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2024 Sweater Trends

It's that time of year when the fashion shows are walking more sweaters down the runway! After watching so many sweaters appear, certain trends start to emerge. A unique design that is eye-catching, is just that... unique. It's not until other designers start showing the same design elements with their own spin that you take notice of trends. If you want to stay ahead of fashion this fall, pick the styles you like best for your wardrobe. Expect to see some of these styles making their way into knitting patterns to be released this fall and into winter 24/25 so you can knit your own fashion forward sweater.


Cables

I love cables every single year! But this year it seems the top fashion designers are crazy about cables too. Look for intricate, allover cables combined with other 2024 trends like oversized sweaters and worked in neutrals.



Big (jumbo) Cardigans

This isn't the year for fitted vintage cardigans. 2024 is bringing us extra-long, jumbo cardis. You'll see some buttons, but they are used at the very top or top half of the cardigan. Very few full-buttoned cardigans are coming down the runway. Instead think of open, flowing cardigans that almost resemble coats. Knitters will want to use Aran weight or bulk yarns on large needles to get the drape and look for this year.



Oversized Pullovers

The slouchier the better! Oversized sweaters are shown in longer body length, longer sleeves, wider body and exaggerated necklines. This is the year to look for maximum ease and go big!



Cropped Sweaters

You can go way oversized this year or keep it cropped, and still be on trend. As with any extreme trend, you'll see the opposite on the same catwalk. What we aren't seeing a lot of are hip length sweaters. The crop sweaters are ranging from waist to under bust length in 2024.



Deep V- Necks

2024 is definitely the year for pushing things to extreme and V-necks are the perfect example. Super-deep V-neck pullovers, vests, and imitation V looking garments are dramatic and combine colors, textures, and some of the other emerging trends, like cozy fabrics.



Cozy Sweaters

This trend uses mostly stockinette, but you'll see it applied to texture too. What makes it work is the choice of fiber. Look for boucle yarns, yarns with a halo affect like alpaca, or wool held double with laceweight mohair to give just a bit of fuzzy look. Fringe, loops, or an allover hazy texture work. What you don't want it to mix and match textures or add too much here. Keep the focus on cozy!



Graphics

Single image or multiple large motifs are showing up on t-shirts and sweaters in 2024. Intarsia style sweaters using large charts are something you can look forward to if you will be casting on a graphic sweater this year. There really is no limit to the type of graphic and you'll see cartoons, child-like images, and sophisticated graphics inspired by modern and abstract art.



Stripes

This is another example of combining trends! We're seeing cropped stripe tops and oversized stripes too. Neutrals are trending strongly in this trend with only a pop of color.



Not-Your-Ordinary Turtlenecks

Extra high, wide, asymmetrical, and turtlenecks that start very low across the upper chest are grabbing attention in 2024. This is another design element that pairs with other trends like cables, oversized sweaters and neutrals of course!



Neutrals

Color is the one thing that runways seem purposefully void of when it comes to sweaters. Neutral colors are giving a classic, elegant tone to sweaters in 2024. Think posh wardrobes with timeless appeal which ties in so well with our first trend, cables. Cape Cod Gray is a new color by Malabrigo and was used in Bay Hundred pullover.


Find more inspiration on my 2024 Sweater Trends mood board on Pinterest. Check back often because more photos will be added as more pre-fall shows are released. What trends are you liking this year? Do you have a wish list started? Share your thoughts in the comments. I can't wait to cast on the next sweater!

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