If straight stockinette is mindless knitting, then I’m feeling the need for something more challenging. I find myself yearning for intricate cables or frilly lace. Or interesting decreases that make up pretty patterns.
Last week I came across Bergère de France’s site. They have quite a few free patterns on their site! For babies, kids, women, and men. The catch – they’re only in french. Of course that didn’t stop me from perusing their patterns!
I particularly liked this cardigan
|i think i’d use a zipper|
and this frilly, girly lace up
|i-cord threaded thru the edges of the lace!|
You know what’s next, right? Translation!
I’ve started with the aran cardi. I found a few french to english knitting terms on the web, but there were quite a few I couldn’t find. So I’ve been translating it via french-english dictionaries and lots of google searches. Since I couldn’t find a really good site as a reference I’ve decided to compile them and post it on my blog. I’m still working on it and it probably won’t be done for a few weeks. But I thought it might be of interest to people – particularly with the Phildar fanatics here on the knitting blogs!