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Draw me a sheep!

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Rachel Owen | O Comments

I absolutely love La Maison Rililie's new design Dessine-Moi Un Mouton, when translated into English it means draw me a sheep! Which is a reference to the book Le Petit Prince which the designer was listening to as she worked on the design of this sweater.

   

 
A top down seamless knit, Dessine-Moi Un Mouton features a slightly cropped hem, lots of texture and colour with the broken seed stitch across the yoke and stripes carrying on across sleeves. It's the attention to detail I love about La Maison Rililie's designs, she has experimented with the sleeve-cuffs to give a romantic cuff using German short rows; a technique you may not have used before but tutorial links are included in the pattern.

The compound raglan yoke construction forms a feminine deep and rounded boatneck, which is flattering if you wider on your hips or are pear-shaped. The pattern gives you the option of leaving the neckline raw or if you prefer a closer, firmer neckline full instruction are given to finish off by picking up and working further stitches.
Dessine-Moi Un Mouton is knit in Supersoft 100% Wool, the main colour used was Silver Grey with seven further colours used for the striped sequence;  Donkey, Topaz, Sunrise, Marlin, Maize, Camel and Oatmeal. This has to be the ideal sweater too for using up left over scraps of Supersoft that you might have in your stash! The colour combinations are endless!
   
   
 
Rililie is a huge advocate of Holst Garn Yarns she really uses this yarn to show off its versatility in many of her designs whether they are garments or accessories. We are very honored to be able to offer you all of her designs that feature this wonderful Danish yarn. It's available in a vast array of colours at an affordable price. But don't take my word for it here's is what just a couple of Tangled Yarn customers had to say -

 I love this yarn. It comes in many colours, it is so versatile (used as it is or held double), it is affordable and it blooms to something soft and strokeable after a soak.

 

It is quite rare nowadays to find a yarn that is beautiful (both to look at, squish and use) but in this yarn I have found it. The colours are lovely and there is a huge choice. The yarn is soft and squishy and, at 4 ply, versatile and is wonderful to knit with. In addition, the cost makes this a go-to yarn for tons of projects that are in my (very long) queue of intended projects. As always the post out was quick and the yarn was so beautifully packaged that it was almost a shame to open the tissue paper.

 All La Maison Rililie designs featuring Supersoft 100% Wool are available to download as PDF patterns from our website. 

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