The Carnegie Mittens

New item in the shop!

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.

Available now in the store.

New in Town

Vogue.com ran an article this week covering up and coming knitwear brands as sweater weather approaches.  These designers have such a refreshing approach to knits and I’m already eyeing a few of those dreamy cozy hoodies and sparkly sequined cardigans!

Lauren Maloogian – Perfect autumn chill outfit

Spencer Vladimir – Cozy Rockstar Vibes

Which designs caught your eye?

NYFW Spring 2016

Lovely knit looks from this week’s shows.

Wispy Knit Layers at Ohne Titel

Cocoon Sheaths at Sally Lapointe

Sexy Stripes at Sally Lapointe

Funky printed ponchos at Alice + Olivia

Playful crochet at Alice + Olivia

Translucent at Vera Wang

Which were your favorite shows from New York Fashion Week?  I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Woodlands

After seeing an abundance of lush forests on a mini road trip through Vermont last month, I came up with three new designs inspired by the scenery.  I am starting to get the hang of a true winter vacation, dreaming of redwood forests, snow, cozy log cabins, hot chocolate by the fireplace…and Sean Parker’s unforgettable wedding.

Here’s a look at the latest additions to the Ita Vero shop, and the images and places that have inspired them.

Ita Vero Cable Color Block Beanie

Ita Vero Ombre Cable Hat

Ita Vero Olive Knit Headband

Blush

I’ve just added another lovely scarf to the shop.

The fur cables cowl is an interesting mix of a chunky yarn that blends into a fine fur textured knit.  I’ve been daydreaming of soft blush and rose tones, romance, and winter chills since I’ve been spending so much time indoors this season.

Below is some of the inspiration that created the vision behind this piece.

Both yarns are incredibly soft to touch and warm.  The pretty blush tones are a romantic shade of neutral colors and pair well with a wide range of skin tones.

The dimensions of the scarf allow for it to be worn long or twisted for a more snug fit around the neck.

Sweater Bloggers 21.Nov

A harsh dip in temperatures swept through most of North America this past week.  Here’s a look back at how U.S. bloggers bundled up in the arctic chill.

Feathers add lightness to a sweater dress look from Wendy’s Lookbook.

Cozy in socks and sandals on Sea of Shoes

Peekaboo knits seen on FashionToast

The perfect sweater according to Kendi Everyday

The never-fail chunky knits and boyfriend jeans combo from Song of Style

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Sweater Bloggers 14.Nov

Sweater looks that your favorite bloggers were wearing this week:

Carrie from Wish Wish Wish showcases the coziest sweater in a lovely autumnal setting.

Native Fox proves knits can be sexy in a chunky belted sweater

A crisp white textured sweater pairs well with a light and breezy skirt.  via Stockholm Streetstyle

Matchy matchy vintage chic at What Olivia Did…

Resort 2015

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!

How do you plan to style knits for the summer?

All images via style.com

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