Rililie, the European designer behind La Maison Rililie, has given the following background for the Dessine-Moi Un Mouton:
"I was listening to the audiobook of Le Petit Prince, when I worked on this project and now I strongly suspect that the lovely book influenced my colour choices (even if one can’t actually see Saint-Exupéry’s lovely illustrations with the audiobook… but who knows how the little princes universe is working?)
About the little, lightweight jumper: it’s quite some time now that I really wanted something cropped to wear over my everyday uniform of leggings and long tops. I wanted something flowing but still simple, boxy but with a hint of shaping, comfortable and big enough but with a delicate, refined neckline and long, skinny sleeves! I also experimented a bit with the sleeve-cuffs and left the neckline raw, I like it that way actually! And I really liked the broken seed stitch colorwork in pairing with the skinny stripes on the sleeves! Very simple to make, but with nice results! And the almost invisible contrast of the last 3 stripes… (this must have been the sensibility of the little prince influencing me…) And the contrast bind off on hem and sleeves, also very fine and tone in tone. And I was able to use some of my little scraps/left overs… All these little details made me very happy!"
(Note that the pattern offers to choose between two options for the neckline: the “raw” neckline as the one in the sample pictures and a closer neckline, worked with picked up stitches)
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials. For more information, see: www.lamaisonrililie.com/dessine-moi-un-mouton
Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. Sizes with similar yardage have been combined for kit purposes only. The pattern includes 8 different sizes. For yarn winding services, click here. Pattern only selection includes PDF file only. Kits include the printed pattern & the PDF file as well as selected yarns.
Light Fingering Weight / Sock Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Supersoft 100% Uld by Holst Garn (100% Wool; 50g/314yds): 3 (3, 3, 4) skeins Main Color (MC), 1 Skein Colors A, B, C, D, E, F, & G. Shown in Silver Grey (MC), Donkey, Topaz, Sunrise, Marlin, Maize, Camel & Oatmeal.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Fingering by Brown Sheep Co. (100% Wool; 50g/310 yds): 3 (3, 3, 4) skeins Main Color (MC), 1 Skein Colors A, B, C, D, E, F, & G. USA Wool that is grown, milled, & dyed locally. Please note that this yarn does not include Mini Skeins so you will have plenty of leftover yarn in most colors.
ALTERNATE YARN: Bio Balance by BC Garn (55% Wool / 45% Organic Cotton; 50g/246 yds): 3 (4, 4, 5) Skeins MC, 1 Skein Colors A, B, C, D, E, F, & G. This light weight yarn is perfect for warm weather climates that require a touch of warmth while allowing the garment to breath. Please note that this yarn does not include Mini Skeins so you will have plenty of leftover yarn in most colors.
SIZE: XS/S (M/L, XL, 2XL/3XL/4XL). Shown with 2" positive ease at bust.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54)" bust.
YARDAGE: 651 (725, 784, 839, 907, 973, 1035, 1095) yds MC, 19(21,22,24,25,27,28,31) yds Color A, Color B, 25(27,30,32,34,36,38,40) yds Color C, 22(24,26,28,30,32,34,36) yds Color D, 37(42,45,48,51,55,58,61) Color E & Color F, 81(90,97,104,112,118,125,132) yds Color G. Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / 3.5mm & Size US 2.5 / 3mm 32" or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. Optional: US 7 / 4.5mm Straight needle or DPN for Bind-Off; US 0 / 2mm 32" Circular Needle to pick up stitches
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry Needle, 4 Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn
GAUGE: 22 sts x 37 rows = 4” in broken seed stitch on US 4 needles, after blocking.
23 sts x 36 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch on US 4 needles, after blocking.
Pullover images courtesy of La Maison Rililie