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Fall Mood for 2016 Knitwear

Fall is coming and I couldn’t be more excited. Ever year I binge out on knitting, but this year I work for a yarn company in the process. Needless to say, there will be a piles of yarn around me at all times. In preparation for all of my designs I’ve been creating (some of which will be in the Blue Sky Fibers 2017 collection-yay) I’ve also been picking up on fun fall knitwear trends. Here are a few elements that I’m considering while planning.

  • Organic Colorwork I’m excited to play with this. Colorwork is a lot of fun, but I often feel like the end product is a little too traditional for me to want to wear every day. Thankfully I’ve been seeing a lot of organic color work that doesn’t follow a prescribed pattern. My idea is to doodle on grid paper and convert my drawing into a knit design, I’m also thinking Matisse cut-out shape inspiration.
  • Collaged Stitches I’m working on a ribbed cardigan with this technique right now. Whether it’s a contrasting stitch in the details or large cables connecting in unexpected ways this technique adds depth and interest to simple pieces.
  • Fringe The next pom-pom for knitwear? It’s an interesting add-on to sweaters, vests, and cardigans to add some playful texture.
  • Mock Turtleneck To be honest turtlenecks are super unflattering on me, but I’m thinking that I may have to give in soon. Thankfully it seems to be a world of mock turtlenecks which is a little more forgiving, we’ll see if I take the plunge on this one.

So many ideas, so little time…I’ve been slow to blog because I’ve been busy doing shows and designing. This fall you can find me at Forage Modern Workshop on September 17-18 from 10:00-5:00 and at Roe Wolfe September 24th from 12:00-7:00. I’m going to start selling bulky cowls, so keep an eye out!

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