Knitting for women

Knitting for women

Irish Tweed Pullover

There's nothing more classic than Gayle Bunn's shawl-collar Irish Tweed Tunic pullover. It's the kind of sweater you're likely to pull on whether you're heading out to the store or to a casual dinner with friends. Gayle used City Tweed Aran in an interesting, but not difficult, combination of cable stitches that will surely be fun knitting for any cable-stitch lover.

SIZES: Women’s XS(S, M, L, 1X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 35 (38, 40, 45, 48)" Length 27 (271/2, 28, 281/2, 29)" MATERIALS 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (100g; 164yd) balls Knit Picks City Tweed Aran (55% merino, 25% superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed) color #C107 Tahitian Pearl

Size 7 US (4.5 mm) knitting needles

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