On knitting

November 10th, 2010

(Vogue Italia via trendland)

Every winter I get “really into” knitting and get totally carried away buying ridiculously expensive yarn and exciting knitting books and starting some project completely beyond my woefully limited knitting skills. Come spring, I have several lumpy unfinished rectangles because I haven’t learned anything beyond knitting a flat shape and all the books are full of incomprehensible abbreviations, so I get frustrated and give up. But maybe this year will be different! I’ve already finished two giant scarves that I’ve been working on for the last 5 years, I’ve got the hang of intarsia and I’m learning how to do cables. Thank god for knitting help! Naturally I’ve taken on an overly ambitious project, far beyond my current abilities (a super fun seaside themed blanket from this book), but I’m learning as I go along and finding it really satisfying.

Anyway, my dream is to one day make a really insane patterned fair isle jumper, but I’ve accepted that this probably won’t happen any time soon. In the meantime, I’m going to settle for a cute one from Zara and I’ve put together this collection of knitting images to inspire me to future knitting greatness.

If you knit, make me wildly jealous and tell me about your knitting successes!

(moline)

(ALL knitwear)

(Zara)

(Toast)

(Sarah McNeil)

(ASOS via souvenirs)

(Toast)

(D&G AW’10 via fashionologie)

(Toast)

(paranaiv)

(ALL knitwear)

(Zara)

(Marc Jacobs via net-a-porter)

(Sebastian Kim for Vogue Russia via fakingfashion)

(See by Chloe via net-a-porter)

(ALL knitwear)

(Vogue UK via souvenirs / Glamour France via souvenirs)

(D&G AW’10 via fashionologie)

(Toast)

(Sebastian Kim for Vogue Russia via fakingfashion)

(Sara Carr lambswool dog and fox plush)

(Sebastian Kim for Vogue Russia via fakingfashion)

(Zara)

(Toast)

(Dossier via fakingfashion / Vogue UK via souvenirs)

(D&G AW’10 via fashionologie)

(Peter Jensen via stylebubble)

(D&G AW’10 via fashionologie)

(Vogue China via Le Fashion)

(waysideviolet)

(D&G AW’10 via fashionologie)

(Zara)

(D&G AW’10 via fashionologie)

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54 Comments

  1. Lazy Lisa says:

    great inspiration ! I’m so into knitting too ! I just bought a grey knit with “mountain prints” (don’t really know how to call it) and I want all my winter knits to be like that ! :)

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  2. Michelle says:

    Hello! I just discovered your blog and I really love it! I also LOVE to knit. I was going to suggest joining ravelry, but it seems you are already on it. There is so much inspiration there. Knittinghelp.com has lots of great video tutorials. I am completely self taught, with the help of the internet, of course! I actually just finished a cabled coffee sleeve that looks similar to the one you posted above, it’s called Knit Coffee Sleeve by MissKnittyPants (though I loved sayrahmolly’s version) on ravelry. If your learning how to do cables, this would be a great small project. If your really determined to learn different techniques in knitting, check out Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books, their fantastic and incredibly helpful! Knitting magazines and KAL’s (knit along) on ravlery are always helpful, as well. Hope this helps and isn’t too overwhelming, I tend to get overexcited about knitting!

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  3. Dominique says:

    OH lovely post.The D&G knit body is fantastic. I want to make one. I haven’t been knitting long but I have an OCD side when it comes to crafting. So I don’t really have a problem finishing what I start. I am super super proud of the cable knit tights I made http://www.wrensandroses.com/post/1153024080/falltights2.They took about a month to make. But it was worth it. They are so warm and I wear them all the time.

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