Espace Tricot Patterns – FREE!


PULL THE WOOL OVER is a super simple hat with just the right amount of slouch. It’s knit with a speckled Hedgehog Fibres Merino Aran held together with a strand of Shibui Silk Cloud. The colourful yarn is fun and modern while the mohair/silk blend lends a touch of luxury and that essential fuzzy halo we love so much. The hat is topped off with a snap-on pompom that can be removed for washing. Collect a few of these pompoms in different colours to coordinate with your speckles and swap them out as your mood and outfit demands 🙂

Download the free pattern – [English] [French – coming soon!]


Simple and stylish, GETTING WARMER is a light and cozy cowl worked from the bottom up, transitioning from easy 2×2 rib to garter stitch in the round with regular decreases. It can be pulled down over one or both shoulders and the neck will remain snug and close without gaping. Knit with Woolfolk LUFT, a luscious and ultra-soft blend of Ultimate Merino and cotton.

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This is a slight modification of our LÉGER sweater. It’s knit with a lighter weight yarn and features a smaller neckline and narrower sleeves than the original. We used Juniper Moon Zooey for this version and love the rustic look and feel of the fabric created by the gorgeous cotton and linen blend. Cool and airy, LĂ©ger Redux makes a great transitional garment between seasons and is especially perfect for those sensitive to wool and alpaca.

Download the free pattern – [English] [French – coming soon!]

 Petits Pins

Inspired by the Norwegian Fir cardigan pattern by OGE Knitwear Designs, we’ve developed a sweet coordinating baby blanket featuring an all-over lace pattern framed with a border of easy garter stitch. Petits Pins was designed with Artfil ARAN, a heavenly soft 4-ply pure merino wool that is machine washable for worry-free care. Knit the sweater, blanket, and bonnet for a complete layette to welcome baby into the world.

Download the free pattern – [English] [French]

Petits Pins BONNET

Inspired by the Norwegian Fir cardigan pattern by OGE Knitwear Designs, we’ve developed a sweet coordinating baby bonnet featuring an all-over lace pattern framed with a border of easy garter stitch, ribbing in the back for a snug fit, and a soft iCord tie. Petits Pins Bonnet was designed with Artfil Mericana DK, a soft 4-ply pure merino wool that is machine washable for worry-free care. Knit the sweater, blanket, and bonnet for a complete layette to welcome baby into the world.

Download the free pattern – [English – updated October 29, 2017] [French – coming soon!]

Excuse us! There were some typos in the original version uploaded in September. If you dowloaded this pattern prior to October 3rd, please replace with new version – updated October 2017.


A simple and cozy blanket featuring large and small cables interspersed with squishy garter stitch and framed with a border of easy ribbing and garter stitch ridges. We designed Au Chalet with Rowan Pure Wool Worsted – a 100% wool superwash yarn – for easy care and maintenance. Snuggle up with this beauty as the days get colder and shorter and stay toasty warm all winter long!

Download the free pattern – [English][French]


Saint Laurent is a fun introduction to lace knitting and features a creative construction of two triangular panels, starting with the right panel first, then joining the left panel second. The sizing is adjustable to accommodate yardages from 1100yds to 2000yds. You can easily adjust to the amount of yarn you have by dividing your yarn in half. You can also knit this shawl in two colours.

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Summer Commitment Bag

This is a larger version of our Summer Fling Bag (scroll down page to view). It is the perfect bag for strolling around town, going to market or a day at the beach! The bottom is knit flat and then stitches are picked up for knitting the main body in the round. Straps are then knit flat one at a time and are joined using Kitchener stitch. If you wish to knit a cross-body style bag then an extra skein of the Kilim yarn will be required.

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Mayu is an easy to wear pullover that is perhaps best described as a stylish poncho with sleeves. The tweediness of the Fine Donegal and the soft halo of the Silk Cloud combine to create a beautiful fabric that is both slightly rustic and decidedly sophisticated. The left back of sweater is knit first, stitches for right half are picked up from cast on edge. Front is knit separately. After sewing up the sweater, the turtleneck is added by picking up stitches around the neck opening.

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Note: Pattern updated on March 30th, 2017 to adjust required yardages for the two larger sizes and to include schematic.

Note: Pattern updated on January 17th, 2017 to indicate that body is knit with the larger needle size while neck is knit with smaller needles. Also, on the second to last decrease section for both parts of the back, “repeat once more” has been corrected to “repeat 2 times more”.

SHOP Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.



