Eclectic and Quirky - This chapter uses embellishments, stitch structures, and yarn combinations to show how different styles can be mixed.
- Cecily Beanie- This basic hat can be knitted very quickly, and then it becomes a blank canvas for unleashing creative ideas.
- Daphne Purse- This purse was inspired by the wonderful embroidered straw bags popular in the 1950s.
- Elsie Mittens- These basic mittens are knitted flat and seamed afterwards, making them the ideal canvas for adding embroidered embellishment.
- Alice Beret- The soft, chalky pastel stripes of this jaunty tam remind me of 1920s bathing suits and swimming caps, while its shape hints at the cheeky fashions of the flapper era.
- Dottie Wrap- This simple but quirky knitted wrap is embellished with blanket stitch and buttons.
- Betty Wrap- This delicate and pretty wrap looks far more intricate and complicated to knit than it really is - the colors and lace pattern do all the work, and the yarn is used double for quick knitting.
Textured and Modern - Author Louisa Harding wanted to reflect a modern woman in this chapter by using cables and interesting stitch fabrics.
- Piper Purse- This bag began as a design experiment when I charted out and knitted an Aran pattern.
- Dixie Pillow- Worked in different weight yarns, the same pattern can produce two totally different pieces.
- Alicia Tabard- This simple sleeveless tunic is crossed with a bold braided cable that travels from hip to shoulder on front and back.
- Emilie Hat- This design is inspired by the cute little pixie hats popular in the 1940s and 1950s, though the glint of silver in the yarn is anything but old-fashioned.
- Belle Scarf & Wrap- This design uses yarns from opposite ends of the spectrum to create distinctly fresh effects.
Pretty and Feminine - Using color, texture, and lace stitches, the projects in this chapter have a distinctly girly theme.
- Catherine Purse- This lacy purse is such a versatile pattern - it can be knitted using a wide variety of yarns, in stripes or in a single color, to make something elegant for evening or flirty and colorful to carry every day.
- Victoria Fingerless Mittens- These cozy fingerless mittens are so simple to knit, but the luxurious yarns and dainty lace edging make them a simple luxurious accessory.
- Juliet Scarf- This light and airy scarf is knitted in a soft, luxurious angora blend. A rosette brooch knitted in the same sumptuous yarn and finished with a dainty mother-of-pearl button adds a feminine touch while holding the scarf in place.
- Charlotte Purse- This adorable evening purse is deceptively simple - The basic shape can be knitted in less than an hour, but the options for adding embellishment are endless.
- Diane Cardigan- This pretty cardigan is the epitome of femininity.
Traditional and Folk - Traditional Fair Isle stitch patterns in the projects in this chapter establish the old-fashioned ambience of warmth and comfort, but with a modern twist.
- Jane Scarf- This scarf is knitted in a jewel-toned silk-merino blend, creating a colorful interplay of stripes, flowers, and diamonds.
- Mary Beanie- This hat is an excellent introduction to Fair Isle knitting - The yarn is held double throughout, making it quick to knit up, and the two-color pattern creates a lovely result without juggling several strands of yarn.
- Emma Hat- This design pairs a very traditional Fair Isle motif with a playful shape - its jester-like corners are finished with charming tassels.
- Sarah Purse- The simple construction of this little purse lets the color and pattern take center stage.