This one is as irresistible as those miniature berry tarts, with its pretty cable edging and rich seed stitch “filling”.
It can be as chic or as casual as you want, either paired up with a pretty summer dress in the evening or on a windy day, or simply dressing up a pair of jeans in the Fall. The back has a slight poof to it, to echo the puffed sleeves.

Several options are offered in the pattern:
-two lengths (shrug and cardigan),
-two closure types (button and I-cord)
-two sleeve types (puffed or regular – short or long).

A very quick and fun knit, with an unusual construction, it will showcase your prettiest yarns and the little ladies are sure to love it!



Tartelette calls for worsted weight yarn and comes in sizes 3 months to 8 years. You can find it in my Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy stores.

Catch Up post: Madame Entrechat

Since I released my Entrechat pattern almost two years ago, I can’t count the number of requests I’ve received to come up with an adult version. At first, I wasn’t quite sure the style would translate well into a “grown-up” garment: something about the cap sleeves, the ruffly peplum and cropped back really screams “little girl:”


So I thought about it a lot and, with a few adjustments and the help of some well-placed short rows, I think I achieved a more grown-up look, without taking away from the original design too much, and of course keeping the same fun and unique construction:

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There is an elbow-length sleeve option included in the pattern as well.

Madame Entrechat calls for worsted weight yarn and comes in sizes XS to XXXL. You can find it in my Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy stores.

A bouquet of daisies

Now that my latest design, Miss Daisy, is available in my Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy stores, I thought I’d share a few of my test-knitters’ versions. This round of test-knitting was a real treat, and I’m so pleased with how the pattern works out in all different sizes! (all photos are used with permission. Clicking on photographs will take you to each project page on Ravelry).


Photo courtesy of ViolettaIvanova. Yarn used: Spud & Chloe Sweater.


Photo courtesy of MelliferaMel. Yarn used: Mellifera Yarns Merino Aran.


Photo courtesy of Madamour. Yarn used: Malabrigo Merino Worsted.


Photo courtesy of deepgreenandblue. Yarn used: Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran.


Photo courtesy of Emma-Saru. Yarn used: Malabrigo Merino Worsted.

Shrugging along!

I’ve come to love shrugs. Shrugs are pretty great. Especially when they are teeny-tiny!

1) They take no time at all to knit.

2) They are perfect to use up that lone skein of luxurious yarn laying in the corner (you know the one, you impulse-buyer you).

3) They are versatile: They dress up a simple shirt and jeans look, and they bring out the colors of a pretty dress.

4) They are the perfect present for little ladies, who seem to have a fondness for them.

Have I mentioned that I have a little lady of my own now? She is still itty-bitty and doesn’t have much say when it comes to the contents her wardrobe yet. I wish I could spend hours sewing and knitting intricate, time-consuming things for her, but since that isn’t possible anymore, I want to maximize the bang for my buck so to speak.

All this to say: I am so excited about this little shrug I’m working on! The design isn’t quite finished yet, but everything is falling into place I think, and here’s a little preview/teaser just for you.


Défi 13: Entrechat

Ah les jolies petites choses toutes roses des petites filles… J’espère que mon fils me pardonnera quand il sera plus grand de lui avoir mis des trucs de fille sur le dos pour les besoins de la cause… Ceci dit… Il est pas mignonne??

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Je voulais essayer une nouvelle construction (enfin nouvelle pour moi!) et tricoter le corps de ce boléro d’une pièce en relevant les mailles des raglans pour former les pans du devant. Et je voulais aussi utiliser une bordure au point mousse verticalement pour former l’encolure parce que je trouve que ça change un peu. Pour bien marquer le mouvement, j’ai placé une bande contenant un joli point texturé — facile cette fois!! le point de vannerie utilisé dans mon Latte Baby Coat serait joli aussi, mais je voulais quelque chose vraiment simple pour les tricoteuses moins expérimentées.

Enfin, un petit effet volanté dans le dos, et zou! Tricoté en deux temps trois mouvements avec même pas un écheveau de Malabrigo Merino Worsted (pour la taille 12-18 mois). Le pattern est écrit et 8 tailles seront disponibles, du 0-3mois au 5-6 ans. Je l’envoie illico chez mon “tech editor” pour contrôle… Donc je pense qu’il sera publié (en Anglais pour le moment… promis la traduction de mes patterns c’est pour bientôt) pour la nouvelle année!

Pour voir les autres défis (thème du mois: techniques jamais utilisées en tricot et couture) 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 “new techniques in knitting and sewing”, so I thought I would introduce my latest prototype, whose construction is a bit different — I also used a new stitch in it, which I think is so neat (and VERY easy which never hurts!) ; the pattern will include 8 sizes and should be published around the New Year!

I hope you like it :)

Trico’13: J’fais des trous, des petits trous…

… encore des petits trous!

Voici mon projet pour ce mois-ci, c’est le Cloud Bolero par Ysolda Teague. Le modèle est gratuit, ici (en Anglais, et attention, la mise en page est un peu brouillonne, ça m’a causé quelques déboires!)


Je suis très contente du résultat! Je le trouve mignon comme tout. Et j’ai essayé deux configurations:


Ruban en haut:


Ruban en bas:


Un détail des petits trous:


Voilà! Allez zou je vais voir vos trous-trous à vous!

Sorry about the vanishing English paragraphs, guys! This is my project for the Trico’13 challenge of this month: lace. I’m very happy with the result, I think it’s rather adorable. I could see this working really well for a little girl, too.

The pattern is Cloud Bolero, by Ysolda Teague. I used 3 skeins of Patons Classic Woold in Heathered Jade. I held 2 strands together to approximate the gauge. I highly recommend this pattern. Once you get the hang of it, it’s not too hard, even for a lace semi-novice like myself!