A modern and luxurious cowl to go with our “On the C Train” hat. Knit with a blend of exquisitely soft yarns, you’ll want to live in this. The ribbed structure makes the cowl quite versatile – loop it once or twice around your neck or wear it as a shoulder warmer. An easy stylish project that is sure to become a staple in your winter accessory wardrobe.

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SHOP Woolfolk Far in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.

On the C Train


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A luxurious ribbed hat knit with Woolfolk Far and Shibui Silk Cloud held together. It was cast on while riding the C Train from Brooklyn into New York on a recent trip we took to the Big Apple. 🙂 Stylish, chic, and warm!

Please note: We used the entire skein of Far for this hat so if your gauge is off, you may run out of yarn

SHOP Woolfolk Far in our webstore.
SHOP Shibui Silk Cloud in our webstore.

Big Merino Mitts


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SHOP Drops Big Merino in our webstore.



Fair & Square is a happy little baby blanket knit in the round from the center out. The fun stripes provide an opportunity to play with colour and the transitional knit/purl row between each stripe lends lovely texture and dimension. Knit with Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK, a machine washable blend of merino wool and silk, this blanket is squishy and soft and easy to care for – a perfect choice for the little ones in your life.  Our sample is a generous 41″ square but the blanket can be easily reduced by eliminating colours. Modification instructions for a  32” square are provided in the pattern.

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SHOP Rowan Merino Silk DK in our webstore.



So, calling this a pattern may be stretching things a little but we received so many requests for specifics after Lisa blogged about knitting it for her home that we had to share this very simple recipe. A modern colour-block throw works in just about any space, and soft and squishy garter stitch always brings warmth and comfort. Lisa decided on a 1/3 to 2/3 split for her version but this is an opportunity to play with colour.  Do equal halves or use more than two colours! It’s a mindless, soothing project that lends itself well to knitting in company or while watching TV.  A perfect choice for calming frayed nerves. 🙂

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SHOP Madelinetosh Chunky in our webstore.

Chevron Cloud


Chevron Cloud combines wonderfully luxurious yarns and graphic texture in a light, versatile wrap that will make a beautiful addition to any wardrobe. Equally at home over a fancy dress or paired with jeans and a tee, this soft, modern rectangular wrap is an easy accessory choice for any occasion.   The silk and mohair of Handmaiden’s Maiden Hair yarn and the lighter weight Silk Cloud from Shibui Knits lend the wrap both an exquisite sheen and a delicate halo – the stuff of dreams and clouds.

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SHOP Maiden Hair in our webstore.
SHOP Silk Cloud in our webstore.

Wrapped in Lino


Wrapped in Lino is similar to our Kigali Nights Shawl but is much wider and larger, and the
whole piece is knit in stockinette. It remains a parallelogram with both ends knit using short rows to create sloped lines. The pattern is easily modified by casting on more or less stitches and changing the length of the stockinette section. This, however, will affect the required yardage.

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Purchase yarn here!



Pashmina Stripes is an easy, high-impact wrap worked in alternating 30-row stripes of four coordinating colours. Madelinetosh Pashmina is knit at a loose gauge for maximum drape and drama.  While simple and straightforward, the gorgeous interplay of hand-dyed colourways makes this wrap anything but boring! 

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Le Petit Parisien is a light, stylish accessory with gorgeous texture and Parisian flair! It’s knit from the bottom up with a one stitch garter border and an increase at each end of every right row. On the last row an increase is done every 3 stitches in order to gain more width at the top edge.

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Whirligig is a light-hearted and whimsical scarf knit with alternating colours of Noro Taiyo yarn. Knit in the round as a long tube, “resting” yarns are carried up along the inside of the scarf so there are, miraculously, just a few ends to sew in at the end of all those stripes.  The profusion of colour will soothe your eyes and brighten your mood on bleak winter days and the double-thickness fabric will keep you warm and toasty.

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Kigali Nights


Kigali Nights is a beautiful, vibrant wrap knit during a recent trip to Rwanda. The shawl is a parallelogram with one end sloping more than the other. It begins with stockinette and short rows, which creates a gentle slope. Half-way through the pattern switches to reverse stockinette with short row shaping at the end creating a steeper slope.

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A fun and cozy cowl knit in the round from the top down. Warm and snug around the neck with increasing circumference towards the bottom for ample coverage around the chest and shoulders. The dark and light stripes create a modern, graphic look while the bold pops of colour at both ends keep it lighthearted. Functional and chic!

