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Knitted tights are in. Did you know that?

Usually I’m not a “fashion girl”. I like jeans and sweaters, if you know what I mean. But I do love to keep my eye on  fashion of knits.

It’s so interesting to see what year is in fashion now.  Like we all know, everything old is our next new thing, right? Only slightly different, maybe.

Did you know that tights were made for men for more comfortable horse riding? Usually made from silk or fine wool, tights were the luxury items. Fabric tights was for people from lower classes.

So, we could say that luxury is “in”…

knitted tights

Photo comes from The Best Fashion Blog – love the color of those, by the way


 

So – I get the printed fabric ones.

Machine knit ones – sure.

But hand knit? Really?


 

I feel intrigued. And strangely excited. And giddy.

Can you imagine – – – hand knitted – – – 2 mm / US 0 needles  – – – lace / fine elastic / silk yarn – – – lace patterns / fair isle / cable running down on center of the leg

That would be a huge project. But… I need to finish my cable sweater first, maybe after that…


 

To end this small fashion post, here’s a collection of knitting patterns for tights or leggings I found (in case you’re thinking about it):

  1. http://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=5238&cid=17
  2. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kalaloch
  3. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sock-opus-2
  4. http://uncinettodoro.blogspot.it/2011/10/legens-bianco.html (crocheted)
  5. http://rududu-carolina.blogspot.com.ee/2010/09/i-stand-proud-in-my-underpants.html (project from Knitters Almanac)
  6. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fern1knits/assets-of-evo
  7. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/31-lace-stockings (could be changed to tights)

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