The DKNY autumn/winter campaign for the upcoming season features some beautiful knits. And Cara Delevingne. The pink leopard pattern looks fresh and is a nice alternative to all the somber knit colors that are evident during the season. The campaign images were shot by Mikael Jansson.
|Wool and the Gang - Cross My Heart Wrap|
|and from the back|
Wool and the Gang has launched a new item in their web shop, Cross My Heart Wrap. It's available both ready made and as a knit yourself kit. I think the wrap top would look fabulous with just a simple white tee for daytime chic or on its own - like in the photos above - for a night out. You could also wear it to work with a white shirt. The perfect morning to evening piece.
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|Céline AW13 / photo from Style.com|
I've always been the one who dresses in black - or at least in some shade of grey. But this autumn I seem to be venturing to uncharted territory when it comes to my wardrobe color palette. I seem to shift more and more towards (off-)white and navy. I was put off by that certain color for years after working in a store that required wearing a uniform in - you guessed it - navy. But now after eight years it seems that all has been forgotten and navy pieces seem to catch my eye anywhere I go. This Céline outfit from their AW13 show is just perfection. The slightly oversized sweater paired with a flared skirt, a clutch and some booties and all tone-on-tone. The combination strikes a perfect balance between feminine and tomboyish. Love it to bits.
|The J.W.Anderson knit in yellow...|
|The knit in his AW13 campaign / photo|
J.W.Anderson who recently created a capsule collection for Versus has created one of the most recognizable knits of the season. The navy version was also featured in the July issue of Vogue (USA) on Sasha Pivovarova. What makes it interesting is the fact that under the avantgarde detail it's just a humble roll neck. Photos from j-w-anderson.co.uk, the campaign image from dazeddigital.com.
I frequently source Etsy for innovative and fresh knitting ideas. This time it was for stylish knitted jewelry which isn't so easy to find. But then I stumbled upon these beauties. They are simple yet innovative. And they all have one thing in common. They were created by spool knitting.
|Well, bonjour to you too. |
Love the clutch, by the way. / photo
|Smile room or Smille room? |
Columbine looking cool in her slogan knitwear. / photo
|Yes, it's yours, but I wouldn't mind having one myself |
from Sonia Rykiel. / photo
|A sweet farewell / photo|
Knitted sweaters (as well as any other pieces of clothing) with slogans can be tricky. You really don't want to send the wrong message. With a few easy rules you cannot fail. 1. Keep it simple. One or two words is usually more than enough. 2. Anything in French sounds always chic. 3. Avoid logos. 4. Keep the rest of the outfit simple so that your message gets across - uninterrupted.
|Blue leopard at Stockholm-streetstyle.com|
|Pink leopard at London Fashion Week / photo|
|Tiger stripes / photo|
|Alexa Chung in a leopard sweater / photo|
Fuzzy yarns such as angora and mohair give these animal patterned sweaters an extra kick. Make the sweater the focal point by keeping accessories and jewelry minimal.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post one of my favorite knitting patterns is fisherman's rib. I'm currently working on a DIY project for the blog which is done in this pattern. Here is a sneak peak of it.
There are two different ways to knit the pattern. Here is one: Cast on an uneven number of stitches. This makes the piece symmetrical. Knit the first two rows in a 1x1 ribbing (K1, P1). 3rd row: *K1, yarn over, slip stitch*. Knit the last stitch on the needle. 4th row: *P1, K2 together*. Purl the last stitch. Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Carin Wester is one of my favorite Swedish designers. She always has some really innovative knitwear in her collections. In her AW13 collection she had off-white, olive green and black knitwear with fisherman's ribbing and braided details. I especially loved the extra long sleeves and the combination of knitwear and leather. Photos from Style.com.
I'm so looking forward to autumn which is my favorite knitwear season that I almost forget that summer is also perfect for knits. One of the best places to wear knits in the summertime is the beach. They are the perfect, sexy cover up which warms you up once the sun starts to set.
Alexander Wang presented some amazing mohair accessories in different shades of grey and black for FW 2013. Finally some really cool accessories to use in colder climates as well! The leg warmers / gaiters renew any pair of old pumps. I really need to knit a pair in black to wear on top of my black suede ones. The knitted mohair socks would look really nice with metallic high heeled sandals as well. Photos from Style.com.
|Holli Rogers from Net-A-Porter / photo|
|Beige version with cropped skinny jeans / photo|
|Oversized with a mini skirt / photo|
Fisherman's rib is a true classic and one of my all time favorite patterns. It works especially well in an oversized version but then you should balance it out with skinny jeans or bare legs - unless you're tall and slender like Holli.
|You'll need two old bracelets (or some chain and |
locks from a craft store), yarn, a tapestry needle
and a pair of knitting needles.
|Cast on stitches by using a tapestry needle. |
I cast here two stitches per loop.
|Purl the first row. Remember to knit to the front |
of the stitch. Continue with stocking stitch until
your bracelet is wide enough.
|After 4 rows I'm done.|
|Cast off by using a tapestry needle. Pass the needle |
through each stitch and then through the chain
- in this case twice per each loop.