Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bergere de France

I was sooooooo excited at work to get the most recent catalog from Bergere de France. Along with the catalog I got their Explications Tricot in both paper format AND CD Rom format. The catalog is fun because it includes samples of all of their yarns for this season and the different colors! The Explications Tricot because it has the patterns for ALL of the samples in the book! And as a bonus the CD Rom has even more patterns from the past few catalogs that Bergere has sent out! In all, 277 patterns for under 10 Euros!!!!!!

I will say that a lot of the items in the book are way out of my skill level and others I would never even consider making.

Here are a few of the items that caught my eye:



I really like that white tank top, although it would need to be done in a color other than white for me! And I doubt if I would wear it at my current weight.

I love the sleeve ends on the Grey sweater - the little flare out bell is tres chic, and the ribbon is a wonderful touch.

The turquoise would need to be without the belt and without the hand warmers. i love the classic rib sweater, and that neckline is my favorite....well, along with turtlenecks on a sweater.



Not sure what my fascination with the kids clothes is, but the dress is adorable as is the little sweater. I am actually thinking of trying the dress. If I do it in a size 12 months, I might have it finished in time for my niece to wear it.

Did I fail to mention that there is one catch with the patterns in the book?

They are all in French! Yeah, I'm not sure if I have my head on straight when I think about trying one of these as I can barely knit in English! I have a co-worker who is a native French speaker who knits, so I figure that she'll be able to help me should I get really stuck on the directions.

Off to peruse the catalog and dream about the yarn I would order if only I had enough money!

8 comments:

Pyo said...

Hmm... Sounds very interesting, but are there many crochet patterns? I'm not really interested in knitting for the moment, but 277 patterns for 10€ is something very valuable...

Kimberly said...

The CD Rom and book was 5.90€ and the postage was 5.15€! Well worth it! There are very few crochet pattern - perhaps 3 that I saw. I was not looking that closely though.

Some of the knit pattern for children are adorable, and there are some interesting looking patterns for Mens sweaters.

Kimberly said...

Should you choose to order, the reference number is 119.811 and it gives you a discount on ordering the two forms (CD & Book) together.

Web site - http://www.bergeredefrance.fr

Yasmin said...

Wow! Those designs look so wonderful. I'm not really into knitting , but I love knit wear and the patterns in knitting are very intricate and so tempting. I have to work at my knitting ...I'm on beginner level for so long now
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Vera said...

Wow, what beautiful sweaters!

Jenny Moore said...

Those really are some great projects! If I could read knitting directions in French I would be tempted to order that myself! What a great deal. Good luck!

Pink said...

Jeez, that is such a bargain...and the patterns are gorgeous. Now I wish I'd paid attention to my french teacher...sigh...

Vik said...

Thanks for sharing Kimberly! It sounds so cool that you have a book plus a CD rom with patterns! Yes, it´s cheap also to me! Bad thing it´s in French...