Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New St-Denis Magazine ....

I'm not sure if I ever mentioned this before, but did I ever tell you how dearly I love Véronik Avery? Just out: the second issue of St.-Denis Magazine, the magazine which accompanies Véronik's lovely yarn line.

I am thrilled to report that I have two designs in this issue. The first is a tabard, a layering piece, for little girls:


It's knit in one piece and requires very little finishing. Nordique yarn is really wonderful for colorwork, so it was great fun to play with swatches. It probably won't surprise you to learn that it was designed with Little Miss in mind.

Although we were unable to fly Little Miss to Montreal for a photo shoot, the little girl who is wearing it is absolutely beautiful, no?

The other garment is a woman's sweater called Michelene (my great-grandmother who emigrated from Poland was named Michelene):


This sweater is knit in the new St.-Denis yarn, Boréale, which is a fingering-weight version of Nordique. For those of you wrinkling your nose at "fingering weight," be advised that Michelene is knit at a looser gauge, so that you can't complain about it taking too long to knit.



If you'd like to ogle the rest of the patterns before you immediately call your LYS to see when the magazine will be in stock, go here. There are so many lovely patterns in this issue, including a terrific cardigan by Laura Grutzeck and designs from such other knitting luminaries as Robin Melanson, Kat Coyle, Jared Flood and Pam Allen.

P.S. My Asymmetric Pullover design from the first St.-Denis Magazine



is now available as a single download exclusively from Patternfish. Go here.

9 comments:

kat said...

ha! I have a "girl crush on Veve" too : )

Your new designs are lovely!

I didn't know there was a fingering weight yarn too! I bet it's perfect. I am crazy for Nordique. The texture and colors are gorgeous.

Barb B. said...

I love Nordique for colour work. I hope to get my hands on some of the new stuff on my next trip to Edmonton.
Love the designs... I am thinking that my Grand Kaytlin would look cute in that tabard.

Elizabeth D said...

Will knitting that sweater get me a great haircut like the model's?

Kathleen said...

Lovely new patterns, Carol. I have a sample of Nordique waiting to be played with and am glad to hear there is a fingering weight version - I like fingering weight sweaters as the heat is always on in NYC.
Just curious why your Asymmetric Pullover is available exclusively on Patternfish. What are the benefits of Patternfish distribution over, say, Ravelry downloads or other options? Inquiring minds want to make sure they're making the best distribution choices online.

anne marie in philly said...

girl, your designs are all OVER the knitting mags! you ROCK!

Carol said...

Fantastic new patterns! Congrats!!!!! I see my queue getting longer...

Bridget said...

Very nice patterns!


Wow, how would we ever know you liked Veronik even at all??

In other news, the world is round ...

Sally said...

Gorgeous as usual, my dear. Too bad they couldn't fly Little Miss to Montreal - the model is adorable, but LM is adorable-er. ;o)

The tabard is great, I love the color combo. Hope I get to see you soon! Just finished spinning some of your merino, I can't decide which BBF to put on the wheel next... It's all so damn pretty!!!!

Cristina said...

I am very impatient about getting my hands on some Boreale to make Michelene. I haven't been so psyched about a sweater in a long time. Kudos!