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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fall sweater - Cybelle

Another light sweater for the fall Californian weather

loved the pattern, simple but perfect fit

yarn is a very soft Australian merino, pure pleasure between your fingers to knit

I wish I had bought more of it



Details of the cast on


Half way done

 One done and blocked



Yarn: Pearl tree 4 ply, 4 skeins
Pattern: Cybelle by Ariane Caron-Lacoste

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Pretty in Pink


My pretty in pink cardigan

Yarn: La Droguerie Plumette, Bébé phoque and La Droguerie Surnaturelle, Thé rose
Pattern: Largely inspired from pattern here, here and here for pockets and ribbing


A few notes to remember for future cardigan
✏US7- knit both yarn at the same time
✏ribbing 2K 1P for 30 rows for borders
✏cardigan is much longer and full lengh sleeves
✏ribbing 2k 1P for 20 rows for each arm and bottom






Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Merry Christmas, part 3: Seamless Sweater


Cardigan for Henrietta Californian winter

Yarn: Malabrigo worsted
Color: Sage, Dharma Dye
Garnet for the borders
PatternSeamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys





Sunday, December 28, 2014

Merry Christmas, part 2: Framboise



 Sweater to match Henrietta Christmas gifts
PatternLottie Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge










Yarn: Wool2dye4 Cash DK MCN 
Color: Framboise, Vermillion Jacquard Dye





Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas, part 1: Utah Coat

 







Baby coat for 9 month old Henrietta, 
who spent Thanksgiving in cold Utah

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, color Garnet
PatternBaby + Toddler Tiered Coat and Jacket by Lisa Chemery



Small mittens with yarn left over

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Coquelicot test knit

It is time to finally dye my 6 skeins of Alpaca silk sport I need for the "Coquelicot" test knit.
I am knitting size XL.






it is a little less dark than I expected and the grey coat is gone from the 25g sample.
oh well, it is beautiful anyway and I can start the test knit.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Coastal blue

My mind is set for a blue, dark peacock with a bit of a grey.


I tried first on 2 g sample



After a few try-outs, I finally get a color that I fell in love with




I test it again on a 25 g sample




Coastal blue is born, 
let's try on my final try out, the 6 skeins of Alpaca Silk sport....

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Alpaca Silk Sport Sampling, part 3


3nd phase of my sample dyeing is with Country classics dyes.

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Country Classics Dyes
26 colors
26 sample of 150 cm each

1/2 smidgen of dye per 100 ml




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Total of 113 yarn samples



Sunday, October 19, 2014