In todays email:
• Dotted Sweater: Siam aqua (dark aqua). Large burgundy dots on right bodice. Open-knit left bodice, left shoulder, V neckline, and back. Ribbed elongated cuffs. Self bow; three-button front. Cutaway waist. Long sleeves. 100% lambswool. Marc Jacobs. $268 at Nieman Marcus
Why is it that designers feel they have to keep piling detail upon detail to make something outstanding?
Goes along with all this over the top embellishment phase we're in.
On the one hand, I love this sweater. Love the color, love the dots, love the shape, love the eyelet - but there is too much going on. They call those 'elongated cuffs'. The cuffs go to the bicep! The cuffs on the Cochique Irlandais are elongated - they are 8". This I would call a ribbed sleeve with a puffy cap, which I would have left off.
Has anyone been shopping lately? not the LYS, or the nearest great fabric store, but ready-to-wear? Sweaters Sweaters everywhere. Most with the look of handknit, even when they're not. Great way to try on shapes you might be considering knitting.
Will try to get back later with a 'what was I thinking?' Wed post. Right now, have to run...run...run. At least with all this running you'd think I'd be losing my tush - not happening.
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