|From Rosetta Getty's Fall 2015 collection|
It's described in a review of the collection on Style.com as "a subdued tapestry floral, hippie-ish hand-crocheted knit". Hand-crocheted is certainly correct, and I'd agree with hippie-ish. Not sure about subdued, tapestry, floral, or knit, although the jacket does appear to have knitted cuffs, and button bands down the front that may be either knit or crochet - can't tell from the photo. Anyway, it's very appealing. I like the way that the black edge to each square, and the black cuffs and front bands, unify the whole design. The other colours are good, too - rich, and not too many of them. Granny squares are sometimes seen as a way of using up lots of oddments of wool, and it's hard to make the result look designed.
Are granny squares becoming fashionable? Apart from the jacket, this week I saw a young woman wearing a sweater in granny squares, in fine yarn, so that the overall effect was quite drapey, and a bit hippie-ish, again. And a few months ago, a Knitting & Crochet Guild member asked me for a copy of a 1970s Emu pattern for a waistcoat in granny squares. I was a bit surprised, but she was evidently more in tune with the times than I am.
So I'm trying to be convinced that granny squares are something that could be worn now without looking like a throwback to the 1970s. I did make a long sleeveless jacket in granny squares back then. (Though I don't think they were called granny squares - not by me, anyway.) It was in camel and cream, and I wore it with a kilt in camel and cream plaid - it was smart in those days to wear everything matching, as I explained here. And I crocheted a large granny square to make a cushion cover.
Should I take up my crochet hook again? I'm wondering....