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French Girl Knits: Innovative Techniques, Romantic Details, and Feminine Designs

by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
     
 

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Superbly fitted and fashioned in luxurious yarns, these imaginative patterns follow four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history. Each section features dramatically different types of yarns, colors, and stitch patterns combined with timeless, figure flattering silhouettes that are suitable for knitters of all skill levels. Using

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Superbly fitted and fashioned in luxurious yarns, these imaginative patterns follow four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history. Each section features dramatically different types of yarns, colors, and stitch patterns combined with timeless, figure flattering silhouettes that are suitable for knitters of all skill levels. Using innovative seamless construction methods, the need for sewing seams has been nearly eliminated by fashioning patterns in one piece from start to finish, easily allowing for adjustments for a custom fit. A handy design workshop features in-depth tutorials that teach seamless construction methods and provide valuable technical information for both beginning and seasoned knitters. Perfect for all body types, the designs are figure flattering with curve friendly waist shaping, empire waist detailing, and stitch details such as lacing, openwork, lace edgings, and bell sleeves that highlight the silhouette.

Editorial Reviews

Knit Together
Anyone looking for a book of classic feminine designs is sure to embrace French Girl Knits.
From the Publisher
"5 out of 5 stars. I really love the designs in this book. All the designs have great body shaping, many with curve-friendly waist shaping and/or empire style waists." - Knitting News

"A lovely book full of great patterns for women who love romantic knits as well as those who like more of an edge. The book is a great way to learn seamless techniques." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"So captivating, so conducive to wistful longing that my eyes well up at the thought of it...it's a feast even if you never knit a thing from it, so why deny yourself the pleasure?" - Twist Collective

"Oh la la! This singular collection drips with je ne sais quoi, its 18 body-conscious pieces revealing both rustic and dans-les-rues influences of French fashion." - Yarn Market News

"Everything that you'd expect from a knitting book inspired by 'an appreciation of the small, lovely moments in life' that is apparent in the lives of the French. There is beautiful, lush, knitterly photography—closeups of unusual knitting stitches and details, along with vintage inspired interiors and stunning scenery." - YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More

"Gorgeous patterns." - Blogcritics.org

"This is an amazing book to add to your knitting library especially if you love cute little sexy sweaters. There are also a few in here that I would consider great first-time sweaters." - Knitty.com

"First Reaction: Ooh la la...Classic shapes, but with extra design elements, like lace gussets, or ribbing to provide shape; an unexpected cable, creative closures, or knit-in color work to accent an edge." - KnittingScholar.com

About.com Guide to Knitting
A lovely book full of great patterns for women who love romantic knits as well as those who like more of an edge. The book is a great way to learn seamless techniques.
Twist Collective
Captivating, so conducive to wistful longing that my eyes well up at the thought of it . . . it's a feast even if you never knit a thing from it, so why deny yourself the pleasure?
Blogcritics.org
Gorgeous patterns.
YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More
Everything that you'd expect from a knitting book inspired by an appreciation of the small, lovely moments in life that is apparent in the lives of the French. There is beautiful, lush, knitterly photography, closeups of unusual knitting stitches and details, along with vintage inspired interiors and stunning scenery.
Knitty.com
This is an amazing book to add to your knitting library especially if you love cute little sexy sweaters. There are also a few in here that I would consider great first-time sweaters.
KnittingScholar.com
First Reaction: Ooh la la . . . Classic shapes, but with extra design elements, like lace gussets, or ribbing to provide shape; an unexpected cable, creative closures, or knit-in color work to accent an edge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680692
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes is the designer of the French Girl pattern line, which is sold in yarn stores across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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