Thursday, April 05, 2007

Luxury Knits

I've been knitting away at my mom's birthday sweater. Her birthday was in January and after a few tries with patterns and yarn, I am working on this:

It's knit in Elann's Baby Silk in Cornflower, which is just delightful. It's super soft and fuzzy but not too warm. I love it.

The pattern is from a book called
Luxury Knits. I had bought this book for a v-neck raglan pattern in it that I thought my mom would like, but she ended up picking this lacey one. I'm done the back, hurray!

Here are some other patterns from this book that I kinda like:

Oops, nipple!

Reminds me a little of Green Gable, but lace on the sleeves.

I plan to use this stitch pattern on some Rowan Kidsilk Haze...

Most of these patterns are a bit oversized and not very fitted, but that can always be changed. The stitch patterns and basic shapes are really lovely, and I usually end up tweaking patterns anyway. I would recommend this book for some nice lacey patterns in a variety of styles - cardigans, pullovers, short/long and sleeveless versions. But you might need to change up the sizing a bit and add some shaping.


  1. Very nice work! Looks like a good book too. I prefer less fitted knits for myself... I'll have to add that to my never-ending Amazon wishlist.

  2. That's looking lovely! Thanks for the book review, too.

  3. I think your mom will absolutely love the sweater pattern and the color. Simply mahvelous!

  4. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful sweater. What a lovely gift!

  5. I love the color of your mom's sweater! Very nice!


  6. Very pretty! I've used the baby silk too and it's so nice.

  7. Great patterns, and your mom should be very happy- looks gorgeous. BTW, you will love the Grand Canyon- I'm so glad we went! Make sure you drive through Oak Creek canyon if you are driving between Sedona and Flagstaff- amazing views. I could bore anyone to death with all our pics!

  8. Pretty patterns. Looks like a great book, thanks for the review.


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