Knitting is enjoying in making the knitting model you like, the one you have chosen according to different criteria: the shape of the knitting, the level of difficulty, the stitch, the time needed to knit it, the quality of the wool, the size of the needles... A knitting model must therefore bring together all the useful information to succeed in a project and to give you the satisfaction of being able to wear it or offer it. It is because Tricotez-moi gives a special attention to the conception of the knitting patterns. You have the possibility to choose among more than 200 knitting models: paper pattern, pattern to download or free pattern.
What is a knitting pattern?
The knitting pattern, also called "knitting model", is the detailed instructions of all the operations to be done to make a project. Whether you are knitting a jumper, a hat, a scarf, or a baby cardigan, you need the explanations to know how to do it. Tricotez-moi patterns are in the form of small hardcover booklets. You can tidy them in your library and preserve them for a long time. Their format is adapted, not too big, not too small, to take with you the knitting model of your work in progress.
Description of the knitting model
In addition to the cover illustration, the knitting pattern is always introduced by a brief description of the knitting model: the type of clothes, its general cut, with which outfit to associate it... and the necessary supplies, such as the quality of the knitting wool, the number of wool balls and knitting notions. All these guidelines are given according to 4 different sizes (S, M, L and XL) for a woman's knitting model, 5 sizes for a baby's knitting model (3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months) and 4 sizes for a child's knitting model (4, 6, 8, 10 years). In addition to this previous description, there is a description of the knitting stitch(s) used and especially the corresponding gauge.
The explanations of the knitting pattern
At Tricotez-moi, all the explanations of a knitting model are detailed on several pages to have an easy reading of the different steps. It is even advised to highlight the size in which you want to knit the model to identify the operations that concern it immediately. Regularly, after increases or decreases, the number of stitches remaining on the needle is indicated. This control avoids many mistakes! Drawings are always integrated opposite each piece to be knitted with dimensions. For example, knitting the back of a jumper, different dimensions are indicated on the drawing, such as width, height, armhole, neckline, shoulder ... for each size. These figures allow checking that the knitted piece corresponds to the indicated dimensions.
The knit maintenance
The knitting pattern is not limited to explanations of the conception steps, it also contains advice to keep your knitting for a long time: how to wash it, how to iron it, how to tidy it ...
Paper knitting model or model to download?
You like a knitting model? You just have to choose on which format you want to read and keep it. Tricotez-moi offers you to receive it in paper pattern or knitting model to download. One or the other solution is a matter of taste and organization. If you choose to download it, avoid printing the knitting pattern, otherwise prefer to buy the paper knitting pattern.