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The year of the cardigan

2021 looks like being the year of the bright cardigan. Fashion designers and stylists have been pairing them with ball gowns while a year of lock downs has changed what we wear when with “loungewear” comfort being a top choice. And what is better for snuggling on the sofa than a lovely soft cardie you… Continue reading The year of the cardigan

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Trendwatch: Knit big this winter

Winter sweaters are getting bigger and bigger. Looking at catwalk pictures and magazine articles about winter fashion trends, we have seen lots of large textured sweaters with scarves or even belts. Big and bold is definitely the way to go which is good news for knitters because that means quick knits in chunky yarns. We’ve… Continue reading Trendwatch: Knit big this winter

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Living coral – the colour for 2019

The colour gurus at Pantone have made their annual announcement of the Colour of the Year. This year it is the orangey pink “Living Coral”. This is a colour that they think will show up in lots of fashion and design from dresses and handbags to posters and logos over the next 12 months. The… Continue reading Living coral – the colour for 2019