Cables add a heavy and soft touch to knitwear. The uneven surface adds depth. Different patterns, dense arrangements, bright color blocking, symmetry, checks and argyles add newness to cables.
In this season, heavy-gauge and fine-gauze are mixed to show different textures. Horizontal, vertical or diagonal cables are based on building structures. Holes and transfer stitches add movement and femininity.
Color blocking is popular currently. Traditional stitches are paired with tonal or contrast color blocking to offer a special aesthetic. Tuinch, Weekend By MaxMara uses geometrical patterns in earthy tones and nature green to show a folkloric feel. BARRIE emphasizes detailing. X stitches are presented through dimensional cables in transitional tones.
The 3D textures of cables feel nonchalant. Fendi and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini uses cables for placement art. Unique weaving, delicate jacquards and stitches, plus a reinvented folkloric aesthetic, underscore a feminine elegance.
Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta use elegant symmetry and refreshing tones together to offer a classical mood. Baum und Pfergarten presents cables in a left-right symmetry. Placement cables on cuffs are compact and strong, making a clear contrast with light purple.
The directions of cables are much clearer. Weekend By MaxMara and Oscar De La Renta opt for diagonal cables which are elegant and unique. Claudia Li reinvents ribbed hems and uses frame-style cables to form a complete image.
Argyles and checks are seen on a solid sweater, adding depth and interpreting an elegant and modern design spirit. Marissa Webb and Massimo Dutti use loose silhouettes and neat textures to show a rigid feel.