chapter three features touches of lace to full on lace sweaters. there’s a nice range of styles and experience levels for everyone.
I love the easy styling of athena. not to mention the fact that it’s knit in silk with a silk mohair trim. it’s all about the details for me, like the full fashioned shaping in front, the subtle draping neckline, the little bit of lace at the hem, and the braided belt. it all comes together to make a sophisticated tunic.
the nicole cardigan is perfect for beginners. it’s mostly stockinette with a little bit of lace on the fronts and sleeves and closed with a brooch. it’s also great for those cool summer knits (or weird fall we’re having) since it’s knit using a cotton tencel blend. I think you can really have fun customizing this pattern. don’t want to lace on the sleeves? leave them out! you can add a button band pretty easily or maybe have it close just at the neck with a change in the neckband. I’m also imagining it knit in some heavier wool for winter. I love the unexpected look of bulky lace.
I wouldn’t mind this as a sweater for me since it’s knit up in cashmere and has cute little lace sleeves with a garter stitch trim. since it doesn’t really fit me, I guess I could start knitting it as a gift. it would be a pretty quick knit since it uses dk weight yarn.
falling snow looks so delicate and ethereal, making it versatile enough for both summer and winter. I can see it fit in at both holiday parties and summer weddings. the best part? it doesn’t take any yarn at all. it’s knit in a silk mohair blend.
if you can get the yarn gothic raglan was knit in, do so! I love habu’s fingering weight wool silk blend, I wanted to hoard this. the swirly lace pattern really shows off the yarn. the little pearl buttons are a sweet detail you can play around with by changing how many you use.