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Circulare knitting Remake of the poncho with Drops Andes yarn

One of the knit I prefered to create for my last book named Circulare knitting is the poncho. As said in my article dedicated to my on-going projects and to do list, the picture’s book do not show it well. Actually, it was made to cover shoulders , upon a coat. With its collar very high, it protects neck and it can be wore as a hood.

Because we are sensitive to the cold in my family, when I considered Christmas gifts, I thought about this design for my Mum and my sister.

As I have a lot of yarns in my stock, I prefered to pick in it to knit this new version for my Mum. For her, I decided to make it with Drops Andes yarn. I had few ball of yarns in natural colour but not enought to make the poncho so I had a strip in beige and here is the result.

To make this version I had to adapt the pattern from the book as I used a different yarn. So what do you think about it?

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Gauge Maille name is Yvette yarn in Treillis stitch

When temperature drops, the only thing I want is to slip under a plaid in my sofa in front of my TV, with a hot drink and my on-going knit project. When big yarns showed up if the net and social netiworks, I had a big crush for these xxl plaids and this winter I decided to make one.

I chose to make this plaid with Maille name is Yvette yarn sold by Kesi’art. Before starting, I made a gauge. The risk to start a this kind of project without is is thin but I wanted to see how Treillis stitch is with this yarn.

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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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