Knitting for women

Knitting for women

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.

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

Crocheted dress

Crocheted dress

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

Materials: Schoeller + Stahl “Limone” (100% cotton, approx. 125 m/140 yds/50 g): 500 (550- 600) g of lime green, col 153; 1.5 m/60'' of green satin ribbon, 20 mm/3/4" wide; 1 addi crochet hook, size 3.5 mm (USE/4).

Treble with base loop: Crochet 4 ch, make 1 yarn round hook (yrh), insert hook in the 1st ch, draw 1 loop through, and crochet off with 1 yrh. Then crochet off 2 loops twice, as for normal tr. For each new tr, make 1 yrh and insert hook in the base loop of the last tr with base loop.