knit the look: color blocking

unless you live under a rock (i assume you don't if you're reading my blog) then you've likely seen this infamous Mondrain dress by YSL...

Sylvie Fleury, Untitled (Mondrian Dress), 1993

and if you pay any attention to fashion,  you might have noticed that this trend has been sweeping the runways for some time now...from color-banded cocktail dresses to accessories (and amazing shoes) and even the odd poncho.

Stefan Gosatti/Getty ImagesThe color blocking trend has also been popping up on Ravelry. Here are a few of my favorite color blocking designs...

 the stripe study shawl by Veera Välimäki Rain Knitwear Designs. This is just lovely and simple.

by maanel

the inspira cowl by celery stalks. i happen to have one of these on the needles right now!

© sansi-bar

the bergen street cardigan by alexis winslow of knit darling. love the shaping worked into a band of color on the shoulders.

by mollie1the modish cowl by stephen west. super simple project with great results - see my modish cowl here.

by westknitscolor blocking is one of stephen's specialties and his innate ability to combine and play with color shines through on many of his designs, including birdwing, flamboyan, and honegart.

i'll leave you with one of my own designs incorporating color blocking - the scalloped shawl. ravelers are knitting this in such brilliant color combinations!

(C) MalabrigoHappy Color Blocking!