Smooth as Silk

The Stella McCartney pre-Fall 2010 collection

The Stella McCartney pre-Fall 2010 collection

For her pre-Fall 2010 show, Stella McCartney not only pulled out the standard — camel-colored wool coats — but paired them, surprisingly, with metallic dresses, leggings and tops. While most of us tend to restrict our use of shine to the cocktail hour, there are a daring few who may want to re-create this look in a more wearable, comfortable way, with a knitted garment. What better color and texture palette to use than Malabrigo Silky? With an incredible drape and shine, this dk-weight yarn can prove more inspiring and versatile than ever. Some patterns to try include Coral, from the Amimono Knit Collection, or Coffee Tunic by Mira Ranki.

If you’re feeling inspired, check out this color palette in Silky Merino for solids. It might also give you an interesting ‘metallic’ effect to layer similar colors next to each other in a patterned or fair isle piece!

Silky Merino in Tatami, Teal Feather, and Smoke

Silky Merino in Tatami, Teal Feather, and Smoke

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