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Ici Paris Beret – KAL starting 1st December 2011

30 Nov

Today, the European Fiber Network (EFN) released my latest pattern, the Ici Paris Beret.

The pattern is available in both English and French!

They are organising a KAL for it starting tomorrow, 1st December. Here is the description from the pattern page:

Our December designer was inspired by her native home of Paris. And what could better call to mind this most romantic of European capitals than a beret!

In winter the Parisian sky is almost always grey, captured eloquently by the soft shades in this stunning yarn.
The iconic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, is reflected in the pattern of the whimsical lace.

Clever crown decreases are beautifully incorporated into the lace. The X’s and O’s circling the cabled brim are a nod to Corinne’s partner and the English custom of signing love letters with symbols for hugs and kisses.

This traditional, yet whimsical hat, even ties in to Corinne’s current home, Germany, by using the country’s most famous sock yarn, Wollmeise.

Come with us on a jaunt to Paris, and knit the Ici Paris Beret as a sentimental holiday gift or to stuff your own stocking!

Now, here are the essentials about the pattern:

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
About 185 (280) m / 200 (310) yards of sock yarn
Shown in Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, colourway Feldmäuschen

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US1 1/2 size circular needle or dpns, or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: stitch marker, darning needle, cable needle

Necessary Skills
Provisional cast on, simple cable, knitting in the rd, Kitchener st, picking up sts, k2tog, sl sts, yo, kfb

Gauge
28 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in “Eiffel Tower” stitch (mostly reverse stocking st)

Sizes
Women S/M (M/L): Brim circ: 46-58 (52-63) cm / 18-23 (20-24 1/2) inches
Crown to brim height: Beret 19 cm / 11 inches, Slouchy 23 cm / 9 inches

Cost: EUR 3.00

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Blois Socks Pattern is Now Available for Purchase

5 Aug

You can now buy the Blois sock pattern directly from Ravelry by clicking on the “Buy Now” link below

The name of these socks comes from the Blois Castle (in the Loire Valley, in France). One of its most famous pieces of architecture is a magnificent spiral staircase. The side twist in this pattern reminded me of this spiral staircase. It is also the region of origin from my mum’s family and I have fond memories of visiting my Great-Aunt there as a child.

These socks with gusset and heel flap are knit toe-up.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
about 205(215,230) m/ 225(235,255) yards of Lang Jawoll sock yarn

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Cable needle, Darning needle

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows

Gauge
32 sts x 44 rows for 4”in stocking stitch

Sizes
Women: S(M,L)
Length: 21-24(23-26,25-28) cm / 8.25-9(9-10,10-11)”
Circumference: 14-20(16-23,18-25) cm / 5.5-7(6.25-9,7-10) ”

Pattern costs: $4.00

More versions on Ravelry:

Blois Socks – Pattern Published in Yarn Forward no 35

9 Feb

WARNING: It looks like YF states that W&T stands for Wrap and Twist. This is a mistake from them. The W&T in this pattern is for Wrap and TURN

I can finally share my Blois sock pattern! Today, Yarn Forward released a preview of edition no 35 where the pattern will be published soon, here’s a link of the table of contents for that edition.

And, here are a few pictures of the socks:

If you are interested in the pattern, edition no 35 will be available for purchase in UK shops soon and, online, at this location.

In 6 months, I will be selling the pattern myself and it will then be available on my Designer’s Page on Ravelry.

About the pattern:

The name of these socks comes from the Blois Castle (in the Loire Valley, in France). One of its most famous pieces of architecture is a magnificent spiral staircase. The side twist in this pattern reminded me of this spiral staircase. It is also the region of origin from my mum’s family and I have fond memories of visiting my Great-Aunt there as a child.

These socks with gusset and heel flap are knit toe-up.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn

about 205(215,230) m/ 225(235,255) yards of Lang Jawoll sock yarn

Notions

    Needles
    2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge
    Accessories
    Cable needle
    Darning needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows

Gauge
32 sts x 44 rows for 4” in stocking stitch

Sizes
Women: S(M,L)
Length: 21-24(23-26,25-28) cm / 8.25-9(9-10,10-11)”
Circumference: 14-20(16-23,18-25) cm / 5.5-7(6.25-9,7-10) ”

To see more on Ravelry:

Knee-High Cable Socks

3 Jan

I’m working on the second variation for my knee-high sock pattern, a cabled version. I’m using a beautiful colourway of Wollmeise called Pistazie. The colour in these pictures is not true to life, it’s much nicer in real!

Here’s a little preview:

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