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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: “Fair Isle panels at the hemline and on both sides of the notched yoke give Moss’s cap-sleeved tunic - worked in Patons’ ‘Classic Wool’ - extra flair. The body, knit in two pieces and seamed, has a subtle A-line shape and features seek-stitch-filled cabling on...
Form follows function, but Aran stitches offer the best of both worlds. This combination of traditional patterns reflects the spirit of the rich and diverse flora growing side by side on the remarkable limestone pavements of Inisheer, the most easterly of the Aran islands. — Jean Moss
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
Pattern originally done in Rowan Donegal Lanbswool Tweed, Rowan Fine Cotton Chenille and Rowan 4-ply Botany, all used with 2 ends. I have now substituted a similar colourway in Rowan Belle Organic DK, which is 50% cotton/50% wool and will wear well.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Loose-fitting cropped cardigan with striped garter edges. With its bird’s-eye-flecked yoke and sleeves striped collar, cuffs, and hem, Jean Moss’s cropped cardigan is brimming with personality. Knit in Fleuris (Louisa Harding/KFI), it closes with two buttons and is accented with extra-long sleeves. (Vogue Knitting)
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Headwrap, cowl or shawl - this versatile and clever pattern is a true Mobius strip with no seam. It went quickly and was fun to make. The instructions were clear and it worked out well. The book features only Araucania yarns, but this would work well in Malabrigo Worsted or a worsted weight alpaca yarn for a cool weather wear.
This piece was inspired by the fabulous designs of artist and couturier Mariano Fortuny, who combined color and texture with ingenious cut, taking his inspiration from the velvets and brocades of the Italian fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Isadora Duncan was among the many famous clients attracted to his Venice studio. His garments emphasized...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These frothy concoctions in luxurious Kid Silk Haze are a beautiful gift for a bride, either in blue as in the old rhyme (something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue), cream or white. They’ll also leave a non-knitting recipient completely in awe of your skills. Rest assured though, this is a quick and easy lace rib which kni...
These chunky legwarmers are ideal for getting you up to speed with basic cables. Knit flat with no shaping, this is a gift you can knock up on a long winter’s evening or over a leisurely weekend. I’m so happy that they’re back in fashion favour as whether being worn on stage, street or at home, they’ll help bring out the dancer in you.
Luminous color and feminine lacy peplums capture the stylish combination of baroque fantasy and flawless craftsmanship which epitomized Lalique’s work.Famous for both his exquisite glass and fabulous jewelry designs, René Lalique contributed his own unique aesthetic to the Art Nouveau movement.
Inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s style, this is a chic off-shoulder short-sleeved top with contrasting garter stitch bands at shoulders, bottom of sleeves and hem, and with the shoulder band set off by bow in center.This pretty summer top would look just as good adding pizzazz under a business suit as when given centre stage with cropped trous...
One of the easiest of knits in garter stitch with no finishing at all. The pattern is given for 2 versions: the natural undyed Masham yarn will appeal to those who appreciate the rugged outdoors, whereas the gossamer Kid Silk Haze version transforms the same pattern into a diaphanous floating scarf that’s perfect for a breezy summer’s evening.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This graceful and delicate shawl is perfect for a very special person on your shawl-knitting list. The light mohair/silk yarn makes a warm, enveloping shawl that is light and airy at the same time. Knitted in snowdrop stitch and queens lace edging and trimmed with tiny glass beads, this shawl is dedicated to Jean’s mother Lily.
Knitting: Booties, Mittens, Beanie, Toque
I’ve had plenty of practice knitting for newborns, so I know it’s the extremities that are important in keeping out the cold. So projects which cover head, hands and feet are the ones that make excellent gifts. For a boy, hat, mitts and bootees can be trimmed with turquoise or navy, with the flower omitted on the hat and slippers.
Knitting: Wall Hanging
The toran is a Hindu or Buddhist door hanging both to welcome guests to your home and celebrate events like weddings, births and traditional festivals. Very colourful and flamboyantly adorned with flowers, leaves and mirrors, the toran symbolically blesses everyone walking underneath with an abundance of love, prosperity, health and happiness.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
These quirky teacosies are sure to brighten up teatime anywhere. Last May we took our Lakes & York knitters’ tour to the Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop and I noticed they had their own cosies decorated with fleece. I asked Ruth and Ann if I could get some and they obligingly sent me hand-dyed colours to match each colourway. An opportunity t...