Granny Squares? Yes please!

November 02, 2017

For those of you who went through the 70's, you might hate this jumper. I know you probably had enough of it as it was huge back in the days. But I'm born in the 90's, so I love it. 

In case you didn't know, the pattern on my jumper is called granny square. Actually it doesn't date from the 70's, but it goes way back - according to a 1946 article attributed to the Oregon Worsted Company, the thrifty women of early America would carefully save scraps of yarn and fiber unraveled from old sweaters and socks.  As these scraps accumulated, they were crocheted into small squares; the colors combined on the whim of the craftsman.  The squares were then sewn together to make a blanket which was both functional and colorful. Because grandma was no longer up for manual labor, she was often the one to sew the squares together, thus they became granny squares.
This colorful granny square blanket was though to resemble a Colonial-era rug, which was brought over from England, by way of the Middle East. By the early 1800’s, the name granny square afghan was commonly used to describe these blankets made from multi-colored yarn. 

This style of crochet was so strongly identified with the United States that it was called American crochet in Europe. It's unclear when or how the Patchwork Square became a Granny, but there was a resurgence in popularity in the 1970s. The hodgepodge of colour fit the hippie, wild child era perfectly. Now that you know what we are talking about, I hope you will enjoy it even more!

For me, this jumper found on StyleWe seems to work perfectly with relaxed boyfriend jeans, a wool beret, funky socks and a pair of sky-high sandals from the same brand (they come in faux leather). I added a red bag for a pop of colour (red 💓), and not just any bag but the most beautiful bag in quilted faux leather, featuring a short shoulder strap and a really handy compartmentation on the inside - big enough to fit an iPhone 7 Plus, wallet, keys, pocket tissues, sunglasses and...a small book? It's like Prada meets Chanel, only in vegan leather and an accessible price - Marc B. got me covered. It's official my no.1 bag for the winter...and beyond! Stay tuned, it will be available soon.

As a small gift, I have few discount coupons* available for you for shopping on StyleWe:
code: GIFT1915 - $15 OFF over $150
code: GIFT1930 - $30 OFF over $200
code: GIFT1950 - $50 OFF over $300

*available until the 30th of November


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