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Fashion is constantly re-writing and breaking the rules. Wearing white after Labor Day is no longer a fashion no-no, mixing plaids with stripes is perfectly acceptable (and encouraged!) and now wearing navy with black is on trend. And it’s a trend we are loving! Especially with the pops gold and cream. It’s sophisticated yet approachable and a trend I know I’ll be trying out on my next project.

This Trend Alert yarns are featured from Jimmy Beans Wool – recently featured on Vogue Knitting FB top yarns for 2012

1) PARCHMENT : Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Yarn

2) GOLD : Artyarns Mohair Splash Yarn

3) BLUE TWEED : Cascade 220 Yarn #9494

4) NAVY : Cascade Magnum Yarn #8393

5) BROTHERS GRIMM : Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Yarn

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Category: KNIT
Featured Color Group: Geo / A Night on the Town
Featured Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Black / Patons in White Twinkle

The dreaded first date – so  many things to think about!  What to wear, what to say, hair up or down?  Call and feign illness prior to date?  Show up fashionably late?  Get there early?  Well, let’s take care of your purse selection now.  If you have 2-3 hours, you have time to knock out this sophisticated and flirty purse.  Perfect size for your cell phone, lipstick, cash, brass knuckles, etc.  Would look great with your little black dress! Click here to download.

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Color Group: Unique

I was compelled to make this week’s color inspiration bright and bold given we are in winter and for most that means a dark and dreary season. Emerging in the US in the later part of the 1950’s, the Pop Art movement turned tradition on its ear making way for contemporary culture . I love everything pop art represents. From it’s vibrant and daring use of primary colors to the unabashed way it stands apart from the crowd. The yarns chosen for this pairing do just that. Each fantastic in their own way and begging to be made into some sort of fashion statement.

1) Colors of Fabric 2 by tjt unraveled; this yarn’s bold primary palette really packs a punch. The variegated colors go from bright reds to dark brown/blacks much like the comic book inspired art of Roy Lichtenstein.

2) Soprano by marion; the perfect pop art palette that calls to mind Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe in Hot Pink work of art. The blacks, reds, pinks and of course the yellows blondes.

3) Hello Kitty by zucchero filato; there’s something sweet and tactile about this art yarn. The exploration of color and texture makes you want to interact with it… much like the fantastic sculptures of Claes Oldenburg.

4)Koigu Yarn from betty’s loft; The quantity and intensity of the colors in this yarn made me instantly think of my favorite Pop Artist Jeff Koons. What’s my favorite piece you ask? Anything in his Celebration series especially Play-Doh.

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