Just a little more than a week ago, AllFreeKnitting had the chance to attend Vogue Knitting LIVE right here in the Windy City. If you didn’t get a chance to go this year, definitely start putting away your pennies so you can make the trip in 2013, because it was incredible! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event, Vogue Knitting Live is a 3-day celebration of knitting put on by the fabulous magazine of the same name (Vogue Knitting!). This year, held in the elegant surroundings of the Palmer House Hotel, designers from all over the world came to Chicago to teach various knitting classes and lectures– Debbie Bliss, Melissa Leapman and Susan B. Anderson were among the names listed this year. In addition to all the incredible classes, there was also a yarn marketplace that was full of gorgeous yarn to feel, admire and buy.
While we had a blast looking at (and feeling up) all the yarn, we also noticed quite a few exciting trends in the knitting universe — all thanks to the fabulous lecture we attended during our time at the show! Ready to hear all about it? Just sit back and enjoy!
5 Hot Upcoming Knitting Trends
Trend 1. Flower Power: Floral Knitting Patterns Galore
Flowers are coming back with a vengeance (or did they ever really leave?). Either way, we’re super excited about this recurring trend because not only are flowers super easy to knit and crochet, but they’re extremely versatile. Don’t you love the knit Roses pictured above?
Try out the trend: add some flower embellishments to your knitted projects with a few of these free floral knitting patterns:
Trend 2. Get Glamorous: Long Gloves
Long gloves are back! So bust out your fabulous and glamorous patterns and get ready to go retro. To get a head start on this trend, we suggest knitting up a pair of these Belle Ruffle Gloves.
Trend 3. Tantalizing Texture: Fabulous Knit Cables
Full of rich texture and many possibilities, it’s no mystery why cables are making a comeback. Thankfully, we have plenty of cable knitting patterns on AllFreeKnitting. In case you get a little overwhelmed, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite cable knits below.
Trend 4. Ruffle it Up!
It’s time to pull out those ruffle patterns, because fun frilly knits are back! To get started, try knitting up a few of the ruffled designs on AllFreeKnitting.
Trend 5. Color! Color! Color!
Last but not least, bright and bold knits are expected to make their triumphant return in upcoming knitting designs. I’ve always been a huge fan of colorwork, so this is super exciting to hear! If you’re like me and you can’t wait to start knitting with color, get your fix now by working on a few of the bold patterns below: