The web is riddled with street-style blogs at this point, but my favorite is Vanessa Jackman’s. Not only does she have a great eye, but she makes it a cross between useful and aspirational with her “recreate the look” posts. So I’m thrilled that she’s consented to let me use her photos for a new feature here on FA which I’m calling Knit the Look — putting a DIY spin on things. I’m kicking it off with pattern and yarn recommendations for a trio of looks, but expect one rec at a time in the future! I hope you love it —
KATE BOGUCHARSKAIA’S SILK WRAP
For a knitted version of Kate Bogucharskaia’s silky black shawl, you could knit Grace Anna Farrow’s Ferrous Wrap or Whitney Van Nes’ Whisper Wrap, using Anzula’s Mermaid silk-blend yarn in Black, (held double for the Ferrous Wrap). Or, for a heftier version of either, use Blue Sky Alpacas’ Alpaca Silk yarn in Night. See Vanessa’s recs for the rest of the ensemble.
HANNELI MUSTAPARTA’S WINE-SOAKED SWEATER
I think there’s actually some very subtle colorwork going on in Hanneli Mustaparta’s [2019: link no longer available] fuzzy wine-colored pullover. But you could get a similar depth of tone by knitting Julie Hoover’s Garance using Shibui Heichi silk tweed yarn in Graffiti held double with Shibui Silk Cloud mohair-silk yarn in Bordeaux. I might have to do this one. See Vanessa’s recs for the rest of the outfit.
UNIDENTIFIED MODEL’S GIANT RIBBED SCARF
Child’s play: Using Malabrigo Chunky in Burgundy and 6.5mm (US10.5) needles, cast on 38 stitches.
Row 1: [knit 2, purl 2] across 36 stitches, knit 2
Row 2: [purl 2, knit 2] across 36 stitches, purl 2
Repeat these two rows until scarf measures 72 inches (or your desired length). Bind off in pattern and weave in ends.
Of course, you might need 5 or 6 skeins of yarn to make it that big! See Vanessa’s recs for other elements of both looks.
Street style photos © Vanessa Jackman; used with permission
Great post – love the suggestions for recreating the knits. Thank you!
Thanks for this Karen, I love all of the looks here. That first one might have to come sooner rather than later….with the Whisper Wrap. I’ve been wanting to try that for a long time. I just love the colors up there.
That sweater is perfect too. Thanks for the suggestions!
what a great feature! garance has been on my to-knit list since I first saw the pattern. love it with those colors!!
Same here, Mary, but the idea of doing it in slightly off colors has me more eager than ever to give it a try. If I weren’t slightly leery of mohair, I’d have already ordered these two yarns. But that might not stop me …
Thanks, everyone — I’m glad you like it. I’m really excited about it and eager to get the word out, so am eternally grateful to all who’ve pinned, tweeted, FB’d, or mentioned in whatever capacity.
OK, I can’t stand it. I’m knitting Garance and I’m knitting it in those yarns and colors, dammit! Just placed the order.
Anyone care to join me?
Want to, but am sooo behind on my knitting! Can’t wait to see yours, though! Great post, as always. You got another shout out on fb today! (Knitting Club) Love that sweater with the skirt!
Do you perchance have a link, MJ? I can see that there’s big traffic coming from FB, but no precise URL. I’d love to thank whoever’s responsible.
I found it. Sent my thanks to Craftsy. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
Your blog deserves a lot of attention. It’s fantastic.
Fantastic idea for a feature. Can’t wait to see the next one.
What a great feature! I’ve had my eye on “garance” for a bit too and now I’m really inspired!
Great idea for a feature! I look forward to seeing future posts.
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