Must haves for the wee ones!

Soulknits.com will have your baby “rockin the crib” with these adorable knit and crochet hats and booties.  All accessories are made by hand using eco-friendly materials to create each unique design. Most yarns/threads are dyed with natural dyes to obtain the desired results. Perfect to keep their head and feet warm.  Great for holiday gifts too!

Crochet Sock Monkey Hat & Shoe Set for Babies.

Crochet Sock Monkey Hat & Shoe Set for Babies.

Crochet Owl Hat & Shoe Set for Babies.

Crochet Owl Hat & Shoe Set for Babies.

Crochet Baby Hats with Flowers.

Crochet Baby Hats with Flowers.

Knit Baby Holiday Hats.

Knit Baby Holiday Hats.

 

 

 

 

 

Toys for the Holidays!

Soulknits.com offers unique handmade toys for your little ones.  Get yours today before the holiday rush is upon us.

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Children’s Knit and Crocheted toys. Made with naturally dyed cotton yarn.  Ages 36 months and up.

Children's/Babies Toy Penguin, AntiI-Allergic, Hand knited with organic cotton yarns. Ideal gift for any occasion. Size- 9.5" to 11"

Children’s/Babies Toy Penguin, Anti-Allergic, Hand knitted with organic cotton yarns. Ideal gift for any occasion.
Size- 9.5″ to 11″

Introducing our new line of adorable children’s stuffed animals. The fabric is made of micro suede and cotton and they are so cuddly soft! Not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Ribbit! Cute as a button Frogs.

Ribbit! Cute as a button Frogs.

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry Styles for Fall 2013

According to Glamour Magazine the hot trend for jewelry this fall is bold and chunky! Jewelry that makes a statement.

Bib Necklaces with jewels that are “dripping down” the neckline.

Vintage style eight strand beaded necklaces with an extra large pendant combined with polished natural stones.

Vintage style eight strand beaded necklaces with an extra large pendant combined with polished natural stones.

Cuff bracelets, rings and earrings that make a statement will have you ahead of the class this fall.

Handmade Rings made in a variety of styles with Natural stone and organic materials.

Handmade Rings made in a variety of styles with Natural stone and organic materials.

Handmade Rings made in a variety of styles with Natural stone and organic materials.

Handmade Rings made in a variety of styles with Natural stone and organic materials.

Woven brown Tribal bracelets with a Turquoise flower and stones. This stunning piece is a bangle style bracelet.

Woven brown Tribal bracelets with a Turquoise flower and stones. This stunning piece is a bangle style bracelet.

 

 

Be Ahead of the Crowd!

“Hats are going to be huge this autumn. Before you dutifully purchase an extra-large sombrero, let me clarify: if you want to get ahead in fashion this autumn, get a… you know where I’m going with this, right? To help you choose wisely, here’s the heads-up on autumn’s most alluring millinery.

Beanies are back, but not as you know them (ie worn with a vest, tats and an earnest expression during the early rounds of The X Factor). The beanie as hat du jour may have come as a surprise to those of us who thought we’d reached saturation point.

the people who know better (Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang and Donna Karan) all showed beanies in their autumn collections. Wear yours fashion blogger-style, with pointed courts and a mannish coat, or take inspiration from the runway and try twinkling Lurex or embellished wool for evening. Markus Lupfer has excelled himself with his bejewelled beanies this season.

At the other end of the hat spectrum is the fedora. Again, it’s been around for a while, but (as with the beanie) the 2013 update is in how you wear it. If you want to keep it current, your head and your heels should be doing different things. So while a casual beanie will look fresh with smarter shoes, with a fedora the reverse applies. Team it with something more relaxed (a parka, boots and a fabric scarf?) rather than opting for head-to-toe 70s glamour. River Island has a colourful selection of fedoras, or try French Connection, Boden and Linea at House of Fraser.

As for fur and fluff, the easiest way to dip a metaphorical toe into the trend for fluffy textures that is everywhere this winter is to wear it on your head.”

LThe Observer

http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2013/sep/09/womens-hats-for-autumn

Beautifully Crochet Kufi caps with a crochet border on the edge. One size fits all. 50% cotton 50% silk thread /yarn.

Beautifully Crochet Kufi caps with a crochet border on the edge. One size fits all.
50% cotton 50% silk thread /yarn.

 

Scarves

“As the weather starts to turn and our wardrobe shifts, certain pieces take more prominent roles in our closet. Take, for example, the humble scarf.

The scarf is another classic investment piece, originally designed to keep you warm and cozy. So where’s the trend? Its position in fashion has been changing. In recent years, the scarf has become less of a necessity and more of an accessory.

Now considered appropriate regardless of season, today, the scarf is on a similar level with statement jewelry or a great bag. It’s a finishing piece that adds another layer (both literally and figuratively) to your outfit. Curious to see how the scarf evolved from something that was merely functional to something that’s simply fabulous?