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A lovely, cozy shrug that can also be worn as a scarf. A simple rectangle, with buttonholes on one side. When the knitting is finished, simply fold it in half lengthwise, sew on your buttons et voila!  Le Mont Royal is knit with Rowan’s Brushed Fleece,  a super soft blend of extra fine merino wool and baby alpaca, making it warm but very lightweight.  Easy to knit. Easy to wear.

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L’Escargot Bleu


A shawl / scarf in the form of a sail! L’Escargot Bleu begins at the narrowest point and widens by increasing 2 stitches every 6 rows. Each stripe is 6 rows. On the 3rd row of each stripe, there is an increase at each end of the row. Yarn is carried up throughout the scarf. Finished with a wide band of accent colour! Knit with Madelinetosh Pashmina.

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Super fun socks knit with Stripe Me Up from Scrumptious Purl! A simple cuff-down design for multiple sizes, the Scrumptious Stripes Socks pattern provides a perfect canvas for showing off the precision of this carefully dyed yarn. Bold and bright in unexpected colour combinations, these are sure to make you smile every time you look down at your feet.

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Chevron Baby Blanket

zigzag_blogBy Melissa Clulow for Espace Tricot

We modified our popular Chevron Colour-Block Blanket (see below) to create this cheerful and modern baby blanket using Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton. One skein each of 5 colours. Easy-peasy and fun to knit!

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A racerback tee knit with Wrapped Silk (N-84) from Habu Textiles! Designed to layer over a tank top or t-shirt, Villeneuve is a chic addition to any summer wardrobe. This garment is meant to fit loosely at chest with minimum ease. Please select size accordingly. Body of garment is worked in the round from the bottom up then back and front are worked flat in Stockinette Stitch from the armhole bind-off.


Pattern updated April 28, 2014
Last instructions before Finishing section now read:
“Work until piece measures 10 (10, 10, 10, 11, 12)” from neckline then place stitches on hold.”

Pattern update May 2014:
Under BODY section:
Knit 49 sts has been changed to k41 (45, 47, 49, 53, 57) 

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Pattern available in English and French.

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 Summer Fling

summer_fling_blogThe perfect little summer bag for strolling around town, light shopping, or meeting friends for a cocktail on a terrace! The bottom is knit flat and then stitches are picked up for knitting the main body in the round. Handles are then knit flat one at a time and are joined using Kitchener stitch. Knit with Sparrow yarn from Quince & Co. this bag is both pretty and casual and the 100% linen content makes it strong and durable. Form and function!

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aft_teaBoth elegant and minimalist, our Aisé wrap is the perfect warm weather accessory.  It can be worn formally or casually depending on the occasion (think little black dress or jeans) and the laceweight blend of linen (42%) and cashmere (58%) make it ideal for use in air conditioned offices and on spring days and cool summer evenings. Knit with Sylph yarn from Jade Sapphire the fabric of this piece is soft and airy with a slight texture.

Pattern updated April 2, 2014 – extra eyelet removed at end of Row 2 in Eyelet Section

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 We ‘Heart’ Koigu Baby Blanket

koigu blanketHappy and colourful, this wonderfully simple baby blanket perfectly matches the joy of welcoming a new arrival into the world. Knit with Koigu KPPPM (100% merino), the We ‘Heart’ Koigu Baby Blanket is an easy garter stitch project – the first stitch of every row is slipped purlwise with the yarn in front to allow for easy picking up of stitches along each side to create a log cabin style border.   With more than 100 colours of hand-painted Koigu KPPPM in stock the sky truly is the limit in terms of possible combinations.

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 Split Personality

split_personalityBy Melissa Clulow for Espace Tricot

Soft and cozy beyond measure! Knit with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino) and Filatura di Crosa Superior (70% Cashmere / 30% Silk), our Split Personality scarf is worked as a simple tube from end to end beginning and ending with 2×2 ribbing. The combination of Tosh Light and Superior and the use of larger needles makes this incredibly light and plush and, because it’s knit in the round, there’s no “wrong” side! A great project to have on the go for social knitting or as a respite from more challenging patterns. With more than 72 colours of Tosh Light in stock along with a full range of Superior, at least half the fun will be in creating your own split personality combo.

