Knitting Giles

This fall we are seriously enchanted by Giles Deacon's big fat knits. And we're craving a version of our own-- Though for less than the several thou
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This fall we are seriously enchanted by Giles Deacon's big fat knits. And we're craving a version of our own-- Though for less than the several thou
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This fall we are seriously enchanted by Giles Deacon's big fat knits. And we're craving a version of our own-- Though for less than the several thousand dollars his sweaters are going for. So we are going to try to knit our own. We made a pilgrimage to our local yarn store, and stocked up on 6 skeins of Rowan's aptly named BigWool (the biggest wool we could find, but unfortunately still not as big as Giles'). We'll be using the giant knitting needles we bought two years ago, when we wanted to make a version of Marc's Gengis Khan-style toppers. Our hat ended up bearing no real resemblance to the Marc version, except that both are brown and knit in chunky yarn. But making it helped kill part of a plane ride to Madrid, and it does keep our head warm. We have never actually knit a sweater, so if the going gets rough we may decide to use the yarn for a Giles style scarf instead. Is anyone else knitting runway-inspired styles this season? --ANNA FIELDING GRIGGS