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Apres la pluie

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Apres la pluie
Apres la pluie
Apres la pluie
Apres la pluie
Apres la pluie

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit/purl
  • knit through the back loop
  • yarn over
  • provisional cast on
  • grafting

Pattern Description:

Geometric yet feminine, Aprs la pluie is a striped shawl with an interesting shape that will wrap your shoulders and stay put however you decide to style it. Thin columns of slipped stitches add some visual interest to the geometic shape. An all-around built in I-cord edging gives a neat finish to the piece and creates the final scalloped border (there will be a little grafting !).

The shawl is proposed with generous dimensions, but it is extremely easy to customise the size and instructions to do so are provided.

Colour options are endless, but this is an ideal opportunity to use a favorite variegated skein, pairing it with a contrasting solid will work every time.

Photography by Abigail LaBranche


22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size, customisable
  • Wingspan: 105 cm
  • Depth: 60 cm


  • fingering weight yarn, 440 yd in main colour and 380 yd in contrasting colour
  • US 6 (4 mm) needles
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 12 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for grafting and to weave in ends
  • US 6 (4 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast on
  • piece of scrap yarn forprovisional cast on

Suggested yarn:

820 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Sock


Chocolate Amargo & Indiecita
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Women, Girls, Tall, Plus-sized
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About the designer

I taught myself how to knit a few years ago, when I was unemployed, and I haven’t been able to put down my needles since ! (though I did get a job eventually). I knew how to crochet before then, my ...

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