Knitwear, Yarns, Crochet, ....
The tendence of last winter was one with a lot of structure in knitwear, crochet, yarns.
Well, that's still going on.
Either you see bulky woollen sweaters, or a lot of cables and structured stitches, or lacy light knitting-work.
If there's some plain knitting, then there will be a structured or pleated border.
A lot of draped collars or shawls too.
Look at these details
The right beneath one, with the pleated collar and some "diamonds" is a sweater in the new yarn of Amy Butler (at Rowan)...
Take also out of the drawers all your brooches or make some new ones, like this flower made of zippers.
Big buttons or if you don't like making buttonholes, use the shawl pins. Easy and versatile, especially with draped jackets and stoles.
What's coming up is certainly color !
Still a lot of grey (all tones mixed), and the traditional deep-and-warm-aubergine-prune-burgundy-kaki-green-brown winter colors.
But there's also a tendens to go bright en dazzling !
And we don't forget the kids : a lot of little hooked flowers to add for our little princesses !!
And also a lot of cuddly animals to keep them company ...
Those of you who loves Intarsia-knitting will find everything she need at Rowan !
I've seen wonderful sweaters and jackets...
And certainly not to forget
the GRANNY mania is going on !!
With a centerpiece in felt or woollen fabric, incorporated in knitwear, round, square, flowers ...
There was, to present all this, not only beautiful stands with models and mannequins ...
also several times a day, we could assist at a show where the new pieces of some brands could be seen. And they were moving and dancing and swirling and ...
As you see, we'll have also to knit or hook a lot of berets and caps and hats in similar colors or yarns to our jackets ... I guess they expect a winter as cold as we just had :-)
And at last
the most beautiful stand of yarns ...
They started with variegated sock-yarns, and they have now so many different designs and colors, and added now more solid colors and very very beautiful hand-dyed hanks .
And so beautifully presented under a lot of spring blossoms ... very very nice to look at and to walk under !
Tomorrow I'll be back with a tiny little thing ... something special ... usefull for knitters ... and so fun !