The knitting adventures of a French Canadian girl in exile

Monday, August 27, 2012


After quite a while, I have now finished the second cardigan of my series of 3 cardigans named after the wonderful books from Felix Leclerc. Note that the collar looks like it wants to ruffle in those pictures, but it is because of my poor packaging skills: they were flat before I folded it wrong!

This cardigan, named Andante, is extremely simple and versatile. It is worked almost exclusively in stockinette stitch, from the top down with raglan sleeves and finished 2X2 ribbing on the hem, collar and cuffs. The waist is shaped by a large 2X2 ribbing band. The sleeves are tapered to obtain a sleek look that flatters the whole silhouette and makes for a very practical garment.

I used a wonderful superwash yarn to make this one: Knitpicks Swish Tonal in color 'Pacific'. I do love the softness of it and these tonal colors are simply amazing!

Andante is also very flattering, in a sporty kind of way, and I do love to cuddle in it while I go on a weekend hike!

Some more pictures?

Pattern now available. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Dune was inspired by the waves of sand on the Iles de la Madeleines were I have some wonderful childhood memories.

This easy shawlette is ideal for colder weather when a substantial layer is needed, or as a warm scarf during Fall and Winter.

It is worked from the top down in an easy allover cable pattern and finished by a deep ruffle. The crescent shape is achieved by increases on both ends of the shawl on every rows, and is amplified by the ruffles.

Using just over 400 yds of worsted weight wool, this designs makes a quick gift or an instant gratification project for yourself.

It is now available for purchase:

Here are some additional pictures I took on my dress form:

It's so FLUFFY!

Welcome to my very first collection!

The idea for this collection started with the creation of a scarf I designed for my very dear grandmother as a special Christmas gift. I quickly realized how much I loved how the ruffles gave feminist and style to a simple accessory and started wondering how I could explore the addition of ruffles to simple scarfs, shawls or wraps. After almost a year of work, I finally created 5 small shawls and one wrap all using different methods for the ruffles. Being far away from home, I often find myself longing for the beautiful scenery of my childhood and this is where the inspirations from this book comes from: each design is inspired by a beautiful memory from my beloved homeland of Quebec.

There are 6 small shawls in the collection: Calumet, Millepertuis, Dune, Sauterelle, Champs Fleuris and Fluvial.

Each pattern is included in the ecollection, as well as the individual patterns when you purchase the collection via Ravelry.