Monday, November 7, 2011

Flossie stole

The generous dimensions of my all-season Flossie Stole serve the wearer well - as a neck wrap fending winter winds or around the shoulders for gentler breezes.  Answering my search for a simple yet interesting lace, is this 11 stitch by 20 row repeat of zigzag vine.  Briefly trimmed with garter stitch, you'll find this an enjoyable project to make and most luxurious to wear. 

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Augusta - aka Gussie


Great aunt Augusta, better known as Gussie, was a bit of a wild child I'm told and I'm intrigued – the ideal namesake I feel for this sassy knit.  Here I offer the lace and shaping of my Louise cardigan re-imagined slightly shorter with elbow length sleeves and a broad neckline scoop, making for a perfect all-season topper. Wide garter stitch bands that trim its edges create a calming balance for the active diagonal of its lace.  Most flattering, it may easily be dressed up or down, shown here fashioned with a favorite belt.  Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming.

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