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  • February 12, 2024 2 min read

    Mode. Rowan’s cool younger sister. Billed from the start as “fashion reflective,” Mode designs are meant to give you the opportunity to knit the great looking garments you see in the stores, or as the Brits say, on High Street.

    High Street. Once upon a time, shopping was a passtime. I don’t mean scrolling Instagram ads, I mean walking around department stores and in and out of various specialty boutiques. It’s the way we used to figure out what was in for the coming season.

    I always lingered over the sweaters, but rarely bought them. Once you know how to knit sweaters, It’s kind of galling to buy one.

    Unless you’re a knitter, it doesn’t make sense at all. You could buy the sweater for pretty cheap, or you could knit it for lots more! LOL. But it’s not just about the dollars. It’s about the fabric Italian merino in the hand knit and some wool/viscose/acrylic blend in the store-bought. It’s about the fit and the style. And it’s what I do. I’m a knitter. It’s knitter math, and I know you get this. I’m sure you’ve had many such moments in the store yourself.

    But I digress. Mode. Their designs are exactly what you might see on a mannequin in a slightly trendy upscale boutique. It’s something you would buy because it’s modern and stylish, but also classic. And simple. Just a touch here or there that gives a nod to the trends.

    Like this season’s attention to shoulders.

    Mode is exactly what you want to knit when you’re looking at Ravelry, and nothing speaks to your wardrobe. Mode is what you wear every day. You knit it and you wear it to go to the store, out to dinner, or to a party.

    Mode always looks fresh and current, without feeling fussy or precious. It’s clothes. It’s a capsule wardrobe waiting to be knit, and I love that.

    This week on YouTube, Facebook, and hopefully Instagram, I’ll be sharing the looks from Mode’s latest, Collection Ten with you. I hope you’ll join me.

    As always, I welcome your comments below.


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