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Hill & Dale Cowl

hillanddaleBy Melissa Clulow for Espace Tricot

Knit with SweetGeorgia Yarns – Worsted (100% merino – hand-dyed / machine washable), our Hill & Dale Cowl integrates double-moss stitch and simple 2×2 ribbing in a gorgeous infinity cowl that looks equally handsome worn as a single loop or doubled for extra-warmth.  Felicia Lo’s trademark hand-dyed colourways and the heavy 4-ply worsted yarn combine to make this a warm, stylish, high-impact knit that won’t shed on your favourite wool coat.  Knit in the round beginning with double-moss stitch and ending with ribbing.

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Firefly Tunic 

firefly_tunic_patternBy Mona Schmidt for Espace Tricot

Knit with Classic Elite Yarns Firefly (25% Linen / 75% Viscose), our Firefly Tunic combines a softly draping neckline, drop shoulders, and a longer a-line body in a relaxed summer pullover. The blend of linen and viscose produces a crisp fabric with beautiful drape and a slight sheen. A separate cowl adds flare and versatility! Like Léger (see below), this pattern includes directions for 11 sizes and can be easily adjusted in terms of body and sleeve length. Knit in the round from the bottom-up. Sleeves are knit flat and seamed.

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legerBy Mona Schmidt for Espace Tricot

Knit with Rowan Creative Linen (50% cotton / 50% linen), LĂ©ger combines a boat neck, drop shoulders, and nautical stripes in an easy-to-wear casual summer pullover. Pattern includes directions for 11 sizes and can be easily adjusted in terms of body and sleeve length. Knit in the round from the bottom-up.

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Double-Take Tee

monatop_patternBy Mona Schmidt for Espace Tricot

We love how this simple tee turned out. Back and front are identical so decide which colour to wear facing forward based on your mood or outfit! Simple, lightweight, chic – perfect for spring/summer.

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Simple Hemp Tote

simple_toteBy Melissa Clulow / Espace Tricot

A great summer tote knit with Hemp for Knitting’s allHemp6LUX (100% Hemp) and finished with a pair of rolled leather handles from Greyson E. As the name implies, this is a super easy project that knits up in no time. It’s worked as a long rectangle with angled corners, folded in half and seamed to finish. Classic in style, the combination of brown, natural, and black makes this a great casual bag that will work with most outfits (and shoes!). Still, we can see this knit in a variety of colour combinations making the most of the beautiful shades available in allHemp6LUX and the various colours of Grayson E. handles (e.g. Brown, Amber, Buckskin, Olive, Red, Black).

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Ombre Tank

ombretank_patternsBy Mona Schmidt for Espace Tricot

Knit with Habu Textiles Tsumugi Silk (100% silk) our Ombre Tank is perfect for hot summer days. If you can’t wait, layer it with a tee and you’re set for spring! We used the same technique as the Ombre cowl to achieve the gradation of colours. The fabric is crisp yet soft and supple at the same time and the A-line shaping is very flattering on most body types. Lower body is knit in the round and front and back neckline are kept the same – an easy knit with minimal finishing work.

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Shadow & Light

ShadowLight2By Melissa Clulow for Espace Tricot

While not a unique design concept, this lengthwise scarf/wrap which is knit in-the-round and then “steeked”, uses two luxury yarns we couldn’t resist pairing.

One skein each of Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label Cash Silk Single and Handmaiden Fine Yarn Maiden Hair along with this simple pattern is all you need to create this soft and luminescent wrap.

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Chevron Colour-Block Blanket

By Lisa Di Fruscia / Melissa Clulow for Espace Tricot

Adapting the pattern developed for our Missoni Inspired Scarf (see below), this luxurious throw is knit using 4 shades of Cascade Eco Cloud – a soft 30% alpaca, 70% merino blend with a chainette construction.

4 skeins 1810 – (Colour A)
4 skeins 1806 – (Colour B)
2 skeins 1801 – (Colour C)
2 skeins 1809 – (Colour D)

A perfect cozy blanket. This pattern is easily sized upwards / downwards.

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Missoni Inspired Scarf 

By Melissa Clulow for Espace Tricot

A high-impact Missoni-inspired scarf knit up in worsted weight yarn – guaranteed to lift your spirits through the grey days of winter!  Uses 2 skeins of main colour and partial skeins of 5 other colours.

If you’re stash-busting, here are approximate yardages for the 5 colours used at each end:

Colour A – 120 yds / 110 m
Colour B – 70 yds / 64 m
Colour C – 55 yds / 50 m
Colour D – 95 yds / 87 m
Colour F – 75 yds / 69 m

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By Mona Schmidt

Pip is a fun knit using only one skein of worsted weight yarn and knit up on rather large needles to get a very drapey fabric.

