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French Girl Knits: Innovative Techniques Romantic Details and Feminine Designs

Inventive combinations of texture, color, and stitch patterns in fashion-forward, seamless patterns.

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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.

'A  lovely book full of great patterns for women who love romantic knits as well as those who like more of an edge. The book is a great way to learn seamless techniques.' Guide to Knitting 

Table of Contents

Bonjour from French Girl

La Boutique Parisienne: Romantic and vintage inspired
Satine floaty tunic tank
Sophia cable-edged cardigan
Overview: Side-to-Side Seamless Construction
Anjou lacy tie-hem tunic
Paloma cap-sleeve blouse

Enfant Sauvage:Rustic with a gypsy edge
Nadine tunic tank
Wrenna leather-laced cardigan
Overview: Top-Down Seamless Raglan Construction
Stella cable and lace jacket
Cybèle lace-up tank
Ondine appliquéd skirt

La Creatrice : Innovative and unconventional
Delphine lacy cap-sleeve top
Niobe lacy bell-sleeve pullover
Overview: Bottom-Up Seamless Raglan Construction
Celeste mohair lingerie wrap
Simone flared-sleeve cowl
Overview: Top-Down Seamless Set-In Sleeve Construction

Dans La Rue: Streetwear with style
Viola short-sleeved cardigan
Martine slip-stitch bordered hoodie
Louisa lace tunic
Overview: Bottom-Up Seamless Set-in Sleeve Construction
Véronique airy shrug
Bijou cropped cotton cardigan

Sources for supplies
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About the Author

Seattle designer Kristeen Griffin-Grimes launched her French Girl pattern line in early 2005. Her patterns are currently carried in 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 French Girl label was inspired by Kristeen’s mother, a jazz vocalist of New Orleans Cajun descent (the original “French Girl”) and a ten-year love affair with France. She leads annual knitting workshops and cuisine and wine tours in France every spring and fall.


'Knitters who like the influence of romance and fairy tales in what they craft to wear, take a look at “French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. The designs are youthful and figure-flattering.'--Bangor Daily News

SKU: 08KN7

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680692

Number Of Pages: 160

Customer Reviews

Lovely and feminine Review by Jill

Love the patterns and graphics.

(Posted on 3/27/14)

Lovely Book Review by Barb

Lovely, feminine patterns that do not appear complicated or difficult. Am looking forward to starting one.

(Posted on 3/17/14)

Lovely Book Review by Sara

I loved looking at the pictures and if I don't ever make any of these lovely pieces, I have a beautiful book to use as a great reference in my personal library of craft books.

(Posted on 3/15/14)

Great book! Review by Laura

This is a great book with beautiful patterns. The cover sweater is adorable. There are many very soft feminine patterns you will love. What I really like is, the patterns aren't long and drawn out or super complicated. Can't wait to start an new project!

(Posted on 3/15/14)

C'est si Bon Review by Noel

This is an elegant book with some enticing patterns. I am thinking of making the cover sweater.

(Posted on 3/14/14)

Great book! Review by Denise

I love this book!
It has such beautiful patterns!

(Posted on 1/27/14)

Super nice with larger sizes... Review by Pernille

Super nice with larger sizes

(Posted on 1/13/14)