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 the 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.
So I thought I would pick this up today and discuss shape and pattern in a bit more detail.
Pattern and colour are great in bold use, but it's not for everyone... sometimes we forget when looking at catwalk collections that we have to find a version that suits our purposes... be it something we can wear to work, or be truly form flattering to our personal body shape. So the key really is to consider fashion verses function when planning our wardrobe.
This season has some wonderfully bold use of print and solid colour and this will also be true in fashion knitwear, but some of these will be difficult to wear. So how can we break this up and make it a more manageable look?
Image Source: www.fashionreview.com.au
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/for-the-love-of-remnants (Pattern and photo by Katy Heister)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ma-belle-amie (Pattern by YarnLove, photo Pamyarnlove)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/down purchased as part of pattern book by Rowan (Pattern by Kim Hargreaves for www.Rowan.com photo by City Purl)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peacock-shawlette $4.50 (Pattern and photo by Kitman Figueroa)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flowers-after-the-frost (Pattern by Jennifer Smith, photo by Phamtominblue)
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kit-camisole (Pattern by Bristol Ivy for www.quinceandco.com, photo by Carrie Bostick Hoge)