A sweater and shorts is one of my favorite spring/fall combos. I usually wear mine with dark tights and ankle boots, rather than fishnets and platforms like Russian fashion editor Natalia Alaverdian, but I love what she’s done with the tucked-in sweater, demure white shirt, and the sportcoat thrown over her shoulders. And who couldn’t use a perfect little black cable sweater, to be worn a thousand different ways? The best cable sweater pattern I know is actually the brand new one from Jared Flood, called Bray. You could knit it in the prescribed yarn, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, in Cast Iron, which is a tweedy near-black. Or for a true black, try Shibui Merino Alpaca in Abyss, which would also make a garment with a little more drape. To top it off, you could even knit yourself a coordinating Bray Cap in Shelter/Fossil.
Check out Vanessa’s original post for her recommendations on the rest of the outfit.
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