When Catherine Carnevale was three months pregnant with her first child and visiting the sacred valley in Peru with husband, Nick, she had an epiphany. She no longer wanted to work in corporate fashion — she was most recently, Senior Director of Knitwear at Club Monaco. Upon returning to the states she promptly quit her job and started her knitwear line, Eleven Six.
Combining contemporary design with traditional Andean knitting techniques, Eleven Six sources their yarn from Peru and Bolivia and exclusively uses yarn that is natural, sustainable, eco-friendly and ethical. Due to it’s origin, the Alpaca yarn is able to withstand cold as well as the equatorial warmth.
It’s this cross-season approach to Catherine’s designs (and materials) that we love. These knit pieces are meant to be worn throughout multiple seasons. They are the pieces you reach for time and again, instead of promptly stuffing under your bed once the weather starts to turn either too hot or too cold.
If it doesn’t get any cooler than that, Catherine’s husband runs one of our favorite local coffee joints, Gasoline Alley Coffee, where we met her to snap this effortlessly chic portrait of her wearing, yep, you guessed it, Eleven Six.