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Friday, July 31, 2015

Parisian Gypsy Scarf

I love to get yarn from places I visit on my travels and try to expand my yarn vocabulary.On a recent trip to Paris I visited a really lovely store called La droguerie. It is situated on Rue du Jour and looks like just a small little store from the street.

But on entering it you realise how magical it is. There are rows of bamboo yarn dyed in lovely bright colors that lead the way to the inner section of the store.It is a beautiful store with wooden shelves and loads of craft goodies. Rows and rows of buttons and lace. Lots of sewing embellishments.
They did have some really lovely beads and jewellery findings.

The staff is really helpful and cheerful. I don't speak any french but everyone spoke english to me and I was able to get what I need.

I bought this gypsy scarf kit which had everything you need to make it.

I was so excited when I bought it.There are three balls of bamboo yarn as well as a fabric yarn which gives a lovely texture. Once I opened the box I realised the instructions are all in French!
 I looked at the Chez Plum post on translating patterns from french and it really helped.
Basically its a triangle scarf so adding a couple of stitches at the end of every other row works well. For the fabric yarn rows, you need to wrap the yarn around twice to knit and then on the next row while knitting you need to drop one of the two loops and knit. I love the tassle detail in this one.
It has been a summer staple for me :)

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