10 March 2010

vorry Fronsh

french cardi

I feel vorry Fronsh when I wear this little cropped cardigan. It's a pattern from La Droguerie, and when I put it on for the first time yesterday I had an urgent need to light up a Gauloise and break into some tragic Edith Piaf song.

French blue cardigan

Dead easy to knit, it's constructed in one piece from side to side, entirely in garter stitch and with a short rows neckline. I've already cast on for one in charcoal grey. Tres BCBG, non?



Raveled.

Edited to add: English versions of this pattern can be purchased here and here or obtained free from here.


ps. Thank you for all your birthday wishes. You are the best.

30 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Oh , that colour .... and the shape is perfect . I love it .
Chapeau !!
Sonata.

Rose Red said...

It's really very fabulous! I'm not surprised you've started another!

peppermintpatcher said...

C'est tres jolie!

Clever girl.

Jolie said...

Gorgeous colour, great shape....vorry fronsh indeed...even though those words have been singlehandedly responsible for me having a constant stream of 'allo 'allo quotes running through my noggin!

M* (Melanie) said...

It's stunning! I'd be singing Piaf too. Love the colour!!

J said...

Trés Bon. What an easy knit - love the colour.
Now you've got me singing Frère Jacques!

rachel said...

Oui, c'est tres jolie! I want one. Although I reckon with its modern lines it's more Joe le Taxi than Edith, myself....

froginthepond said...

Gauloise and a beret, perhaps? I am rather fond of what the French can do with a knitting pattern. Phildar do some terribly chic things for kids.

hip chick said...

It is beautiful. Where can I get the pattern?

blackbird said...

DearlordImissedyourbirthday.

I'm awfully sorry and could have twenty excuses though will not put your through any of them.

Happy belated, dear friend.
May your view always be so beautiful...in all things.

xo

mrsfife said...

Happy belated!
The sweater's simple and elegant, French indeed. Are the patterns in French?

Molly said...

Oui, oui. Love it!

telfair said...

I love it and want one! I went to the website and everything was in French. Did you manage to obtain the pattern book in English, by any chance? And if so, where?
It's very lovely and a belated very happy birthday. <3 (I don't know if that little heart thing works in other places besides Facebook...)

telfair said...

I guess it doesn't.

travellersyarn said...

It looks wonderful - and I love the denimy colour.

librarygirl said...

This is the sort of thing I look for in shops and never find! Lovely and perfect for this sort of weather (layers, layers,layers).

Duyvken said...

Oooh I luff it.
Why don't I know how to knit?

Allison said...

Love it! That color is the best.

Jen said...

Formidable!

Donyale said...

It's lush - I would also love to know where you got the pattern from (not so good at French)...

Karen said...

O la la! I seeply love eet! Will check it our on Ravelry for sure!

herhimnbryn said...

Tres chic, Madam Soup.

Penni said...

Like most of the above I would like the pattern but could not locate it on their web page. Any information would be most appreciated- you've started something!

Uli said...

I'll just add my appreciation to the list. Love both the colour and style.

Isabelle said...

Very pretty and happy birthday (late) from me too.

ada sunday said...

I've been looking for something like that. Love it.

tamara said...

C'est tres chic, Mme Soupe! Love it, though Ravelry is somewhat coy with the details of where to actually pay good money for a copy of the book it's in. Amazon, methinks, possibly Amazon.fr so no-one thinks you want drouges of a different kind...

Penni said...

Eek, there are two of us commenting on your blog (people called Penni), I saw my name and thought, oh, I must have already commented on this, funny, I have no memory of writing those words. Spiralling identity crisis ensues.

It's lovely and happy birthday!

Meggie said...

Very Chic. Many late happies!

Hope the cold fizzled out!

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Love this cardi, just found your page while I was googling slipper patterns! Nice to meet you! Have a lovely Sunday xo

Rachael