11.13.2009

yes, yes nanette!


browsing around saks on my last visit to nyc, i made a beeline for this lacey peplum sweater in the nanette lepore department. turns out it is the EXACT same one featured in the fall 2009 vogue knitting. funny, i did not fall in love with it there. looking at the image in the mag, i think i know why. the devil really IS in the details here.



it looks like the model is putting her hand on her hip to hold up the shoulders of the cardigan. also, i don't like how the shawl collar on this one flares out at the waist. the store version of the collar tapered in and was more streamlined. the leopard belt is a cool idea. especially since it looks like the cardigan would fall right off her without it. the store version had a firmly knitted self belt--perfect.

of course, all this comparing-and-contrasting is merely procrastination for my own attempt to actually finish the darned thing. working from the top down, i've got about six inches of the neckline done. my knitting these days has consisted mostly of reverse stockinette stitch pillows at knit night with the girls. unfortunately, given the choice between knitting lace and drinking syrah, the syrah's gonna win out every time. oh, the sacrifices a girl will make in the name of fashion...

16 comments:

kat said...

hahaha, wine and lace knitting definitely do not go together. i love this sweater! and agree with all your detail points.

Pam said...

I've found several things in Vogue lately that I liked when I saw them elsewhere. Maybe their voguishness has become self-defeating?

I once tried to knit lace while on some rather vile drugs for cancer -- it wasn't a good time to knit lace. Syrah has happier connotations, but probably won't lead to any better lace.

Susan Holloway Scott said...

You know, I breezed by this sweater in Vogue Knitting, too -- the styling for the shoot made it look shapeless and blah. But because of your post, I went to the Saks site and found MUCH better pix there (not to mention in a more appealing color) and now I really, really want to make one, too. And yes, this has happened to me with VK before. They go so overboard with for the photo that they kill the sweater....

Grace said...

Oooooh! I'm so glad you are knitting this! It's definitely in my "some day" queue.

janice said...

yeah, that autumny yarn color definitely made me flip right by the pattern the first time!

Christine said...

:-) Of course. I visit often :-) Thanks for adding me as well.

Pascale said...

hi Kate, what kind of yarn was the store version made up in? From your pic it looks slightly metallic.
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knitlit kate said...

hi pascale! nope, it was not metallic. in fact, it was probably very similar to the yarn the patt calls for. gotta get my ass in gear and get crankin on this piece! thanks for stopping by :)

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peaceful juggler said...

Gorgeous! .. hope we get to see the finished loveliness.

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