this garment was inspired by the architecture of carlo scarpa: an italian architect who incorporated japanese details in his designs; in particular, circular windows to frame a particular view from his building to the landscape.
here, i have used his concept to create a circular scoop neckline to frame the face and decolletage, while the twisted neckband gently softens this frame.
the extra news: while knitting this design, i was so thrilled with the opportunity this design lends to further adaptation, that i have also completed a 'skinny scarpa' : a skinny sister who is known as scarpetta. she will be introduced officially in the next few days.
and still to come will also be a cardigan version that is currently on the needles!
so, without further ado: please leave a comment by sunday, 31 october to win a copy of this new design.
(or i will reimburse you should you wish to buy straightaway if you win!)
a complete aside: my favourite scarpa architecture is without doubt the wonderful museo di castelvecchio: i visited over two days to digest the incredible craftsmanship evident in the exquisitely considered detailing. definitely on my list of buildings to re-visit.