From The Design Studio: Italian-Inspired Knitwear

The season of sweaters has arrived. To celebrate, we asked our sweater designer, Beckie Parker, to take us through the story of one of her favorite knits in our Fall Collection, our Lofty Alpaca Pullover.

 

 

 

This summer, Beckie traveled to a yarn mill in Italy where she found inspiration in their vintage archives and discovered the soft, luxurious yarn she wanted to use for the sweater.

 

 

 

When she came back to our studio, she designed custom ribbing and stitch patterns on our own in-house knitting machine that referenced the vintage Italian styles while adding contemporary details to the silhouette, including a statement sleeve.

 

 

“This sweater is ultra-cozy and versatile,” Beckie says. “It’s great as a wear-alone sweater or layered over one of our high ruffle-collared shirts like our La Vie Striped Top or our Plaid Silk Top.”

 

Shop our Lofty Alpaca Pullover or discover Beckie’s sweater picks for the season below:

 

TAGS: Rebecca Taylor , Fall , Sweaters , Design Studio , Inspiration