Knitting

in the

Details
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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)

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

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.

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

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

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