If you love fiber and the look of hand crafted elegance, you’re going to enjoy the trends we see for 2016. In all of these trends, yarn is a big, bold star. From the powerful combination of black and white, to giant, chunky stitches, to the no-holds-barred flowing fringe look, it’s all about standing out. As yarn takes center stage, we seem to be in love with the look of it and with the stitches themselves. Whether it’s cable, stockinette or woven stitches, we want to see them, and the bigger, longer and more dramatic, the better!
Colors go in and out of fashion, and although black is always popular, the trend we see is black and white. From Angelina Jolie on the cover of Vogue to the preponderance of runway fashions in the contrasting black and white patterns, the evidence is clear that black and white makes a bold on trend fashion statement.
Lion Brand®‘s yarns in a variety of weights help you design in black and white, and Scarfie is the perfect yarn to help you create this trend in an ombre look.
Get the look: Crochet Fast Fringed Scarf
According to some sources, fringe is the biggest trend for Spring 2016. Fringe is everywhere, from the obvious–on ponchos–to dresses, shoes, boots and even scarves. The look is dramatic, off beat and retro, with a new twist that there is not limit to the ways you can wear fringe or the length that the fringe can be!
Everyone wants the look of knit stitches. If you buy knits, you’ll find that the stitch definition is part of the design. Even items that aren’t knitted like the tights and the printed bags shown below have the appearance of knitted stitches. It’s a sign that knitting has become part of pop culture and has seeped into every corner of design. From yarn bombing to the latest Netflix knitted socks, knitting is in. If you’re a knitter, you’re set and if you crochet, you can still get the look with knit look crochet patterns.
So, it’s not only the look of your stitches but the boldest, biggest stitches that seem to be taking over accessory and home decor patterns. The designs are attention getting and powerful. If you knit or crochet, you can make your projects quickly and easily. Our new size 50 circular needles were just introduced especially to help you use the chunkiest yarns available.
Weaving is a simple way to craft with yarn and woven wall hangings are the most woven project. Even a novice can pick up a basic loom and start creating artistic wall art. It doesn’t stop with wall hangings though, as the woven look is popular for home decor objects like table runners and pillows, as well as tote bags and clutches. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, you’ll enjoy the new ways to use the fibers you love. With weaving, you’ll enjoy mixing yarns and the variety of texture and dimension that possible with woven projects.