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

Alexander McQueen black, rib knitted top with flared short sleeves with contrast red edging.
Autumn Winter 2018-2019, Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion

New Season Knitwear: On the Edge

In this fourth part of New Season Knitwear, I look at the trend for contrast colour edgings in knitwear on the catwalks- and give suggestions for how knitters can be inspired by this trend, including some pattern suggestions. (This post was originally scheduled to be published earlier in Autumn/Winter 2018-19. While the trend is still… Continue reading New Season Knitwear: On the Edge

Gucci turquoise wool sweater with intarsia bee motif with brown trim.
Autumn Winter 2018-2019, Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion

New Season Knitwear: Pretty Pictures

In this third part of New Season Knitwear, I look at the trend for intarsia colour work designs in knitwear on the catwalks- and give suggestions for how knitters can be inspired by this trend, including some pattern suggestions. Intarsia was a big feature in the collections of Autumn Winter 2017-18, (see my article Trending:… Continue reading New Season Knitwear: Pretty Pictures

Other inspiration

Olympic Knitting

Last week the XXIII Winter Olympics began in PyeongChang, and there have already been some incredible performances, as well as some rather wonderful knitwear on display. While woollen garments may no longer form the staple of athletes' competitive uniforms, several national teams chose to celebrate traditional knitwear in their official ceremony outfits and in the… Continue reading Olympic Knitting

Autumn Winter 2017-2018, Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion

Trending: picture knitting

    Intarsia, also known as picture knitting, was a big trend on the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2017. This technique allows designers to precisely apply and play with colour. Unlike   stranded colourwork, intarsia can be used to place blocks of colour anywhere and in any shape within a knitted fabric, using as many colours… Continue reading Trending: picture knitting