These mittens, named for the Carnegie Hill neighborhood in New York City, are knit from 100% merino wool. Merino wool refers to a specific breed of sheep that produces the finest yarn quality. The finer the yarn, the less susceptible it is to breakage, which you usually see as pilling in sweaters. Because they are hand-crafted from Italian merino wool, these mittens feel like the softest, most plush cotton material, without the scratchiness of other wools.
The textured stitch of the mitten add a subtle design element and extra grip. Soft charcoal colors and minimal styling allude to classic menswear influences.
As I’m starting to shift my own wardrobe to reflect the rising temperatures of the summer seasons, I’m looking at the new Resort ’15 shows for style inspiration. It might seem that knitwear is a rare occurrence in a season geared towards beach vacation wardrobes, but designers find creative ways to implement knits into the collections.
Here are a few of my favorite looks:
Bold Graphics at Louis Vuitton
Interesting belted cardigan as a dress idea for the warmer months. Love the detached placket detail at the neck!
More cutout details and fuzzy textures at Maison Martin Margiela
Textures, patterns, and colors galore at Bottega Veneta!