Right now designers are showing their collections for Fall/Winter 2015-16.
It's always interesting to see if there's any new or unique details that can be incorporated into knitting and crochet.
Knitwear seems to go through cycles like everything else and at this time last year, knitwear was featured in all shapes, mainly oversized.
Even sweatpant styles showed up as knitwear. Definitely comfortable and soft.
This year Sportmax, little sister to Max Mara has an interesting take on the cowl turned down on the shoulders and the wide, long sleeves accented with fringe.
A free pattern which looks a lot like this style is available from Lana Grossa, just right for modifying if you want to exaggerate the neckline and sleeves.
Read further for the schematics and some suggestions in modifying this pattern.