Knitwear inspired by chic, 1920s lady detectives from historical fiction: Phryne Fisher, Maisie Dobbs, Jade del Cameron, the Hon. Daisy Dalrymple, Dandelion “Dandy” Gilver, Lady Georgiana Rannoch, and Kate Shackleton.
For Christmas I received a copy of “Literary Knits” (by Nikol Lohr), and I couldn’t resist the instant gratification of a quick project. I knit this sweet hat in two nights. Instead of the traditional pom pom on top, I decided to break with tradition and finish it off with a vine, leaves, and rose. It looks a little bit like a cupcake from certain angles, but seeing as I also spend a fair amount of time baking, that suits me just fine.