Warm Neutrals – Fashion Forecasting

Leather Skirts at the Elise Øverland showing

Elise Øverland Leather Skirt, Fall 2010

If you weren’t sure what colors were going to replace the tried (and maybe tired) nautical themes of this summer season, wonder no more! All over the runways were warm neutrals, meant to add some life into the sad, gray wardrobes of last season. If you’re looking to punch up your winter knits, think about trying some of our yarns in Worsted, Chunky, or Twist!

The Elise Øverland show was all about leather. You can get the same rich, worn-in color of her oiled leather pieces with Cinnabar in worsted. Knit it in sleek stockinette with interesting shaping and false seams for a tailored look.

Elise Øverland, Fall 2010

Elise Øverland, Fall 2010

If you’re the kind of knitter who likes to have a little more visual interest (and maybe complex colorwork) in their knitting, you might want to pick several warm neutrals and pair them together for your favorite colorwork pattern. Elise Øverland also showed a really beautiful pairing of brown and maroon with a touch of yellow-beige that would be particularly sophisticated and lovely for the fall season. Get the soft, shiny, drape of this blouse by using Malabrigo Silky.

Malabrigo Yarns has some lovely options for such pairings not only in Worsted, but also in Twist, Chunky, Sock and Lace! Colors to look at include Rhodesian, Rattan, Cinnabar, Sunset, Mahogany, Marron Oscuro, Cabarnet, Rich Chocolate, Roanoke, and Dark Earth. In Twist, try Burgundy or Terron. If you like variegated yarns, think about Sotobosques!

Chau, Hannah

One thought on “Warm Neutrals – Fashion Forecasting

  1. danielle

    Simply stunning… These are all colorways I have been craving to try out on my needles for the last couple of months!!!

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