DIY

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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Knit My Slushies top from We are knitters

Last July, I left to Kos island to spend few days under the greek sun. These holidays was the opportunity to have some rest and spend time with my family. We enjoyed the beach and to relax myself, and to keep my busy, I took with me a new kit to knit. I’m doing it for few years now and I look like a weirdo among vacationers but I love it!

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Ready to (re)start

Today, more than 12 millions of French kids and teenagers start their school year. I left school a long time ago but it’s still an opportunity to start a new session of the year. Summer is ending slowly, my last lucky co-workers/clients are coming back from holidays today and we will start the last trimester. However I already started to work here on my blog from mid-august by upgrading WordPress and its multi-language pluggin (by the way, there are still some adjustments to do).

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In my new book dedicated to Circulare knitting

When talking about knitting, I know that some have strong opinion: flat knitting vs circulare knitting. For some of us, it’s like philosophy, or even religion! I clearly in circular knitting team because 1/ circular needles are far easier to carry 2/ we can avoid seaming and I hate seaming!

Sometimes, I follow patterns and flat knit, but in 99% I knit with circulare needles. Otherwise, I update patterns to avoid seaming steps so when editor contact me to write a book about circulare knitting, I was very happy.

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Circulare knitting My 4th book will be released on September 21st

Let me introduce my brand new book to be released on september 21st : Circulare knitting (Tricot circulaire)! It’s my 4th book, but the 1st one that I did by myself. I did my 3 first books with my knit-partner Charlov but I signed Circular knitting by my only name.

The project started end of september 2017 when publisher contacted me to talk about it. I loved the subject: create patterns using circular knitting technics and all advantages of circular needles to reduce or even suppress grafting. I hate grafting so it was the perfect project.

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