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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Essentially Feminine

We have some pretty new things at the shop right now, many of which you may have seen on our Facebook page.  I'll fill you in on the Noro extravaganza soon, but first I wanted to show you this beautiful new book we just received.

Essentially Feminine Knits is full of just that.  The Ravelry page for the English translation is incomplete, but the Ravelry page for the Danish version is full of beautiful projects and all the details.

Here are some of my favorites from the book.  Fiona is knit with wool and mohair held together, and the gauge ends up being about a bulky weight.

Hella is a cute leafy beanie in two weights, worsted or bulky.  I think prefer the bulky one below.

Palma is a is a pretty wrap sweater with a cable detail on the back.  This one is knit with fingering weight, so a sock yarn or Scrumptious 4 Ply or Karabella Lace Merino Silk would be perfect.

Siri (not the iPhone lady) is very interesting.  The knitting is very simple, and a few seams complete this unique shape.  It's knit with a DK yarn, and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK or Rialto DK would be so nice and cozy.

I love Lilly with her garter goodness and little leaf yoke detail.  This would be amazing in Berroco Ultra Alpaca or good ol' Cascade 220.

Wilma is a pretty little cabled vest.  I love it in the tweed they have here, and Tahki Donegal Tweed or Debbie Bliss Luxury Aran Tweed would be nice.

Viola is an interesting one.  The yarn used for this design is super fluffy and airy, but it's a bulky weight.  We have a yarn coming in the fall that would be perfect for this.  You could probably use Cascade Eco Cloud, but please swatch.

I love Nikita.  Lace, garter, cables, weird construction?  Yes, please.  Look at the pretty shoulder.

Cecilia is delicate and feminine, for sure.  Rowan Kidsilk Haze or Cascade Kid Seta would fit the bill here.

Finally, Coco.  Sophisticated and classic, especially in a fingering weight yarn.

Which ones inspire you?  Come by and take a look.  And stay tuned for the Noro color riot.

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