Are you sick of cowls?
Then I have got news for you!
Big chunky, long scarves were spotted all over the Autumn/Winter 2014/15 knitwear runway shows. I don’t know about you but I am a little tired of the ubiquitous cowl and welcome this new, refreshing change. Who doesn’t like a big cozy scarf to wrap yourself up in…especially with our rainy, damp and cold weather.
Here is a peak at the runways:
Even men are wearing them…..
And did I mention chunky yet……The best part is that these scarves can be knit up in no time, look super luxe and not cost you the designer/runway price tag!!
So I did just that….
I used this awesome new yarn from Italy. Naturalia is super chunky, 100% natural wool goodness (yes I love that lanolin smell :), found the appropriate large needle size (15mm) and went for it:
This is the final result…a super long and chunky scarf that gives plenty of options for wear from long and loose, wrapped mummy style to over the head as a hood.
And if this isn’t chunky enough for you, we also have this yarn:
Imagine the fun you can have with it…try this scarf:
Free pattern- Parisienne Scarf, courtesy of www.loveknitting.com
Or perfect for knitting up your own Poof!
Also a free pattern: http://www.pickles.no/puff-daddy-knitted-stool/
So come on down to Urban Yarns and check out all the new oversized yarns to get with the chunky, long scarf trend. I will even share my pattern with you;). Also there is a Poof class scheduled for November/December, a fun way to liven up your living room!!
How did you like this trend report…would you like to see more trend forecasting and inspiration from the runways?