The Ultimate Knitwear Trend 2022 - The Balaclava
Strange but true, the balaclava is the Winter 2021/22 ultimate knitwear trend. From the runways to Instagram, the balaclava has made a comeback in its most colorful, fashionable, and cutest way possible. The question is: would you wear one?
Knitted or crocheted, in a minimalist aesthetic or with graphic lines, it has been embraced by luxury brands like Miu Miu, Tod's, and Lemaire. Have fun styling them, pairing them with chunky sweaters, an aggressive number of chain necklaces, and oblong-shaped sunglasses. If you love handmade and want to give this trend a go, I recommend making it with the soft Alpakka Ull from Sandnes Garn. It is an exquisite blend of alpaca and wool, breathable and lightweight, ideal for a balaclava that covers the face. The Gussetted Helmet Liner pattern by Ellen M. Silva works perfectly with this yarn!
Classic, muted shades like soft grays and frosty pale pinks are in, but after a (very) turbulent year, the blatant, bold colors are hot with crazy, unconventional combinations. So if your style is more revolving and you are looking for an unadulterated bright joy in your next piece, I recommend the dLana* Rustic Merino Wool Bobbin for your balaclava. This 100% Spanish merino wool comes in the most gorgeous shades for your playful color combos. The Friend of the Forest Hood pattern by Gretchen Tracy is ideal for this fun yarn!
Now you know, if you are looking for a quick project, a perfect gift for your stylish amiga, or just need one for fun, give the balaclava a try!
Photo Credit: Miu Miu
Photo Credit: Lemaire