There is something very therapeutic about knitting and crocheting, and its popularity will never fade. Handmade clothes can tell a very unique story and make you stand out from the crowd.
Although I knit and crochet myself, it takes a very long time to make something substantial and intricate. I used to crochet cute beach dresses and boho tote bags when I had time. But now I limit myself with small projects such as scarves, quick crochet hats, and tiny bikini tops (like this one below)
If you found a sweater in your mom's or even grandma's closet - and it's made with a high quality fine yarn - keep it, wear it, enjoy it!
Here is what's trending this fall/winter.
1. Knitted Poncho and Poncho Scarves
Etsy is a great shopping resource for locally handmade knitted goods. Ponchos are super popular right now. I have one, and you should have one too!
And if you decide to make one yourself, Vogue Knitting site has a great number of patterns, and of course don't forget about the YoutTube tutorials!
2. Oversized Sweaters
Whenever I think of an oversized slouchy sweater, I think of the young Kate Moss
source: Little Plastic Hourses
And here's the 2015 trend, although I did see that in 2013 and 2014.
source: The Hunt
3. Knitted Scarves
From chunky infinity scarves to long and thin boho style scarves, to large blanket scarves - You've got lots of choices this season.
4. Knitted Dresses
As I mentioned before, I crocheted a few beach dresses from a very high quality fiber yarn. Do you know how long it took me to make one? 4 weeks. Yeah, so next time when you buy a handmade crocheted or knitted outfit - don't ask for a discount, lol.
This Oversized Grey Knit Midi Dress from ASOS may also be an oversized sweater. But it's a dress. Love the styling on the picture.
5. Knitted Hats and Headbands
Look how pretty these knitted hats are!
Sorry, those are actually cats, not hats...lol.
Speaking of cats...have you seen these knitted or crocheted cat ear beanies (or Kitty Hats, or Devil Horn Hats), a very quirky play on the classic beanie? Well...this was a 2013 trend, but I am pretty sure you can still wear them in 2015.
Headbands are very versatile and how to style them, you can check out this PopSugar's article. Below is an editorial photograph of Anne DePasquale's work. I love her retro style headbands.
Anne has been my friend and a fellow designer since I moved to NYC. She is quite famous, makes hats for various Broadway shows, and in the past, she has worked for other designers such as Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, and Donna Karan.
And this... is my new project. I am hoping to make a knitted throw blanket for our home.