New pattern: Kyoto crossover cardigan

I so love this one!

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Next on my designing to-do list was coming up with a pretty yet practical unisex crossover cardigan. I think they are so great for babies. As always, I wanted the design to be seamless and fun to knit.

I’ve been obsessing over this pretty stitch for a long time now, but before I actually gave it a try, I had the impression that it would be a bit fiddly to knit. As it turns out, it’s really quite easy and fun to work, and the result is just so gorgeous. It looks especially interesting in slightly variegated yarn.

I used the beautiful Madelinetosh tosh dk (colorway: Curiosity) for the sample seen here. It’s a gorgeous yarn and machine washable too! (I have to admit though that I always handwash my handknits. I’m just paranoid that way, ha!)

Kyoto is available for sale in my Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy stores. Sizes range from 3mo to 6yo.

My latest design: Framboise!

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Something fresh for the summer! As usual this is fun and quick to knit and completely seamless.

I wanted a scalloped hem of some kind and a motif that was easy to work and could be made to be either lacy or not. The motif is also used to add interest to the cap sleeves:

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There are buttons along the raglan to make it easy to put on and off:

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This top could easily be turned into a tunic or a dress by simply adding some length to the body. I think it would look great in a more winter-y type of yarn, maybe something a bit tweedy, to wear as a layering piece.

The sizes go from 0 to 6yo, and it’s available on Ravelry here.

Defi13: Latte Baby Coat

Voici mon petit dernier, chaud et moelleux comme un petit caramel! J’ai pensé qu’il s’inscrivait bien dans le thème du Défi13 de ce mois-ci ;)

Le patron est presque prêt et sera est maintenant disponible ici sur Ravelry (en Anglais seulement pour l’instant)!!!

Pour voir plein de belles choses au goût de caramel et chocolat, c’est par ici!

The Défi’13 challenge is a monthly knitting or sewing project in the French blogosphere. The challenge’s theme this month was “Caramel and Chocolate”, so I thought I would introduce my latest pattern, which is now available here on Ravelry!!

I hope you like it :)

Halloween-themed: Bat Adorableness

Yes, it is early for a Halloween-themed post. However, I think it’s best to be prepared. Here are a couple examples of things I may just HAVE to knit.

  • Firstly, check out this totally cute little critter, which I saw on Craft Magazine’s blog (I’m a big fan, they always round up the best stuff!)

Un post Spécial Halloween (bon… un peu en avance!), parce que dans le genre créature sanguinaire, la chauve-souris, ça peut être vraiment super chou:

...MUST... knit...

...MUST... knit...

The wrappable wings that fasten with a heart-shaped button, the little eyes peeking out… Love, LOVE them.

The pattern is available at / pour le patron c’est ici: Mochimochi Shop.

La touche qui tue, c’est les ailes qui se replient et s’attachent grâce au petit bouton en forme de coeur… Et les petits yeux qui dépassent!

The photo is nillakitty’s version, which I like better than the original. (nillakitty’s blog, Cast & Bind, is here by the way.)

Dans la même veine…

Such a cutie pie... Photo by nillakitty, found on crafster

Such a cutie pie... Photo by nillakitty, found on craftster

Pattern is available / le patron est là: Barbaba Prime’s Fuzzy Mitten. ( FYI, She’s got lots of other cute toy patterns as well on her website)