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Autumn Winter 2013 -2014 Knitwear Fashion Trends
Fair Isle & Stranded Colourwork
Fair Isle designs are still popular, although the trend for 'inside out' Fair Isle designs featuring the floats of yarn that would normally be at the back of work seems to be on the way out.
Motifs such as large love hearts or stars worked in stranded designs are also on trend this season.
Both Fair Isle and Icelandic style round yoke jumpers and cardigans are in vogue, for both men and women.
There are plenty of variegated and novelty yarns in evidence in the high street fashion chains, including neon shades. So, if you are a dedicated follower of fashion, or you know a teenager who is, now is the time to dig out all that eyelash yarn from your stash.
With novelty yarns it's best to keep it simple – any fancy stitch work will just get lost in the colour and texture of the yarn.
Simple knit hats with large pom poms are also proving popular.
Latest Knitting Goodies
13 delicious shades with the beautiful halo you expect from angora.
69% Angora 20% Polyamide 11% Wool.
Tension: 28 sts and 36 rows on 3.25mm needles
25g / 137m per ball.