Trendspotting: Crazy for Chevrons!

Here we are, exactly a year from the infamous Missoni at Target  stores (in the U.S.) launch; the tipping point for what has continued to be a collective, crazed enthusiasm for chevron print. It's a bandwagon that I happily jumped onto with both feet -- I even designed a Sheep(ish) baby blanket that was featured on Apartment Therapy on that same, fateful day. Then, because I tend to get graphic obsessed, I also churned out vase cozies for Craftzine.com and a Christmas Stocking for About.com using zig-zag motifs.

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As if that weren't enough, I gleefully ride on a bike and work amongst craft closets in my office that have been be-chevroned. I may have a problem.

Chevron in my own house.

Clearly though, I am not alone. Across the web -- from home decor blogs and fashion retailer websites, to DIY forums and crafty social media hubs -- the angled waves are everywhere! Here are just a few of my favorite findings that I've collected on a Pinterest board. I'll give you a moment to swoon. *waiting*

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Are you feeling it? Well ok, then grab your needles and hooks, order some yarn, and nab one of the great patterns I've listed below to make one of your own, on-trend pieces! I personally recommend the Rickrack pullover. I love this design so much, that in the mythical world where I get recreational knitting time, I'll make one for my own daughter. Since it's made with Softee Chunky (which BTW is on sale right now, if you use the code: SOFTEECHUNKY at checkout) though, it'll work up lickety-split. You know, I think I might just make time for this one! How about you; are you in?

Rickrack Pullover

Five More Chevron-lovin' Projects from the Bernat Design Team

1. Rick Rack Paddywack Blanket (Get the yarn to make it here)

2. Satin Sparkle Shawl (Get the yarn to make it here)

3. Boa Zebra Throw & Pillow (Get the yarn to make it here)

4. Alpaca Top Down Cardigan (Get the yarn to make it here)

5. Ripple Hat & Cowl Set (Get the yarn to make it here)

From the "Then & Now" Booklet

Made any of these projects in the past? Got a favorite chevron pattern of your own? Share a photo link in the comments section here, or upload a shot to the Bernat facebook page.

Stitch.Rock.Love,
Vickie

Comments

I have made the short version of the child's pullover many times and in a lot of different colour variations depending on what colours were in style at the time.

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