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Bois de Vincennes

You may have noticed that designers and shops have gone CRAZY for knitwear  this season!  Well here’s a newsflash – We knitters are way ahead of the catwalk trends, we’ve ALWAYS been crazy for knitwear!

Along with oversize chunky jumpers , capes and ponchos are ‘all the rage’, we rather like  this pattern from La Droguerie – Cape’ Bois de Vincennes’ – knitted in Benjamine chunky aran 100% wool on 7mm needles.

I decided to jazz it up by crocheting a series of vertical lines to add interest.

NB – Only available as a printed pattern  in French, but with the aide of our EN/FR dictionary it shouldn’t be too hard to translate.DSCN5907DSCN5908DSCN5911DSCN5906


The Natural Collection #2

Here are some ideas of what to make with our fabulous yarns from the ‘Natural collection’!

A cardigan…

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Afternoon in Montreux by Nadia (NCL) in Lady Nuala DK (The Natural Collection) and  Lush sport from The Uncommon Thread (col. Dark toast)

A poncho…

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Ica II by Rosalind in Snow white mohair (The Natural Collection),  and Arroyo DK de Malabrigo (col. Sandbank) mixed with  plumette by La Droguerie (choco glacé)

A shawl…


Stella de Janina Kallio, in Basile and Yak Yak (The Natural Collection)

Tuto – Lipstick

Perhaps you remember our crocheted ‘Lipstick’ shawl ?

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Worn either around the shoulders or as a scarf… 

You can make it in any type of fingering or lace yarn. For a narrow scarf you’ll need 400m and for a larger version (like the one in the photo) you’ll need 600 to 800m.

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Materials used : 1 (2) skeins of  fingering  lace yarn ; 1 crochet 3,5mm

Instructions : Make a chain of  268 sts. and start with 3ch then turn work. Continue in the asymmetric shell  pattern  as shown in our diagram, repeat rows 2 and 3 continuously until you reach a point or until you finish the yarn. Make sure you have enough yarn to complete the row. 

Pompom summer 2015

The new issue has arrived ! Hooray ! – Summer 2015. Our customers love this vintage look magazine, full of delightful knitting patterns and all in a handy pocket size !

Also currently in stock are : Spring 2015, and Winter 2014 – now available to buy in our E-shop (section patterns and books )





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