My friend, Lulu, lives in New York City. We send each other texts and pictures of our days. This week she sent me two pictures that she snapped at fashion week. They were blurry, tiny, and I could not see a thing. But the colorful vibe and the sense of being somewhere completely exciting totally came through loud and clear. Oh, how I wanted to transport myself right through my iPhone to be right there ooooing and ahhhhing over all that fashion. {{{le sigh}}} One day. It is on my bucket list.

So, back here in AnytownUSA, Missoni launched an affordable line at Target. Yesterday, during the launch of the collection, AnytownUSA was so thrilled with the affordable designer collection, they crashed the website at target snapping up the signature zigzag fashions and housewares.

While looking for links for this post, I have noticed that many of the pieces online are already sold out. And although Asheville is not a hub of high fashion, or even mid fashion…heck, we dance to a different beat all together… chances are these funky colorful pieces will be snapped up quickly. They seemed to be a limited-time-only thing. Even from the rock-I-live-under-when-it-comes-to-fashion-trends, I have been seeing the Missoni-at-Target hype online for weeks.

I don’t know about you, but I would prefer to not have to wrestle the soccer moms in the isles for that cute Missoni maxi dress or long cari. But I have to admit I find the pieces appealing. That zigzag pattern? I could totally knit that.

This book is awesome. I have this book. Zigzag stitches like chevron stitches. Or ripple stitches like feather and fan stitch or shale stitch. Both for knitting and crochet.

Grab your needles or hooks, ya’ll. Get some long running variegated yarn like anything Noro. Or some Mochi. Or even some handspun 2ply. And if you do not mind weaving in the ends, you could stash bust it with coordinating solid yarns you have on hand. A quick ravelry search for “chevron” or “zigzag” turned up dozens of patterns.

But here are some quick ravelry links to some of my favorites:

Chevron-Love Hat

Chevron Pullover

Chevron-Love Mittens

Chevron Cowl

Chevron Top

Zig Zag Arm Warmers

Zig Zag Wrap

Zig Zag Jacket

Zig Zag Pullover

Zig Zag Dress

Zig Zag Skirt

Anyone up for a Missoni knit along?