Today, I am wearing Aislinn by Amy Herzog. This is officially Day 76 of the 100-Day Challenge of wearing handknits all summer long. And yes, it is 80 degrees here! Aagh! So far, during this challenge, I have worn Aislinn more than any other cardigan. Why? It is in a neutral color, it has a flattering shape that defines my waist, and it is knitted in the soft, durable yarn, Rowan Calmer. I have found the perfect recipe for a long-lasting versatile cardigan at last!
Yesterday, I wore The #11 Lace Tank by Nancy Cassells in Vogue Knitting. It is amazing how little space laceweight projects like this take up! It fits into a tiny corner of one drawer and is the perfect top to pack in a small suitcase. In spite of the fragility of its construction, it has lasted for seven years and is still going strong!
This is the Short-Sleeved Diamond Stitch Sweater by Sarah Dallas. It is a modern take on a vintage style, a combination which I really love. I made this top in 2008, before I had discovered how high-waisted I was. This meant I didn’t know to add an extra 1 ½ inches to the bottom of cropped sweaters so they would reach the waistband of my jeans. So it took me a while to figure out how to wear this. Peplum or patterned tanks underneath are the perfect solution, as they add the length to make a cropped pullover practical work wear.