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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:

Michael Kors, Zadig & Voltaire, Michael Kors

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:

Naturalia, Made in Italy, 100% wool, 132yds, 13/15mm needle


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:

Grosso, Made in Italy, 100% wool, 22yds, 25mm needle

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?

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