I know yarnbombing is on the rise, but when did designers so enthusiastically embrace grandma’s knitting needles? With sweater weather just around the corner I could definitely see myself cozying up to one of Claire-Anne O’Brien’s bright, oh-so-touchable sweater stools in big, exaggerated knits. Biscuit Scout went even further, knitting a slipcover for an entire armchair (my cat would bow down and worship me if I got him one of these).
left” rami tareef
Young designer Rami Tareef takes a beautiful, Bauhaus-inspired approach with the geometric patterns he creates by wrapping and weaving yarn around steel frames, a traditional weaving technique he learned from a wicker craftsman in Jerusalem. The look has roots in the 16th-century , when knit nuts dressed their rooms in flame stitched wall hangings, mounted like wallpaper, a trend that was exacerbated in the 1970s and fashion house Missoni still banks on for everything from clothing to bedding (did you see their line for Target?).
As summer bids us all adieu and the temperatures continue to drop, I might just warm up fireside (aka, playing my fireplace DVD on repeat) with a pair of needles and get my knit on!
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