  • The scarf has its roots in Rome, where its purpose was to help people keep clean, not to make a fashion statement. This cleaning cloth was called a sudarium, meaning “sweat cloth.” A man would carry one with him while he worked in hot weather to combat perspiration, wearing it either around his neck or on his belt.

  • Another early use for scarves was military distinction. When I visited the Terra Cotta Warriors a few years ago, I learned that one way a warrior’s station could be determined was by his hairstyle and uniform accents, including scarves.

  • Popular fashion houses manufactured scarves as fashion items in the 1800s. These were usually made from silk with ornate patterns, the most notable examples being those by Hermès.

  • As fashion scarf production increased due to consumer demand, they were made in cheaper fabrics such as rayon. Women who could not previously afford the luxe silk scarves could now indulge in the fashionable accessory as well.

  • Scarves moved up in popularity as a common accessory for both men and women as the 20th century wore on. As we’ve seen with past History of the Trend posts, scarf fabric, pattern, and stylewere indicative of current economic and social conditions. Scarves produced during WWII were muted in color to reflect moods and conserve resources, while scarves of the ’60s were brightly colored and floral-patterned. The coffee table book Scarves provides a colorful visual history of these evolutions.

  • Cultural icons also helped to define scarf fashion norms, including Rosie the Riveter and singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks.

  • This Scarf History Timeline, complete with sources, gives a comprehensive look at how the scarf has evolved over the years. Taking up knitting as a patriotic duty seems like a surefire way to master the skill!

How would you describe your favorite scarf? Fun? Classic? Unique? Versatile? I love all my scarves for different reasons and in different ways, but if I had to pick three words to describe scarves in general, I’d say that they are:

  • Adaptable. Have you seen our post, 5 Fashion Blogger-Inspired Ways to Tie a Scarf? That’s just the beginning. Be sure to check out 37 Ways to Tie a Scarf and How to Twist and Tie Your Favorite Headscarves  for even more inspiration to take your favorite scarf to the next level.

  • Understated. A minimalist’s best friend, a scarf is one way to pull together an outfit and make it that much more cohesive. Since a scarf is a perfect way to link otherwise different pieces, take the time to make it the focal point of your ensemble. This could mean wearing it in your hair, knotting it on your bag, or wearing it around your neck in a creative configuration: It’ll really make a difference!

  • Individual. Scarves are so easy to incorporate into your personal style. Enjoy all the ways in which you can show off this great accessory!”   www.collegefashion.net

http://www.collegefashion.net/trends/history-of-the-trend-fashion-scarves/

http://www.scarves.net/how-to-tie-a-scarf/

 

Knitted caps and scarves in finest yarns. Could be worn from Fall to Spring.

Knitted caps and scarves in finest yarns. Could be worn from Fall to Spring.

Crochet ruffled scarves in trendy colors. Ideal for any occasion while keeping the cold away.

Crochet ruffled scarves in trendy colors. Ideal for any occasion while keeping the cold away.

Knit neck warmers for women.

Knit neck warmers for women.

We’ve got you covered for Fall!

Beautifully Embroidered Knitted headbands. Great for evening wear and to keep off the cold. 50% Acrylic and 50% cotton yarn.

Beautifully Embroidered Knitted headbands. Great for evening wear and to keep off the cold. 50% Acrylic and 50% cotton yarn.

 

Knitted headbands with a peach organza flower with a pearl center. Made out of thick acrylic yarn. Available in Black, Gray, Lavender, Navy Blue and Red.

Knitted headbands with a peach organza flower with a pearl center. Made out of thick acrylic yarn. Available in Black, Gray, Lavender, Navy Blue and Red.

Knitted Headbands with a Crystal Bead Flower. Handmade. Suitable mostly for evening wear.Not recommended for children under 12 years. 100% Acrylic.

Knitted Headbands with a Crystal Bead Flower. Handmade. Suitable mostly for evening wear.Not recommended for children under 12 years. 100% Acrylic.

Crochet Kufi Hat/Beanie with a 3" Silk Daisy clip or bow. Clip could be taken off for a different look and easy cleaning. Stretches to fit. 50% cotton 50% silk yarn.

Crochet Kufi Hat/Beanie with a 3″ Silk Daisy clip or bow. Clip could be taken off for a different look and easy cleaning. Stretches to fit. 50% cotton 50% silk yarn.

 

 

 

 

 

Knitted Wire Jewelry

Did you know that nearly 1,300 years ago, Vikings used long pieces of silver and gold wire to weave ropes.  These woven wire ropes were then stretched and made into jewelry for famous and powerful Viking leaders.  This wire weaving is called viking knit (or trichinopoly chain).

Soulknits.com brings you our own unique collection of Knitted Wire Jewelry.  Knitted Wire Hoop Earrings and Knit Jewelry Pod Necklace. Beautiful handmade knit gold, silver filled or colored wire jewelry. Rare and exquisite .

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