Times Square was making a big impression on knitters attending Vogue Knitting Live at the NYC Marriott Marquis. A crowd of predominantly women were shopping and browsing the Marketplace. Others were listening to lectures and taking classes. Many were enjoying the fashion shows that took place on two different floors.
What is new? What is different? What is the same? Red yarn from poppy to burgundy seemed to outdistance any other color but neutrals. Color was abound. Stripes are prevalent but more as bands of everchanging colors. Today's self-striping yarn has longer and longer runs, resulting in wider stripes. Wider necklines are in. The use of colorblocking is trying to make a mark. Shawls are still very popular.
The fashion show of "Knit, Swirl" by Sandra McIver was a hit. The "uniquely flattering one piece, one seam swirl jackets" were worked in various color combinations, fiber blends and in four pattern variations. One of the swirl jackets has a large shawl collar that can be worn upside down to create a totally different look. The show was well received. Coatigans (half cardigan, half coat) were on the runway. Knit with Lopi yarn from Istex and Noro yarns the spring will have you wanting one for your wardrobe.
This was only the tip of the knitting needle. The show was fun, fiber and education. Next stop for Vk Live is Seattle.
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