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Kimono Fana Cardigan
[pinit] This sweater melds my desire for a traditional Fana sweater with a Japanese Kimono element. I love the simplicity of the kimono, which seems to want to blend with the simplicity of the Norwegian Fana motifs. Flattering color placement and a fitted waist make it very wearable and modern.
Sweatshirt Jacket for Women
[pinit] This woman's jacket version is made with just 1 strand of bulky yarn, and, though it is warm, it is not as heavy a jacket as the original. I also made some changes to the original – this pattern has no hood. I don't like hoods, myself, and was finding that many women were knitting the jacket for themselves, not their husbands, as was the intent of the original design. I do, however, like a foldover ribbed collar, so that is what I have used in this version. This jacket, I will happily wear! I have kept the upper body patterning, the zipper closure, and the slanted pockets, that are typical to a sweatshirt, giving it it's distinctive look.
As first seen in Knitter's Fall '96 I was thinking of my husband, when I designed this sweatshirt, as he is an engine rebuilder/mechanic and often wears cotton thermal sweatshirts. These sweatshirts are not warm enough and also shrink, with all the washing and machine drying they require. [pinit]
Cabled Inset Sleeve Jacket
Roses & Cloverleaf Cardigan
[pinit] This pattern was devised from a weaving pattern, noted as "There are Little Roses and Cloverleaf in point twill", from Multiple harness Patterns from the Early 1700's, The Snavely Patterns, by Isabel I. Abel. I spent many years hand spinning, natural dyeing, weaving and rug hooking, before designing knitting patterns, and find weaving and quilt patterns to be a rich heritage of visual design elements, just waiting to be adapted to knitting. I used the weaving pattern as a focul point in a Norwegian-style cardigan, complete with lice (ljus) and clasps! Corrugated ribbing borders the body's lower edge, neck edge and sleeve cuffs, with a simple stockinette facing bordering the front bands. The facing is in two colors, Brown Heather along the lower front edge of the cardigan and Prairie Fire along the upper front edge, to match the background color on each part of the sweater. Pewter clasps finish the look, but you can sew in a zipper, if you desire, for a more modern look!
Rosebud Lace Cardigan
[pinit] The simple rose lace motifs are scattered loosely about the cardigan, so as not to detract from the sweater's warmth, yet, still lends a romantic air, while the twisted stitch cabling at cuffs, collar and lower edge add textural interest to an easy-to-wear sweater!
Breath of Spring
[pinit] This cardigan is like a breath of spring - almost lighter than air, as it is knit at a loose gauge. It is the perfect coverup for a spring day or a cool summer evening. La Gran mohair yarn is an ideal yarn choice for the sweater, as the brushed mohair fills in the stitches just enough to soften the loose gauge, and the yarn's strength ensures that the fabric will wear well. For a smoother look, try Lily Chin's Tribeca. Higher or deeper v-neck is your choice. Crochet flowers are appliqued around hem and at the sleeves, just above the flare, as a lovely feminine accent. The weight of the appliques also gives structure to these very light fabrics, ensuring the cardigan hangs well. It's a go-to shoulder season sweater!
Alpaca Boucle Kimono Jacket & Purse
[pinit] This jacket is an easy shape to wear and knit; just stockinette and seed stitch. What makes it fabulous is the simple kimono style with waist shaping, the smooth, short-row construction method for the sleeves and the wonderful Alpaca Boucle yarn from Plymouth Yarns. Striped, color-blocked, or a solid color, this jacket is cozy and fabulous!
Lace Collared Cardigan
[pinit] This easy-to-knit cardigan was designed for a close fit, with snug sleeves, but, naturally, you can knit the size that gives the fit you desire. The lace collar is optional. Without the collar, the sweater is a basic cardigan – a wardrobe staple. Adding the collar lends a romantic flair, but as it's detachable, does not limit the cardigan's use. I used Oasis Yarn Aussi Wool for the sweater. It is a soft, round yarn, that's a pleasure to knit with, and very comfortable to wear.
New Sweden cardigan/jacket
[pinit] I love old textiles and their patterns, and so, naturally, this admiration affects my designing. New Sweden is based on traditional Swedish motifs and shaping, but, updated with softer coloring. The traditional square neck on this cardigan gives it a simple, refined look that would work well as a suit jacket.
Bird & the Bush
[pinit] These motifs come from an c.1838 jacquard-woven border pattern for a coverlet. The original weaver was Andrew Kump, of Hanover, Pennsylvania. Jacquard weaves put wonderfully graphic and colorful patterns into our early American homes. Though I have woven my share of simple yard goods, a part of me wishes to experience making these intricate weaves - hence, the bursting of these motifs into my handknitting expression.
[pinit] The moment I saw this old, Pueblo frog motif, I was struck by it's Art Deco feeling. I've chosen just 2 main colors to present the image, whose graphic quality is enhanced by the limited color palette! Red is one of my favorite colors, and so I chose an earthy red, for the accent color. The pattern wraps around the entire coat.
Maine Raglan Jacket & Mittens
[pinit] This raglan cardigan was designed for everyday wear. It has textural interest, without being complicated to knit, and its easy shape will look good on wearers of many sizes. It's neutral coloring will go with almost any outfit and be a comfortable, classic addition to your wardrobe. Knowledge of steeking is needed , tho one could opt to work the jacket back and forth.