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Romantic Hand Knits: 26 Flirtatious Designs That Flatter Your Figure

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Romance is alive and well in the sweet and sexy clothing and accessory designs you'll find in "Romantic Hand Knits." Exquisite drape married with figure-hugging silhouettes show off a woman's curves in a most ladylike manner, creating flirtatious and flattering fits to please any knitter. Loosely based on ultra-feminine styles from fashion history, the designs in Romantic Hand Knits have an undeniably modern appeal. - A lace camisole is lengthened and reinvented as a lovely summer slip dress - A late-eighteenth-century corset cover inspires the design for a lacy fitted top with elbow-length sleeves - Silk stockings favored by Elizabethan ladies of the royal court return in a sexy and fresh incarnation With the new fibers available today, knitting guru Annie Modesitt knits up fabrics that cling delicately to a woman's body, creating an elegant hand-tailored look. Now every woman will be able to create fitted garments that make her look as pretty, desirable, and sexy as she feels. For knitters who want to heat things up in a whole new way, the alluring designs in Romantic Hand Knits will help them light the fires. An interview with Annie Modesitt What's your philosophy on the "romantic look"? There is a certain cultural shorthand that implies that "romantic" means lots of lace, billowy skirts, low-cut bodices, and a little more leg than usual-sexy with an extra layer. But I think that, like everything deeply personal, romance has its own specific look for each person. Romance is not so much about being desirable to another as it is about reveling in and celebrating our own hearts' desires. In the introduction to "Romantic Hand Knits," you say that romance is about dreams and hope, and how in knitting, as in romance, much of the joy is in the dream. How has knitting brought romance into your life? Knitting allows me to enjoy my time, my imagination and my mind more than I might without needles and yarn. When my mind is free-and powerful-the way it feels when I knit, then my soul soars a little and all of this adds a layer of joy to my life. Not to put too fine a point on it, this makes me love life, and love "love," in a much deeper way, which in turn makes me more lovable. Nothing is more attractive than a quiet self confidence, which is what I get from knitting. You say in" Romantic Hand Knits "that the garment that dresses the top of the body sets the tone for the rest of your ensemble-and that this is perfectly demonstrated in the piece you've named Ninotchka. Can you elaborate? It's hard to get away from the fact that the bust area-being the most important fit point on most women's bodies and also being so near to the face-can send very strong signals. Usually we want these to be good signals: "this is a woman in control of her life and her wardrobe," "I can trust what this woman tells me," or "I feel this person is sympathetic and kind." In Ninotchka, the well-supported bust area adds strength and stability to the design, allowing feminine details like the lace below the bust line and the thin twisted-cord shoulder straps to relax and soften, not weaken, the message this piece sends. "Here's a woman confident in her femininity, but with a strong foundation." Any stories to share from the development of "Romantic Hand Knits"? One of my favorite pieces, Streetcar Named Desire, was briefly a disaster! It was worked up quite beautifully by my knitter, who then attempted to block the piece. I generally like to block and finish most of the garments, and I hardly ever wet block, but in the blocking of this piece an interesting thing occurred. The fitted, springy little cardigan that I designed began to drape and hang in unexpected ways. The piece went from Sandra Dee to Blanche DuBois, and I couldn't have been happier! It altered the way that I recommended caring for the piece (machine wash instead of dry clean), which, quite honestly, is how most folks want to deal wi Hide synopsis

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