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.
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!
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.
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.
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!