Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Crochet: Scarf
This airy crochet scarf is made by creating mofifs and then joining them as you work so the length may be adjusted. It takes a while to get used to working with the kidsilk haze mohair/silk blend yarn since it sticks together easily and is difficult to pull out if a mistake is made--so crochet loosely.
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
A super project for the advance beginner with totally seamless construction and finished with lacy edging that is not as complex as it looks. You will need to know these stitches: single, double, triple crochet, slipstitch.
Knitting: Cape
6 balls of Biggy Print, US19 and 36 circular needles and 1.5 yards of 3/4” ribbon
Knitting: Scarf
Make up Francoise in an evening…I like to give it a good soak in a fabric softener such as Ecover (clean & green) and then lightly block it out to control its bulky nature a bit…once you get used to the hefty #35 needles this baby flies off your needles.
Crochet: Scarf
Although this lovely, lacy scarf seems complicated, it really takes only four rounds of crochet to complete. Once you have mastered the pattern stitch, you’ll fly along and be done in a flash! Start with the shorter version to increase your skills; it only takes three rounds to finish!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pattern Description Uncover your gypsy girl soul with this shawl whose accommodating length allows the wearer to wrap and drape it in a multitude of ways… fabricated in a rustic silk blend yarn and finished off with oversized tassels in the spicy, earthy colors of the Latin "tierra".
Crochet: Skirt
Candy-colored and lighter than air, this crochet confection is super comfortable to wear in a cushy cotton tape yarn with beautiful drape that hugs your curves. A contrasting drawstring waistband and mini-ruffle provide just the right amount of design detail.
Knitting: Pullover
RIVA…the playwright finds her muse in the forest glen, clad in mossy green Rowan Kidsilk Haze. RIVA features airy bell-lace sleeves, cabled bodice, and shimmering bronze accents… and as with all French Girl designs, is fabricated in one piece for exceptional fit and ease! Lurex Shimmer is now discontinued; substitute any lace weight shimmer/met...
Knitting: Cardigan
Pattern Description <em>Deep stone, super lofty merino wool, given a sleek silhouette with body hugging ribbed construction … Snuggle into the elegantly flared collar and textural seed stitch cuffs to banish winter chill … reach deep into your poet’s heart and find beauty.
Knitting: Vest
Pattern Description <em>Just-off-the-sheep rugged tunic whose high collar, seed stitch front bands, and laced back give it a fashion-forward edge without sacrificing a practical and warm wearability.
Knitting: Cardigan
Fantine is about fun … and a fast finish! Knit in Rowan Big Wool, the design uses only 2-4 balls depending on version chosen, some great vintage buttons and you are out the door feeling quite proud of yourself -- and well you should be! The pattern includes 3/4 and cap sleeve versions with scoop or mandarin collar necklines.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A vision in pale ice blue merino wool, Desiree's face framing portrait collar and cabled cuffs invoke a Celtic tribal mystique. Fastened with silver buckles or animal quills, the asymetrical closure and ribbed, corseted body, complete the femininely styled design.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Pattern Description <em>One cushy skein of Rowan Biggy Print in Sheep is all it takes to whip up this crochet-look knit chapeau; a femme version of the French Canadian voyageur cap!
Knitting: Cape
The French Lieutenant's woman meets Red Riding Hood. Why should only little girls have this much fun when it comes to dressing up? Velvety wine covered buttons and a playful tassel keep the mood fanciful, while the generous hood adds a touch of intrigue.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Weaving spider webs and starlight, Diamanta spins a cocoon of loveliness, fabricated in Rowan Kidsilk Night and Rowan Lurex Shimmer. Diamanta's name springs from an ancient French name meaning, "like a diamond" … shine on, and wear it knowing your true worth!
Knitting: Tee
Pattern Description <em>Brigitte conjures up images of the young Bardot, hair piled high, reclining languorously on the isolated Cote D’Azur beaches of the 1960’s, wearing little more than this delightful netted topper and a skimpy bikini. Slip it on when you want to bring out your "little French vixen."
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
An island girl's best friend can be slung over bronzed shoulders at a moments notice for a bit of modesty or seduction, or it can double as a slinky skirt tucked around that bare-it-all bikini you thought you had the courage to wear.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Pattern Description <em>50 % of the profits of the Violette pattern will be donated to MSF (Doctors Without Borders) from sales through Valentines Day.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Pattern Description <em>A silken embrace with a rustic touch. Daphne has just enough of the wild side in her to remind us that we women are all, at heart, both tender and tough. Deliciously sexy fringe elevates this wrap to the next level of glamour; Daphne is something we could all toss on at a moment’s notice to make a soft-spoken outfi...
Knitting: Pullover
Pattern Description <em>A cap-sleeved charmer that is a dream to make and to wear; fabricated in Rowan Calmer. The baby cables and inventive ribbing pattern coupled with one-piece construction make Fifi a wardrobe staple with enough sass to go out on the town.
Crochet: Poncho
Sassy and fun to wear. Lulu takes you from relaxed to elegant with a quick change of accessories. Wear her with your favorite jeans for an instant upgrade to classy casual or toss on a silk scarf knotted at the neck and you’re ready for Cosmos apres midi with your gal pals.
Crochet: Cardigan
Fawne…brings a touch of 40’s glamour to this shapely crocheted sweater…designed for a close fit, cinch it up or loosen the drawstring closure as you please…make it in kitten soft pink or go dramatic in inky deep charcoal for some instant bombshell drama!
Knitting: Scarf