Knitwear Fashion Trends for 2015
Bulky Cable Knit SweaterWow! We're hardly past Christmas and Lion Brand yarns has forecasted the 5 knit, crochet and yarn trends to look forward to in 2015. See their blog at:
In summary, the 5 trends are:
1. Big Yarns for fast, finished projects
2. Oversized Fashions that are flattering for everyone
4. Color: Bright, bold and self striping
5. Fur Trim: seen, made and worn
Plush Striped Shawl
Working with "Homespun Thick & Quick" yarn, you'll appreciate nubby texture and appeal of a fast knitting project that creates a colorfully warm hat, a cozy cabled sweater or a
striped shawl. The gauge is as follows:
Knit: 8 sts x 12 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) on size 15 (10mm) needles
Crochet: 6 sc x 8 rows = 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm) on size P-15 (10mm) hook
"Wool Ease" by Lion Brand yarns is a category (6) yarn. It's super bulky weight is perfect for knit caps and simple sweater designing. A video helps to highlight the advantages of the yarn for knitting and crochet.
Brilliant Knit Beads - by Betsy Hershberg
In her book, "Brilliant Knit Beads", comes the amazing crafting technique of knitted beads. Learning how to turn swatches into beads is done through the reading of charts and using the provisional cast-on method. Fabulous necklaces can be created by using a variety of different yarns and textures, adding yet smaller beads to the knit beads. How creative is that?