Tuesday, 5 May 2009

A Few Asian Fashion Knits

Having grown up with the intense love of all thing Asian, not a day would go by when I'd ask a classmate where she bought a certain article of clothing. I'd cry a little inside when I was told that this sweater or those socks were bought in Japan, or HK even. Soon, I just learned to admire from a far and find dupes here where I could. Enter the internet. Stumbling upon angiehearts.net was like walking into a my old classmates closets, it's the style that's nothing like here that I'm still in love with. Angiehearts is like walking into a Forever21 for the first time. Sure, the clothes may be the highest quality (what is?), but at prices like this it's prefect for that night out when you just need something new. ANYTHING NEW. While amassing a gigantic shopping cart/wish list, these two totally knitable designs caught my eye.
beaded top beaded top
Beaded Wide Sleeve Sweater: Tube body, two large rectangles folded down for sleeves, cute beads and you are set. I have a turquoise top like this that's a clapotis dupe:
wide sleeve clapotis top
The second knit I loved is something I'd wear on vacation, or to the beach as a cover-up. Knitted Irregular Hem Sweater
knit asymetrical top and on it looks like... knit asymetrical top
How cute would that look over a bathing suit? Perhaps even done in a slightly looser gauge and larger needles for better air flow would be best. I'd make the collar bigger so that it falls off one shoulder readily. Yup, sounds beachy keen to me :)

11 comments:

Hilary said...

I loooove the black chunky beads around the collar of the first one - so cool!

CanarySanctuary said...

Ooo, I love them both. Must knit a bikini cover-up now!

Susan said...

Thanks for the link. I really like the style of both!

Sarah said...

I love that description about walking into a Forever 21 for the first time. I knew exactly what you meant!

orata said...

wow--that second one is so weird and cool! I wonder if it might look a bit unintentionally lopsided as a handknit, or if it would retain the high fashion vibe.

weezalana said...

That top one looks similar in construction to the Lacy Dolman from the book Glam Knits.

LOL on the Forever 21 reference! I used to call that place disposable clothing - cheap quality, cheap price, but great for party wear! You know, back when I used to party...

Team Knit ! said...

weezalana: It does too! I favorite'd a top a while back from Wuxiapian on Rav. that looks exactly like how i would knit this, minus the chunky prime rib brioche. I really like how that stitch 'puffs' up the fabric.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/wuxiapian/stargazer

Becky-Dee said...

Although I usually don't go for beads in knits (something that recently i seem to be getting over) I really like the beaded top!

Have you ever flicked through a copy of Kieto Dama? It is a japanese knitting magazine which has some awesome patterns in it. I have a couple of recent issues and they are great!

e said...

that second sweater is awesome!!!

Georgia said...

Ok...I adore the first and second sweaters - they are beautiful! And trendy too...

petrina said...

i love the 1st sweater! I want to make something like that!!