7 July 2010

French Cardi II

grey cropped cardigan

Have I shown you this yet? I don't think so.

neckline detail

I cast off some time last month and it's been worn several times per week ever since. In fact I'm wearing it right now.

grey short rows cardigan

It's a French pattern from La Droguerie; very simple and utterly wearable. I made a light blue version earlier this year which is also well worn. I think I need a green one now. Mmmm, red would be useful too.

If you can't read French, PipiBird has posted some notes on how she made her cardigan, here.

Mine is ravelled here.

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

27 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

You can read french? Is there no end to your talents Ms. Soup? It's gorgeous -- I LOVE this color!

Kate said...

I love it!
I love the shape and the colour. I think the things you knit are making me want to learn how to knit.
Is there such thing as a cardi pattern that a beginner knitter could knit? One that said beginner knitter would wear once knitted? I can't speak French but one of the guys who works with us is French.

Sarah said...

Oh that's beautiful!
I might need to learn to knit.

Martina said...

Love it! Love the pin too!

BabelBabe said...

you read French. wildly impressed. we Americans are so one dimensional.

Anne said...

I love it and the colour.
Thanks for the link to the pattern on Ravelry....:)

Frogdancer said...

My wool from Bendigo arrived yesterday for me to knit this.

Guess which colour I picked.? A dusty green....

Janet said...

Oh wow, you can knit in French!
I love this cardigan and looked at the description - maybe it would be easy for a beginner? Although the arms look tricky. Love your work as always.

Jo Windmill said...

Such a great job! It's on my to do list!
Which wool did you pick from bendigo, Frogdancer??

peppermintpatcher said...

SO lovely that it makes me envious of knitters. I'll just go and make another quilt...

Melody said...

You are a beautiful knitter - soooo neat! Wow. And what a wonderful top - yes, I think you need one in red.

ecoMILF said...

Love it. Off to see how difficult the pattern is... xo m.

Uli said...

Lovely. Both the shape and the colour.

Very impressive.

Kty said...

As we say in France : respect !

Lucette said...

Absolutely stunning!~
And so very chic.

I'm adding it to my queue at Rav.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I loved the paler version . I love this version . I will love it it green , red and Day-Glo orange .
I love this cardi .

Isabelle said...

Tres beaux. Or possibly belle. Un cardi? Une cardi?

In Scotland, mind you, if you need a cardi then it probably needs to have sleeves.

Molly said...

Very pretty! I think I should put quilting aside for a while and make me one of these.....in light blue,I think? or maybe mossy green? or a nice plum?

Jen said...

That is just stunning. After coming here 15 times to stare at it, I think I have to buy the pattern and hope that my, "Ou est Sylvie?" level of French is enough to get me through it.

froginthepond said...

Like Jen, I've come back a few times to look at this. How simple and gorgeous it is. And of course you need a few more in different colours. It's not everyday you discover knitting perfection.

Victoria said...

Suse, j'adore!

But is there anywhere I can buy the pattern by itself? The price of a book is a bit steep for this student...

Suse said...

Jen and Victoria, follow the ravelry link I provided to PipiBird's instructions on how to knit the cardigan.

Tania said...

Suddenly wishing I'd paid waaaay more attention to Ms Monheit in Year 10 French, rather than staring intensely out the window into the middle distance in a depressingly ineffective attempt to seduce...um...WHAT WAS HIS NAME? (Now intensely depressed memory has slipped to yet greater ineptitude).

librarygirl said...

This is the reason I want to knit. Beautiful.

silverpebble said...

Goodness, how chic is this? Oui.

Thankyou so much for your visit over at my place. Gina and I are excioted about our little brooches.

Michelle said...

Oh, I LOVE this piece - simply perfect in every way xx

mosswood said...

Truly beautiful. I have emailed La Drougerie several times from Australia with no response - I can't believe you managed to score a pattern! Thank you for giving me the other options :)