©2013 twistcollective.com; photography: Jane HellerI know it sounds funny, but I do a lot of designing on my bicycle. I live in a mountainous place, and no matter where I ride, there are always hills and more hills. To keep myself from thinking about my legs on those endless climbs, I pass the time working out the details of new designs.
On some rides last summer it was a cardigan design that kept me diverted. The idea was to create a modern shape that would skim the figure and be easy to wear, but with a bit of elegance…something feminine, but not girly…with lace details, but a geometric motif rather than a floral one…on and on it went, to the top of the hill.
The result is Floriston, just out in Twist Collective's Spring 2013 issue. It's an airy, open-front cardigan with clean lines and a little surprise – a sweet inverted pleat at the back.
©2013 twistcollective.com; photography: Jane HellerSome more details:
- A wavy eyelet-and-rib pattern forms the cardigan's front bands and is repeated on the inside of the pleat.
- A bit of waist shaping keeps the silhouette sleek.
- The sweater fronts widen slightly at the bottom for some subtle draping without an excess of fabric.
- The bracelet-length sleeves have a little vent detail that echoes the back pleat.
- The sleeves and hem have a crisp I-cord edging.