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Find out what's HOT for Fall 2011

Ferretti shearling coat, $4000+Credit: NetPorter.com

It's not often that comfort and style collide, just ask any woman who wears four inch platform heels! Fall fashion 2011 is the exception and there are fabulous new looks in accessories and garments that offer the latest in style and ease of wear to knit and crochet, free patterns using bulky yarn for this coming season. Big yarn patterns to the rescue! 

Kimono jacket free big yarn patternCredit: Garnstudio

Expensive shearling jackets costing thousands are all the rage with couture designers. Garn Studio has posted free patterns, using their new Drops yarn 'Symphony', which looks almost like the costly sheepskin coats when knit up. This big yarn pattern uses two strands of 'Symphony' to knit the stylish kimono jacket on a US17 (12 mm) needle. The size range is more than ample and includes six relaxed measurements for SM to XXXL or 61 inches. Find the free pattern link below, another big yarn pattern to knit.


Fall fashion 2011 - knitted skirtsCredit: designcatalogonline.com

2011's oh, so fashionable short knitted skirts land directly in knitter's territory. Easy to knit short flirty skirts with leggings are all the fashion rage for this fall. There are several free patterns for children and adults, with or without the flounce, and you will find them at "Knitted skirts are the bomb for fall." There's also another big yarn pattern for a woman's straight skirt just behind this link.

 

Crochet shrug free patternCredit: Garnstudio

 Shrugs and short jackets are still very "in" for Fall 2011. Easy to wear with jeans or skirts, they make dressing up or down a cinch. This one is a crochet shrug pattern hooked in the round in Drops Nepal on a US H/8 or 5mm hook. Find the free pattern link below. A free knitting pattern for a lookalike shrug pattern, sizes small to 3X can be downloaded at  "Glam Knits free shrug pattern".

For more Fall Fashion 2011 free patterns to knit for big yarn pattern projects, try this 'Flashdance' kickback 2011 style: "Big yarn slouchy sweaters hit again Fall Fashion 2011".

Crochet Drops jacket (Shrug) free pattern to size 3X

Knitted DROPS kimono jacket in 2 strands "Symphony". Size: S - XXXL.