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

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

Autumn Winter 2018-2019, Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion

New Season Knitwear: a little something extra

In this second part of New Season Knitwear, I look at the trend for embellished sweaters on the catwalks- and give suggestions for how knitters can be inspired by this trend, including some pattern suggestions. The 2017-18 trend of embellishing knitwear has continued to thrive in the new season, Autumn/Winter 2018-19.  This embellishment ranges from… Continue reading New Season Knitwear: a little something extra

Oversized sky blue cardigan with pink embroidery details, by Christopher Kane
Autumn Winter 2018-2019, Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion

New Season Knitwear: Playing with Proportion

In this first part of New Season Knitwear, I look at the trend for oversized sweaters on the catwalks- and give suggestions for how knitters can be inspired by this trend, including some pattern suggestions. Oversized sweaters continued to dominate the designer knitwear collections for winter 2018-19. Whether boxy, slouchy, highly textured or elegantly simple,… Continue reading New Season Knitwear: Playing with Proportion

Knitting inspiration, Knitwear In Fashion, Spring Summer 2018, Summer Knitting

Trending: the new back

Like an '80s mullet, many tops this season are business in the front and party in the back! Buttons, bows, lace panels, cut-outs, contrast fabric and architectural folds all transformed the backs of otherwise simple knitwear into more dramatic pieces. DESIGNER: Clockwise, from top, 3.1 Phillip Lim Open Back Ribbed Wool and Yak Blend Sweater… Continue reading Trending: the new back