Fibers

Adelina

According to her grandson, Adelina must have been a sweet woman, who took her time to like you, but became an unwavering ally once she had adopted you. 

 

The yak gives this fiber a drape and a luminosity that will conquer you. Its natural colour, closer to greige than ecru, gives each colorway a rich depth. Yes, you can even use it to knit stocks. 

 

70% Merino/20% Yak/10% nylon

100 g/400 m/438 yd

Needles 2.5 to 3.5 mm

26 to 32 stitches per 10 cm

Hand wash, dry flat

Mr Bouthillette

Mr. Bouthillette realized one of my father's greatest dreams by putting a forest under our protection. From his family to ours. 

 

A blend of BFL, from the British breed of Bluefaced Leicester sheep, and nylon, this English fibre with its characteristic tweed has a look and definition of mesh that I particularly like. I like to use tweed as an alternative to the popular speckles colours.

 

85% Blue Faced Leicester SW/15 % Nylon

Fingering

100 g/400 m/438 yd

Needles 2.5 to 3.5 mm

26 to 32 stitches per 10 cm

Machine wash, dry flat

Mme Phillipon

Her skin was made of parchment paper, it seemed soft to me. Almost like a legacy, she entrusted me with objects that had been in her lineage for too many years to retain the number.

 

A blend of merino and cotton, Ms. Philippon is an ideal fiber for summer projects, knitting for miniature humans and people of warm nature. 

 

50% Merino SW / 50% Cotton

100 g/400 m

Fingering

Needles 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm

26 to 32 stitches per 10 cm

Machine wash, dry flat

Eddy

Of a calm nature, my grandfather Eddy (pronounced 

\ ˈe-dē \) is used to falling asleep in the 

middle of family reunions. In the garden, he 

takes care of the potato bugs. If you mention 

your intention to swim, he will put you in 

guard against the risk of being wet by the activity.

 

This DK size base is a 100% Polwarth, 

New Zealand sheep from a mixture of 

Merino and Lincoln breeds. Lighter than merino, 

your sweaters will keep their shape without 

compromise their softness and warmth. 

 

100% Polwarth

DK

100 g/225 m/246 yd

Needles 3.5 to 4.5 mm

22 meshes per 10 cm

Machine wash, dry flat

Clémence

There are two breeds of alpacas. Huacaya, whose fibre is very known, and suri, which is worth knowing. Once spun, its fibre is similar to an improved version of mohair. Take a strand and replace the effect of a fingering strand doubled with mohair. Be careful, it's airy, soft and addictive.

 

74% baby suri alpaca / 26% silk

320 meters / 50 grams

Needles: 3.5 to 6 mm

Sample: 28 stitches per 10 cm

Léona

My mother's mother. Emilia's daughter. My grandmother. She made the best sugar pie and had the sweetest arms in the world. At three o'clock, the whole quintuplex was forbidden to make noise; she was taking a nap.

 

The softest of murier and mohair silk blends, use alone or in combination with another fiber to give a halo of lightness to any project, you will feel like knitting a cloud. 

 

72% Mohair/28% Murrant silk

Lace

50 g/420 m/459 yd

Needles 1 to 2.5 mm

28 stitches per 10 cm

Hand wash

Finished objects

Seeing your projects knitted in Emilia & Philomena motivates me and fills me with joy. Here is a short selection of my favorites of the moment. Discover the effect of the different bases and let yourself be inspired by browsing through all the achievements listed on Ravelry HERE.

 

All the pictures in this gallery belong to the talented knitters who realized these projects.

 

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