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Archive for August 26th, 2011


Round-Up: Fall 2011 Fashion Trends

August 26th, 2011

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Without a doubt, fall is my absolute favorite fashion season. The rich colors and luxurious fabrics are just what I need to get me through the winter months — even if I can only dream about wearing them!

Just recently, I saw a breakdown of fall trends on New York Magazine’s website that appealed to the yarncrafter (as well as the fashionista!) in me. According to their fashion reviews, two of fall’s biggest trends are Victorian-style lace collars and fur coats.

Seeing these trends got my imagination going — what patterns, I wondered, could I make that would hearken back to these luxurious, heirloom styles? I checked out our Pattern Finder®, and here are my favorites among the patterns I found.

Victorian Lace:

Crochet Lace Scarf 

This scarf is made of very Victorian, thick floral lace. Use it to add interest to a turtleneck or wear it as a shawl during transitional weather.

Pale Gray Lace Cowl 

This cowl hints at the lace collar trend without looking fussy. Try tucking it under a blazer for a polished look.

Ruffle Necklace Scarf 

The possibilities are endless for this fun, feminine accessory. For a more delicate look, try using a laceweight yarn like LB 1878. For a true Victorian lace look, use a DK weight yarn like LB Collection® Superwash Merino.

 

Fur:

Knit Segment Scarf  

Fur goes a little bit rock ‘n’ roll with this long scarf. Wear it to toughen up a casual look or to distinguish your formal look from the crowd.

Wendy Collar 

They won’t know it’s faux! This jaunty collar has the luxurious look of fur with the added plus of being animal-friendly.

Knit Vest with Fun Fur Trim 

The trim on this rugged vest uses two colors of Fun Fur® for an authentic look. The body incorporates Scattered Seed stitch for durability.

Do you like to incorporate fashion trends into your projects? Tell us in the comments!