Who doesn’t love a fisherman’s knit sweater? So distinctive and cozy. I was given one when I was 11 or 12 — the first of several over the course of my life (so far). The only downside to the fisherman’s knit is bulk. They are not svelte.
In moments of low vanity (waning vanity, depressed vanity), I have recently been wanting a not-svelte fisherman’s knit. I have been wanting heavy sweaters generally — I think because The Photographer and I cannot agree on the right temperature for the apartment and it is often colder than I like.
But it’s all about balance, you know. The heavy sweater is managed by wearing an ultra-light shirt under it: a dotted-swiss popover.
The tiny collar and curved shirt-tail hem seem just right with the sweater.
This sweater is clever. To compensate for bulk, the designer mixed knitting stitches on the front — cables contrasted with exaggerated ribbing — and shaped back with half cables.
Posy was hanging around while we took pictures. Can I be faulted for thinking that she wanted to be in a photo?
Harper passed through the studio, too.
Look at that face! Who could deny her anything?
A Question for Readers: Why do ivory-colored sweaters darken over the years and turn from ivory to a yellowed bone color? It’s a distressing phenomenon. Can it be reversed or prevented? Material scientists, engineers, and laundry enthusiasts: Please explain.
Have a fantastic holiday weekend!
Sweater: Veronica Beard Rhea Sweater (still available in charcoal); Blouse: JCrew; Jeans: JCrew; Boots: 8 from YOOX; Watch: Shinola Birdy