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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 French Girl Knits eBook.French Girl Knits includes:
All of the designs featured in the French Girl Knits eBook 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.The French Girl Knits eBook 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.
Bonjour from French GirlLa Boutique Parisienne: Romantic and vintage inspiredSatine floaty tunic tankSophia cable-edged cardiganOverview: Side-to-Side Seamless ConstructionAnjou lacy tie-hem tunicPaloma cap-sleeve blouseEnfant Sauvage:Rustic with a gypsy edgeNadine tunic tankWrenna leather-laced cardiganOverview: Top-Down Seamless Raglan ConstructionStella cable and lace jacketCybèle lace-up tankOndine appliquéd skirtLa Creatrice : Innovative and unconventionalDelphine lacy cap-sleeve topNiobe lacy bell-sleeve pulloverOverview: Bottom-Up Seamless Raglan ConstructionCeleste mohair lingerie wrapSimone flared-sleeve cowlOverview: Top-Down Seamless Set-In Sleeve ConstructionDans La Rue: Streetwear with styleViola short-sleeved cardiganMartine slip-stitch bordered hoodieLouisa lace tunicOverview: Bottom-Up Seamless Set-in Sleeve ConstructionVéronique airy shrugBijou cropped cotton cardiganGlossarySources for suppliesOnline SourcesBibliographyIndex
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. www.frenchgirlknits.com.