It’s the time of year where you might have a lot of events with family and friends through the new year—and don’t you want pretty knits to wear?
This is a category that I call Lady Sweaters, because when I put them on I automatically feel dressed up and ready for whatever office holiday party my husband throws my way. They’re more special than your simple pullovers and cardigans, with details and structure that give you a flattering shape.
This month, let’s take a look at knits that get you ready to paint the town red.
I have had the Pont Neuf sweater on my list since my early days of sweater knitting. The front lace panel says you’re smart and chic and that you aren’t wearing just any cardigan. The fact that you knit it for yourself says you’re wonderfully talented. I keep promising myself I’ll make this sweater, but I haven’t found the right color that I want to make it in.
Do I go bold and make it in a vivid red? Or soft and feminine in pink? Or perhaps just make it in my favorite shade of green? Or should I go neutral so I can wear it with everything? Once the color inspiration hits me I’ll know and this will fly off of my needles.
Pont Neuf photos by AiméE gille and kate gilbert for twist collective courtesy of Tin Can Knits.
This sweater had me at Retro. I love the shape, the stripes, and the pattern within the stripes.
This sweater says it is meant to be worn on a night out. Imagine knitting it in a yarn with a little bit of sparkle, to really make it the ultimate addition to your evening wardrobe.
Retro photos courtesy of Berroco.
I love the styling of this sweater on a ballerina. But when you look closer at the sweater you realize how delicate and fitted it is, and that it’s screaming to be worn with a big skirt or an amazing pair of wide leg trousers.
It’s the epitome of femininity and functionality.
Ingrid photos courtesy of Interweave.
In the MDK Shop
Into cables? Love a menswear-inspired piece? Then Chroming might be the sweater for you. It’s a classic crew neck, cabled sweater, but the curve at the hem takes it to a new level. I like to think of it as being preppy and polished in one piece.
Knit any of these sweaters and you’ll always have a piece you can put on and immediately feel polished.