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French Girl Knits

by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, known in the knit and crochet community for her pattern company, French Girl, utilizes inventive combinations of texture, color, and stitch patterns in her fashion-forward, seamless design work featured in her new book, French Girl Knits.French Girl Knits includes:Classy, feminine designs fashioned in luxurious yarns that achieve suberb figure-flattering fit with seamless construction-the need for sewing has been eliminated with Kristeen's one-piece designs.Four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history: Enfant Sauvage (Wild Child), la Boutique Parisienne (A Vintage Dress Shop in Paris), Dans La Rue (Street Wear), and Creatrice (Creative Woman). A design workshop featuring in-depth tutorials that teach seamless construction methods featured in French Girl Knits, providing valuable technical information for both beginning and seasoned knitters. You"ll learn how to design in a more organic way, either from the top down, from the hem up, from the back out, and by picking up live stitches when possible.All of the designs featured in French Girl Knits are body conscious and figure flattering. Many designs include curve-friendly waist shaping, empire-waist detailing, and stitch details that emphasize the feminine form. Inspired by historical costume, Kristeen uses unique detailing such as lacing, openwork, lace edgings, and bell sleeves to further highlight the woman's silhouette.French Girl Knits invites you to be immersed in a world filled with imagination and creativity, using knitting as a vehicle for self-express and encouraging experimentation through your medium.

French Girl Knits Accessories

by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

La Belle Vie (live the good life) in knitted style!Journey with Kristeen Griffin-Grimes as she delivers an encore of her signature French-inspired aesthetics to French Girl Knits Accessories. Organized in vignettes that offer knitted accessories for any time of every day, you'll find modern, appealing projects that invite you to imagine your own daily lives enhanced by wearing such lovely designs.Discover 15 intermediate knitting projects that cover a full range of accessories for women. Designed with French savoir-faire - that is,versatililty and adaptability - the projects run the gamut from shrugs, hats, gloves, and mittens to wraps, stoles, socks, and slippers. Want to add more romance with lace or ribbon? Desire a perfect pleat or fold? Sidebars and techniques include simple how-tos for these concerns and more. Throughout this collection of small projects, you'll find an emphasis on clean, modern lines and style, all inspired by vintage and romantic fashion details.Along with French Girl Knits Accessories, grab your favorite knitting needles, a baguette, and a glass of wine. Before you know it, you'll be on your way to creating romantic French-inspired projects.

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