Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Where is my time?

I cannot believe it is been a month since I posted on Green Manon! Where did my time go? June seems to go by so quickly since DDs started to go to their elementary school. Not that I did not have time to knit, but I certainly did not have time to relax and think. I knit here and there throughout the day, and that adds up especially with a small summer garment.



This is a summer cardigan I began knitting last summer. It was almost forgotten in one of my many knitting bags. Since I had stopped knitting in the middle of a front bodice and did not make any notes on where it was that I stopped, I had to figure that out first. This should teach me a lesson. Once I managed to decipher my handwritten notes, it was rather smooth sailing. The only trouble is the yarn. It is a cotton and nylon blend from Elann.com. I love the color, but I am not that crazy about the feel of the fabric. It is rather rough to touch. What’s worse is that it is really hard to ‘read’ stitches. The pattern on the other hand is just gorgeous. It is from Bergère de France no. 123. I thought that the booklet was out of print, but I recently learned from Ravelry that it can be ordered from their website with reference number 19409 under Commande tab. In any case, I just adore little eyelet rows between different lace patterns and along the front and neck edges. They are quite functional as well as decorative. The pattern has six rows total with all the rows knitted in garter stitches. The eyelet stitches are knitted on the fourth row, facing the wrong side of the fabric, with yarn over and k2tog repeated. Definitely nice little detail to be used again and again.

5 comments:

  1. I love love love that sweater. Thanks for the instructions on how to order the magazine! :) I can knit in French, but am clearly still working on searching for particular items on French websites without help (though I did a little too okay yesterday on the Phildar website - sale!)

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  2. Really beautiful!

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  3. Really lovely sweater with lovely details. I haven't looked at Bergere's website for a while. Perhaps I need to pay another visit.

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  4. Thanks, ladies!

    Kris, you may already know, but in case you don't, BdF actually has tons of free patterns. You can get there through the first tab on their website titled 'Tricotheque.' I go through them from time to time and down loaded many. ;)

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  5. Oh! Thank you so much for the tip on ordering it from the site! I just came across your finished cardigan and tank tops on Ravelry for the first time yesterday, and ever since I've been scouring the internet trying to figure out how to get my hands on those patterns. And here was the answer, right in your blog! Many thanks.

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