Less is more, wouldn’t you agree? Clean lines and a few well-articulated details resonate with me. Cecily MacDonald’s sweater is the classic example of how elegant constraint can be. You begin the sweater at the neck with a few rounds of a simple lace stitch that yield a softly scalloped neckline. From that point on, it’s stockinette stitch down to brief ribbed borders on body and sleeves.
Less is more, so I’ll keep this short. But I wanted to show you this picture. We ruled it out for our e-letter because the truck looms a little too prominently in the background. (Beauty and the Beast?) But I like it because it’s a reminder that Portland still values its working waterfront. Not always pretty, never quiet, usually smelly, but hey—it’s about the fish and the tides and the people in thigh-high wellies. And we like that.