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Feminine

knits
timeless
designs

lene holme samsøe


feminine knits
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bolero
This light little piece Finished Notions
Measurements Large-eye tapestry needle; stitch
looks lovely over a 33½ (36¼, 38½, 41)" (85 [92, holders; about 67" (170 cm) of
98, 104] cm) bust circumfer- ¾" wide ribbon.
summer dress, perfect ence, 17¾ (18½, 19¼, 20)" (45
Gauge
[47, 49, 51] cm) length from
to cover your shoulders. CO to neck edge.
19 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in lace pattern on larger
The linen in the yarn Yarn needles.
Fingering weight (Super
gives the stitches good Fine #1).
Note
Work the first and last stitch of
definition, showing Shown here: Coats HP Løve Lima
every row in garter stitch (knit
(38% linen, 31% cotton; 31%
on RS and WS).
off the lace pattern viscose; 223 yd [104 m]/50 g):
#211 powder, 2 (3, 3, 3) balls.
and preventing the See page 126 for yarn substitu-
tion suggestions.
jacket from stretching.
Needles
It also keeps the U.S. size 1.5 (2.5 mm) and U.S.
size 4 (3.5 mm): straight. U.S.
jacket lightweight and size 1.5 (2.5 mm): 24" (60 cm)
breathable. circular (cir). Adjust needle
sizes if necessary to obtain the
correct gauge.
diagonal
jacket
Finished Measurements
Back Width (jacket): 16½ (17¾, 19,20,
21¼" (42 [45, 48, 51, 54] cm) The lace panels for the
Total Length (back): about 17¾" (19, 20,
21¼, 22½" (45 [48, 51, 54, 57] cm)
front of this elegant jacket
are worked diagonally from
Yarn
Worsted (Medium #4) the raglan edge of the sleeves
Shown here: Coats Ombelle
(70% mohair, 25% wool, 5%
and the side seam of the back,
polyamid; 158 yd [145 m]/50 g): making a stylish silhouette.
#1010 camel, 5 (5,6,7,7) balls.

Needles
U.S. size 10 (6 mm). Adjust needle
size if necessary to obtain the correct
gauge.

Gauge
13 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in
stockinette stitch; 13 sts = 4" (10 cm)
in lace pattern.

diagonal jacket
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lace top
feminine knits
5
lace edge
cardigan

lace edge crop cardigan

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frost
flower

project name
6
jacket for
everyone

contents
foreword
using this book
+ Choosing the Right Size
+Choosing Materials
+ Following the Pattern
projects
Plissé
Wraparound Sweater
Top with Pom-pom Ties
Chevron Pattern Top
Lace Edge Cardigan
Lace Edge Crop Cardigan
Bolero
Lace Top
A Coverlet
Shawl with Leaf Lace
Two-color Jacket
Circular Knit Jacket
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Aran Sweater
Jacket for Everyone
Flower Jacket
Blackberries & Ribbons
Skirt
Diagonal Jacket
Embroidered Vest
Plissé Flower Power Vest
Bag
Frost Flower
Sweater with Mohair Edging
Shawl Collar Jacket
Cap
Scarf
Rib Knit Vest
Jacket with Collar & Lapels
Yarns
Glossary
Index

feminine knits
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knit beautiful,
timeless designs
fall in love with knitting, again!
This captivating design collection features intrigu-
ing patterns with flattering, feminine silhouettes
that knitters will be eager to start and delighted to
finish. Inspired by current and vintage fashion,
Feminine Knits showcases texture, lace, and unusual
pattern construction.

inside, knitters will find:


+Classic patterns for skirts, jackets, tanks,
pullovers, and accessories, for every season,
skill level, time commitment, and occasion.
+
Elegant finishing techniques and impeccable
detailing that makes a piece become a classic,
like crocheted edgings, flattering shaping, and
tailored sleeves.
+
Beautiful photography and detailed instruc-
tions, plus yarn substitution and sizing guides.

Intermediate knitters looking for beautiful, classic


patterns that are interesting and wearable will
be enchanted with the feminine appeal of this
fashionable pattern collection.

Paperback, 8½ × 9, 128 pages Lene Holme Samsøe is a Danish knitwear designer.


80 photographs In addition to four other books of knitting and crochet designs for
ISBN 978-1-59668-140-8
$22.95 children and adults, she has designed patterns for the Sandnes
May 2009 Garn yarn company and Coats in Denmark.