Welcome to the Colchique Knitalong, English Version!
It's somewhat well known that the French are a stylin' bunch of people. So it's no surprise that their knitting patterns leave most American ones in the dust.
A while back, I posted a photo of this lovely sweater, from the 2004 issue of Phildar Irlandais, on my blog:
Oohs and aahs followed, but many of us were intimidated by the thought of translating a pattern from French. But you know what? Together, and with a little help from our French counterparts, I'll bet we can do it! (Even if we are a little fumbly along the way)
Valette, who founded the French knitalong (or "tricotons ensemble"), named this sweater "Colchique," after a flower that blooms in autumn.
So, if you're feeling linguistically adventurous and love Colchique as much as I, join up. First, download the pattern (en francais!).
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