Everyone who has seen Angostura seems surprised when I tell them it’s worked in worsted weight. There’s something about the delicate tracery of twisted stitches that come together in shaped cable patterns at the waist which gives the illusion of a garment worked in a much finer yarn. Smart, flattering, cosy and fun to knit there’s a lot to love about this pretty vest.
Little Red in the City
Part pattern collection, part resource book, in Little Red in the City Ysolda shares all her tips for successful sweaters that perfectly fit your body. The collection is available as a printed book and an ebook. All printed book purchases include access to the ebook. Every pattern in the collection can also be purchased individually — no more having to buy a whole book when you know you’ll only knit one pattern, although of course buying the collection as a whole is better value.
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With so many sizes to pick from, and guidance within each pattern on how to customise the fit, it should be easy to get a great result. The extensive reference section will equip you with all of the tools you need to achieve a perfect one.
Little Red in the City begins with a seventy-two page reference section that will give you the tools you need to plan sweaters that fit perfectly. A great sweater will no longer be a happy accident.
Included are details on:
Selecting an appropriate yarn for the garment's purpose and design details.
Making swatches that don't lie.
Taking measurements and choosing a size to knit.
Adapting shaping for a perfect fit.
Blocking for a professional finish.
Following is a section of detailed tutorials for some of Ysolda's favourite techniques to incorporate into sweaters: crocheted provisional cast on; long tail tubular cast on; three ways of working short rows; and one-row buttonholes.
With a scoop neck featuring a border of birds that frames the face, pleasing garter stitch edges, and darted shaping Chickadee is sweet, fun to knit and very wearable. As the two samples shown illustrate the colours you choose can create very different looks, have fun experimenting.
Cria, with its simple lines and elegant construction, has just the right amount of vintagey charm. Cute little pockets to hold something tiny and precious, a choice of short puffed sleeves or long buttoned cuffs and the combination of the crisp garter stitch yoke and soft drape of the body combine for a cardigan that’s both adorable and classic.
My goals when designing Laika were simple. So often in warmer weather I find myself reaching for the store bought cardigans in my wardrobe over the handknits because they’re thin enough to stuff in my bag. Lace can be delicate and girly, but it can also be simple and geometric and I love knitting on simple lace patterns because they grow so fast and mould to the body so well. Laika is the perfect cardigan to carelessly throw in your bag as an extra layer with any outfit, pretty but casual, lightweight but not too delicate.
Lauriel features a yoke that flatteringly combines round yoke and set in sleeve shaping in an intriguing seamless construction with underbust gathers and a fitted waist that’s easy to fit perfectly. Twisted ribbing at the neck grows organically to form the outlines of leaves with eyelet flowers at their centres. These leaves are echoed as a motif on the cuffs and body, flowing down into the deep ribbed waistband.
A collection titled Little Red in the City just wouldn’t be complete without a sweater perfect for little red riding hood to wear in the city. A fairy tale draped hood, cape like gathered yoke and flared hem combined with practical pockets, sleeves and a pretty and sturdy honeycomb edging.
A cabled tree motif on the bottom right of the body grows out of deep ribbing, echoed in the vine like pattern that flows around the deep scoop neck. Fitted set in sleeves and hourglass shaping keep things simple and flattering so the focus is on the details.
Choose between the print or digital version of the book. Printed book orders are processed through Ravelry, add the printed book to your basket and enter your shipping address to find out the shipping cost. You will receive a link to download the ebook pdf(s) as soon as your payment is processed. So even if you've purchased the printed book you won't have to wait for it to arrive before starting your project. If you have a Ravelry account your patterns will be accessible from your Ravelry library so that you never have to worry about forgetting it.