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azknitter
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  2:30:34 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
Thanks Karknit!

Trish
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KathyR
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New Zealand
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  3:32:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit KathyR's Homepage Send KathyR a Private Message
Legwarmers? There was a thread here today with a link to a knitwear fashion show in which legwarmers were constantly showcased. Those and armwarmers(?) either singly or in pairs.

KathyR

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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truly violet
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  3:52:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
since knitting me a sweater nowadays would involve vast quantities of yarn that many many sheepies would have to contribute to....
and as I am old and I don't have the kind of time left to knit a sweater large enough for Mount rushmore

socks, mittens, hats, felted slippers, and lace scarves are always in fashion for me
colorknitting is wonderful
and if they ain't in fashion for the rest of the world..
well actually I don't much care.... I rarely go out in the real world

now I will admit to being sorely tempted to knit a sweater from tudor roses
but there weren't any where in the instructions that I saw it say....cast on 45 thousand stitches.......

so I figure they probably won't fit me


vi~ well at least I got chickens



none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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Karknit
Seriously Hooked

USA
711 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2005 :  6:30:41 PM  Show Profile Send Karknit a Private Message
I never look at a pattern or book thats marked trendy. I read reviews here and when the book is said to be old warn out patterns that my grandmother would wear, those are the books I try to find. If I see another thing knit with fuzzy fur I'm gonna scream.
It's OK to have a trend going for some people, but what about the rest of us?

There should be an AARP knitting magazine.



karknit

My diet incentive, to knit smaller sweaters.
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Gelliott
Seriously Hooked

USA
911 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2005 :  11:44:30 PM  Show Profile Send Gelliott a Private Message
I see a lot of colorwork on the horizon. Clothing catalogs are full of fair-isle type sweaters; the cover of the latest KP catalog has a very cute multi-colored hat; and the publication of Sally Melville's third book can only help.

Gelliott
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MoBarger
Chatty Knitter

311 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2005 :  04:47:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit MoBarger's Homepage Send MoBarger a Private Message
I think we are about to see a lot more "mixed media." For example, knitted objects with ribbons woven in, knits and beads, spangles, sparkles. Mixing different sorts of fibers and materials.


Mo Barger, close to Ithaca, NY
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Yarnni
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Canada
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Posted - 12/03/2005 :  05:21:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Yarnni's Homepage Send Yarnni a Private Message
I'm so lucky because I always get to see previews at my suppliers. Here's some of what I noticed.

New, more luxurious ribbon yarns are in either on their own or mixed with another luxury yarn. Alpaca, silk, cashmere are very hot right now. Varigated yarns are showing more muted colors or brights without being garish. Socks are still hot, and we're seeing some precious fibers being introduced, such as silk/wool blends.

Argyle is making a huge comeback. Cables are in, but less 'fisherman' style and more Gaelic/Viking influences. I also saw more traditional patterns using gorgeous yarns.

Louisa Harding yarns are new and hot and we're having trouble keeping stock on the shelves.



Yarnni
www.knitwerx.com
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carolbeech
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USA
444 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2005 :  10:53:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit carolbeech's Homepage Send carolbeech a Private Message
So glad I saw this thread, I was thinking this very thing yesterday...love scarves and all that, but what is going to be the next thing? One good thing about trends is they do get a lot of material out there, and that way there is more to choose from.
Personally, I'd like to see more hat patterns. Here in Washington, hats are necessary, but I don't want to look like a kid or a maniac. Connie
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AngieSue
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USA
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  04:17:22 AM  Show Profile Send AngieSue a Private Message
I've only been knitting for a few months so I'm not aware of the past trends in knitting but I can say, that working at a university and seeing young adults everyday, that ponchos are "out" and shrugs are "in". That's doesn't mean that I'm going to make one. I would rather invest my time and money into something that will be around longer than one year. Just my perspective

I've never been one to follow trends so I'm more likely to make a sweater with classic design that I can wear more than year and still look good, or solid color socks that I can wear everday.

My desires in my knitting are to make items for my home like pillows and rugs. For some items, it might be cheaper to just buy from the store rather than make but there's a draw in knowing that I did it, and not Pier 1.

Ponchos may be waning but the Garter-Stitch Wrap in "Scarf Style" is calling my name
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