Introducing Sorrelle

September 12, 2016 by Jennifer Wood

Sorrelle by Jennifer Wood

Fall is finally coming! I am so excited! Yeah for sweater weather! And Sorrelle is here just in time!

Sorrelle by Jennifer Wood

Sorrelle is the quintessential cardigan, perfect for wearing over dresses or with pants and boots.

Sorrelle by Jennifer Wood

It has a pretty acorn like pattern around the yoke from which cables flow down the front and sleeves and vertical lines down the body.

Sorrelle by Jennifer Wood

Sorrelle is the feminine variation of Sorrel meaning redish brown which describes the beautiful color of the cardigan.

Sorrelle by Jennifer Wood

I used Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown Dk. This was my first time working with it and found it wonderful. It is very soft and has great stitch definition. And in honor of the Sorrelle release Polka Dot Sheep is offering 10% off Stumptown DK.
Code: woodhouseknits Offer ends: Sunday September 18, 2016 at midnight (MST)

 

Sorrelle by Jennifer Wood

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Introducing Avrille

August 1, 2016 by Jennifer Wood

Avrille by Jennifer Wood

Avrille is published!

Avrille by Jennifer Wood

A pretty little shawl that begins with leaves followed by a lovely lace pattern that is like flowers budding among the leaves.

Avrille by Jennifer Wood

This is a top down shawl with the increases incorporated in the lace pattern that form an interesting crescent shape.

Avrille by Jennifer Wood

The english meaning of Avrille is “opening buds of spring” making it the perfect name for this shawl that has flowers budding through the leaves.

Avrille by Jennifer Wood

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Introducing Gia

July 5, 2016 by Jennifer Wood

Gia by Jennifer Wood

In wanting to expand on the design aspect of braided cables moving into single rope cables that I used in Evelyn, I designed a pullover.

Gia by Jennifer Wood

 

I used the braided cables at the neck line and added some eyelet lace to keep the neck band from being too stiff.

Gia by Jennifer Wood

I then added the eyelet lace in between the single cables in the body to make the body more fluid and lighter. And of course to add a pretty detail.

Gia by Jennifer Wood

Gia is little cute name that means God’s gracious gift. It was certainly a gift to figure out the design and hopefully will be a gift to your wearable knits! This tunic style pullover that is fun and easy wearing is sure to be one that gets worn a lot!

Gia by Jennifer Wood

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Chapter 3 – Part 2

April 8, 2016 by Jennifer Wood

Billie

Billie from Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood

I think this hat turned out so fun! I love the way it finishes in the rounded point! However it had a not so good beginning.

Swatch for Refined Knits

This one actually started out as a cardigan and was almost pitched. I just could not get happy with the swatch and was ready to throw out the idea and then my editor told me we needed a hat.

Swatch for Refined Knits

Um, would this work for a hat? I played around with the stitch pattern and came up the the idea of starting the design with mostly lace that would slowly shift into cables.

Billie from Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood

This hat is worked in the round from the brim up.

Estee

Estee from Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood

This was a fun and easy design to put together. It is always good to have these among the more labor intense designs. Gives you a little breather. Likewise it is good to have a more simple knit mixed in with the more complicated patterns.

Swatch for Refined Knits

I think it is delightful that you can mix a few simple patterns like seed stitch, an easy lace stitch and a four stitch cable to form a charming pattern for a design.

Estee from Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood

Estee is worked in the round. The size is adjustable.

Maisie

Maisie from Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood

This is another swatch that I pulled out of my basket. I put the rib stitch and cable and lace pattern together several years ago for a pullover design, but was never completely satisfied with it.

Swatch for Refined Knits

When I was putting the designs for this book together I pulled it out again. Then I came up with the idea of using it for a rounded yoke that started with the rib stitch and slowly moved into the cable and lace pattern.

Maisie from Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood

This rounded yoke cardigan is knitted in one piece from the top down with raglan increases to shape the bodice.

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