Saturday, 30 November 2013

Autumn Winter 14/15 Knitwear Lowdown!

Looking for a trans-seasonal buy? Wanting to get ahead of the crowd? Here is an overview of what could be made available to you in the knit market for Autumn Winter 2014/15!

The Coatigan

The bigger the better. Expect to see dressing gowny, cocooning, swaddling cardigans with exaggerated colalrs and kimono sleeves. Knitted in aran cables, fisherman ribs and bobbled yarns!

Navaho and Tribal Patterns

Chunky cowichan jackets use marled and rustic yarns to reinvent and add further dimension to tribal patterns. Not only are the yarns turning this artisan style into a modern trend, expect to see the knit paired with chunky biker zips, toggles and chunky button bands to update the old into the new.

Crew Neck/Cable

Next season sees the cable being developed in a manner of ways.
Slouchy cables are being used to create voluminous shapes then being paired with intricate detailing to create a soft and feminine appease. Fair Isle and Marl yarns are being infused to add colour and pattern to add dimension. The use of soft yarns, such as soft mohair, angora or fluffy yarns, are causing patterns and colour to blur into a dreamlike sugar rush.
If you’re after an urban trend, don’t panic! Knits will be colour blocked into wide blocks and oversized prints to create a bold statement with an urban feel.

Roll Neck

As this season saw the roll neck slowly creep into the limelight, this was all in preparation for next years spectacular!
As the necklines widens, the hemlines shortens! Slouchy and cowled necks are being paired with rising hemlines to crate super slouchy and super cropped jumpers. Whether being knitted in a cable, rib or with fluffy yarns I think we can all agree these are adorable!
Heavy gauge knits are being used to fulfill and emphasise proportions of the garment in; as I said, the bigger the better thesis! 

If any of these have inspired you to get knitting, (and lets be honest, a jumper will take a year... at least) then there are many ways to get going. Try using youtube videos to teach yourself the different stitches and techniques. Start of with projects that you want/will use, as it encourages you to finish! If you are looking for projects to do, then is a website which is free to sign up and contains thousands upon thousands of patterns (alot of which are free) for you to try!

Writing soon,