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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Spring Summer 2013 Knitwear Trends

Here are some top trend tips for this coming Spring. Let's start with colour;

Source: via Sara on Pinterest

Source: via Nina on Pinterest

Spring Summer is always a great excuse for bold geometrics and floral prints... use them in delicate, or vivid tones to make you own look. So for Pattern think paintery, or intricate geometrics (Kaffe Fasset, or Missoni anyone?!)

Source: via Nina on Pinterest

Source: via Nina on Pinterest

Ombre is also a great way to make use of colour and easily done in gradient yarns, or by hand painting your natural knits.

Source: via Nina on Pinterest

For shapes think layering and drape. So delicate cardigans and swing front cardigans, lace shawls and maybe even a lightweight knit dress... Keep it simple and form flattering, keeping teh eye trained on detail and colour. Stitches in knitwear... if you don't want to keep it simple with lightweight stockinette and striping, consider lace. This is a wonderful example of how to create lace garments that work with a trend;

Source: By Elizabeth and James @ Saks Fifth Avenue. In the next few weeks, I'm going to trawl Ravelry for some pattern ideas and look at fibre and yarn to see how best we can craft for Spring/Summer 2013 trends.... look out for that next post! Sara x

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