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