I’m not sure if it’s because crochet and knitting are on the brain due to Monday’s post on yarn bombing (see it here), or if it’s the boho babe inside of me that craves handmade, but I’ve been seeing many pictures of fashionistas wearing this granny trend as of late.
Starting with Cate Blanchett in 2009, she wore this off the shoulder dress completely comprised of granny knit squares to Austrailian Fashion Week. It was during this time that she fittingly acquired the nickname Cate ‘Blanket’. H8ers gonna h8.
But we all know the real reason that this trend so wildly took off. It’s because MK & A set it. During summer of 2010, Ashley donned a granny knit scarf on the red carpet. Although I’m left wondering both how she wore this during the summer and if her g-ma knitted it for her, I will admire her fashion-forwardness always and forever.
Then in Fall of 2011, House of Holland took up the trend in a big way. A sea of granny knits flooded the runways, as these knitted squares were incorporated into most of their ensembles.
While these looks are extremely high fashion and daring, there has to be an easier way. I find that if you are wearing something as far out at chunky granny knits, why not go big? I chose the looks below because the cut and colors are flattering and fun.