plant fibres that are well suited for summer garments: cotton… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun: knitting with cool cotton and bamboo

Knit Focus, Knitting inspiration, Summer Knitting, Yarn

Here Comes the Sun: lightweight linen

For many of us in the UK, the title above is more an optimistic hope, (accompanied by crossed fingers and wistful sighing,) than a realistic expectation right now. In the cool, grey weather, I am still clinging to woolly jumpers and shawls in my everyday wardrobe. In my knitting, too, I find myself imagining projects like… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun: lightweight linen

Knit Focus, Techniques

Best of Brioche

The gorgeous, squishy texture of brioche stitch has been increasingly visible in the knitting world over the last few years (- see my recent post on popular trends in 2017 here). So what is brioche stitch? Brioche is a type of tuck stitch in which each row is knitted twice, with yarn overs knitted together… Continue reading Best of Brioche

Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion, Other inspiration

Sweaters of the Season: Penguono

What is the Penguono?:  A pattern by the fantastically colourful and innovative designer Stephen West, the Penguono is a kimono style, short sleeved jacket that you can also flip upside down and wear as a long coat. Why is it a sweater of the season? Penguono was published by westknits in 2014 but embodies many… Continue reading Sweaters of the Season: Penguono