Knitting Gatsby Style

Fireworks will be exploding on the big screen this weekend, as the highly-anticipated remake of The Great Gatsby roars back to life.  This 3D visual extravaganza by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, set amidst the glitzy post-war era of a booming Wall Street, will enthrall movie-goers with jazzy hip-hop riffs, a parade of sleek and shiny roadsters, lavish beaded costumes by Prada, and vintage bling from Tiffany, a decadent backdrop to the fictitious saga of Long Island millionaire, Jay Gatsby and his beloved, Daisy Buchanan.

Capture your own Gatsby Style with these fabulous flapper fashions from Debbie Bliss


cashmerino aran

Beaded Turban- Turn heads with a 1920’s style bob cut and this stunning headpiece, knit in two seed stitch strips and seamed together with a centre tab.  Add a decorative touch with a special vintage broach or a sprinkle of pearls for evening sparkle.  Knit in Cashmerino Aran, soft and demure in over sixty shades.  Beige (shown above).


rilato 4 ply

Dog Tooth Yoke Sweater-  Pleated skirts with drop waists were all the rage in the Jazz Age, this one is paired nicely with a figure-flattering ribbed pullover featuring elegant sleeves that grace the elbow and an interesting two-tone slip stitch yoke pattern.  Knit in Rialto 4 Ply, a washable fine merino wool, light enough for the warm weather, and available in more than thirty colours.  Pale Blue and White (shown above).


eco baby

Cabled Cardigan-   A slim neutral silhouette was the fashion style, and for classic daywear, a shawl collared cardigan with pockets for a silver cigarette case was a staple, this one features delicate lace detail.  Sleek and sophisticated in a champagne hue, knit in Eco Baby, an organic cotton in a finer weight.  Pebble (shown above).


baby cashmerino

Beaded Clutch Bag-   Flapper girls were the life of the party during the Roaring Twenties, with their feathered headpieces, embroidered dresses, and beaded accessories like this exquisite knitted clutch.  One ball of Baby Cashmerino, and a remnant of silk fabric for the lining work their magic with glass beads threaded onto the yarn and knit into a chevron pattern.  Hot Pink (shown above). 


eco baby dress

Pleated Skirt Dress-  Summertime in Long Island includes serving tea and sandwiches in the gazebo, followed by serving on the tennis court.  This sporty outfit has well-constructed pleats, transitioning into stripes and ribs.  Knit in Eco BabyHeather and White (shown above).


rilato 4 ply two-tone

Diamond Sweater-  After a night of doing the Charleston, its a relaxing afternoon game of croquet, and this classic Diamond Sweater suits the occasion to a tee.  Knit in Rialto 4 PlyLight Pink and White (shown above).

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