The knitting adventures of a French Canadian girl in exile

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Raspberries is a new take on a classic: a V-Neck cardigan, worked from the top-down with raglan sleeves in a versatile worsted weight wool. The waist is subtly shaped to flatter the body and the sleeves are tapered for a sleek line without being too tight. The overall look is a fresh and refined version of the casual everyday cardigan.

Raspberries cardigan

The lines of the cardigan are accentuated by the beautiful panels on the fronts, back and sides, for a truly feminine knit that looks way more complicated than it really is. The large ribbing bands finishes the cardigan for a timeless look. I used my favorite method for increasing at the raglan line, which I explain in the pattern, and I like to think it gives a tailored appearance to the sleeve line.

For this cardigan, I chose to work with one of my favorite everyday yarns: Valley Yarns Northamptons, in color "Raspberry Heather" (I guess I liked the color, for I named the cardigan after it!).

So, here is Raspberries, and I hope you will like it as much as I do!

It is also off course available in my Ravelry Store:

Friday, July 12, 2013

La Clusaz cardigan

La Clusaz is a light and flirty cardigan designed to welcome the warm weather. It has short sleeves, lace pannels and is worked in the softest warm weather yarn possible, in a manageable sport weight! What more could you ask for a simple summer knit?

For this project, I used my stash of Knitpicks Shine Sport, in color Wallaby. I really loved working with this yarn, it is both extremely soft and has a beautiful shine which gives it just a little bit of a chic tone.

I actually started this particular design over a year ago, but was never satisified with it or with the yarn I used for it. When I dug out this yarn from one of my boxes, I tried it out and was so pleased to finally find the right match for my idea that I rushed into knitting it. Off course, there were a few bumps along the way, but in the end I think I am quite pleased with my design and I love the results! It was both extremely satisfying to finally get to produce this design and even more so to do it using a yarn that was lingering in my stash for too long.

The pattern is now available from my Ravelry store and my Craftsy store, and soon from Knitpicks also!

I really hope you will love this one: it makes such a fast and pretty knit!

More picture? Here you go!