Anais Anais

And quite flowery it is too…

Anais Pattern

I’m knitting Anais from Louisa Harding’s new book named, funnily enough, Nouveau. Now, I’m quite a fan of flowing sleeves, I love a bit of lace and I’m partial to some picot… but the contrast colour edge in this pattern just didn’t do it for me. And yet it has potential. And the yarn (Merletto) comes in such yummy colours. And one in particular was calling my name (shade 11 which is a lovely mix of khaki/grey with a pearly ribbon twist).

So a little pattern hacking was called for. I’m making it all in the one colour for a start and I also left out the additional ruffle which was formed by casting on twice as many stitches as you need at the start and, about four rows in, doing a complete row of K2togs. This is the story so far (i.e. the left front) and I’m pretty pleased with the result:

Anais My Version

What do you think?


  1. Fiona

    Lovely! I’d never pick the magazine version, too frilly, but love your take n the pattern.

  2. Mary L

    Love your version. Cant wait to see the finished version:).

    I think the frilly version in the book would look so much better in one colour.