Separated at birth

This is a blurry picture snapped while I was browsing Harvey Nicks and being asked not to photograph the clothes!

It’s an Armani sweater, in a playful shaggy, lacey style. I didn’t record the fiber composition but I think it was pretty rarefied, as was the price tag.

It immediately came to mind when I saw this sweater in Fall 2012 Vogue.

This is pattern #27, Dolman Hoodi from designer Jeannie Chin.

It is knit in a doubled strand of a laceweightmohair/silk blend with a looped stitch used to generate the furry look. The recommended yarn is Cascade kid seta but there are many other yarns that could readily substitute, Rowan kidsik haze, Elann silken kydd, Knitpicks aloft, S. Charles Luna.

I’d love to make this blending a coordinated strand of Gioiello in the looped section, and double stranding a plainer color for the ribbed cuff and collar (Gioiello is one of my all time favorites). I’m not so sure of the dolman style, I might prefer a raglan, but I definitely love the hood.

Pretty fun!

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