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New Free eBook: 5 Free Knitting Patterns for Women

Jul 27, 2012

I wanted to put together a free eBook with patterns just for women. Knitting for women is such a wide-open topic, so I've chosen patterns from all walks of knitting life. Our new eBook is called 5 Free Knitting Patterns for Women: Designs for a Knitted Skirt, Shawl and Knit Tops for Women

Clockwise from top left: Casual Flair Cardigan; Tweed Cardigan; Icelandic Lace Shawl; Lace Nighty; Flirty Skirty
Anna-Liza Armfield designed the Casual Flair Cardigan with both comfort and style in mind; she's beyond putting up with uncomfortable clothes for the sake of fashion, but doesn't want to look frumpy, either. She wants her weekend clothing to be stylish and flattering as well as comfortable: The cotton/silk/wool blend gives warmth without a lot of weight, and the lines work with skirts or jeans.

Rebecca Daniels lives in cardigans; they're her favorite things to wear. When asked to design a staple piece of weekend clothing, she knew it had to be a cardigan. She designed something simple and easy to wear. The Tweed Cardigan is easy to knit, with no seams but a bit of waist shaping that doubles as a tailored back detail.

Called the Thórdís shawl, the original of this traditional Icelandic shawl is part of the Icelandic Craft Council's collection of textiles. It is thought to have been knitted by Thórdís Egilsdóttir, a resident of a small fishing village on the west coast of Iceland and well known for her craftsmanship and skill with handspun yarns. The Icelandic Lace Shawl, which captures the spirit of the original Thórdís shawl, was designed by Icelandic knitter Sigrídur Halldórsdóttir.

Ivy Bigelow's Flirty Skirty is knitted in the round from the waist down, featuring pleats at the hem and belt loops at the waist. The wool tape yarn has a surprising amount of stretch that will accommodate a variety of body shapes.

Carrie Bostick Hoge's Lace Nighty is a "for your eyes only" sort of pattern. Knitted in the alluring, silky comfort of bamboo yarn, this nightie will make you want to light some candles, turn on some smooth jazz, and snuggle up with your honey.

Download your copy of 5 Free Knitting Patterns for Women: Designs for a Knitted Skirt, Shawl and Knit Tops for Women now and start knitting for yourself!


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bethintx1 wrote
on Jul 28, 2012 11:07 AM

@ Sparky3, I saw the skirt on and several people made it using other yarn.  You can go there and see what yarns other Ravelers used.


Sparky3 wrote
on Jul 27, 2012 11:50 AM

I downloaded the new eBook specifically for the Flirty Skirty pattern.  Unfortunately, the yarn it calls for is discontinued.  Can you recommend a substitute that is also a stretchy tape yarn?