Knitting for women

Knitting for women

Stormy Weather Tunic

Stormy Weather Tunic

Just when you think you understand placement of colors in self-striping and printed yarns, Mary Anne Oger makes you think again and helps you plan the perfect color placement using these amazing yarns. For her hooded Stormy Weather Tunic in Linen Concerto, the front zipper placket is an ideal visual and practical accent.

SIZES: Women’s XS (S, M, L, IX)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)"

Length 21 (22, 23, 24, 25)"

Upper Arm 15% (16,17,18, 181/2)"

Stone Soup Hat

Stone Soup Hat

Follow Lorna Miser as she shares her knowledge of yarn blending and economizing with Stone Soup Hat. Lorna chose to use a yarn with a sequin binder, making her finished project all that much more interesting.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference 20"

MATERIALS: 1 (100g, 291yd) skein Universal Yarn Infusion Handprints (50% acryiic/50% super wash wool) color #105 Wonderworld (A)

1 (100g, 224yd) ball Rozetti Yarns Soft Payette (70% acrylic/8% payette/22% polyester) color #201-06 Plum Shine (B)

1 (100g, 273yd) ball Universal Yarn Uptown DK (100% acrylic) color #101 White (C)

Darla Tunic - Crochet

Darla Tunic - Crochet

Crocheters who want a quick but elegant wear-everywhere tunic will delight in Melissa Leapman's Darla Tunic, constructed using a half double crochet stitch throughout. The loftiness of the Luxair yarn keeps the sweater light as well as warm, espe­cially with the extended cowl.

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)" Length 29 (29W, 29Vz, 30, 30)"

MATERIALS: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (10g; 120yd) balls

Skacel/Schulana Luxair (50% baby alpaca, 10% merino wool, 19% lurex, 13% nylon) color #44

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.