View Full Version : French Girl "Fantine" Sweater

sop 1
09-30-2007, 04:47 PM
I haven't posted anything in a very long time. I am still here and knitting! Just finished another French Girl "Fantine" cropped sweater and actually made something for me! I love this pattern and have made it for my DIL also. I am allergic to wool so have to use the "slim pickens" of bulky/super bulky cotton or double up worsted. Good to be back.
Susan in NC :)
PS I used KnitPicks "Spinnaker" and the pattern is French Girl "Fantine".

09-30-2007, 05:11 PM
Great job! Looks to be a fun, light-weight coverup.


09-30-2007, 06:46 PM
Great little cover up--not too warm but great for when it is a bit chilly.

Mama Bear
09-30-2007, 06:49 PM
Wow, you knit for yourself? Are we moms and grandmas allowed to do that? :teehee:

Looks like a nice fit! I really like your wood floors too.

Mama Bear

09-30-2007, 07:01 PM
Lovely knitting and lovely home too I might add! :aww:

sop 1
09-30-2007, 08:55 PM
Thanks everyone! The house is a work in progress........and the floors were first! More knitting later. Lots of works in progress on that score too.:hot:
Susan the NC Sop 1

09-30-2007, 10:04 PM
I'm near Charlotte too.
where's your fav lys??

pretty in pink :blooby:

Jan in CA
09-30-2007, 11:00 PM

09-30-2007, 11:00 PM
wow! It's a beautiful sweater, and what a great MIL you are to make one for your DIL! Can you talk to my MIL? LOL
Congrats, I love it.
-Sirka (new here, I'll post an intro asap).

09-30-2007, 11:36 PM
It's beautiful and looks awesome on you. :yay:

10-01-2007, 12:41 AM
It looks really nice!:yay::yay::yay:

sop 1
10-01-2007, 08:05 AM
:waving:I'm near Charlotte too.
where's your fav lys??

pretty in pink :blooby:
I live near Charlotte Yarn (Selwyn Ave. & Colony Rd.) and I always shop there. Like the staff very much. I really haven't checked out any others. I order yarn alot too. What is your favorite?

10-01-2007, 08:50 AM
:happydance:Very pretty!!!

10-01-2007, 09:48 AM
It is just lovely!

10-02-2007, 07:46 AM
It's beautiful! Lovely color and great fit!

10-02-2007, 09:11 PM
that's beautiful.
did you change it? I like yours better than the one in the pattern picture...
& you have amazing skin!

sop 1
10-02-2007, 09:52 PM
that's beautiful.
did you change it? I like yours better than the one in the pattern picture...
& you have amazing skin!

Well, thank you very much about the skin! I am paler than pale! As Woody Allen said, "I don't burn; I stroke!" Very sensitive; practically allergic to water!! Wool sets me on fire. I think the reason the sweater is different is the yarn. The gauge of the Spinnaker is 2.5 st per inch versus the 2 per inch of the Rowan Big Wool and also it is a thick/thin yarn with slubs. Just looks different; especially on the huge needles. I also made the sleeves a bit longer too. The whole garment has more give, even with blocking. I made the one for my DIL with Big Wool and it does have a different "look". I think the next time I knit it I'll try a worsted cotton yarn with more crisp definition and double it up. Thanks for the compliments!

10-03-2007, 11:53 AM
I'm in love!!! I need that pattern, LOL. Very lovely!

10-03-2007, 12:18 PM
That is so cute! I would look so adorable in that finished item. :teehee:


08-25-2008, 08:46 AM
Hello everyone. I'm Yvonne. I just started on the Fantine pattern but got stumped when the pattern said "working in establised p2,k1 rib pattern, knit 8 or 9 stitches'. This is from the scoop neck cap sleeve version, row 4. If anyone out there can help me, i'' be forever grateful to you. Anyway, thanks and enjoy yourselves.

08-25-2008, 09:03 AM
I'm not sure that I can answer your question, but you will get your question answered faster if you post it in the "How To" forum.
Welcome to KH!

08-25-2008, 10:33 AM
That is beautiful. I love the color and the airyness of it. You know in florida it is hard to find things to make that arent sent to others up north who can actually use them, but this is perfect for florida. I really have to try this, it is so pretty.

08-25-2008, 10:36 AM
How pretty and dainty this is- I love it! I love it with the brown shirt under- it really makes the stitchwork stand out.

08-25-2008, 01:35 PM
Very nice.

08-26-2008, 11:01 AM
Oh that is just so adorable!

Jackie Lim
08-28-2008, 08:48 PM
:yay: looks like you can wear it on an evening out, very pretty and looks soft n light. nice colour.