All the cool kids are doing it…

Knitting and crocheting are typically synonymous with grandma, boredom, rainy days and rocking chairs. Not so much anymore. These days more and more younger crowds are picking up needles and hooks to create DIY (do it yourself) masterpieces. Why the sudden interest in knitting and crocheting?

Let me tell you why: It’s because knitwear is so hot right now. Open any fashion magazine and you will undoubtedly see models donning the latest knitted or crocheted fashions. Some of the trendiest yarn fashions are crocheted bikinis, cable knit sweaters, scarves and hats (which cost far too much, I might add). Finally, people started realizing that this stuff can easily be made for less than $10. Now young fasionista’s are pumping out their own well crafted clothes and accessories.

With the economy as it is, we don’t have the money to pay $3,000 for crocheted dress. DIY is not only cheaper, but it also gives you gratification. Nothing feels better than when someone asks where you bought that adorable scarf, and you respond with “I made it.” Young knitters and crocheters are doing their thing and making this old hobby cool again.

 

Web sites such as Esty and Ravelry allow people to show off and sell their handcrafted goods. Now show these young knitters  some love and check out their awesome blogs:

Jeshknits

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Ysolda

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indieknits

indieknits

 

glittyknittykitty

glittyknittykitty

 

b r o o k l y n t w e e d

brooklyntweed

 

needled

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