Allison says: This wrap sweater feels so soft and lovely, and the color is gorgeous in person. I think that this would work especially well with a skirt (as it is shown with in the magazine) because it hits at my natural waist. It would show off the waistband of a skirt nicely. I would go up a size if I were planning to wear the wrap with pants, just to get a little more length and room.
Height 5’ 4”
I noticed that several of the Gallery Gals wanted to tie this one in front, instead of at the hips as shown in the magazine. I think a lot of women are sensitive about having big knots or ties in the tummy/hip area, but the cabled ties here are long enough so you can make a small knot at the back, as shown on the model, instead of directly at the side of your hip where you might not want to add the extra "width."
When tied as the designer intended, the cables form the illusion of a graceful wide belt, beginning at your natural waist, not the widest part of your hips. Experiment!
If that tie is just too long for your taste, the knitting police will not come after you for making it shorter...or even eliminating the "tie" entirely and using a button to form the lovely wrap silhouette. This is a sweater where the right "wrap" technique can make or break the look.
Specific tips for our Gallery Gals:
- See how there isn't enough fabric for Allison to form the front "wrap cross"? She needs a size larger.
- On the other hand, Karen has so much fabric that even the ties can't help her; she needs a size smaller. However, for her height, she has very long arms; she might want to lengthen the sleeves!
- The shoulders look too big for Toni--but notice how the hip section is pulled too low? If she tied the sweater up higher, near the top of her hips, the entire sweater would fit better.