Thursday, October 4, 2012


Amber is a simple cowl or infinity scarf.

Just cast on 192 sts and knit in garter stitch in the round for 8 inches.

Yarn: Mirasol Sawya, 4 skeins
US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle
Finished size: about 8 x 56 (circumference) inches

Raveled here

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I have been knitting mostly laceweight this summer, so here's another shawl of mine:

Humayun is a triangular shawl, named after the beautiful monument "Humayun's Tomb" in India, which probably inspired the Taj Mahal's architecture...

This pattern is explained using either laceweight or fingering weight yarn and has two different charts for the border, a basic border and a more substantial one.

The emerald shawl uses two skeins of DyeForYarn Fingering / 15ply Silk, a gorgeous Mulberry silk with a nice sheen, and I used one skein of Lace / Baby Alpaca/Silk from DyeForWool for the glace chestnut shawl (a bit more brown in reality), light as a cloud...

Wrong side rows are purled, and this pattern has both charted and written instructions.

You can find this pattern in my Ravelry store
Price: 6 euros

Both shawls are for sale on Etsy

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Solar Flare

Let's introduce my latest design:
Solar Flare is a beautiful and bright lace red shawl

I used a luxurious Baby Alpaca/Silk laceweight yarn from DyeForWool, this affordable yarn is just gorgeous !! You've got to try it !

This pattern is for sale on Ravelry 
Price: 6 euros

You can also find the shawl in my Etsy shop at

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dreamin' Blues

Dreamin' Blues is a simple cardigan. All pieces are knitted separately. After sewing at shoulders the collar band is knitted in one piece with a circular needle and a very simple yet effective crochet border to finish it. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light is a 100% Merino wool, soft with lots of great colors available.

The name was inspired by the song Dreamin' Blues from Johnny Otis...

Sizes: to fit bust 30/32, 34/36, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48, 50/52 inches.
Size shown is 38//40" and is worn with some + ease

Gauge:31 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

•Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light ( fingering weight ): 5 ( 6, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins, color: Fathom
•US 1 1/2 - 2.5mm needles
•Hook - size 2.00mm
•US 1 1/2 - 2.5 mm 40" long circular needle

The pattern is available on Ravelry for 7 euros


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Why Shleep ??

For the little story, I was looking for a "company" name when Shleep came as an evidence.
I am a big fan of Robert Wyatt and one of his albums is called Shleep, this word of course is related to sheeps as it means counting them to fall asleep, in the urban dictionnary. And that happens often to me ! Well, actually I think about wool and new designs to fall asleep, that's how I created some of my designs, on my pillow...
Anyway, I thought I could share a piece of music with you before going to shleep...

Friday, August 31, 2012

First post...

Sooo, let's start somewhere... First of all I'm french, so please be indulgent with my english; even though I lived in England for 3 years it's been a long time ago now. How I ended there?? After college I went to Newark-on-Trent (Nottinghamshire) to study Classical Guitar making, I truly loved being there and miss it a lot, I miss the market, the auctions and antiques, gardens and parcs, I loved all the cosy little tea rooms hidden in town (I remember the one that was on top of an old postcards shop), I miss snooker (I used to go to the Nottingham snooker club a few times a month) and many other things... I'll be back!
Let's come back to our sheeps as we say in french, this blog will be about knitting, a lot, but not only; I will probably talk about cinema and tv series (because I knit, I watch tv quite a lot, too much actually) and also music, I listen mostly to Jazz, Blues and Rock, Classical too but only on my own and only on the radio, don't ask me why...
So let's share my first design :
A rectangular lace shawl knitted with a gorgeous silky merino sport wool from Skein:


This pattern is available on Ravelry for 4 euros

The shawl is also for sale on etsy :