Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Paris in Winter

Under the sky of Paris

A song takes flight.

It was born today

In the heart of a boy

Under the sky of Paris

Lovers walk

Their happiness built

On an atmosphere made for them..

I love this song about Paris... Sous le ciel de Paris....

Why am I talking of Paris?  because my new crochet pattern is named PARIS, and whenever I think of Paris I just want to get on the Eurostar and go, go, go.... all the way to Paris.  

I just love the city, no matter what time of year it is.  Winter, Summer, Spring or Autumn.... they are all beautiful in Paris.

I took these photos in 2008, it was January and we went there for my husband's birthday, before we left England to return home to Australia.
It was magical!  Winter in Paris!  Fabulous!

Have been back a few times since then and we always have the best time.  I have been to Paris in every season and I always love it!

Must be the time of year, but I am getting itchy feet again... maybe Paris is calling?

MAYBE NOT.... OK stop daydreaming and let's get back to reality for now, the reason for this post is my new pattern for crochet mittens, named PARIS.

I love this stitch, so simple and delicate, yet sturdy and warm.  And I love the yarn, so soft and silky.  With a beautiful weight and drape.  Maybe a cowl or scarf will be next on the "to do list" to match the mittens?

Anyway, for now I am very pleased with these mittens, and can't wait to wear them when I'm dressed to go out to lunch or dinner, and when I'm wearing my "going out" clothes, NOT when I'm out in the countryside and hiking for miles and dressed in hiking gear!

Unfortunately, I have made these mittens with a yarn which for some reason has now been discontinued. 
I am always amazed how quickly some yarns get replaced with newer yarns?  Especially, when the yarn is absolutely beautiful.  I love it.  I know for a fact there is still quite a bit of the yarn available online from various stockists and yarn stores (I ordered some extra skeins from Pavi Yarns).  So if you really want your own silky alpaca mittens, get online and go hunting for those Debbie Bliss Andes skeins.  All worth the effort.


A lovely lace-look pattern for ladies fingerless mittens.
Made with a lovely soft, alpaca and silk yarn, which makes these mittens extra special.
Choose subdued or vibrant contrasting colours.

DIFFICULTY:  Intermediate
SIZES:  Two sizes - Small to Medium, Medium to Large
YARN USED:  Debbie Bliss Andes  ● Baby Alpaca 65% and Mulberry Silk 35% 
Substitute Yarn Suggestion:  Rowan Alpaca Colour  ● Baby Alpaca 100% OR any other similar DK yarn

Crochet in the round. No seams to sew. Wear the mittens on either hand. The pattern is the same for both left and right mittens.

This pattern is written in USA - AMERICAN and UK - BRITISH crochet terms.
You will need to  SELECT the CORRECT PATTERN TERMINOLOGY prior to purchase.


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