With beautiful floral lace motifs and handsome three-quarter length sleeves, Clair is a versatile shrug that can be dressed up or down effortlessly. The structured rib-knit border and cuffs add a chic modern update to this feminine piece. The looser fit and longer back length make this shrug not only easy to wear but also great for layering. Best of all, the entire shrug is worked continuously and seamlessly, that means no sewing and weaving in ends for each individual square. Now, what’s there not to love about motifs?
Ever since I had weaved in hundred of ends for 2 motif projects, I was rather discouraged to start another project of this type. However, after coming across this inspiring Japanese book “Continuous Crochet Motif” by Nihon Vogue Sha, I know I would design a piece with continuous floral motifs.
And this is it! The entire shrug is continuous and seamless! I have absolutely conquered my motif-phobia.
Combining crochet and knitting with sophisticated dimension, Julia is effortlessly stylish and feminine. The beautiful crocheted floral lace brings eye-catching details to the yoke, sleeves and hem. Knitted top-down directly from the lace yoke in the round, the Stockinette stitch body with its gentle A-line is simple to make and flattering to wear. The unique seamless construction creates a moderate high-low hemline that further adds a chic modern twist to this exquisite piece.
After designing Angela for my daughter, I wanted a similar cardigan (but with floral details) that is easy to throw on in a rush for the morning or going out. Arianna sure does the job for me!
In drapey kimono style and with elbow length sleeves , Arianna is full of flower power – dainty cheery blooms brimming all over, plus a beautiful floral lace yoke on the back.
It can also be worn “upside down” (as shown in photo below on the right) with extra fabric around the neck for additional warmth and coziness.
Also, thanks to Mr Antonio Gonzalez-Arnao’s generous support, the beautiful Malabrigo Sock yarn used for this cardigan has made my project a wonderful experience.
Julia – floral lace tunic
I love the floral stitch pattern I specifically designed for Arianna so much that I have restyled it into a more open lacework for a spring/summer garment. Julia is the end result – a chic feminine A-line tunic with moderate hi-lo hem and yoke, made with breezy cool linen. I’m so ready to say goodbye to the Winter with all this blooming flower power!
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