Knitwear's Glam Revival

Left to Right: Mark Fast, Byblos, Mark Fast

With winter approaching, super-knits have arrived in retail stores and on the covers of magazines.

You should just say “no” to boring polo necks and basic sweaters, and instead, go for dramatic, chunky knits replete with pom-poms, fringe, ethnic bold prints, mixed textures, shaggy wools, and even a little holiday sparkle.

For A/W 2011, designers like Aquascutum, Isabel Marant, Byblos, Pringle of Scotland, and Mark Fast have embraced chunky, textured knitwear in their collections.

Knitwear's Glam Revival

Tim Ryan’s Collection of Knitwear

Recently, Irish knitwear designer, Tim Ryan was featured at a Washington D.C. preview event in September for Solas Nua’s Paisean Faisean February 2012 show in which he revealed a dramatic fringed dress that captivated the fashion-hungry audience.

Ryan, who reigns king of modern knits in Ireland, focuses on shapes and structure to create show-stopping creations.

This winter, the new knits are sexy and fabulous.

Who says you can’t be both glamorous and cosy?

Just check out a few of our fabulous must-have knitwear items that we’re coveting for winter.

Knitwear’s Glam Revival

1. Shaggy Wanderings Cardi

2. Adam Intarsia Sweater with Fringe

3. ASOS Metallic Knitted Jacket With Fringe Details

4. Etro Fringed Vest

5. Tim Ryan Red, White And Navy Fringe Scarf

6. SONIA BY SONIA RYKIEL Fringe detail sweater