Spring and summer yarns are out, summer dresses are appearing in the shops and the clocks are about to go forward, s0 it seems like a good time to take a look at the new seasons knitting and crochet fashion trends.
Two or more contrasting colours in your summer knits are set to be a big hit this summer – you can go for strong contrasts or light and dark shades on one colour.
You can use different colours of the same yarn to achieve the look as with this Cleo dress from C+B.
Or you could use a yarn like Sirdar Colour Wheel which has been dyed to give you blocks of colour as you knit.
Mesh and lacy fabrics
This is a good summer to try a spot of lace knitting. This doesn’t necessarily mean tiny needles and extra fine yarns. Mesh knits in cotton tape yarns like this one in Rico Summery Ribbon.
or a lacy knit in DK such as this sweater by Jenny Watson in a James C Brett yarn will also fit the bill.
Stripes are a popular choice this summer especially narrow ones or those that echo vintage garments. We think these two tops are great examples of the look.
Granny squares are still enjoying a revival in the fashion stakes – if you are not sure you want a dress or a waistcoat in this technique, go for a crochet wrap like this one in Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK.