Kristeen Griffin-Grimes loves knitting and all things French. The second of her French Girl Knits: Accessories has just arrived and it is a charmer.
The book includes many appealing projects like the Tattoo shawl, “the perfect modern wrap…with a dose of French gothic mystique”. This wispy and elegant creation features an ostrich-plume-stitch pattern in fine silk/mohair yarn.
There are patterns for many chic hats as well as lacy anklets and long blanche-neige stockings. Dainty ballet slippers are worked up in watermelon red silk and merino yarn. They have a buttoned strap and black velvet ribbon wound through a lacy edging.
Her first book (shown below) offers patterns for sweaters, dresses and vests with boho chic design aesthetic.
Creating a French-inspired life is the mantra of her website that includes blogs on knitting and cooking as well as information about tours of France in the Languedoc region that she leads. On her website, I also found a wonderful video on scarf tying that I am planning to revisit. It was an “aha, so that’s how you do it” moment. Check it out.