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Gauge Drops Air in Treillis stitch

Trellis stitch is my new farouvite pattern. Last week, I talked about it when I showed my gauge with Maille namie is Yvette yarn. As the plaid I’m knitting is not transportable, I wanted to start a new knit project, easier to travel with. I’m using again the treillis stitch but with a thiner yarn.

Details of the gauge

Brand: Drops
Quality: Air
Colour: Natural (Uni colour 01)
Needles: 6 mm
Pattern: trellis

How to knit Treillis stitch

For this pattern you must cast on a number of stitches multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.

Row 0 (wrong side): 1 edge stitch, purl all stitches until there is 1 stitch left and finish by knit 1.

Row 1: 1 edge stitch, *knit 1, with yarn in front, slip 5 sticthes as if you wanted to purl them*, repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left and finish by knitting 2.

Row 2 et all even rows: 1 edge stitch, purl all stitches until there is 1 stitch left and finish by knit 1.

Row 3: 1 edge stitch, knit 3, *pass under the loose strand and knit 1, knit 5*, repeat from * to * until there are 5 stitches left and finish by passing under the loose strand and knit 1 and knit 4.

Row 5: 1 edge stitch, with yarn in front, slip 3 sticthes as if you wanted to purl them, knit 1, *with yarn in front, slip 5 sticthes as if you wanted to purl them, knit 1*, repeat from * to * until there are 4 stitches left and finish with yarn in front and slip 3 sticthes as if you wanted to purl them and knit 1.

Row 7: 1 edge stitch, *pass under the loose strand and knit 1, knit 5*, repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left and finish by passing under the loose strand and knit 1 and knit 1.

Repeat rows 1 to 8.

My opinion on Drops Air

As I said last time with the gauge in plain knitting, I love Drops Air it’s very enjoyable to knit it and it’s quick to knit as it is recommended to knit with 5 mm needles. Here I used 6 mm needle but the result is still nice.

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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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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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