It’s long been known that birds and animals are going to be a big trend for A/W ’13. Whilst I don’t feel quite ready to go there yet on the blog in too big a way, I must admit to really liking this Cath Kidston Blue Tit jumper (£65) which I saw the other day.
Despite being a jumper, it has a spring like twist to it. The lighter colours make it a trans-seasonal jumper, a jumper to wear before we get to the full on cable knits and roll necks. Now that’s the kind of jumper that I will be able to deal with when the chillier mornings set in. Anything much more than that and I think that you might find me crying into my cornflakes.
Joules too have a Blue Tit jumper (£69.95) and with its nautical stripes, it still has a lighter note to it for when the no, I can’t type the word. It’s just too depressing to have to think about the (say it in a whisper) cold.
These jumpers are intarsia knits. The word intarsia didn’t appear much in fashion lingo until a few seasons ago and last winter, I looked it up to see what it really meant. So for anyone interested, here goes:
“Intarsia is a technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. Unlike other multicolour techniques such as Fair Isle, slip stitch colour and double knitting, there is only one active colour on any given stitch ….. Common examples of intarsia include jumpers with large, solid-colour features like fruits, flowers or geometric shapes.” So there you go!
On a warmer note, how about this as a piece of swimwear for next summer? A friend sent the picture to me via twitter, possibly as a result of another word that I can only whisper. Shark.