Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Trend Report 2011

Fall Trend Report 2011: Knits are In!

Are you looking for ideas for your next fall knitting project? Why not look to the runways? Knits are definitely in this season in a variety of styles. Here are five top trends that can make you look like you’re wearing designer clothes… that you’ve designed and knit yourself.

1. Chunky – Who wouldn’t want to curl up in a nice chunky sweater when temperatures drop? But you may want to use discretion, as chunky knits seem to work best if you’re tall; otherwise you may appear overwhelmed by all that yarn. But there’s no one stopping you from knitting a big chunky sweater to wear around the house on a snowy weekend.

2. Patterned – Designers had lots of fun taking knits from boring to extraordinary this season. Polka dots, stripes, and all sorts of other abstract patterns were incorporated into knits on the runway. So pick your favorite pattern and work it into a sweater – the brighter, the better!

3. Winter White – Pearly white sweaters were all over the runways, including Celine and Stella McCartney. The most preferred style seemed to be slouchy, which works best with a slim skirt or trousers.

4. Belted – A great way to dress up a thin sweater is with a belt, such as how models were styled at Nina Ricci. This works especially well for long sweaters or sweater-dresses.

5. Poncho – An alternative to a big cozy sweater is the poncho, which on the runway ranged from sleek, single-color versions to huge patterned ones that could be mistaken for blankets. Some were styled more like capes, with arm openings in the front and buttons.

 Andrea Erins has been a teacher for 13 years and likes to write about many topics including everything related to education. She is the owner of the site Masters in EducationColleges.

1 comment:

  1. Woo Hoo! This is a great post; words and photos to inspire knitting while fall is still young enough to get it done. Thank you!