During Socktoberfest, my friend Leslie mentioned that she wanted to see how people actually wore their handknit socks. Many of your contributed pictures to show the way you wear your socks – the shoes you pair them with, the skirts/pants, etc. and it was great fun to see the different styles for warm and cool weather.
From this same general inquiry, I started a Flickr group, Handknit Street Style, where knitters (crocheters are welcome too!) can contribute photographs of how their own handknit garments and accessories are worn with other wardrobe pieces. How do you match your scarf with your other winter accessories? Do you have a favorite skirt you wear with your handknit sweater? What outfit best matches your little felted bag?
Some examples from the Flickr group…
Katarina and her scarf
Siow Chin's lace cardigan
Poppin's Hat and Gloves
Fricknit's Reclaimed Birch
HPNY's ribbi cardi
Honeypoo's McQueen pullover
And some of my own handknits on the street
Many more where these came from! Check out the Flickr pool!
Knitting is fashion. As crafters, we have the ability to make our own fashion garments and accessories… A unique style that no one can truly replicate (even two sweaters of the same pattern in the same dyelot of yarn and in the same size are going to be different!)
How do you show your handknit style? I would love to see how you wear your handknit items out and about, on a day-to-day basis. Do you color coordinate? Do you wear psychedelic socks under your business attire? Do you throw on your big woolly pullover to run errands?
Show off your handknit style!
The only *rule* for this little meme? Show yourself (or some sort of human model, ie the gift recipient) wearing the handknit item. The models can be cropped "headless" if you want to maintain your anonymity