Novel Necklines: Three Elegant Neckline Styles from Wool Studio Volume VII
Who doesn’t love notable necklines on their sweaters? An elegant neckline can do all sorts of favors on a figure, including drawing the eye of the viewer up to the face, as well as creating a contiguous look in the garment. I’m personally a huge fan of turtlenecks, and will wear them even in the summer because I like them and I’m willing to suffer through the heat.
There are many noteworthy necklines in Wool Studio Volume VII that give the gorgeous garments a flattering finish around the face. Although it would be easy to gush over each and every one, I’ve picked out three of my favorites.
1. The Baryon Shrug by designer Hattie Townsend
The Baryon Shrug might be the quintessential three-seasons piece. Knit in a blend of Punta Arenas and Manx Loaghtan wool, this snuggly sweater has sleeves created by folding and sewing the rectangular back piece onto the front. But the striking turtleneck is really what captures my attention. The full, high, foldover turtleneck works with the ribbing on the rest of the sweater to draw the eye upward, flattering the form and framing the face.
2. The Akerlof Jacket by designer Mary Anne Benedetto
In general, I wear more cardigans than pullovers, so this piece immediately caught my eye. The hip-length Akerlof Jacket has miles of stockinette for clean, clear-cut knitting, while also using accents of twisted-rib to emphasize different parts of the garment. Nowhere is this more noticeable than the folded collar, where the bias twisted-ribbing flows upward from the straightforward stockinette. This cardigan is certain to become a staple for chilly days.
3. The Hexol Pullover by designer Stella Egidi
The asymmetrical look of the Hexol Pullover is both flattering and austere. The diagonal rib pattern is simpler than it first appears. Worked in 100-percent superwash Merino for ease of care, the color of the garment stands out beautifully in the ribbed pattern. But once more, we must pay homage to the neckline, which is exquisite. V-necks are marvelously diverse: you can wear them over button-down shirts, on their own, or paired with a scarf or cowl (perhaps another handknit) to draw the eye.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite neckline style? Let us know in the comments, and check out Wool Studio Volume VII for more eye-catching designs.
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