wintry lace

chapter three features touches of lace to full on lace sweaters. there’s a nice range of styles and experience levels for everyone.

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designed by melissa wehrle

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.

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designed by andrea tung

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.

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designed by melissa wehrle

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.

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sarah heiniger

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.

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designed by connie chang chinchio

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.

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  • grumperina October 23, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I love, love, love the first tunic! It looks so drapey and carefree.

  • Seanna Lea October 23, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I love all of the little shoulder cutouts on these sweaters. It’s a great way to show a little bit of skin without all of the drama of cleavage (especially in the business casual environment).

  • Mandy October 26, 2009 at 8:47 am

    These designs are all stunning! Great job.

  • Rocky Moreno October 26, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I love these, I’ll be picking up the book this week!

  • Sarah December 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I can’t believe the book is finally out! Kudos for all your hard work 🙂 Hope you’re doing well!