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Customer project profile: Alice’s Big Snowy Owl November 15, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Project Ideas

Meet Alice, who just turned 9, and her Snowy Owl! Her peers were so impressed that she followed a real pattern, in English nonetheless (it is her 4th language) and used dpns! What is the name of the pattern?  Big Snowy Owl by Purl Soho. What yarns did you use?  Cascade Lana Grande. Did you enjoy knitting this pattern? I really liked it. The hardest thing was using the dpns, it got confusing at times. What…

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Customer Project Profile: Jill’s Holey Chevrons! September 20, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Online store, Project Ideas

What is the name of the pattern?   Holey Chevrons by Stephen West. What inspired you to knit this pattern? I saw some fun versions of this shawl on Instagram and I wanted to try another Westknits pattern. What yarns did you use?  I used a mix of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in Genie and Envy, Madelinetosh Tosh Light in Antler and Pop Rocks, and some SweetGeorgia laceweight yarns. Did you enjoy knitting this pattern? I loved this pattern.…

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Customer Project Profile: Pat’s Color Craving August 4, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Project Ideas

One of our lovely customers came into the store last week wearing her newly completed Color Craving and it looked fabulous! Details below… What is the name of the pattern?  Color Craving by Stephen West. What inspired you to knit this pattern? Saw the store sample in the shop and was inspired. What yarns did you use? Tanis Fiber Arts Red Label in ” Aurora, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in “Celadon”, Shibui Silk Cloud in “Fjord”, and Mirasol Nuna in “Seashell”.…

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Project Profile: Naomi’s Cap Sleeve Lattice Top July 9, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Online store, Project Ideas

Meet Naomi – our newest in-store consultant! Naomi came in this morning wearing this beautiful tee knit with Koigu. Of course, we had to take a photo of her standing in front of the Koigu wall! 🙂 What is the name of the pattern?  It’s the Cap Sleeve Lattice Top from Purl Soho. What inspired you to knit this pattern? I made it for a friend and liked it so much I wanted one too. What yarns…

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Project Profile: Lisa’s Itaca June 30, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles

Lisa has a beautiful new project hot off the needles today! What is the name of the pattern?   Itaca by Stephen West. What inspired you to knit this pattern? The beachy vibe of the photo on Ravelry inspired me as I was preparing for a trip to the Black Sea in Romania last summer.  Needless to say I just finished it last night in time for this year’s beach trip to Maine 🙂 What yarns…

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Customer Project Profile: Lyne’s Striped Esjan June 23, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles

What is the name of the pattern?   Striped Esjan by Stephen West. What inspired you to knit this pattern? A Stephen West workshop at Espace Tricot. What yarns did you use?  1 skein Julie Asselin Fino in Jade (cream with speckles)*, 1 skein Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Jade*, and 2 balls SandnesGarn Silk Mohair in Cream (held double). Did you enjoy knitting this pattern?  Yes, very much, even though I found some…

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Customer Project Profile (+ New store sample!): Marie-Claude’s Gemini June 16, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Online store, Project Ideas, Store Samples

What is the name of the pattern?   Gemini by Jane Richmond. What yarn did you use?  A mix of recycled cotton and silk purchased from Espace Tricot several years ago. (ET Note: We believe it was Rowan Summer Tweed, now discontinued). Did you enjoy knitting this pattern?  Yes – it was an easy project and I enjoyed the seamless, knit-in-the-round construction. What do you like most about the finished project? The yarn was a…

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Project Profile: Francoise’s Linen Shawl June 9, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Online store, Project Ideas

Next up in our featured projects series is Francoise’s linen shawl.  As our newly minted store manager, Francoise has quickly become an indispensable part of the Espace Tricot family!  She keeps us all organized, ensures stellar customer service, works through a dizzyingly long to-do list on a daily basis, and still manages to produce a steady stream of beautiful and inspiring projects. Her latest, this gorgeous summer accessory… What is the name of the pattern?   Ship to Shore Shawl by Katie Rempe What inspired you to…

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Customer Project Profile: Annie’s Crochet Tote! June 4, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Project Ideas

Next up in our series on customer projects is Annie’s beautiful and functional summer tote. What is the name of the pattern?  Crochet Tote Handle Bag by Tatiana Zuccalà What inspired you to knit it? I wanted a unique tote. What yarn did you use?  Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Did you enjoy knitting this pattern? I enjoyed this pattern and love the texture of the bag. It’s a simple, easy-to-understand stitch pattern. What do you like most about the finished project? It fits…

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Project Profile: Amalia’s ‘Boxy’ May 26, 2016 – Posted in: Customer Project Profiles, Project Ideas

Although we often hear that our product selection and store samples provide creative inspiration to those who shop chez Espace Tricot, we can honestly say, the reverse is also true! Between the handwork of our customers and our in-store consultants, Lisa and I have front-row seats to a steady stream of beautiful finished projects on a daily basis.  And that’s why we can hardly believe that we haven’t thought to feature them in this space before!  Well, we’ve come to our senses and…

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