Louise is another no-cost knitting sweater.
This time I’ve been inspired from 1920′s, a period when clothes became more functional and comfortable for women.
I named it after the actress Louise Brooks, star of many silent films and 1920′s style icon.
Here you can see the sketch I made starting this project.
In the pictures below you can see details of Louise.
It’s a sweater with a loose-fitting simple straight line, deep V neckline with sewn band edge, short sleeves with a reversed edge. It’s completed with a knitted loose-fitting belt fastened with a carabiner.
I knitted it for a XS size using:
- 300 gr of super fine pure wool (recycled) yarn in venetian red;
- Needles: 2,5mm (for ribbed band edges) and 3mm (for bodice and sleeves);
- yarn needle;
- 1 metal carabiner and 2 chained rings;
85cm approx. of grosgrain ribbon (width 2cm)to be sewn into the belt.
- Double-pointed needles 3mm (To make an I-cord 4,5 m- long then twisted into a 1,5m long braid and fixed to the carabiner and rings to make the belt.)
- 2k/2p ribs (edges);
- Stockinette stitch (back bodice);
- Diamond laced motif (front bodice and sleeves – see chart).