Knit in Stockinette Stitch Pip has an unfinished, almost deconstructed look, no blocking required!

Click here for project details and to download free pattern on Ravelry.


128 thoughts on “Espace Tricot Patterns – FREE!

  1. Johanne says:

    I’ve made the Pip scarf and it’s a great last minute gift idea. It knits up so quickly and looks so gorgeous, you won’t want to give it away… oh well, then you’ll knit one for the most important person : YOU. And by the way, this yarn is soft and cushy, a real delight to wear.

    • Gena says:

      Thank you so much 😊 for all of your hard work for us!! We appreciate you every day!! We 💜Knitting & Crocheting đŸ§¶so again ❀ Thank You, Your the Best Espacetricot!! Absolutely Adorable patterns!! You couldn’t ask for anything more.. well world peace, no hunger, joy to all and kindness đŸ€— love 💗 & respect ✊🏿

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much for the free patterns. I am going to start the Firefly Tunic just as soon as I finish my Boxy!

  3. Tori says:

    I’m working on the chevron baby blanket right now. It’s suprisingly simple. However your pattern is incorrect/has 2 typos.

    Firstly, where it says “repeat until last 13 sts”, the instructions thereafter take 14 sts ( K1, YO, K9, K2tog, K1 = 1 + 1 + 9 + 2 + 1 = 14).

    Secondly, you must cast on 131 sts not 121. Otherwise, “until the last 14 sts” skips the YO on the last “peak” in the pattern and you end up decreasing by 1 st every other row on that side.

    • espacetricot says:

      Hi Tori – thanks for your message. We’ve had lots of folks make the blanket with no problem casting on 121 stitches. Note that a YO creates a stitch but does not use an existing stitch to do so. That’s why only 13 stitches are required before beginning the last section… Please let me know if this helps clarify or if you still have trouble. 😉

      • Tori says:

        Ah, I was taking YO to mean move-yarn-over-and-knit-one. I’m not sure where/if I learned it that way… I consider myself an intermediate knitter… Oh well, it’s pretty as it is now! I really should have looked it up, haha. Thanks for the clarification!

        This is probably also Lizanda’s problem. If I don’t add in that K1 for every yarn over I would have exactly 10 more sts to work with so 121 would have worked out perfectly.

    • Tanya says:

      Thank you, I was getting so frustrated. I’m not sure what kind of yarn over doesn’t create another stitch so I’m going to use your instructions.

  4. Lizanda says:

    Good morning! I started knitting the Chevron blanket, but my stitches are not working out in row 1 already! I repeated the pattern as instructed, but I have either more or less that 13 stitches left? What am I doing wrong? It is 121 to cast on right? Please help, would love to knit it!

    • espacetricot says:

      Hi Lizanda – it’s definitely 121 to cast on. I’m not sure what may be happening – did you confirm that you are completing the SSK and mitered decreases correctly?

      ssk = slip, slip, knit. Slip two stitches
      separately as if to knit, then place the
      left needle into the fronts of these two
      stitches and knit them together

      md = mitered decrease (slip 2 sts tog
      as if to k2tog, k1, pass the 2 slipped
      sts over.

  5. knitting4416 says:

    Split Personality Scarf: I read this to mean that you could select Madeleine Tosh OR Filatura di Crossa yarn. Went to Purl Soho in Manhattan and bought the Madeleine Tosh (it’s the only one they had). Now I’m re-reading the directions and it appears that I need Both Is this correct? Thanks for clearing this up!

    • espacetricot says:

      Yes, you definitely need both – but you could substitute Rowan Kidsilk Haze or Shibui Silk Cloud for the Superior if you have difficulty locating it. Good luck! We’re also happy to ship if you would do want to use the Superior.

  6. Laura says:

    Hi, I’m really sorry I haven’t seen your patterns before! You have such lovely pieces of work and your patterns seem VERY easy to follow. I came for the chevron blanket and now found a few other things to make. Thank you very much for sharing!

  7. Skye says:

    Hi! I cannot wait to make the Aise shawl as a gift for all my bridesmaid! I was wondering how the final fabric on the Aise shawl feels with the Jade Sapphire Sylph yarn? The hank isn’t very soft and a lot of the girls will be wearing strapless dresses so just curious if it’s soft and warm? Is there any other yarn you’d recommend substituting for the Sylph? Thank you!! Skye

  8. Nanou says:

    Merci de tous ces jolis modĂšles, je viens juste de prendre connaissance de votre site, c’est
    formidable !!!

