French Girl Knits

French Girl Knits

Innovative Techniques, Romantic Details, and Feminine Designs

eBook - 2013
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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 featured in her new book, French Girl Knits.

French Girl Knits includes:

  • Classy, feminine designs fashioned in luxurious yarns that achieve suberb figure-flattering fit with seamless construction-the need for sewing has been eliminated with Kristeen's one-piece designs.
  • Four thematic vignettes inspired by French daily life, film, and history: Enfant Sauvage (Wild Child), la Boutique Parisienne (A Vintage Dress Shop in Paris), Dans La Rue (Street Wear), and Creatrice (Creative Woman).
  • A design workshop featuring in-depth tutorials that teach seamless construction methods featured in French Girl Knits, providing valuable technical information for both beginning and seasoned knitters. You"ll learn how to design in a more organic way, either from the top down, from the hem up, from the back out, and by picking up live stitches when possible.

All of the designs featured in French Girl Knits are body conscious and figure flattering. Many designs include curve-friendly waist shaping, empire-waist detailing, and stitch details that emphasize the feminine form. Inspired by historical costume, Kristeen uses unique detailing such as lacing, openwork, lace edgings, and bell sleeves to further highlight the woman's silhouette.

French Girl Knits invites you to be immersed in a world filled with imagination and creativity, using knitting as a vehicle for self-express and encouraging experimentation through your medium.

Publisher: F+W Media

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rowanquincy Apr 18, 2015

Lovely feminine patterns, suitable for a range of body types and sizes. Instructions are well written and the items look interesting to knit.

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ClaireM_W
Nov 23, 2012

Two patterns: Anjou, a lacy tie-hem top and Veronique, an 'airy' shrug indeed are dreams of ellegance.

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Janice21383
Oct 03, 2011

Knitting designs for everyone. Well, pretty much everyone (see below). Suitable for varying ages, body types, personal styles, and skill levels, aside from the beginner. Each design has a name and an inspiring story. Sigh; I wish I was a french girl.

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annedavef
Aug 22, 2011

no good patterns

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