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Je m'appelle Melody et depuis toujours j'aime voyager. J'ai ouvert mon blog il y a plusieurs années de cela pour partager avec mes proches les deux ans que j'ai passé en Chine. Depuis beaucoup de choses ont changé! J'aime voyager mais pas prendre l'avion, lire, tricoter, faire du yoga, les jolies illustrations, les boissons chaudes, la photographie, les groupes folks et j'en passe... Je vous invite à la découverte!

New pattern release: Ginkgo

I am beyond excited for this month's pattern release! This piece has been a one year work in progress. Well sort of! I had conceptualized this design around this time of the year last year, and created a little paper template for it. But since it... Lire la suite ›

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New pattern release: Blossom shawl

I am so excited to introduce you to Blossom! Blossom was such a fun collaboration with Gregoria Fibers and Isle yarn. The yarn originates from the Isle of Purbeck where Sue is working the land with her family. She recently decided to sell the... Lire la suite ›

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New pattern release: Homestead shawl

Homestead is the perfect comfort knitting piece: rows of garter stitch for relaxation and few rows of eyelets and braids for a little bit of challenge. It is another netflix-friendly piece to make, perfect for the evenings on the couch with a cup of... Lire la suite ›

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New pattern release: Kimono

The kimono is a very cosy blanket to wrap around your shoulders and keep you warm on the couch (or on the porch!) whilst listenning to your favourite audiobook (Harry Potter anyone?) or watching a good show on netflix. The pattern is very easy and... Lire la suite ›

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June cashmere yarn review & giveaway

June cashmere yarn review & giveaway

As I'm writting to you, I have a big cup of coffee next to me, and the little swatch that I have just completed. I cannot stop petting it because it's simply the softest thing ever. I haven't knit with 100% cashmere fibers a whole lot as... Lire la suite ›

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Mandarine's subscription! (Early access to my new patterns, and behind the scenes)

Mandarine's subscription! (Early access to my new patterns, and behind the scenes)

I realised that I haven't really had the time to tell you about this new subscription and what it is exactly. What is Patreon/ Why did I join Patreon? Patreon is a platform that allows makers from around the world to share even more of... Lire la suite ›

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Chunky Herringbone Blanket / Knit Collage Sister Yarn

Chunky Herringbone Blanket / Knit Collage Sister Yarn

My big herringbone blanket is finished! I think that I started it somewhere near April last year, and I have been working on it ever since - well not during the hot Summer months! It's massive, squishy, extremely warm, cosy and... Lire la suite ›

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New pattern release: The Hollows shawl

New pattern release: The Hollows shawl

Happy November everyone! It's still early in the season, but, we are already burried under snow! And that is so exciting because as soon as Halloween is over, I'm ready to fully embrace all of the Christmas things and start wearing wool... Lire la suite ›

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A mini city guide: Tallinn

A mini city guide: Tallinn

The whether has been incredible these past few weeks, here in Latvia. So we decided to take advantage of these glorious days to do some travelling and spend some time away. We rented a tiny little bnb in Tallinn, Estonia, and spent the... Lire la suite ›

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Moonlight garden & Mandarine's shawl knit along

Moonlight garden & Mandarine's shawl knit along

It's hard to believe that a full moon has past since my last shawl design has been published. Moonlight garden has been such a joy to design. A couple of months ago, I have been contacted by the sweet Jocelyn of O-wool to ask me if I would... Lire la suite ›

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Woolery: Strauch Jumbo ball winder review

Woolery: Strauch Jumbo ball winder review

If you remember a little while ago I talked about how I acquired my yarn swift, and how long I waited to find the perfect one. I didn't want to buy a plastic umbrella that would have been made in China, so I waited and waited for a very... Lire la suite ›

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Lazadas blocking wires review

Lazadas blocking wires review

Ive heard a lot of good things about blocking wires and more particularly how they can really transform a finished project to give it a very professional look. I've been using T-pins only for as long as I can remember, and as much as I... Lire la suite ›

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Yarn review, interview & giveaway: Isle yarns

Yarn review, interview & giveaway: Isle yarns

Today I'm so happy to sit and chat with Sue, the lovely owner of the Isle Yarns, a yarn company that she created using the fleeces of her Poll Dorset sheeps that are raised on her farm, on the Isle of Purbeck. I first got acquainted with... Lire la suite ›

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The Treehouse patterns

The Treehouse patterns

These two sweet little patterns are my newest contribution for the 6 bits storybooks magazine, issue 2, Dwell.I cannot tell you how much fun it was to create this set of pattern, and how much of my soul has been captured into them (aka my... Lire la suite ›

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Yarn review & giveaway: Blacker Yarns, Tamar

Yarn review & giveaway: Blacker Yarns, Tamar

Today I'm so excited to share a yarn that will very soon be available. I've been a huge Blacker Yarns fan since their very beginnings. I have tried a couple of their yarns in the past including the Organic Wensleydale and also the... Lire la suite ›

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Swatches diary: Selkie swatch in Jamieson & Smith

Swatches diary: Selkie swatch in Jamieson & Smith

It's been quite a while since I shared a swatch diary entry in here. Since Selkie has been released, I thought I could share the little swatch that led to create the pattern. This swatch is the first one that I made for the pattern, but I... Lire la suite ›

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Selkie

Selkie

“‘I am a man, upon the lan, An I am a silkie in the sea; And when I’m far and far frae lan, My dwelling is in Sule Skerrie.’” Have you ever seen a seal bobbing in the water, watching you? If you have been to the north of... Lire la suite ›

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More printed patterns

More printed patterns

More printed patterns have now been made their way to the Mandarine's printed patterns collection!Canopy, Blóm and Goldenwood are now available as printed copies! I just received them this morning in the mail, and I'm in awe with how they... Lire la suite ›

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ChiaoGoo circular needles kit review / Small

ChiaoGoo circular needles kit review / Small

A couple of days ago, two wonderful ladies started chatting about their favourite circular needles on Instagram (here and here). The topic is something that I'm really interested in since I use circular needles on a daily basis. We all... Lire la suite ›

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A knitter's minimalist wishlist

A knitter's minimalist wishlist

As soon as the new year kicked off I've been wanting to clean up and rearrange my little craft area. 1. My stash grew quite signifiantly over the past few months as I have been growing my yarn and designing business, and storage started to... Lire la suite ›

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