Gauge Bergère de France Filomèche knitted with Slip stitch honey comb stitch

Gauge in slip stitch honeycomb stitch with Bergère de France Filomèche yarn

Today, I’m talking about a Bergère de France‘s yarn that I really love as I used it twice : Filomèche yarn. The first project was for a cushion cover for my book “Tricot Zen” release in 2017, and the second project was fingerless gloves for my book about Circulare knitting, released on September 21st 2018.

Gauge details

Brand : Bergère de France
Quality : Filomèche
Colour : Ecru, réf. 54586
Needle : 6,5 mm in wood
Stitch : Slip stitch honey comb stitch

Slip stitch honey comb stitch

In flat knitting, for the Slip stitch honey comb stitch cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1 and all odd rows: Knit all stitches
Row 2 : knit 1,*slip 1, knit 1*, repeat from * to *, end with knit 1.
Row 4: knit 1, *knit 1, slip 1*, repeat from * to *, end with knit 1.

Repeat rows 1 to 4.

In circulare knitting, cast on an even number of stitches + 1.

Round 1 and all odd rows: Knit all stitches
Round 2 : *purl 1, slip 1*, repeat from * to *, end with purl 1.
Round 4 : *slip 1, purl 1*, repeat from * to *, end with purl 1.

Repeat round 1 to 4.

My opinion about Bergère de France’s yarn Filomèche

Filomèche is a intertwined yarn with irregularities more or less noticeable according to the pattern you knit. Be careful, the string is fragile (don’t pull it, but once knitted, it’s OK !

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Gauge Drops Air in Plain knitting

Several gauges

It can be boring for some of you but I’m in Gauge4Ever team and I say i out loud! Yes, I know when we have a beautiful yarn ball waiting to be knitted and a project in mind, we all want to start it right away but for me gauging is mandatory in almost all cases and it can save so much time and energy! I talked about it last year and I keep saying it’s mandatory!

So, according to a poll I did on Instagram’s story, we are only 40% to start a project with a gauge, against 60% freestylers. We are fewer but I don’t change my mind.

By the way, a gauge help to check number of stitches and rows we get, but it’s also a way to test how 3 items are combined: yar, pattern and needle’s size. I decided to share with you my gauges because it might help you to choose a yarn for a specific project. I don’t keep all gauges I do but I have some in stock and I will share every gauge I do from now.

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Knit Joan’s beannie knitted in English mock rib stitch

At the end of September, a friend of mine asked me to knit a beannie for her little boy borned at the end onf 2017 (for whom I made a baby sleeping bag, a bear coat and a little soft blanket). She chose the colour, but I had carte blanche for design.

The little boy celebrate his 1st anniversary this week and for his beannie, I wanted to knit it with English mock rib stitch. I never knit this stitch before and yet, I love this pattern has ribs are really highlighted thanks to a special relief that I really like. Moreover, this stitch is very stretchy.

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