Knitting

in the

Details

charming designs
to k n i t
embellish

&

Louisa Harding

Erin
finished Size

(to fit an average female head)
56 cm (22 in)
Yarn

This chic beret has an elegant natty mock cable edging. The
lazy daisies are added once the knitting is completed, before
you sew the beret up. To finish off your daisies, add a french
knot to the center of each one using a contrasting shade.
Alternatively, you could use embroidery threads where you
only have to purchase small amounts of each color.

Knitted in Louisa Harding Grace
Silk and Wool
Sh. 23 Sloe 2 x 50 g balls
Needles

Pair of 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) knitting
needles
Pair of 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting
needles
Tension/gauge

20 sts x 28 rows to 10 cm (4 in)
square measured over st st using
4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles.
Embellishment extras

Oddments of yarn for embroidery

Special abbreviations
RC – Right cross: K2 stitches together, do not take off the needle, knit
into the first st again, take stitches of
the needle. (2 sts)

Knitting in the details

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Bettine
For me, the shrug is the most versatile of knitted garments.
It also makes a great first project, as it is quicker to knit than
a daunting full-size garment. Pretty beads intertwined in
the lace pattern add beauty to this shrug. It will look equally
stunning worn with jeans and a T-shirt as with a pretty summer dress.
Finished Size

About 34¼ (36, 38, 40½, 42, 43¾)”
(87 [91, 97, 103, 107, 111] cm) bust
circumference.
To fit U.S. dress size 8 (10, 12, 14,
16, 18); U.K. dress size 10 (12, 14,
16, 18, 20); EU dress size 30 (40, 42,
44, 46, 48).
Yarn

Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
shown here: Louisa Harding Grace
(content; yardage/50 g): #20 Whale,
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls.
Needles

Body: size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm). Edging:
size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle
size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions

Beading needle; markers (m);
tapestry needle; 503 (534, 565, 678,
713, 748) size 6° metallic green
beads.
Gauge

19 stitches and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in eyelet pattern on larger needles.

Knitting in the details

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April Bolero
Esme Pullover

Clarissa Wrap
Corall Cardigan

Ella Scarf Variation
Madeline Wrap

Tallulah Bolero
Ella Scarf

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Yarn Information

Chapter 1: Embroidery

enhance your knitting with beautiful
and heavenly decorations
Learn from best-selling author and knitwear designer Louisa Harding unique and creative ways to bring big appeal to your knitting using only the tiniest of elements. The
24 projects in Knitting in the Details showcase small, quick-to-knit patterns in Louisa’s
romantic, feminine, and cherished signature style, from a beret with ribbon embroidery or
a beaded scarf to a simple knitted vest with eyelets or a tank top with appliqué hearts.
Each of the four chapters in Knitting in the Details explores a different set of embellishment methods, offering clear technique instruction accompanied by illustrations.
Add your own personality by customizing projects and find fresh inspiration to create a
unique piece of knitwear with additional design tips and ideas.
Filled with inspiring images and photographs from the coast of France, Knitting
in the Details evokes fashionable femininity and enchantment and showcases projects
transformed by creative and well-placed embellishment.

Amber Hat
Erin Beret
Opal Purse
Ruby Purse
Coral Cardigan
Flora Pullover

Chapter 2: Beading
Verity Purse
Tallulah Bolero
Constance Beret
Clarissa Scarf
Prudence Fingerless Mitts
Bettine Shrug

Chapter 3: Additions
Matilda Purse
Esme Pullover
Ella Scarf
Gracie Vest
Tabatha Cape
Amelia Cardigan

Chapter 4: In the Details

L o u i s a H a r d i n g has been designing knitwear profession-

ally for more than 17 years. Her designs have appeared in Rowan
Knitting Magazine, Vogue Knitting, and Knitting Magazine. She
has also worked as an in-house designer for Rowan Yarns and
Jaeger Handknits. Harding’s previous books include Knitting
Little Luxuries, Natural Knits for Babies and Moms, and the “Miss
Bea” series of children’s handknits.

Paperback, 8½ × 9, 136 pages
ISBN 978-1-59668-256-6, $22.95, Available January 2011

Poppy Beanie
Madelaine Wrap
Nina Scarf
Ivy Purse
April Bolero
Marigold Purse
Abbreviations
Glossary of Terms and
Techniques
Yarn Suppliers
Index

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