designs & making-of

Grown-up Starry 1

When I published Starry pullover – a beaded Christmas pullover for girls -, some knitters asked me if there would be an adult version. I said to myself “Why not?” and began to imagine what it would look like.

The grown-up Starry should be of course in Quilted lattice stitch. It should have waist shaping and a larger neck opening for a feminine silhouette. And the sleeves? I don’t know why but I thought immediately that they should be long. And this is so to speak the starting point of experimentation which lasted a couple of months.
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designs & making-of

Color tiles blanket

Since we moved into our house 2 years ago, my daughter wanted a knitted blanket. Our new house is indeed very old (built in 1900’s) and it’s colder than in the flat we’d lived in, which was much older (1850’s!) but heated also by your neighbors.
But a blanket is huge and means lots of time and work. Like all of you, I want to knit many things in winter – often much more than what I can -, and I selfishly avoided saying Yes last season.
But this winter, we had a couple of cold waves from Northern Europe and I had to admit that she needed a blanket.
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making-of

Spring Thaw Tam

Just after designing my Spring Thaw Mitts, I wanted to have matching items and began to knit a little tam.
As you probably know, Broken seed stitch my mitts feature is characterized by an alternation of knit-purl rows and purl-knit rows like the classical Seed stitch. For my mitts, I’d found a solution for increases that doesn’t disturb this pattern, but with a tam, I had to rack my brains this time for crown decreases!
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