  9. see above says:

    The sharing of these very classy patterns is overwhelming. Everything is so lovely. Thank you for your generosity. Mary Uhl

  10. Suzanne says:

    August 12, 2015

    Just found your site on Ravelry…love everything I’ve seen. Definitely will make the Chevron Colour-Block Blanket. Thank you for providing such wonderful free patterns.

  11. Jodi says:

    How did I miss all of these awesome patterns? I’m sure all knitters have bought a knitting pattern book to find you only like a handful of the patterns. There is not ONE pattern on this website that I don’t want to knit! Not only are the patterns gorgeous, they are easy knits. So many “easy” patterns/garments aren’t as pretty as the more difficult projects (lace, charts, unique stitches etc…) I can’t wait to cast-on, which I do first? Decisions, decisions!

  12. Paola Mini says:

    Bonjour. Magnifique site, le magasin est superbe! J’aimerais savoir si vous envoyez en Europe. Je suis tombĂ© amoureuse du sac Summer flig. J’ai tricotĂ© il y a un siĂšcle et j’aimerais m’y remettre mais avec les fers circulaires (que je n’ai jamais utilisĂ©). Donc ma question est: pouvez vous envoyer le tout? Car en Suisse je n’ai jamais vu personne travailler avec ça. Je devrais plutĂŽt commencer avec une Ă©charpe, (vous en avez des magnifiques aussi)?
    Bonne journĂ©e et Ă  bientĂŽt j’espĂšre

  13. Marisa says:

    Your patterns absolutely gorgeous. I can hardly wait to the Pip scarf and a couple of other beautiful patterns I have found. Thank you.

  14. Samantha says:

    Have just found you for the first time and I’ve already downloaded 5 patterns lol. I can’t wait to knit the Aise shawl it’s beautiful and I was making it as a gift but I think I’ll be hanging on to the first one

  15. DeBorah J. Tyler says:

    I like to say thank you for your lovely selections of free patterns. I reallylove knitting the two chevron patterns: the Fancy Zebra and the Missoni scarve. Your yarn store is very unique, nice diverse selection of yarn. Keep this website going, it is a nice place for acid knitters.

  16. Marilyn says:

    I love your patterns and appreciate your sharing them with the knitting community. They are definitely top notch! I knit the Hill and Dale Cowl with lovely results and have several other of your patterns in my Ravelry queue. Thank you!

  17. Summer says:

    So happy to have found your website. I have been looking for clothing knit patterns for some of my thinner yarns and your patterns are perfect. Thank you for offering them to everyone.

  18. kfm designs says:

    I love the way you’ve set this up. White background; single photos to draw me in; a teaser line or two. This is a fabulous site and thank you so very much for the free patterns. As a beginner, I’m always on the hunt for practical, simple patterns that showcase my true love – gorgeous yarns! Excellent.

  19. Paula Talty says:

    I love all these patterns! Thank you so very much for sharing them. I cannot wait to visit your shop next time I am in Montreal to personally thank you for these great items to knit! I’ll be busy for a while!

  20. Cinzia says:

    Hi! I write from Italy, I’ m one of your enthusiastic follower. I write, to ask you a suggestion. I’ve knit Your Chevron Baby Blancket, but unfortunatley it’s about 10cm shorter in width… So I think.. should I go for a crochet frame ?..
    Thank you for your comments

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Cincia,

      We’re glad that we are able to inspire people around the world – greetings to Italy!

      I am not a big crocheter, I am much better at knitting. Having said that, why not! Thinking about the texture of our blanket, I propose to use an airy, not too heavy stitch for a crochet border.

      Let us know how it worked out!


  21. Corinne says:

    J’adore votre dernier modĂšle gratuit, mais je ne parle pas assez bien l’anglais pour traduire les instructions…
    Pourriez-vous m’envoyer une version en français, please ? 🙂
    Merci beaucoup.

    • espacetricot says:

      Bonjour Corinne,

      En ce moment nous sommes en train de traduire le patron. Tu veux retourner dans environs deux semaines pour trouver le patron en français prĂȘt et Ă  cĂŽtĂ© de la version anglaise. 🙂

      Bonne journée,

      • Corinne says:

        Merci pour votre rĂ©ponse aussi rapide !!! J’attendrai avec impatience.
        Bonne fin de journée.

  22. Elle says:

    Hi there –

    I recently found your site and love your gorgeous patterns. Can you tell me what the difference is between the Chevron Baby Blanket is from the original Colour Block Blanket? I know it says it was updated from the original Colour Block Blanket (which I love) but I can’t find that pattern. Are they the same just in different colours?

