Ainsley & Bridgitte from Wood House Knits

Every year I see a lot of advertisements for sophisticated holiday clothes, as though most December days are spent in sequins and heels. While there can be plenty of opportunities to dress up, there are plenty of moments for which something more casual is more appropriate. Jennifer Wood of Wood House Knits has designed a couple of sweaters that are both casual and elegantly special.

Ainsley was designed in Oasis, our camel and silk blend. It's a simple and polished tunic sweater worked from the top down, shown here in Kale. 

 © Jennifer Wood

© Jennifer Wood

The slight shaping is worked on the back of the sweater, and can be omitted for a straighter fit. The seed stitch at the cuffs and hems adds interest. 

 © Jennifer Wood

© Jennifer Wood

Brigitte is another cozy, easy-fitting sweater. You can choose a more neutral or subtle color for a more refined sweater, or grab something punchier for more fun!

 © Jennifer Wood

© Jennifer Wood

This sweater was designed to be knit from the top down in Dreamy, a fingering-weight Superwash Merino, Cashmere, and Silk blend, shown here in Arizona. 

 © Jennifer Wood

© Jennifer Wood

Either of these sweaters is perfect for so many cold-weather occasions, from early morning soccer games to decorating the Christmas tree!

Click here to visit Jennifer's Ravelry store, or click the photos above to take you directly to each pattern's page. To find Oasis and Dreamy, visit our website to find a local or online retailer. If the yarn you're looking for is not available at your LYS, you can place a special order through any store that carries Anzula.