Sunday, June 7, 2009

Thoughts turning to Fall

I know, I know. It's only June, but I can't help thinking about what I want to knit for Fall. Maybe it is because I'm burned out on knitting miles and miles of stockinette (see the sweater from the previous post). Not to mention the fact that my friend Sheryl and I are about to head to TNNA, which is the yarn industry's trade show. One of the highlights (and quite often low lights) of the event is the fashion show which shows designs the yarn companies and independent designers having coming out for fall.

Because I haven't seen all of the goodies yet, I can't give you specific examples of what will be seen on the knitting industry's runway. But I've been perusing articles from New York's Fall 2009 Fashion Week, and I've found a few trends that will translate well for us knitters (and crocheters).

Cardigans: all lengths - from elongated boyfriend to waist skimming
Colorwork: Fair Isle, Argyle, bold stripes - not to mention space-dyes and ombres
Head-to-toe knitwear outfits
Interesting necklines: LOTS of cowls, shawl collars, turtlenecks

Now, as far as hot colors are concerned, think bluish-purple, deep pink, warm olive, beige, gold, and my favorite gray.

More specifics next week!

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