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...