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November 26, 2005

Vous voulez tricoter avec moi?

edited to add yarn info and sizing below

Last week when I posted about this sweater there seemed to be a decent amount of interest. To my knowledge, the pattern only comes in French -- a perfect candidate for a knit along, non?

Let me know if you're interested and if there are enough people I'll create another blog for it. We'll need a place to write to each other and talk through the translations.


Sizing 33.5, 36, 40, 42.5, 47 in (84, 90, 98, 106, 118 cm)
Yarn Phildar Partner 50% polyamid, 25% wool, 25% acrylic 74 yards (66 m) 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 balls and Phildar Sunset 65% viscose 35% polyester 218 yards (200 m) 4, 4, 5, 5, 6 balls
Gauge I don't have the pattern yet but it looks like both yarns are held together throughout. The sunset yarn is a metallic laceweight so I'm guessing the sweater's gauge is similar to Partner's gauge of 15 sts and 20 rows over 4 in/10 cm.
Needles Partner's recommended needles are US 8-10 (5-6 mm)

BTW, this (found via the Colchique Along) couldn't have come at a better time. It's the best French-English knitting term dictionary I've come across.

Oh -- and if you have any names for the sweater please leave them in the comments too. If we use the name I'll send you a little package in return!

November 26, 2005 | Permalink


Hoo boy, that's tempting. I *love* that pattern. So. Cute. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled to see if a knitalong gets going.

Posted by: Karma | Nov 26, 2005 7:21:09 PM

Hooboy, I want to make that sweater... Alas, as someone that has only ever knit hats, toys, scarves and mittens I may be in over my head and to add french to that! Any idea how this pattern rates on a difficulty scale, and what sort of/how much yarn is called for? I am intigued but afraid I won't be able to see it through.
That is a hood, not a shawl collar, right?

Posted by: sasha | Nov 26, 2005 7:58:10 PM

Beautiful! How about "Bohemian Rapture"?

Posted by: lindar | Nov 26, 2005 9:11:30 PM

ooo I love it, especially in that color. What gauge of yarn does it call for? Worsted? I may just want to join your knitalong!

Posted by: Julia | Nov 27, 2005 12:01:56 AM

I love that sweater - I'm curious about the yarn used and the sizing... I *heart* that sweater - it's so pretty! :)

Posted by: Holly | Nov 27, 2005 12:12:31 AM

MOI MOI MOI :) I'll be ordering the book one of these days :) And folks, I'm fluent in french as I'm a proofreader, so it shouldn't be too hard for me to help y'all out with the frenchie talk.

Cheers Eva
PS: Reve turquois (french for turquoise dream)... There should be a little "^" on the first "e", but my puter wouldn't let me add it...

Posted by: Eva | Nov 27, 2005 8:51:02 AM

Love the sweater! Count me in for the knitalong once I can find the pattern (and the help with translation).
Happy Holidays.

Posted by: Ronni | Nov 27, 2005 8:54:16 AM

Oh my, this is tempting me. So pretty. I will definitely think about this one!

Posted by: Lolly | Nov 27, 2005 11:15:09 AM

Add me to the list of "Me, too." I love this sweater!

Posted by: Kristy | Nov 27, 2005 3:58:36 PM

it's a very nice design! for the name what about "Sapin" ? I am French speaking so I would be happy to help for the translation!

Posted by: Kim | Nov 28, 2005 5:35:56 AM

That is the one sweater I picked out and really want to knit...so I would love to join a knitalong since I do NOT read french I will need help, please. So where is everyone ordering their yarn??

Posted by: Jeannette | Nov 30, 2005 7:52:45 AM

Moi, aussi! I love the design on the cuffs!

Posted by: Meem | Dec 2, 2005 1:27:47 PM

The Knit N' Tyme (http://www.knitntyme.com) sells Phildar Magazines with a English translation. The magazines they translate are limited, but several of their's are in English.

Posted by: Angi | Dec 9, 2005 3:30:32 PM

This is lovely. If there's a knitalong, let me know! Can't wait to try a *foreign* pattern -- never seen Phildar mags here in our country.

Posted by: Emy | Dec 15, 2005 10:57:26 AM

I'd love to join in! That is a BEAUTIFUL sweater!

Posted by: Stacey | Dec 23, 2005 10:37:22 AM

That is really, really nice. I'm very tempted.

Posted by: claudia | Jan 1, 2006 10:24:26 PM

How and where do you bbuy the book?

Posted by: Suzuko | Jan 2, 2006 3:04:27 PM

what's the pattern called? i must have it!

Posted by: selene | Apr 16, 2007 3:13:02 PM

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