Introducing Frances

June 19, 2017 by Jennifer Wood

Frances by Jennifer Wood

Such a fun knit! This design is one of those that is much simpler to knit than appears. It is an easily learned cable pattern mixed with simple eyelet stitch.

Frances by Jennifer Wood

 

People will think you are a knitting genius when they see your work! It is a dropped shoulder worked from the top down with positive ease and fitted sleeves to make a comfortable, flattering fit.

Frances by Jennifer Wood

 

I really like the name Frances but could not think not think of a way to connect “free man” the meaning of the name to the sweater. But decided to go with it anyway because somehow it seems fitting.

Frances by Jennifer Wood

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Introducing Ella

May 15, 2017 by Jennifer Wood

Ella by Jennifer Wood

Oh my, a new favorite! Ella is a graceful feminine cardigan that combines lace and cables to delight the eyes and the craft.

Ella by Jennifer Wood

Ella means fairy maiden, this one is definitely pretty enough to adorn a fairy maiden.

Ella by Jennifer Wood

This cropped cardigan perfect for wearing over your spring dresses or a tank and pants. Ella is not a quick knit but the result of a beautiful cardigan is so worth it!

Ella by Jennifer Wood

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Introducing Alda

May 4, 2017 by Jennifer Wood

Alda by Jennifer Wood

This simple garter stitch shawl is a mediation on short rows.

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The short row placing gives it a unique curved shape that is perfect for wrapping around the shoulders.

Alda by Jennifer Wood

And the pretty lace edging adds the perfect detail. The short rows and lace edging add enough speciality to the garter stitch to make this a very enjoyable knit.

Alda by Jennifer Wood

 

Alda is an old german name meaning prosperous. I thought it a fitting name for the shawl; the garter stitch is a very old stitch and I used the german short row method.

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And of course you feel prosperous with your lovely shawl wrapped around your shoulders. This shawl has a nice peaceful rhythm to it. It is such a pleasure to knit, I hope you enjoy it also!

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Introducing Gabriella

March 27, 2017 by Jennifer Wood

Gabriella by Jennifer Wood

Gabriella is a strong yet graceful feminine form of Gabriel. I always think of cables as adding strength and structure to a garment.

Gabriella by Jennifer Wood

The way they are used in this pullover they also add graceful lines and curves creating a beautiful feminine sweater.

Gabriella by Jennifer Wood

The base cable pattern used is from Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook, which has so many wonderful cables! From playing with it I created the beautiful back.

Gabriella by Jennifer Wood

I knew this one needed a special yarn so I used Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast. It is wonderful to work with knits up beautifully. I had so much fun designing this pullover. I hope you have as much fun knitting it!

Gabriella by Jennifer Wood

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