The knitting adventures of a French Canadian girl in exile

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Alvin was designed a few years ago, pretty much at the beginning of my designing experience. I designed it for my little boy, who was 10 months old at the time. At that time, almost everything I knitted was intended for him, and he was naturally the inspiration behind my first few designs.

Time passed and I ventured away from exclusively designing little boy's knitwear. One of the main reasons for this is that he decided at some point he would not wear anything hand knitted. After a few unworn items, I resolved to wait for a while.  

Now that he is happy and proud to wear hand knits again, I am happily working on many projects to dress up my little man. In this process, I wanted to also revise some of my older patterns, a project I had for a while but never actually got to work on because of more pressing matters. 

Alvin was one of the first I wanted to revise, as I always liked the simple textured stripes, the easy raglan shaping and foremost the folded collar that makes this simple cardigan tidy and refined.

I hope it will be a first in a long waive of children's designs, because I really love to knit for my little trouble maker!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Star Gazing

Star Gazing started with a failed attempt at a previous cardigan idea I had been nurturing for a while. I was left scratching my head looking at a sweater quantity of Knitpicks Galileo in color "Pearl".

Star Gazing cardigan

The yarn is soft and drapes sumptuously, with a glamorous sheen that I could easily picture in a light warm weather cardigan. Not suitable for my original project (which involved cables and a lot of shaping), but totally adapted to a drapey open fronted cardigan with a large collar.

Knitpicks Galileo
Color "Pearl"

I built a large lace collar to frame the face and take advantage of the fluid nature of the yarn and decided to integrate it with a simple raglan yoke and straight body.

 The result if very flattering for all figure types and supremely easy to wear.

Star Gazing is now available for individual download in my Ravelry store.