Phildar Tendances Knitalong

A knitalong to translate and knit the beautiful sweater #20 from the Automne 05/06 issue of Phildar Tendances (French to English!)

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Join the Knitalong!

It's time, fellow knitters, for us to get together to translate and knit this wonderful pattern from the Automne 05/06 Phildar Tendances pattern mag!
It's pattern number 20, found on page 24. If you already have the pattern, all you need to do is post a comment, please include your email address, and I'll add you to the KAL! If you need to order the pattern, it is available at Knit-n-Tyme, in French only. I don't speak a word of French, but I think I can understand the pattern...I look to you all for your insights and French knowledge!

To get you going, the pattern calls for 9-13 balls of Phildar Quietude yarn (50% merino, 50% acrylic) or a substitute with gague of 19 sts-27 rows=4" using 6-8 needles, (882-1274 yards total).

The pattern uses size 3 and 4 needles, and a size E4 crochet hook (yes there is a bit of crocheting for the neckline and flower).

Let's get it started!


  • At 11:19 AM EST, Blogger Carly said…

    Add me to your list! I've started swatching! lolabella24 at hotmail dot com.

  • At 12:07 PM EST, Blogger Jade said…

    I would like to join too. Still can't decide what yarn to use yet though. Please add me! ^_^

  • At 1:17 PM EST, Blogger Julsey said…

    Jade - what's your email address? I linked your blog to the sidebar, but I can't add you to the team members list without your email address. You need to be a member to post on this blog. If you don't want to publish your email address, you can email me directly at julsey723 at gmail dot com.

  • At 11:17 AM EST, Blogger Jade said…

    Hi Julsey,
    Sorry about that. My email address is bee17779 at yahoo dot com and my blog site is

    By the way, I love how your circular shrug turns out. It's so pretty. And you only use 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft! I want to make that too but way too much projects as it is now. Sigh. Sometimes I do wish I have like 8 hands so I can knit faster. Hehe.


  • At 10:50 AM EST, Blogger Marji said…

    ok ok ok, i got your message ;)
    count me in.
    I'm going to use the Jaeger Shetland Aran from Jannettes Rare Yarns in the color Sage that I added to my stash in late summer. Gauge is right, it is 80% wool 20% alpaca, and I have enough of it. Now I can't wait to start. Yikes.

  • At 4:31 PM EST, Anonymous Caroline said…

    Please add me

    I usually manage with French patterns, but I'm cust with a second job and would rather sit down and knit than have to think for myself! I already have the pattern and the Quietude yarn in a grey. I've had this project on my "to Translate" list for a few weeks now!

  • At 6:50 AM EST, Anonymous Helen said…

    Please, can you send me the pattern??
    It´s so beautiful!!

  • At 1:47 PM EST, Blogger sarah said…


    Thanks for starting this knitalong! I am excited to start this cute sweater!


  • At 9:15 AM EST, Blogger wakana said…

    Hi Julsey,

    Please add me to this KAL! I already have the Tendances and am going to knit this No.20.
    I haven't decided which yarn to get, though.

    My Blog:


  • At 12:14 PM EST, Blogger knitting pinki said…

    Not that I finished my other KAL's but I just can't pass this one up. I already found the perfect yarn for it.


  • At 10:47 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Add me to your list! I write from Italy and I'm sorry for my bad english...but I know very well if you need translations I can help you

  • At 1:52 AM EST, Blogger Miss P said…

    Hello! Although my request is fairly late, please add me to the knit-along list! I just bought my yarn today and I've been thinking about doing this sweater for quite a while! mi55yp (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Can't wait to see other progress shots!

  • At 6:52 PM EST, Anonymous Brenda said…

    Hi, I would like to be added to the list despite the fact that I am waiting for the pattern to arrive . . .and don't have the yarn. I do like to translate patterns.

  • At 4:12 PM EST, Anonymous pascale said…

    i would like to join your knitalong-this sweater is so incredibly sweet and I have to make it even though I have several other projects on the go. Does anyone have any suggestions for yarn other than Phildar?? I am in Vancouver, Canada and am having a hard time getting the Phildar!!

  • At 3:26 AM EST, Anonymous al said…

    I'm currently searching for yarn...My name is al, e-mail is, blog

  • At 11:55 AM EST, Blogger Eve said…

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  • At 11:56 AM EST, Blogger Eve said…

    Oh my goodness! I'd really like to join this! I've been wanting to knit this pattern for a while but I had so many projects that needed to be finished. Please add me to the list! Is it too late?
    My blog is at

  • At 4:38 PM EST, Blogger Eve said…

    Oh yes, and my email address is tau_ceti_, that's a hotmail account!

  • At 2:32 PM EDT, Anonymous Kathy said…


    Is anyone out there still knitting this sweater. It is beautiful. Does anyone have a translation available?

    I've been trying to translate another sweater pattern I was wondering anyone had any tips on translating when one doesn't really know French?
    Thank you in advance

  • At 10:46 AM EDT, Anonymous jepa said…

    Join me in!


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