Knits to Love

27 August 2010

It's been quite easy to forget that I'm still a knitwear student, what with all the foreign travel and online distractions.  A packed envelope sporting the University letterhead recently confirmed this and I will be back on campus soil in just over a month with a presentation to prepare and a new project to start.  I get so many weird responses when I tell people the nature of my degree, as knitted cardigans and jumpers have previously been associated with all things 'Granny' but gradually the mood has started to change.  Many people are intrigued by the extent of what can be created and as the catwalk images slowly filter down to the masses, I've seen the High Street produce some great pieces in all sorts of patterns and  shapes.   Even Topshop has a guide if you don't know your crochet from your cables and I've been envious of many a friend in a hand-knitted charity shop find. With another year of knitting-fun looming, I've created a compilation of things I'd quite like to make and wear in the near future.


Random fact: my most popular post on this blog is my Circle Scarf Tutorial and it's also that time of year where I think about knitting a sibling to join it.  It will probably be another circular style, but an updated shearling inspired version, to save the money I might have spent on this Acne jacket in an alternate universe. What's your view on knitwear for this season or just in general? Do you prefer cutesy cables or laddered destruction?  Make me jealous of your finds from a relatives attic!

I was also featured on Asos!

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22 comments:

  1. i was in topshop the other day and actually thought "kristabel must be loving this season"- a bit sad, admittedly, but you're the only person i know of who studies knitwear! and this season, designers seem slightly more obsessed with it than normal. i really can't decide between cable knits and the more distressed offerings- but i guess i don't have to!

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  2. Really wish I knew how to knit. Needs to be on my lifetime to do list. : ) I'm in love with that sweater cape, 2nd from left on the bottom row. WOW.

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  3. Knits are amazing! I just spend my life in them come November time!

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  4. Great blog. Wish I had a great skill such as knitting. I have always had a soft spot for Granny Chic :P

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  5. Ahh I'm looking forward to warm cosy knits for the winter! I really really wish I could knit, I wanna see some of your handiwork KB!

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  6. I love knitwear <3<3 I have so many jumpers and cardigans out of charity shops. I would love a pair of knitted leggings or shorts or anything on the bottom for a change!
    x x x

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  7. I LOVE knitwear. I am currently scouring ebay for vintage cable cargies. But I love deconstructed, shreaded pieces too.
    I am really excited about knitwear this season!
    Good luck with going back to uni!

    Lots of love
    Christina xox

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  8. congrats on the asos feature! i usually stick to cables, but i brought a navy laddered jumper and i looove it, so i think i've switched sides! x

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  9. oversized knits rule!!!too bad i can;t really wear them they tend to make me feel itchy and hot even in very cold environments!!but i still love them...!!

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  10. I didn't know you were a knitwear student! that's great :) I'm currently knitting a circular scarf myself - I've been working on it for AGES, should've picked a thicker thread haha :)

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  11. Lovely pieces... I love a chunks knitwear's and capes for winter..
    LOx
    ps. I won't be in London for this fashion week, maybe next year... mwah

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  12. I love colder weather so I'm looking forward to wearing chunky knits and capes this winter! I love the jumpers with holes in them, can't imagine they'd be that hard to DIY but then I suppose you have to get the right kinda knit or it'll totally unravel.. hmm..

    Anyway! thanks for your post on my blog, means alot. Corinne xx

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  13. I'm reading popping out the knitwear. Can't believe you're a knitwear student.
    We totally have to talk!

    Lovely blog :)

    Abi.x

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  14. I never feel I have enough knitwear. Too bad I don't know how to knit!

    I'm actually kinda feeling both comfy cableknit (my favourite style) and laddered destruction. I guess it depends on whether I'm in a happy or bad mood!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  15. oh, congratulations about being featured on asos! i'm hoping to stock up on more knits i my next few charity shop raids, but at the moment i'm really loving my chunky knit scarf i picked up at a car boot sale for 25p :) i honestly can't tell the difference between any knits so i'll be catching up on your old posts!

    love, jazzabelle. xx

    p.s. perhaps i'll see you on sunday. hopefully it won't rain on you, it was like a monsoon earlier, hehe!

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  16. p.p.s. i adore your writing style.

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  17. I love knits so much. That black & white patterned one is my fave. :)SarahD

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  18. i love these knits... especially the first tan one at the top!!! where is that one from!!>!?!?

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  19. I envy you your skills as a knitwear student!

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  20. Knits are my perfect go to!

    So cool that you study it!

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  21. Congrats on the feature! So very jealous! That is such an achievement! I cannot wait to get wearing knitwear again!


    Adèle – http://moltocuriosa.com

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  22. Aack I hate the fact that it's too warm for knits in my country, even during our wet season.

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