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Some things need a second inspection before you know if you like them. Like how you sometimes have to taste stinky cheese to believe that it is delicious, or watch the second episode of a tv show to see if they figured out something great after the pilot.
The first time I looked at Svanhild, I didn't think much of it. It's a turtleneck with a simple shape. I think this is one of those cases where photography (even gorgeous, Jane Heller photography) just can't quite capture the epic texture of something like Svanhild. When I saw Svanhild in person (at the DKC fashion show), I was blown away. This top is intricate and delicate and rich looking. In white, it's an extremely elegant basic. I would love to see some of you knit it in a dimensional, hand-dyed charcoal or navy.
Let's take a peek at those cables a little closer, shall we?
Lush, intricate, and special. That's what this is, and it's all a gorgeous surprise that you are rewarded with for looking a second time. Plus is looks like wicked fun to make.
The great thing about it reading as a basic from a distance, is that you can toss this top over yoga pants, or jeans, under a vest or flannel, wear it camping, or to the zoo. You could also treat it like a winter blouse, and pair it with lace, leather, and fabulous shoes. Can you guess which one of those directions I went in with my styling today?
How will you wear Svanhild?