To contradict the delicacy of all the lace hitting the runways, there have been an influx of feathers sported by every designer imaginable; Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, ADAM, and of course Alexander McQueen. At first, one might not view this as a summer trend, but a silly way to covert fur styles to your summer wardrobe, but this flamboyant and elaborate trend makes one hell of a statement. So why are feathers being mentioned on a knitting blog? Because you too can convert this “trend” to your knitting repertoire. Now isnt that something…
Take this Chanel clutch for example. (On a mannequin in their Madison Avenue store). It is a stunning accessory for any season. How about we knit this ourselves and lose the real feathers, for the birds sake of course.
Knit and Crochet Now! came out with this fabulous faux feather clutch just slightly reminiscent of that fabulous bag photgraphed above. The pattern is easy and the feathers are added on later, bet you didnt see that coming. How bout even mimicking the classic Chanel style and add your own chained strap. The pattern is free when you sign up on Knit and Crochet Now’s website.
How else can feathers affect our closets this season you may ask? Well, in the knitting world, trims are our best friends. And a feather trim from the best place on earth, M and J trimming, can only add a professional and couture look to your hand knits. Check out some of these outrageous feathers.
Explore your inner bird and fly off with a fabulous bag, sweater, hat, or scarf to match your favorite aviary friend.