Posted on February 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

Ready to Wear Fashion Week brings for me the reliable delight of Ralph Lauren's show, which reminds me that I can always marshall the wools in my life to look a little more put together, if not as costumey as his beautiful whippet girls.  The year, Ralph is clearly inspired by all of our Downton Abbey watching, and the first third of the show has a lot of knitting happiness peeking out from under the houndstooth. The entire slide show is here. The evening dresses aren't half bad either.

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But really, my heart belongs to the fair isle vests. Doesn't this just make you want to run to your copy of Mary Jane Mucklestone's 200 Fair Isle Motifs?

And oh, and those argyles! Orange and baby blue diamonds with navy, and red diagonals? It's been awhile since I knit argyles, but perhaps it's time.