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Feature Jolies

Don’t you love spring? It’s a great time to finish our languishing projects and to show off our lighter sweaters – lighter in weight, but also lighter in colors. These projects have this spring-y feel in common. Lovely work! tome’s Robin (Ravelry project page), made in Fino Simple, colorway Shiitake, is simply gorgeous. Behind the 
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Feature Sophie

A fun quiz to get to know some fellow knitters! We love people and we think that it would be great to get to know YOU lovely readers. Today we are getting to know Sophie Fontaine-Bégin,sofifontaine on Raverly. Sophie lives in Montreal and has been knitting since she was a little girl. Union worker by 
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A lovely day to everyone!  Spring is finally here (it took so long in our part of the world! But the crocuses are finally out), and we are happy to add some cheerful colors to celebrate it.  ‘Echo’ is the lightest lavender-grey, cool and fresh, perfect to balance and enhance vibrant colors. Falling along the 
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Feature Amberle

Every knitter loves a good shawl. Shannon Cook’s latest pattern is one of them. We are so happy that she chose Nurtured to bring it to life. Textured stiches and the use of two contrasting colors make us want to cast on immediately. Shannon accepted to share her inspiration behind this design: My inspiration for this design 
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Feature Nurtured part 1

Here are a few interpretations of Thea Colman’s wonderful design, Milk Stout , which was released a couple of weeks ago. It looks good in any color, doesn’t it? Milk Stout is a highly textured Grandpa cardigan: a shawl collar, plenty of cables, a comfortable fit… It redefines coziness! It is a great match for Nurtured, 
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Feature Pompon

Fascinated by other people’s creative path, I recently started to ask LYS owners with whom I’ve been working to share some of their experiences on the blog. Today, the first in the series : the coop team from Pompon Laine Café (Trois-Rivières, Qc), in co-owner Geneviève Raymond’s words. Pompon Laine Café – or “Pompom Wool 
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Feature balsam

Two new patterns have recently been released in our « Through the Year… » collaborative series. I’m very happy to present Balsam Ridge by Melissa Schaschwary and Burke by Alicia Plummer! Balsam Ridge is a great match for Nurtured, with its lacy patterned front and stockinette back. The stitch definition is so crisp, I just love it! 
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Feature Jolies

For your viewing pleasure and inspiration, here are a few recent projects made with our Nuance gradient kits, made of 5 mini-skeins of Leizu Fingering, our merino-silk blend. This glorious Vacillate stole (design by Cindy Garland) was made by combining 2 different kits, Oasis & Manoir, with a contrasting solid color, Ancient Gold. The end 
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Feature Jolies

Anya knit her Campside by designer Alicia Plummer in Leizu DK, colorway « It’s my Party ». Campside is a great pattern to match with a speckled colorway, as the colors and the stitch pattern showcase each other. Monika also used Leizu DK, but achieved a completely different look for her Leaflette shawl (her own design!). The 
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feature t-shirts

Last winter, I met Annick Gaudreault, a Montreal-based illustrator, through a common friend. I fell in love with Annick’s artwork. She decorates shop windows, paints murals, and shares her creativity through calendars, notebooks, and decorative prints. Jean-François and I happen to collect screen prints – on paper, but also on t-shirts. JF actually is quite 
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