Oversized Knits are this Year’s Fashion Hit

Just ask anyone who loves to knit, nothing makes us happier than when Winter fashion trends point toward knitwear. Are you kidding — the opportunity to create our very own super hip knits that we see in all the shop windows, but in the colours and fibres we choose? It just doesn’t get any better than that! You can just imagine how excited we are, and how excited we think you’ll be, with this year’s new trend in big (and we mean big!) oversized knits and dramatic bursts of colour.

The fashion forward design team at Lang Yarns knew well ahead of time that comfort wear was going to be big for 2019 and their new brain child, Wool Addicts, is all about cozy, comfortable and uber trendy.

If you’ve been to a shopping mall lately or leafed though any fashion magazine, you will have noticed that bulky colourblock cardis, boyfriend sweaters, blanket scarves and big, bold stripes are everywhere you look.

Enter Wool Addicts. Basic designs, bold colour lines, oversized statement pieces and sophisticated natural fibres are what Wool Addicts is all about. These simple designs allow the fibre and colour to take centre stage in these show stopping garments.

Wool Addicts Book #1 features forty-three stunning patterns for their exquisite collection of natural yarns. Earth – a super-soft blend of alpaca and merino. Fire – super chunky and extra-fine merino at its best. Air – lofty, cloudy soft spun merino. Love – a lightweight, chainette merino that will melt your heart. Water – a soft, ethereal alpaca that is sure to keep you warm on a cold winter night.

We can always count on Lang when it comes to being one step ahead in the fashion world. If you’re looking for comfort and quality, stop by your LYS and check out their selection of Wool Addicts yarns and patterns, and remember, they don’t call it Wool Addicts for nothing!

Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky

If you were you to do a search on oversized sweaters on Ravelry, Pinterest or Etsy today, you might be amazed at the results. With popular indie designers like Joji Locatelli and Isabell Kraemer offering top selling designs for bulky sweaters and accessories with bold colour lines, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention two of our top sellers that we feel are the perfect fit for all your bulky needs.

Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky is oh-so soft, knits like a dream, and is composed of 60% superfine alpaca, and 40% merino wool. Your mind will be blown! Alpaca Merino Bulky has great twist, beautiful colour selection, and would be ideal for any and all oversized knits.

Available in fifteen sensational colourways, each 200-gram ball packs an astounding 150 meters per ball! And with a gauge of 10 to 12 stitches on 8mm – 10mm needles, the yardage goes a long, long way. We think Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky is an all-around winner!

Estelle Bulky

Thick, warm and economical, Estelle Bulky is great for making cozy scarfs, comfy cardis, and any project where you desire that plush and sumptuous look. A washable blend of 40% Wool, 50% Acrylic, 10% Nylon, Estelle Bulky is perfect for those who don’t have time to hand wash.

Estelle Bulky has a colourful palette of twenty solid and heathered shades for you to choose from. The question is, how do you choose just one? Bright and bold, or subtle and subdued, there’s sure to be something to please everyone.

You’ll find Estelle Alpaca Merino Bulky and Estelle Bulky in fine yarn shops across Canada, ask for it at your LYS. And be sure to check out our free patterns page for ideas and inspiration, we’re adding new free patterns all the time!

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