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...
Posted by knitlit kate at 8:09 AM