“You may think a turtleneck hides a sagging neck and chin, but it is more likely to draw attention to jowls.”
Audrey Hepburn knew this….there are lots and lots of photos of her in her youth with the classic black turtleneck. In later photos you see more v-necks and jewel necklines.
Now….I would never aspire to looking like Audrey Hepburn….no one could!
But in the great turtleneck debate….I need to vote NAY!
I am a sucker for cashmere! I find the most wonderful cashmere sweaters at the thrift store. They usually sell for less than $10. Sadly…..many of the prettiest cashmere sweaters are turtlenecks! I buy them anyway! Then I use some “magic” and turn them into jewel neck treasures!
Notice the classic turtle neck!
All you do is pull the collar up and cut about half of it off.
Leave enough of the ribbed knit to fold to the inside.
Use the wool setting on your iron and steam press the ribbing so that it exactly joins to the line where the ribbing joins the sweater.
Time with the iron is well spent in making the next step easier.
It is simple to just hand stitch the raw edge to the neckline.
Use the tiniest stitches you have patience to do…..
Try to catch as many of the raw knit loops from your scissors cut as you can.
This will keep it from unraveling.
I don’t get all hung up on using special knit thread…..this is a thrift store sweater after all!!