Guinguette

I’m very happy to introduce my latest pattern: Guinguette, a knitted shawl!

It’s a crescent-shaped shawl, mixing an easy, textured stitch pattern with stripes. The bottom edge is finished with a garland of pompoms, reminiscent of the string lights in traditional French taverns called “guinguettes”.

I have also prepared some kits – I couldn’t stop playing with my beautiful fingering merino, so there are 5 versions available!

Check out my joyous Guinguette in the shop!

Beth Chatto, col limonium night – last available skeins

I have put up the very last skeins of the color limonium night in the shop – there are only 5 skeins left of this unique, non reproductible colorway.

Beth Chatto is a laceweight wool and silk yarn, in a limited edition of natural dyes. The base yarn is identical to the one used for the yarns London and Covent Garden.

A limited quantity of the yarn Beth Chatto is available in my shop.

Bluebird Shawl: introducing the mohair & silk kit

At the beginning of summer, I showed you Chantal’s beautiful version of EclatDuSoleil’s Bluebird shawl, worked in Whirl, a gradient cotton blend yarn.

However, this pattern was initially designed by EclatDuSoleil/Hélène Marcy for a laceweight mohair blend. And it so happens that I have recently added a beautiful laceweight mohair and silk yarn to my yarn range!

This means that I can now offer a mohair and silk kit for the Bluebird shawl:

Each kit includes two colours of mohair yarn: 75 g (= 3 balls) for the main color and 35 g (= approx. 1.5 balls) for the contrast color used in the stripes.

You can choose among six color combinations:

Version 1: main color cloud (grey), contrast color sunshine yellow.
Version 2: main color cloud (grey), contrast color hot pink.
Version 3: main color cloud (grey), contrast color red.
Version 4: main color red, contrast color cloud (grey).
Version 5: main color blackcurrant, contrast color hot pink.
Version 6: main color blackcurrant, contrast color sunshine yellow.

The kits in my shop are sold without patterns, to enable customers having already purchased the pattern to buy the kit without paying the pattern twice.

Click here to choose your color combination – and don’t forget to add the pattern to your cart as well!

Paving

I have the privilege to introduce Paving, a crochet scarf designed by EclatDuSoleil/Hélène Marcy.

Exquisitely elegant and soft, this scarf is worked using a single skein of my cobweb yarn.

The simple yet delicate stitch pattern is the perfect foil for this beautiful yarn. The crocheted fringes add a touch of playfulness.

Click here to learn everything about the pattern for Paving, available only in my webshop!

Organic cotton for spring!

Dive into the gorgeous colours of organic cotton to celebrate spring and prepare for summer.

What do you want to make?

A lovely little capelet to wear over a summer dress?

A snuggly moebius scarf that will never itch?

Or perhaps you want to knit an easy summer shawl?

Check out the lovely organic cotton options in the shop!

Organic merino and hemp – meet the Hanfwerk yarn

It was love at first touch between me and this new yarn.

Hanfwerk is a yarn composed by 90% organic merino and 10% hemp. Each skein of 50g holds 150 meters (165 yds) of subtly nuanced yarn.

The stitch definition is glorious in both knitting and crochet. I got the manufacturer’s knitting gauge of 24 sts to 10 cm (4″) on a 3 mm needle. In crochet, a 4 mm hook is perfect.

Currently available in three soft neutral hues, there are more colours to come – if you like it, of course!

Get to know the Hanfwerk yarn in organic merino and hemp in the shop!