After a gruelingly hot summer it's a comforting thought that sweater weather is soon here. Like clockwork, Garnstudio has published first images of the new fall and winter patterns and are asking for you to vote your favorites. Here are my top 5 trend picks from their latest collections.
1. Cropped & dropped
Spring and summer fashion already saw the trend for cropped, yet oversized garments. The trend continues in fall fashion: I'm seeing lots of sweaters that hit just at the hip bone or even higher.
Dropped shoulders are also a hit this season. Outrageous statement sleeves are mostly gone — although they do pop up again here and there — but otherwise there are lots of comfy and baggy sweaters with lots of room and little shaping.
2. Cables galore
Cables are again hot this fall! They always seem to subside for the warmer seasons but come autumn, cables are back in vogue. Lots of cabled pullovers and cardigans on the DROPS patterns.
This wheat-colored number knit in DROPS Wish with a massive honeycomb cable on the front is my favorite. It combines a lot of the trends this season: oversized, mock turtleneck, cables, and dropped shoulders. What more could you want?
3. Mock it to me
New this season: mock turtlenecks. There are quite a few full-on doubled-over polo necks in this year's collection but even more mock turtles to keep your neck covered in the colder weather. Is the classic crew neck on the way out?
4. Vest-iges of fashion
The sweater vest was a high-fashion item last fall and the trend continues. There are lots of sleeveless garments in the collection this year, much more than I've seen in previous fall & winter line-ups. It makes sweater knitting a whole lot faster when you don't have to deal with the second sleeve syndrome... or any sleeve, for that matter!
5. Knot your average headband
Another massive hit is knitting groups over the past year was the knot headband. DROPS have caught onto the trend and are offering not one, not two, but five different looks on this trendiest of accessories. Ribbing, lace, brioche, bouclé, or even crochet — you've got plenty to choose from.
Speaking of sweater weather: The Woolly Thistle's fourth annual fall sweater KAL starts soon! Use the coupon code TWTSWEATERKAL2021 to get 20% off all my sweater and cardigan patterns. The coupon is valid in my pattern shops on Payhip and Ravelry (seizure warning) until the end of August 2021.
Check out more information about the sweater KAL on The Woolly Thistle's Instagram or Ravelry group (seizure warning). And you can take advantage of the sale even if you're not planning on joining the KAL. 😉
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