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tangramBased on a chinese puzzle from my childhood , this crocheted scarf is an interesting way to play with colours. A quick and simple project using  Cumulus ( 74% baby alpaca and 26% mulberry silk) by Fyberspates.

Requires 5 x 25g Cumulus by Fyberspates

5mm hook

Pattern by Rosalind Finlayson, can be purchased in EN/FR from our E-  shop, and at  Kaleidoscope price 3,50 euros.


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Hida mittens

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The ‘Hida’ mittens from ITO yarns are my favourite winter accessory – They’re  pretty , practical and soft. I often wear them all day long.

You’ll  need 1/2  a 50g cone of KINU silk and 1 x 20g ball of Sensai ( if you buy 2 X 20g Sensai and 1 X 50g kinu you can make 2 pairs) This downloadable pattern is available in our E-shop in both EN/FR  versions price 3 euros.


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This little triangular shaped scarf, knitted in a 3 yarn or 2 yarn combination of Gima paper coton, Sensai silk mohair and optional Niji for an extra dimension , is a simple chevron pattern. These lovely japanese yarns never disappoint! Downloadable pattern available in the E-shop EN/FR price 3 euros.


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A clever asymmetric design, this folded rectangle with sleeves ,collar and welt is knitted in a combination of 4 X 50g Kinu pure silk and 8 X 20g Sensai silk mohair on 3,5mm needles. This pattern is  available to buy  in the E-shop EN/FR and at Kaleidoscope price 5 euros.


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odonataInspired by the wings of a dragonfly this scarf was designed to be light and airy with a central mesh pattern to imitate the veins on the wings.

You will need : 600m / 60g of Kid Mohair (3 x Sensai by ITO) held double and 50g / 400m of Malabrigo lace – held double

Pattern sold in the E-shop in EN/FR ( prix 3.50 euros )

Pink Bubbles!

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pinkbubbles_02 pinkbubblesThis warm , snuggly winter accessory in a bubble motif, has buttons at the top enabling you to wear it as a hood and collar at the same time. It is knitted lengthwise with 3 yarns held together on 5 and 6 mm needles.

This pattern is sold in both the E- shop and Kaleidoscope FR or EN price 4 euros

For this pattern you will need :

150g Alpaga fingering/ 500m ( la Droguerie Rose Pétale )

50g / 500m mohair PLUMETTE bébé phoque

40g / 480m kid silk mohair (2 X SENSAI- pale blush -Ito yarns)

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Gima poncho

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8 different colours in Gima 8.5 from ITO a light papery cotton yarn are used to create this poncho with a lovely drape – basic knitting skills required – This pattern is available  to buy in our E-shop price 3 euros.

For this pattern you will need :

8 X 25g of GIMA 8.5 / needles : 4mm

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primaveraFollowing the  blog success of the japanese type shawl , Martine Marchal designed this shawl, based on series of half flower/ half star motifs, assembled each to the next as you go along.

You can play around with the design using either multicoloured or solid coloured yarns .

For this pattern you will need :

2 X 100g / 2 X 400m of any 3 or 4 ply light fingering yarn such as Malabrigo sock or similar type.


This pattern by Martine Marchal is for sale on Ravelry

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This shawl  was created especially for our pupils in our beginner crochet courses. It’s such a popular  pattern that everyone likes, it beginner or not!

Measuring 160cm by 110cm , and crocheted in kid silk mohair from top to point .

This pattern by Axelle Nicaise is available to buy at Kaleidoscope and will soon be for sale in our  E-shop.

For this pattern you will need : 3 X 20g of Sensai – Ito yarns or  600m of a similar lace mohair yarn

crochet hook : 4mm

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