Thursday, July 7, 2011

Army of Knitters' NEW Summer 2011 Collection

Heather of Army of Knitters Summer 2011 collection is inspired by Victorian undergarments, this all-white extra-feminine collection is filled with lace, ruffles and ribbons. As the Summer weather heats up, help temperatures rise in these super-sexy knits and add some of your own personality to one of these looks by knitting it in your favorite color. Let down your hair, throw off your shoes and shimmy your way through those hot Summer days and nights!


Nell is the perfect little cardi to wear over a pretty Summer dress. Worked from the bottom up, Nell starts with a dramatic lace border, topped in an eyelet row through which to thread a lightweight ribbon at the front. The elbow length sleeves have the same lacy border and ribbon trim to complement the body.



And Heather tell us, "I couldn’t design a collection based on Victorian undies without my version of a corset!" And Violet fits this bill perfectly with its snap front closure as well as its laced up back.


Frieda is a lightweight and dreamily soft scarf which can also be worn as a shawl. The simple to remember lace pattern adds just enough detail to keep the knitting interesting and the layered ruffles and ribbon bows add a romantically girly touch.


And Hattie is a sexy dress worked in the round from the bottom up that was inspired by a Victorian era nightgown. Bands of lace give the fabric textural interest while delicate satin ribbons are threaded through eyelets and tied into pretty bows which along with lace shoulder straps and button placket finish this piece with just the right amount of sweet girlishness.


Inspired by Victorian era underskirts Agnes is worked from the top down. Cables border a ribbed section at the front, and layers of flirty, ruffles at the back to give a bustle effect. Designed to be worn with the matching Violet corset, Agnes looks fabulous dressed up or down, especially if you have a wiggle in your walk.



Flora is a double V-neck dress worked bottom up and in the round. The large scale lace trim at the bottom edge is also inspired by Victorian era undergarments.

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Susses spindehjørne said...

Such a nice collection, I love them all.

Sandra Singh said...

I agree with you 100%, Heather really hit the mark with these new designs. Timely with an American/Victorian feel yet classic with the ruffle and bow romantic flavor. And you can knit any one of them in your favorite color instead of white and still capture the essence of innocence.