I'm completely fascinated by knitted or crocheted crafts. Mainly because I find the concept of knitting so hard. I can just about knit a scarf....I can't finish it off so it inevitably unravels. I've got the basics down but can't even begin to imagine how these people create such wonderful things!
It's interesting to see the progression in this particular art, I've been amused by so called Graffiti Knitting or 'Urban Knitting' in the past. Knitters will make street signs and lamp post warmers which is just completely brilliant. See this blog for awesome pictures. But in a more useful progression fashion has been going the way of "knit one, purl one' also....
Here are my finds.
Traditionally Twisted: So you expect knitted scarves and mittens right? it's obvious. But these gorgeous items each have their own little twist making them modern and new.
1. Knitted Bandana - Dolly Knits - $34, 2. Large Knitted Bandana - Miss Indie - $35, 3. Large Cowl - Spratters and Jayne - $159, 4. Neck Loops - Miss Indie - $36 5) Knitted Shawl - A Cat's Nest - $45 6) Twisted Cowl - Miss Indie - $42 7) Embroidered Mittens - ilyn - $30, 8) Cracked Mittens - Celapiu - $21 9) Finger Mittens (they're mittens with an extra finger - love!) - The Store NL - $18 10) Ribbed Fingerless Mittens - KitMit - $28 11) Fingerless Mittens - Mickie and Betty - $22 12) Buttoned Mittens - Coquelicot Salon - $39
Purl Jewelry: So how about knitted jewelry? It's the perfect way to rock some knitted stitches if you're in a warmer climate (like me - I'm not going to get very far with a scarf!)
1) found on Etsy (link missing) 2) Crocheted Hoops - Tania Nova Crochet - $21.99 3) Knitted Necklace - Hargarae - $95 4) Crochet & Stone Necklace (this is such a cute idea!) - Puolukka - $13 5) Knitted Bow Necklace - FUDUMUDU - $40 6) PomPom Necklace - FUDUMUDU - $40 7) Crochet Necklace - Alasdelsur - $35, 8) Knitted Chain Necklace - Sloanester - $34 9) Crochet & Stone Necklace - Puolukka - $13
Warm Wearables: Take the knitted look to the ultimate level with clothing and accessories that ain't your grannys cast offs (I mean that metaphorically as a grand lover of my grannys cast offs)
1) Crochet Shrug - The Little Things from T - $35 2) Knitted Leg Warmers/Spats - Sannica - $150 3) Madeline Shrug - Any Other Name - $40 4) Knitted Purse - Broken Hallelujah - $10.50 5) Knitted Kitty Purse - Coquelicot Salon - $72 6) Crochet Purse - Studio Wonjun - $38 7) Knitted Shrug - A Cat's Nest - $75 8) Knitted Mini Skirt - Lux Indie - $35
Soft Top: We all know I have a passion for a good headpiece... I like hats in general really but rarely get to wear a knitted hat (darn SoCal weather!) These knitted pieces satisfy my knitted hat craving & my cool head requirements. Yay.
1) Knitted Bow Headband - Dolly Knits - $26 2) Cable Knit Headband - Spin Thread - $35 3) Heart Headband - Little Honey Pies - $12 4) Crocheted Head Piece - This Ol' Thing - $30 5) Mini Bowler Hat - Eka Wear - $50 6) Knitted Fascinator - Serpilerol - $35
By Kelsi Smith