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Tendo shawl

 

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The Tendo shawl is a great project for knitters wanting to practice  the ‘short-rows’  technique. Even for the more experienced knitter looking for a nice relaxing project to do on holiday or during a long journey, then this is ideal. This big triangular shawl ( 220cm) knitted in garter stitch has 3  equal stripes for added interest which can be subtle or more pronounced depending on your colour choice. The long rows get shorter with each stripe so it knits up quicker towards the end!

Pattern priced at : 3 euros, available  in EN / FR  is sold both in the shop and the E-shop via download.

Knitted on 3,25mm  circular  needles  120 / 150 cm long.

Color Options 

To work the shawl in a single color only, you need 2x ITO Kinu and 4x ITO Sensai altogether.

To work the scarf with a base color in ITO Kinu and changing colors in ITO Sensai you will need: 2x ITO Kinu of one color and 6x ITO Sensai – two per color.

To work the scarf with a base color in ITO Sensai and changing colors in ITO Kinu you will need: 3x ITO Kinu – one per color and 4x ITO Sensai of one color.

 

 

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Mechita legwarmers

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Mechita leg warmers make 2:

You will need:   100g/ 400m Mechita by malabrigo (col. Mandragora)

Needles Double pointed needles  x 2,5mm, and 3,25mm

stitches used : Rib : k2, p2  in the round

Stocking stitch : Knit every row ( in the round )

Divide the wool into 2 x ball of 50g

Using the smaller size needles, cast on 80 sts, and join in the round placing a marker between 1st and last st.

Work 4 cm in 2 x 2 rib.  (22 rows)

Change to larger needles and work in St. st. until leg measures 35cm from beginning.

Work another 9cm in 2 x 2 rib or until yarn runs low, then cast off in rib.

Weave in ends.

 

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Sendai

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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 on Ravelry.com.

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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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Ica Poncho

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ica_01Is the ‘must have’ item for your winter wardrobe. So soft and warm this cozy poncho, is easy to knit and easy to wear ! This two tone striped pattern in recto/verso is fun to make.

Pattern available to buy from our E-SHOP in  EN/FR  price 3,50 euros.

You will need 2 X 195g of Kid Mohair  (+/-  960m) from La  Droguerie ( colours used here  Anthracite / Tourterelle)

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