Knitting

Darla Tunic - Knit

Darla Tunic - Knit

Simple shaping can be so effective, especially when it's paired with a fabulous face-framing cowl, as in Melissa Leapman's Darla Tunic in lofty, shimmery Luxair yarn. The pattern is sized through 2X and can be knitted up in no time using size US 13 needles.

SIZES: Darla is sized to fit Women’s S (M, L, 1X, 2X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)" Length 29 (291/2, 291/2, 30, 30)"

MATERIALS: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (10g; 120yd) balls

Skacel/Schulana: Luxair (50% baby alpaca, 10% merino wool, 19% lurex, 13% nylon) color #41

Striped dress

Striped dress

Pullover or mini-dress? Let's just say striped dress, a garment for all occasions. Pair it with opaque leggings for a sophisticated purist look.

Size: 34/36, 38/40, and 42/44. Figures for sizes 38/40 and 42/44 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash. If only one figure is given, it applies for all sizes.

Materials: ITO “Kinu” (100% silk, approx. 425 m/ 472 yds/ 50 g) 200 (200-250) g each of White, col 121, and Black, col 120; addi knitting needles, size 3 mm (US 2-3).

Rib pattern: k 2, p 2 alternately.

Pullover with cat pattern

Pullover with cat pattern

Size: 34/36, 38/40, and 42/44. Figures for sizes 38/40 and 42/44 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash. If only one figure is given, it applies for all three sizes.

Materials: Austermann Wolle “Natura” (46% wool, 28% viscose/rayon, 12% cotton, 7% alpaca, 7% mohair, approx. 100 m/111 yds/50 g) 300 (350-400)g of natural, col 01, and 50 g of Teal, col 11; Prym knitting needles, size 8 mm (US 11) and 1 circular needle, size 8 mm, 40 cm/16'' long.

Rib pattern: k 1, p 1 alternately.

Stocking stitch: k RS rows, p WS rows

Lace cap

Lace cap

Size: for head circumference of approx. 56 - 60 cm/221/4" - 233/4".

Materials: Austermann “Algarve” (100% cotton, approx. 142 m/158750 g) 150 g of pink, col 50; Prym circular knitting needles, sizes 3 mm and 3.5 mm (US 2-3 and 4-5), each 50 cm/20" long, set of double pointed needles (dpn), size 3.5 mm.

Stocking stitch: in rnds, k all rnds.

Eyelet pattern: k 2 tog 2 and 1 yo alternately.

Lace pattern: Work in rnds, foil the chart. Only the pattern rnds are shown. Always read these from right to left. In the intermediate rnds (not shown), k all sts and yo's. Horizontally, rep the patt rep 10 times. Vertically, work rnds 1 - 60 once.

Slip dress

Slip dress

Slip dress can i leave the house like this? Certainly! This slip dress with opaque stockings also looks great paired with over-knee socks, trench coat, jeans or biker jacket.

Size: 36/38, 40/42, and 44/46. Figures for sizes 40/42 and 44/46 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash. If only one figure is given, it applies for all three sizes.

Materials: ITO “Sensai“ (60% mohair, 40% silk, approx. 240 m/ 267 yds/ 20 g): 80 (80-100) g of Pale Blush, col 235; addi knitting needles, size 3.5 mm (US 4-5).

Stocking stitch: k RS rows, p WS rows