Happy February everyone! I hope all your wintertime knitting and crocheting projects have been going well this last month of cold because spring is just a month away! I’ll never believe just how fast time passes us by, I swear in my mind it is still New Year’s. In this entry, we’re going to be getting that creative energy flowing with some of the hottest knitting trends for 2022! I encourage all of you to go a little outside your comfort zone this year. Try something! Whether it’s a new pattern or an intimidating color combination you’ve been avoiding. Now let’s dive right into some iconic 2022 styles.
Cropped sweaters were a must-have in 2020 and all through 2021, so it comes as no surprise that the cropped style is still going strong into 2022. One of the main contributors to the cropped look’s popularity is how it showcases our silhouettes. Because the sweater is shorter, it creates a high-waisted look making any outfit instantly trendy.
Another thing about this trend I really love is that it is not limited solely to sweaters. This can be applied to cardigans as well, making them super versatile for any time of the year. Not to mention the amount of yarn you will end up saving as you won’t need to make a “complete” piece in terms of length.
Now, this is probably one of my favorite trends we’re going to be talking about today because color choice can make all the difference in a finished project. When we see soft blues or bright yellows, they can evoke certain emotions within us which can influence our moods. Through using bold color choices, a finished project can have both a sentimental meaning as well as an overall feeling.
While we still have a few more trends to go over, this might be the most intimidating one on the agenda. Strong and bold colors tend to get busy rather quickly leading to some projects looking lost in color. I would recommend using these bold choices as accent colors, just a quick pop of color to brighten up the piece. Whether that be an addition of an eye-catching faux fur pom pom or a set like Gingersnap’s “Tragic Valentine” that includes this electrifying pink to ease into this style.
For those of you feeling on the more adventurous side of this trend, I would look into Full Moon Fibres sock sets like “Nebula Eclipse”. This set is stunning, I just simply adore the bright pastels as they go so beautifully together here.
Big full puffy sleeves are finally back in style! Puff sleeves or balloon sleeves have made their way back into the hearts of high-end designers and everyday crafters alike once more. This style can be applied to cardigans and cozy sweaters making them ideal for autumn weather. These looks are intended to be paired with a simpler style as the sleeves can be made into a unique statement piece.
When it comes to crafting larger sleeves there is plenty of room to get creative as they can be puffy at the top of the shoulder, elbow, or wrists. In addition, you can achieve this look with both full and short-length sleeves. If the cropped style has yet to win over your heart, large bell sleeves might just be what you have been looking for!
Last, but certainly not least, we have patchwork designs. Now, this trend is great for any extra yarn you have laying around the house, especially what is leftover from past projects. Instead of allowing that remaining yarn to collect dust, you can use the remainder to create patchwork squares. These squares can then be stitched together creating larger pieces like blankets, cardigans, sweaters, or even vests. The patchwork style pulls together one-of-a-kind designs that allow you to get the most out of your materials.
Now it’s time to get out there and explore some of these trends! I am so excited to see what you create this year as well as what other trends start to gain traction as we head into another beautiful spring. Be sure to tag me in your posts on Instagram so I can see your finished projects!