A while ago, I blogged about knitted motifs being trendy at the moment, especially fairisle designs.
To a fairisle addict like me, this both gladdens my heart (the world is coming round to my way of thinking at last – I wonder what took it so long?!) and worries me (’tis written in the rules that Whatsoever Is Trendy Today Will Be Deeply, Shamefully, Untrendy Tomorrow, and I say that as someone who proudly wore fluorescent orange fluffy socks for all six weeks that they were cool in the 1980s – what was I thinking??)
Since writing that piece, lovely internetty friends have been sending me more examples that they’ve snapped, and I’ve seen quite a few more besides. Fellow fairisle knitters, and knitters in general, hold your heads high and adjust your lovely stranded sleeves with pride, for our moment has come and we are cool.
So, without further ado, here are samples of the unknitted knitting that you can see round here at the moment:-
First, we have Waitrose (translation for non-UK people, whom I realize comprise most of my readership: Waitrose is an upmarket-ish supermarket). All their Christmas signage around the shop has a giant stockinette-pattern background, with a scattering of stranded work. I wonder whether somebody knitted the original, or whether it’s entirely computer-generated?:-
And their products have gone all knitty on the box. Here’s some festive yumptiousness:-
Oooooh, look at that cabling! (Thank you, Selma. 🙂 )
And I think this loveliness might hide some stollen:-
So that’s Waitrose. Then we come fractionally down-market to another supermarket, Sainsbury’s, who’ve gone a bit knitted on their crockery:-
Wilkinsons (not-upmarket everything-shop) have truly embraced their stockinette:-
And I was given a Christmas present wrapped in this:-
Very pretty, very knitted, but I’m not sure how you’d manage to create those reindeer in the top left corner.
Is it just the UK? Or is fairisle taking over the world?