SIA: The knitting lesson

My turn again to co-host SIA (Style Imitating Art), and my choice this week is a 1908 painting, “The Knitting Lesson,” by Swiss artist Ernest Biéler (1863-1948).

It’s another male artist, I know, but I couldn’t resist the warmth in this painting and the female-centric focus between the older woman and the young girl. You can read more about the amazingly versatile artist, Ernest Bieler, here and here.

The Knitting Lesson - Ernest Bieler - 1908

The Knitting Lesson – Ernest Bieler – 1908

The colors are both vibrant and soft, and there’s a surprising variety of colors and textures represented in the painting. I thought it would be a good transitional SIA challenge as we begin looking toward spring.  And perhaps this would inspire some experimentations with head scarves or caps? Also, this is for all the knitters out there. 😉

You could go a lot of different ways with this one, so I’m looking forward to a lot of interesting looks from y’all! It’s easy for blogger (and non-bloggers) to participate in SIA. Just send me a photo of your outfit inspired by this SIA pick by next Monday, March 9. My email address is

And for more SIA fun, check out SIA co-founders Jess @ Animated Cardigan and Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey.


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