Trendspotting: Love of Knitting Summer 2017

Summer’s not over yet! Find the perfect pattern to fit a fashion trend in Love of Knitting Summer 2017!

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Melissa Leapman’s Hiking Henley.

On the Trail

Grab your hiking boots! (And your knitting bag, of course.) Knitters will be happy to know that yarn manufacturers are offering many yarns suitable for summer stitching and wearing. Cotton yarns with chainette or tape construction wick away moisture. Yarns blending cotton, bamboo, linen, and/or rayon also wear well in hot weather.

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Mottled Mitts by Stefanie Bold.

Prairie Perfect

Even European designers and fashion houses are taking cues from the vast American grasslands this season. Look for tiny floral prints, the sunwashed colors of goldenrod and sagebrush, and lots of romantic lace trims. Vintage pastel accents make this trend easy to wear.

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Prairielands Cowl by Laura Reinbach.

Everything’s Just Beachy

Inspired by coastal living, this fashion story relies on natural hues and the textures of the beach: drifting sand, foamy waves, and a cloudless sky. Get the look by knitting feather and fan lace or undulating allover cables into your next project. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Kristina Smiley’s Moonlight Poncho.

—Melissa Leapman

Featured Image: Dakini Sweater by Kristen TenDyke (left); Gallery Pullover by Quenna Lee (right).

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