Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, known in the knit and crochet community for her pattern company, French Girl, utilizes inventive combinations of texture, color, and stitch patterns in her fashion-forward, seamless design work. She is the author of French Girl Knits (Interweave 2009) and is working on her second book, French Girl Knits: Accessories, due out in 2011.
Kristeen launched her French Girl pattern line in early 2005. Her patterns are carried in more than 125 yarn stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and on websites such as Jimmy Beans Wool, The Knitting Garden, and Dream Weaver Yarns. The inspiration for the French Girl label comes from her jazz singer, French Cajun mother (the "original French Girl"), her New Orleans childhood, and her ten-year love affair with France. She leads annual knitting workshops and cuisine and wine tours in France, details online at: http://www.frenchgirlknits.com.
Watch a video slideshow of Kristeen's photos from France and the garments in French Girl Knits (the book) online at: http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/29975.aspx