Hello again, my colleagues! After the rousing success of last week’s post, I’m thrilled to bring you two more patterns from Needles And Artifice, the upcoming Ladies Of Mischief knitting and adventure book. If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to check out the updated Ravelry links on the previous pattern reveals and tell us what you think! We’ll be adding links to these too later this week, so you can continue to fave and queue to your heart’s content. And we’ve been so overwhelmed by the outstanding enthusiasm you’ve shown, we’re going to continue with additional pattern reveals right up until publication! Details will be coming soon, but for now, let’s hear from two more of our amazing designers…
Designer: Amanda Williams
Yarn: The Painted Tiger
Three things are said about me. I’m a flirt, I like luxury and I like a challenge.
I don’t want just any flirtation. I want one with style and elegance. I like the old fashioned type with a glance under veil. Where you catch their eye and then look away. What better way to draw the eye than with the luxury of lace. Lace is a luxury because it’s so unnecessary. Many design details support structure or have a role to play. Lace on the other hand is pure decoration. The work put into it is purely to catch the eye and draw it in. The end result is a testament to skill and patience.
This pattern is not a simple mindless thing. It’s a piece to show off your skills and abilities. I hate finishing work, so this is designed to be knit without seams. The edging for the bottom is knit then the stiches are picked up to knit the body and finally the top edging is knit on. I created it to have mitered corners and for the repeats of the edging to match the repeats of the body so that you may adjust the size to your wishes. We show it here as a confection in laceweight yarn, but you can knit it with as many or few repeats as you wish and in any weight yarn. I even have a couple washcloths out of dishcloth cotton from testing the pattern out for myself. You may not be able to wear a veil in your day-to-day life, but a scarf for you neck or stole for an cool summer evening may suit you just fine.
Quadrille Overbust Corset
Designer: Valerie DiPietro