Though it’s hot and sticky in Delhi, people were warmly dressed in their woolen clothes when I was there last December. Indian fashion is notoriously bright and colorful. As I discovered, their fuzzy knits are no exception. If you’re a Westerner traveling in India, it’s quite common for men, women, children and even entire families to approach you for a photo. At first, it’s a little awkward, but you get used to it.
Those who prefer to remain incognito will casually (or not so casually) point their camera phones in your direction and snap a few for the family album. I have to admit that I was in awe of the dazzling vests and wished that I had created a Flickr photo set with the evidence. I only managed to nab one unsuspecting yarn lover but he was a minor so he can’t be blamed (plus, he probably doesn’t dress himself). Luckily, our friends Jenne and John were equally impressed and photographed the trend so that we can all enjoy the sweaters in their ‘deliciously awkward’ glory.