Plaid is one of those trends that comes and goes, but is never too far from the runways of Paris, Milan and New York. We have lived through the grunge plaid flannel shirts of the 90’s, a British raincoat manufacturer who is always reinventing the same tartan over and over again and school uniforms just wouldn’t be the same without them. And that’s just in the past 30 years. The plaid goes back thousands of years. So it’s no surprise to me that once again both couture and pret-a-porter designers have decided to showcase them.
Our friends at Vogue Knitting are always up on the current trends and they haven't missed a beat with the re-invention of the plaid.
As soon as the staff at Vogue Knitting saw Nicole Miller’s scoop neck plaid pullover in her Fall 2014 show, they knew they had to have it in their Early Fall 2014 edition.
Knit using Vail in 6403 Steel Gray and Silky Alpaca Lace in seven colors (2416 French Vanilla, 2432 Garnet, 2493 Ultramarine, 2452 Eggplant, 2427 Cabernet, 2409 Lake Chad and 2403 Cloud Gray) this pullover is easy to knit using a non-traditional way to achieve a plaid…all without using intarsia!
The sweater is essentially a striped sweater with crochet chains placed onto the front of the pullover to create the plaid. Genius! I love the updated twist on the traditional tartan; especially the chains that don’t run the entire length of the sweater and give it an ultra-modern feel.
This is one of those sweaters that belongs in every woman’s wardrobe. Wear it to the office with a tailored skirt, change the skirt to something more fashion forward to have drinks with friends, or pair it with jeans on the weekend. You really can’t go wrong with this sweater.
And with over 34 solid colors of Silky Alpaca Lace and 8 colors of Vail, if this color combo isn't your cup of tea, you are sure to come up with one that fits into your palette.
Photos courtesy of Vogue Knitting, Paul Amato for lvarepresents.com, photographer.