Close-Knits

You can pretty much always guarantee that I will have some type of knit garment on, whether it be layered within my ensemble or a simple scarf in the compartments of my handbag. This particular crochet knit in (a two-toned hue of) blue presents a rippling effect by the fullness in the pattern, and I love it!

I acquired this lovely crochet-knit a couple weeks ago. Clearly handmade I immediately grabbed it, though it was on the rack in the coat section I had a premonition of how this outfit would play out; I wanted to wear it as a skirt and a capelet.

Knit Expressions:
I was twirling around in this skirt more than a few times before I actually headed out for the day, which had me reminiscent of fun clothes of my childhood. Knits can really be a true fashion friend, lending its beauty in versatility, less restrictive qualities than woven garments, and even give body outlining "hugs of love."

For example, haven't you ever slipped into a form fitting garment, or that so-called body-con dress, one that fits like a glove and hugs all the right places... Perhaps you may possess a cardigan or skirt that's roomy and comfortable, yet that knit of choice also gives you the feeling of a genuinely cozy hug.

The material of a soft hand, unique gauge, or dramatic detailing catches your eye, and when you find that special knit there's a stylish bond that occurs. It may very well be a transitory relationship or one that makes a repetitive cameo appearance in your lifestyle closet. Whatever impression a favourite knit gives you, I hope that it makes you feel as good as this one has made me.
Painting with my autumn style!

"No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love."
Edvard Munch



The goods: Crochet piece worn as skirt/capelet-vintage shop, Shoes-Chinese Laundry, Vegan handbag-gifted-Etsy, Tank tunic-Roxy, Top w/lace sleeves-H&M, Ombre necklace-F21, Belt-gifted, Tights-Miss Selfridge.
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45 comments

  1. I love how innovative you are, turning the capelet into a skirt. You carry it off with such style and panache and look absolutely gorgeous! Love the hues in the tights and the capelet. I agree with you, knits are so warm and inviting, especially when the temperature starts dipping. When I was in school my grandma used to knit sweaters for me
    Now I appreciate their beauty! The quote you posted at the end is touching and apt.

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  2. I wouldn't have thought of doing that but I see how good it looks as a skirt and  a cape. Good value for money!

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  3. Sick By Trend03 November, 2011

    very beautiful the color :D

    xxwww.sickbytrend.com

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  4. SACRAMENTO Amate03 November, 2011

    I love how it looks as a skirt, wowwwwwwww what a brilliant ideal. Absolutely inspiring, Madison.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  5. I just love the variety of textures and colors in this outfit. You look amazing!  :)

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  6. So blue. I love how you layer all the time and find different fabrics to work with. 

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  7. This is such a cute outfit. Is that the same knit you wore as skirt and cape? How versatile! :)

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  8. I definitely love a piece with versatility. That looks great as a capelet & skirt.

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  9. The skirt?  Kind of fantastic.... I love how your mind works!!

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  10. Thanks Lauren, I love this crochet very much. -xx

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  11. hehe, thanks Alexis.  It is quite fantastic. I love it! :)

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  12. Yes, double the wears!  xo :) 

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  13. Thank you Ambu dear. This crochet piece lit up my day when I bought it. So glad that you like it too. It's always a treat when someone appreciates the little art bits that I sneak in a post.   :-)

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  14. Thanks my dear. Wishing you a beautiful day. :)
    xxoo

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  15. sartorialsidelines03 November, 2011

    I love how you wore it as two different pieces - that's so neat! And it totally works both ways.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  16. love that striped dress!

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  17. I love that skirt. So pretty! It looks great as a cape too.

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  18. your blue tights are so cool!!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  19. Styleshewrote04 November, 2011

    Love that knit capelet! The colors are beautiful. xo style, she wrote

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  20. Talk about a multitasking piece! I love both ways you are wearing it and styling it. And that shade of blue is amazing on you, you look gorgeous. So glad you put on a red lip, it helps make the whole look pop. XO Jill

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  21. GlamKitten8804 November, 2011

    I lovelovelove the color of your top!  Chunky knits are so in right now, and they keep you warm in the cold weather.  That's a total win in my book.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  22. I love it both as a skirt and cape. Fun!

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  23. Your outfit reminds me of my friend's style so much!

    Enchantingly,
          Gab
          www.shortfashionstories.blogspot.com

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  24. beautiful color! i love the first pic... very nice!!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  25. Love the colors and textures!
    odessa (teasoftime.blogspot.com)

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  26. Oh to Be a Muse04 November, 2011

    i love the color blue and you make it look so hot. the tunic, the tights and the shoes are fantastic!

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  27. Interesting... well, thank you very much. I'm liking this friend already, hehe!

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  28. Thanks Jill darling! it has become a true favourite. + I love Blue so much. Happy weekend to you.

    *rouge lips?= my new BFF! :)

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  29. Aren't they? I wanted every colour... still seeking mustard presently.

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  30. Thanks Erika! The texture of this is the best part. I will  need to wear again soon! :-)  Have a great weekend. 

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  31. Chunky knits... superb score! thanks doll!  Have a lovely day. 

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  32. I love versatile pieces very much. Thanks for stopping by. -xx

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  33. Myrepublicoffashion04 November, 2011

    Loving that crochet piece. Especially when you wore it as a skirt! :)SarahD

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  34. I love something that can be so versatile!!

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  35. I love it! What a great piece! Two ways of wearing for the price of one. I love capes myself but it is very cute as a skirt - love the vibrant colour and like the blue tights with it too.

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  36. This is like supa cute!!!! I am officially a new stalker/follower!!!! I like both looks you can NEVER go wrong with a versatile piece...!!!!

    U R welcome to check out my blog.

    Xoxo
    Lynn
    http://lalynnsshoppe.blogspot.com/  
     

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  37. You're a genius I love it on you both ways and the color is stunning.

    That Munch quote is so sweet.

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  38. Love the versatility of that skirt/cape! Too cute!

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  39. hello Lynn & thank you for visiting my blog. Really appreciate the lovely comment, Hope to see you again soon. :)

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  40. OH my dear you are so sweet. Thanks so much! I really LOVE this knit. -xx

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  41. Msfashionstreet18 November, 2011

    love the shoes!beautiful,you are beautiful!http://msfashionstreet.blogspot.com/

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