interesting knits and a few crochet patterns have been popping up in the fall/winter collections for 2011 in new york and london. 70s style trends are weaving their way in many of the collections, so it's no surprise that a few dramatic knits are included.
rodarte's collection was inspired by prairie home companion and had some great log cabin sweaters.
house of holland reworked the traditional granny square. although, these are a bit too much like the original for me. a different set of non primary colors would have given it a bit more of a modern refreshed look.
other designers like proenza schouler, christopher kane and edun worked their crochet in a bit more subtly.