HarvestCal14 Inspirations: Get Layering

The countdown is on for the #Harvestcal14! Midday today I will be searching through all the hashtags, the chatter thread and the FO thread and hitting the random number generator. Tune in tomorrow for the announcements!

I thought I'd keep things a little fluffy today and talk about one of my favourite things about Autumn: layering! As knitters and crafters, Autumn has to be one of the most satisfying seasons surely? We can still wear our favourite tunics and tees but we can add all the accessories we want. More is more when it comes to feeling snuggly. 

Here's some of my favourite key looks with clickable images so you can get the goodies too:

The Blanket Scarf- I love the oversized scarf and the great news is that this season, the blanket scarf was all over the fashion pages. Fashion has a love affair with OTT textiles and as a knitter and lover of layers, that's something I applaud. 

Buy it: Zara's shawl scarf

Buy it: Zara's shawl scarf

Make it yourself: Jared Flood's Kelpie

Make it yourself: Jared Flood's Kelpie

The BIG scarf: Whether it's a Dr Who Scarf, a cabled thing of wonder or just garter, glorious garter, I LOVE my scarves big, chunky and hanging down to my waist even when I've twisted them up. In fact, If I can knot them and get all snuggled in and slightly ridiculous? All the better in my humble experience. 

Buy it: Big Scarves over at Hush

Buy it: Big Scarves over at Hush

Make It: Amy Miller's Parkway Scarf (I'd make this in Bulky to go big big big)

Make It: Amy Miller's Parkway Scarf (I'd make this in Bulky to go big big big)

Plaid: This was a big story on the catwalk and even me, non fashion follower sat up and listened because I was a 90's child and I wore plaid trousers just like those girls in Friends did. Oh the shame! I can't help but love the nostalgic feel though, can you?

Buy it: DKNY Oversize Shirt. Perfect with leggings, boots and some mitts. 

Buy it: DKNY Oversize Shirt. Perfect with leggings, boots and some mitts. 

Make it: Stephen West's Kex scarf

Make it: Stephen West's Kex scarf

Oversized Knits: The message I'm getting from looking around both in the stores and online is go big or go home where shape is concerned. It's like the blanket scarf came in and took over the shape of your entire wardrobe. Yum is all I can say!

Buy it: Oversized sweater via ASOS

Buy it: Oversized sweater via ASOS

Make it: Joji Locatelli's Boxy

Make it: Joji Locatelli's Boxy

So what are you wrapping up in this season? 

 

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