Knitting in Style : knitters ahead of the fashion game.

I was flipping through the August issue of InStyle Magazine and came across the page below where Rachel Bilson identifies 3 of her favorite trends for the upcoming fall season.


Look at the far right – Knits!


What they’re calling “tube scarves,” were and are very popular with a variety of patterns available on Ravelry and elsewhere.

IGK cowl

Isn’t Irish Girly a pretty picture in her cashmere cowl? In person, it is really hard to stop petting its yummy softness.

This lacy “Cofter’s Cowl” is a free Ravelry download and a nice way to do a bit of lace without making a big commitment.

Crofter's cowl

The “tube scarves” on the run way were a bit larger and while I like the idea of all that warmth in the front, I know it would be quite bulky in the back. Luckily the talented Sam has created one with short rows and a button in her clever and elegant Tellum pattern.

tellum button tellum2

There’s more from InStyle. They call this cabled Burberry cowl “supercute”


Do you see that pricetag?! Time to cast on some luxury yarn and get cracking on something supercute for me!

Author: Tricia

Craft addict, flickr lover, Librarian and Legend in her own room.

  • Yay!! A trend we are ahead of the game on!! Now for some casting on!! Great post!!

  • Sam

    Wow! Nice to know we can have fun knitting, be in style, and save money to boot!

  • I get InStyle too and had a good LOL moment when I read that.

  • Thanks! And yes, that IGK is looking super cute and such the trendsetter in her pretty cashmere cowl. I’ll be casting on soon!

  • $750? that’s a lovely thought, isn’t it? i’d make 5 a day if i could charge that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Chairel

    I actually went to Burbury’s to see what a $750 cowl looked like in person-they expect them in any day! I will report on Tuesday….

  • Lahondaknitter

    I’m way ahead of the curve, I was making those last year.

  • Amy

    Tube scarves is an awful name LOL

    This just reaffirms my personal trend for the last decade: I can sense trends a comin’! A month ago, I was thinking that cowls are going to be SUPER hot this winter. I gotta get crackin’ on these things *before* they hit the mainstream. ๐Ÿ˜‰