The prizes for the last two weeks have really been geared toward projects for kids. So let’s do something for the gown-ups this week!
Louisa says the Autumn/Winter pattern collections were inspired by the Jazz Age and reading “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Raise your hand if you reread it before watching the new movie.)
The pattern names reflect this influence.
The “Fitzgerald” pullover has a flattering empire waist, with a bit of lace to dress things up. You can work it in one color as show above, or work the trim in Grace Hand Beaded.
“Simone” has eyelets highlighting the raglan line. The lace edge is knit first, for a bit of challenge, then it’s smooth sailing to the yoke. The body is knit flat, while the yoke is worked in the round.
But my favorite is the “Gillespie” shawl.
I like the size of it (12″ wide x 45″ long) and I love the leaf edging. I find myself obsessed with leaf motifs lately.
It is my plan to knit Gillespie in the new year. I think I’ll start on January 1 to have a “harmonious” start to the new year.
Care to join me?
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