Scene on the Streets

Here are a few quick takes of some knitwear seen around the Metro NYC area - fresh urban streetwear on real people. These posts are back by popular demand...and I have to admit it is fun to covertly capture some fantastic personal style.

First up we see that with colorful hair, a minimal classic black scullcap completments perfectly.

Knitters please note: those colorful socks will get some use on the younger set. Paired with cuffed skinny jeans your knitting can take center stage.

This is an interest knit and crochet combo - rather than a ribbed band, this slouchy style features a crocheted band and a brim at the front. Nice, and so it the sweetie delivering a quick kiss in his classic black beanie.

Classic black beanies for the men are always a great match. This one ties right in with the black jacket and Ray Ban shades.

The runway's neon color trend this season makes it to the streets with a chunkey knit topper that only nicely incorporates the ultra-brights.  The large pom pom trend of last season has not disappeared, either. If you decide to knit up a colorful hat, try including black and cream like this one. The neutral additions will allow your piece to pair up with many items in the wardrobe already.

Here is a long cardigan seen in Little Korea, NYC. This, while machine made, looked like a dk weight yarn with great drape done in a ribbing pattern. The heathered charcoal grey is an ideal neutral choice when knitting for men.

Rounding out this selection of streetwear is the detail we find on this pullover: check out the knitted belt. Adding a simple i-cord or crocheted belt can certainly personalize your next sweater. When adding a belt you can keep a pattern's original boxy or straight design and still give it some waist shaping if and when you want to. 

I'll be keeping my eye out for more knitwear seen on the streets of New York City, so please subscribe for regular blog updates. If you would like me to keep an eye out for something in particular, make note of it in the comments below. Your suggestions and feedback are always appreciated.

Until next time, knit and crochet happy!
Wendy Ann


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