    Thank you so much for the lovely inspiration!

  23. Janice Mattioli says:

    I’m knitting the Le Petit Parisien with the Shibui yarn. To block it, should I soak it first, then block it? Or is it steamed blocked?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Janice,

      Steam block will do, especially if you are keen to wear it! 😉 Wet blocking is a bit more thorough, but that you can do once you decide it is time to wash…


  24. Rex says:

    I have a question regarding the beautiful Mayu pullover, on which I am working with great pleasure. Near the end of the instructions for each of the two back elects, the pattern calls for rows in stockinette. But that is what the rest of the pattern has been in up till now. What is different in these flows, and should I continue the edge pattern of wyif, ss1, etc?


    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Rex,

      The slipped stitch edging ends where the sleeves begin. No more slipped stitches, the whole fabric is stockinette stitch, since that part of the back is going to be seamed to the front.


  25. Evie Rose says:

    I love your blog and your store looks amazing! I have two questions. The first is regarding Fancy Zebra. I am allergic to mohair, so what could I substitute? Also, for the Scrumptious Stripes Socks, how do you do the heel so there is no pooling or disturbance of striping on the front.

    Thank You,

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Evie,

      We are happy to hear you love what we do, thank you!

      Concerning your questions: Fuzzy yarn without mohair is not that hard to find, try a brushed alpaca, for example. Unfortunately we do not carry the Drops Brushed Alpaca anymore, but that would definitely make for a good replacement. We have the Lang Lusso, that only has 18% Superkidmohair (which is the softest Mohair you can find), the rest is Merino Silk and Baby Camel).

      When it comes to the sock, the only way to avoid a ‘disturbance’ is to knit the heel in a solid color and as a short row heel so you don’t have the gusset with the decreases. If you work the regular heel, even with a solid, you always will get slight variances because of the extra stitches of the gusset. I just accept it that way, it doesn’t bother me. I hope that helps.


  26. Laura says:

    I’m trying the chevron blanket and all is going well until row 3. My MD stitches are not lining up. I feel as though everything has moved over one space. Where can I be going wrong?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Laura,

      Sorry for the late reply.

      Since I cannot see your knitting, I will have to guess what is going wrong. The only thing I can think of at this point is that you probably have lost or forgotten one of the yarn overs the row before. Otherwise there is no way to offset the pattern.

      It would be so much easier if I could have a look – please try again and I do hope it will work out!


  27. Erin says:

    I love your patterns! I’m interested in knitting the Au Chalet Blanket but it’s a huge project. I’d love to do it in a colour, but given the size, am thinking that maybe a neutral is smarter. Thoughts on how to pick a colour for a big project?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Erin,

      I am a colour loving person – but if you are going to put hours and hours of work into a big project like this you might want to go neutral just because this way the blanket will be more versatile, meaning you will be able to use it in more rooms in your house without it clashing with an existing colour scheme. Then again, if there is a colour you particularly love and it will go with the shades in your living room, for example, you probably will be very happy with the result also.

      Just my two cents – the decision is really up to you. Best of luck! 😉


  28. Aggie Worth says:

    I have just found your blog! Amazing and truly wonderful mine of beautiful ideas! I’m going to add it to my home screen never to lose it out of sight! Thank you. 😄

  29. Sarah says:

    Love your site & patterns. I’m looking at making the shadow & light scarf, could you please tell me the name of the colours you used in each yarn.


  30. judithknott says:

    Hello! Love the blog.

    I’m interested in knitting the chevron baby blanket for my niece’s baby. I’ve seen some pictures on Ravelry where the points at the top and bottom of the blanket curl up, and want to try to avoid that by adding 2/3 garter stitch rows before the main stocking stitch. If I do that, would you recommend doing the garter stitch rows in pattern (with the yarn overs etc) or just plain?
    Many thanks

  31. Lou Ann Gvist says:

    Hi! I LOVE your new Pull the Wool Over pattern. Can you help me figure out how to knit the hat with DK? I have some in my stash I would love to use but I’m unsure how to make the adjustments. Any help you can provide is appreciated! Thank you!

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Lou Ann,

      You can do this easily yourself. Melissa cast on 80 sts, at a gauge of 18 sts these will give you a circumference of 17 3/4″. Depending on your gauge with your DK yarn pattern you need to cast on enough stitches to get to 17 3/4 stitches, if your gauge is 20 sts, I would cast on 88, if it is 22 sts, I suggest 96 to make the decreases work.

