By Chere Di Boscio
What comes to mind when you think of ‘French fashion’? Is it Chanel suits? Floppy, Bardot-esque hats? Capri pants? Ballet flats?
For me, it’s all about the knitwear – a slouchy sweater, a floppy beret, or a voluminous scarf. And guess what? Now you can get that DIY French Girl Style for yourself, by creating it right at home, with your own two hands.
We Are Knitters’ new Paris Collection for Fall 2018 is a new collection inspired by the City of Lights. It includes eight unique pieces for knitters of all levels, and as with all We Are Knitters DIY products, each kit from the collection provides everything you need to create a piece from start to finish, including yarn, needles, a pattern, a little sewing needle and tag, and a recyclable bag to keep all your knitting supplies in.
For us, there are loads of benefits to creating your own winter wardrobe with WAK: for one, all the materials they supply you with are from sustainable sources: mainly wool, alpaca or Pima cotton ethically sourced from Peruvian farms. Secondly, no matter what your craft level, there’s something you can make from this collection: a floppy shawl or bang-on-trend turban for beginners, or a boyfriend sweater or cardigan for those with more experience. And thirdly, they know exactly what you’ll need to create each piece, so you could say this is DIY zero-waste fashion!
Whether it’s a beginner’s kit for someone who’s interested in knitting, or a garment you’ve created with much love by hand, the the Paris Collection offers some great Christmas gift ideas, too. We particularly love the wide sleeves on the sweaters, the softness of the wool, and the fact that each of these styles looks amazing with a pair of loose jeans and flats.
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