From the author of French Girl Knits (Interweave, 2009), French Girl Knits Accessories is a collection of feminine accessories imbued with Kristeen Griffin-Grimes' signature French-inspired aesthetics. Organized in vignettes that take the reader from morning to night vis-a-vis knitted accessories, the projects are appealing and invite knitters to imagine their own daily lives enhanced by wearing such lovely designs.
French Girl Knits Accessories includes 15 intermediate-level knitting projects that cover a full range of accessories for women. Designed with French savoir-faire, the projects include shrugs, hats, gloves and mittens, wraps and stoles, socks and slippers. Throughout this collection of small projects, you'll find an emphasis on clean, modern lines and style, all with an underlying reference to vintage and romantic (but not fussy) fashion details and inspiration.
Techniques include seamless lace (sidebar on increasing in lace), adding embellishments such as buttons, ribbons (sidebar on sourcing vintage materials and tips for attaching to knitted projects), achieving perfect fit in hats, gloves, and socks (sidebars on using short-row shaping, toe-up and top-down constructions), origami-like construction ideas for pleating and folding, and fulling lace and knitted items.
Kristeen Griffin-Grimes launched her French Girl pattern line in early 2005. Her inspiration comes from her jazz-singing mother and her 12-year love affair with France. She leads regular knitting tours in France and is the author of French Girl Knits (2009) and blogs at frenchgirlknits.com. Kristeen lives in Seattle, Washington.
* Contemporary accessories with French fashion flair * Small projects that require only small investments in yarn and time, yet have dramatic fashion impact: knitters love small projects that can be made from just one or two skeins of luxury yarn. This book provides such small projects that transcend the ordinary through their modern, romantic French aesthetic * Kristeen's signature romantic style: these projects reflect Kristeen's chic sense of style-which has proven appeal based on the success of her first book, French Girl Knits