      I hope this helps!

  32. Zoilita Herrera says:

    I am working on the Mayu pattern. When you place the first marker, I’m supposed to have 109 st. And I’m counting 253, so i think theres a misunderstanding on the wyif. Can you help me figure out where I went wrong?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Zoilita,

      At no point of this pattern should you have 253 stitches on the needles, so unfortunately I am at a loss what went wrong. For the smallest size you start with 118 sts, and after the decreases on the bottom back there will be 109 left. The marker is placed as help for seaming after.

      I would like to help you further, but without more information, I do not know what is the issue with your sweater.


  33. Janet Nelson says:

    I am about to start the chevron baby blanket and would like to increase by 24 stitches. I am using the Blue Sky Organic Cotton. Would I need another skein of each of the colors to increase the size. I can honestly say that I am never happier than when knitting and watching your wonderful podcasts. So much fun and your personalities are so warm and inviting! Thanks so much!

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Janet,

      Sorry for this tardy reply concerning the baby blanket. I know we had left overs of the border colour, however I am fairly sure that if you want to make it larger you will need more yarn for the stripes in the body.


  34. Julia Faber says:

    Can you let me know the colors you used for the CHEVRON BABY BLANKET? I’m thinking you used Lemongrass, Lotus, Iceberg,Sleet, and I’m not sure about the lighter pink.

  35. Nan Stakoe says:

    I just found you by accident. I am a fan already. Can’t wait to start one of your patterns and check out your you tube.

  36. Marilyn Edmondson says:

    In the Leger Redux pattern I’ve encountered a problem and wondered if anyone else has. The back worked up fine, nice and even on the two sides. But the two sides of the front, however, come out uneven by following the directions. When I got ready to do the three needle bindoff, I had 28 on three shoulders and 16 on one. The K 44 moved the center 4 sts away from the center if doing a stitch count. Should it have been K 42 like the back?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Marilyn,

      After reading your comment, I went over the numbers of the pattern again and have to say the math is correct. From what you write I assume you knit the smallest size where it is asked to knit 44 on the front and then bind off 7 stitches for the neckline? Having 95 stitches in total, two times 44 is 88, plus the 7 bound off stitches makes a total of 95.

      Since I cannot see you knitting and go from there, I want to ask you to check your decreases and compare with the pattern – maybe that will clear the problem?

      I hope that helps – if not, let me know and I’ll try my best to work this out with you.


  37. Laura Cesari says:

    Good morning – I was wondering if I eliminate one of the pattern repeats on the Chevron Color Block Blanket would it make that much of a difference in the look of the blanket – just narrower. Thank you.

  38. Joan Bundt says:

    I just downloaded le petit parisien. Looking forward to making it.
    Is the button on the left should just design or functional. If so, how did you do that? Seems like it might be handy to have a button?
    thank you so much.
    Joan Bundt

  39. Anji says:

    I’ve just started working on the Mayu and I have a couple of questions. When I finish the left back and start the right it states to pick up and knit the # for the size I’m doing from cast on edge. Now is that cast on edge from the left back?
    Then on the front after you do the cast on and do the stockinette stitch you do a knit row you state a turning row(?) which refers to what?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Anji,

      Yes, indeed, when picking up the stitches for the right back, you pick them up from cast on edge of the left.
      The front is knit separately, and the ‘turning row’ is a WS row that is knit instead of purled so you can fold over the hem easily to sew to the inside.

      I hope that helps!

  40. Angela Sharp says:

    I love the Mayu knitwear and have just started. The garment all looks stockinette however my first rows on circular needles looks like garter stitch rows, is this correct?

    • espacetricot says:

      Hello Angela,

      It depends what cast-on you used. If you did the long-tail cast-on it will always have a purl row at the edge.
      The pattern says knit RS row, purl WS row.


  41. Sandy says:

    Hi I am knitting the leger redux pattern & having a problem with back neck having a problem with WORD ws row on left back, bind off 8 sets on neck edge once, then 4 sets, then 2 sets please help

    • espacetricot says:

      Hi Sandy,

      Thank you for pointing this out – there s a typo in the pattern – it should say WORK, not word. After you are done binding off the middle stitches and finish the RS row, you purl the WS row. At the beginning of the next RS row, you bind off 8 sts, work WS row, bind off 4 sts….etc. until the decreases are done.

      Happy knitting, as ever!

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