Usually, trends tend to move from the runway to the home, but here's one that went the other way. I first noticed giant, chunky knit blankets cropping up in Scandinavian interiors in 2014, and now, the trend has made the leap to fashion, in the form of giant, chunky sweaters (and hats and scarves) that will have you wrapped in coziness all day long.
I can't help it: I just want to bury my face in the texture of this blanket from Decor Dots, made with an enormously thick, plush wool.
This blanket, spotted on SF Girl by Bay, sports an oversized cable-knit pattern.
Want to get the look? Check out our list of chunky wool blankets to buy or DIY.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before someone realized that you could use giant, chunky wool to create giant, chunky fashions as well. These truly bizarre, truly delightful creations are by Australian textile artist Jacqui Fink, via her blog Little Dandelion.
Artist Maria van Nguyen experimented with wool roving to make this chunky dress.
In the category of things you can actually buy, there's the Australian atelier I Love Mr Mittens, whose collection of wool garments is everything you could want for your fall wardrobe. (Images from I Love Mr Mittens, via their Instagram.)
This chunky v-neck sweater is $239 from Wool and the Gang — but only $125 if you decide to buy the kit and make your own. (Prices for these chunky knits may seem expensive, but a big part of that is the cost of the wool.) Wool and The Gang also has a whole selection of chunky knit items that you can buy or make yourself. And of course, it's probably only a matter of time before Urban Outfitters or H&M democratizes this and creates a synthetic version that's a little more budget-friendly. We can only hope.
In the meantime, here's a scarf that you can DIY (and yes, that is really the size of the needles!). Happy knitting!