Sunday, December 04, 2016
Kortrijk - Christelle Nihoul workshop
Christelle Nihoul, bij Bart&Francis in Kortrijk. Ik nam boterhammetjes en fruit mee voor de (extra lange) treinreis. Wij hadden pech, er waren werken aan de spoorlijn, dus maakten we een omweg over Brugge. Maar met aangenaam gezelschap en een breiwerk onderweg vliegt de tijd.
I left very early yesterday morning to attend a workshop with Christelle Nihoul chez Bart&Francis (yarn warehouse). Normal travel time would be 1.5 hours, but due to works at the rail track it was nearly double. But with some knitting and good company, time flew.
The workshop was about 'shortrow knitting'. In the morning Christelle covered the different techniques, in the afternoon she talked about topdown sweater knitting and using shortrows for a set-in sleeve. You could opt to do both workshops seperately. Thanks to my extensive sockknitting experience I had used pretty much all of the shortrow techniques before, but I decided to take the whole day anyway, because this was my first knitting workshop ever that I took in French.
Pierre de Lune, gebreid in een aangenaam merino-zijde garen. Zoals Francis zei 'geen bomma-kant', maar een interessant modern ontwerp, én met verkorte rijen.
I am glad I took the whole day workshop, because inbetween Christelle talked about her design process, showing lots of projects. I really liked the shawl in the second picture. Pattern is Pierre de Lune, knit in a gorgeous merino and silk blend. And as Francis pointed out, not an old ladies lace shawl, but a modern design, incorporating German shortrows.
Francis was the charming assistent to show some more designs...
Before heading home, I stocked up on yarn. I bought enough for a sweater (a pattern by Christelle that is still in testing phase), bright green for the shawl, and of course some sockyarn. This week I will take part in a color analysis workshop, but it looks like I have already decided on my color scheme for 2017!