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SS15 Spring Summer 2015 Sporty relaxed clothes M Missoni

SS15 is looking bright….. looking orange

Well the catwalks aren’t yet over and we’re only just over half way through, but the good news is that there is something for everyone. Florals are looking tropical with a mixtures of both dark and light prints. There are deep and moody elements. Soft feminine 50’s shapes. Masculine monochrome and a very sporty relaxed look. […]

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Rose Trellis chart for hand or machine knitting. Free chart for rose trellis

CHART: Rose Trellis

In this guide I’ve included a full repeatable Rose Trellis from our Trends Book: Floral. A huge flora trend has been sweeping the fashion season, and here we’re no different. So here is a little free chart for a horizontal repeating rose trellis that can be done with 3 colours or just 2 for a […]

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AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Wes Gordon

AW14 knitting

So the fashion weeks have been and gone [almost] and I wanted to talk about the knitty opposites coming this winter. Yep AW14 will be a season of opposites knitting. For those of you who love the simple life, then you are in luck. It looks like there will be lots of streamlines, simple shapes […]

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Valentino 2014

Oh for the love of Knitting!

If ever there was an inspirational collection for 2014,  or any season in fact, this would be it! Valentino Summer 2014 show was purely colourful. All the inspiration, print, graphic, trim, detail and effects any designer could want as an inspirational starting point. This sort of collection could keep someone going for months. Knitting is […]

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CHART: 4 Colour Tartan

  In this guide I’ve included a full repeatable check [ actually it’s more than 2 colours so in fact it’s a non traditional tartan ]  in chart form. It’s a modern twist on the traditional tartan or [check], with a slightly off centred mini stripe in a couple of colours with a highlight stripe.   It […]

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A way of doing a different check and tartan for knitting. AW13 trends for knits.

Checks for Winter 2013

Winter is coming! Yay…… well I know it means it’s getting colder but for knitters, winter is so full of knitting  goodness that I think all knitters have a little happiness when Winter or at leat Autumn or fall if you are American is coming. Go on admit it, you love a bit of cold […]

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AW13 Purple colour Jean Paul Gaultier

Purple is the colour…..

For AW13, all shades of purple were spread throughout the catwalks. It is definitely one of the key colours to be looking at for design developments from bright, red based pure purples through CMYK traditional bright purples and down to blue based plum based dusky purples. All shades are acceptable as long as it’s a […]

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Floral AW13 Moschino

Floral Trends are so in right now…..

For AW13 and SS14 the focus is definitely on florals. The biggest theme for both seasons are anything leafy, cute, vined or bloom based. For now let’s focus on AW13. Concentrate on deeper colours with a more vibrant theme. More tropical and lavish flowers are popular for winter 2013 with large leafy flowers, an emphasis […]

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AW13 Joseph

Animal Prints….. Still here!!!

Last year, I launched the first community book based around colour work and motifs for trends. Last year was Animal Prints, mainly due to loads of trend research and was timed to be released because of the AW12 trends, but the most surprising thing was the length of time this has continued. Can you believe that this […]

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Animal print design chart from our animal prints book full of 70 pages worth of animal prints motifs and repeats

CHART: Animal Prints

Do you like Animal Prints? Well a while ago we started a little trend based E-Book series that aimed to get fashionable prints into knitting as well as promoting individual designers and small craft companies. Here for free is one of our animal repeat prints from the 70 page book. A repeat pattern for a really […]

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CHART: Snowflakes

 When the winter is coming, you want something to snuggle with and you really can’t beat some Scandinavian design! It just radiates warmth. So we thought we would help with 2 snowflake designs that look fab used together or separately. So feel free to download our pdf because I want to help you create great designs. The […]

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