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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

Buy from Ravelry:

New Pattern coming soon, and a KAL!

22 Nov

I can’t reveal much right now as this has to stay secret until it’s published, but I should have a new pattern released on 1st December for which a KAL will be organised…

What I can say is that it uses less than a 100g skein of sock yarn and that I used this yummy “Feldmäuschen” colourway of Wollmeise sock yarn for it:

So, get your yarn ready and keep your eyes open for more info 🙂

A Pair of Socks for My Boy

1 Oct

I just finished a pair of socks for my 7-year old. This was long overdue since the first sock was ready back in June, yes, June! Anyway, the sweet boy was patient and was very pleased today to finally have a complete pair.

I knit a pair of Hiss, using some leftover Wollmeise for the toe, a Regia cotton blend for the heel and a standard Regia sock yarn for the ribbing. The foot and leg is made in yummy Knit Picks Stroll Multi, I love this colour!

But, enough talk, here are a few pictures.

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:

The Shawl Collection

22 Nov

I decided to sell 4 of my shawl patterns as a set, The Shawl Collection. It is composed of the Ederra Shawlette, the Sunkissed Shawl, Twirly Wrap and the Agate Capelet.

The set costs $10.00

Look At What Just Arrived!

16 Nov

Now, what to do with it… 😉

Ederra Shawlette and Mittens Set

8 Nov

Ederra is a set composed of a shawlette and matching mittens featuring a lot of texture. It works best with two colours that have a strong contrast.

Difficulty
Easy for the shawlette, intermediate for the mittens

Yarn

Shawlette:
Colour A: 260m/285yards
Colour B: 146m/160yards
Mittens:
Colour A: 200m/220yards
Colour B: 91m/100yards
of sock yarn
Shown in Wollmeise, colourway Spice Market (A) and Sandnes Garn Lanett, colourway Cream (B)

Notions
Needles
Shawlette: 4.0mm/US6 circular needle
Mittens: 3.0mm/US 2½ circular needle/DPNs
or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: 1 darning needle, 2 stitch markers


Necessary Skills

YO, K2tog, Kfb, P2tog, Knitting in the rd, P2tog, picking up sts, M1

Gauge
Shawlette: 20 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in garter stitch
Mittens: 28 sts x 56 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in garter stitch

Sizes

Shawlette: One size fits all
136cm wide x 56cm tall (blocked)
53.5″ wide x 22″ tall
Mittens: Women: one size fits all

Pattern for the set costs: $7.00

Each pattern can also be bought individually:

Mittens: $4.00

Shawlette: $4.00

The Ederra Shawlette is also part of The Shawl Collection.

Here, you can see other versions on Ravelry:
Mittens
Shawlette

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