Looks from the 90s That Still Work Today

Like many of us, I was trying so hard to be cool in the ’90s that I never got to soak in all of the awesome fashion and music. But now that I’m older—and much more prone to reminiscing—I can say with some authority that the ’90s were awesome. We saw the birth of scrunchies, impossibly colorful sweaters, the grunge movement, and luckily for us, in 1996, the birth of Interweave Knits.

90s knitting patterns

1. Dino Mite Mittens by Jane Ross Whedbee

Published in the 1997 Winter issue of Interweave Knits, the Dino Mite Mittens are my favorite pattern on this list. First, this is the best pun/title utilization I have ever seen, and second, I love dinosaurs and would make these for myself if my boyfriend wouldn’t roll his eyes every time I put them on.

You can find the pattern here.

 

90s knitting patterns

2. Strands of Purls Pullover by Diane Zangl

Scrolling through Ravelry, I found this gem. It’s a quintessential Knits project. It’s timeless, elegant, and fun to knit. This yoke pullover is knit in the round with alternating cables and stockinette stitch. I’d say the only thing needed to bring this sweater into 2018 is skipping the addition of the beads at the yoke and collar.

You can find the pattern here.

 

90s knitting patterns

3. Little Tikes Pullovers by Michele Rose Orne

Interweave Knits has stepped away from publishing children’s patterns outside of the Holiday issues, but I secretly want to see more of them. Adorable, easy to knit, and made from machine-washable cotton, Michele created these pullovers to be knit in pairs. The necklines are designed with children in mind, so they are easy to get on in the morning and remove for a nap.

You can find the pattern here.

 

90s knitting patterns

4. Carrollton Top by Faye Kennington

If you’ve ever been around a clothing store called Gadzooks, you would have seen something very similar to the Carrollton Top. This baby-doll top is knit in a silk-mohair blend that creates an irresistibly soft and light top. I love this top paired with a leather or jean jacket to give this soft top a little bit if edge and 90s ‘tude.

You can find the pattern here.

 

90s knitting patterns

5. Midtown Pullover by Laura Peters

Everyone I knew in the 90s had this pattern on a sweater, and I still love it. This skater-inspired pullover is knit top down in the round and uses the contiguous sleeve method. My favorite part? IT HAS THUMB HOLES. Thumb holes are my favorite fashion trend of the 90s.

You can find the pattern here.

What is your favorite trend from the 90s? Let us know in the comments! Need more? Check out knitscene Spring 2018.

Happy knitting,

Sarah


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