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On Trend: 12 Sweaters & Cardigans in Saturated Colors

August 20th, 2012

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In my day-to-day work, I get to spend time working with amazing knit- and crochet-wear designers around the country. Often, as we talk, I ask them what trends they’re seeing–and lately, the trend I’ve been hearing about the most in yarn is rich, saturated colors. Jewel tones and rich colors are flattering on many skin-tones; it’s all a matter of finding the ones that work on you.

These shades are great for hats, scarves, cowls, and other accessories that add a dash of color, but saturated colors can also make for great sweaters and cardigans that are perfect for layering. By throwing these brighter colors over a neutral or monotone outfit, you can add a splash of color without a lot of commitment (you can always take your sweater off!).

Check out the options below or pair your favorite saturated color with one of our 600+ jacket and sweater patterns on LionBrand.com.

Image of Retro Swing Image of Raglan Sleeve Topper Image of Lace Inset Cardi
Knit & Crochet Retro Swing Knit Raglan Sleeve Cardi Knit Lace Inset Cardi

Image of Voluminous Cardi Image of Sparkling Burgundy Top Image of Fitted Jacket
Knit Voluminous Cardi Crochet Sparkling Burgundy Top Knit Fitted Jacket
Image of Bethel Woods Cardigan Image of Knit Meets Crochet Sweater Image of Cafe Coat
Knit Bethel Woods Cardigan Knit Meets Crochet Sweater Crochet Cafe Coat
Image of Acorn Shrug Image of Circle Vest Image of Sketchbook Cardigan
Crochet Acorn Shrug Crochet Circle Vest Knit Sketchbook Cardigan

What are your favorite saturated colors for fall? What are your favorite sweater patterns? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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