Ernouvé is Guernsey Patois (or Guernsey French) for ‘spring’.
Our island language, though all-but-dead, is a form of Norman French very close to Cornish, Breton and, according to my Great Uncle, even Sicilian! It’s highly possible as it has its roots in Latin along with many languages. There are steps being taken to try and save the language, but currently only 2% of the population speaks the language with any fluency.
This top-down sock has a row of leaves and buds that work their way down the back of the calf and onto the heel flap, while lacy stripes work their way down the instep. Finished with a round toe and then kitchenered closed, this sock is a breath of fresh Spring air to knit for yourself in the midst of Winter.
Unique Sheep Tinsel Toes (50% superwash merino, 50% tencel; 417yds [381m]/4oz): Hobbiton, 1 skein.
Thanks to Brooke for knitting the sample and to The Unique Sheep for donating the yarn!
Size US 0 (2 mm) dpns or circulars
Or size needed to obtain gauge
36 sts and 56 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st blocked.
34 sts and 56 rows = 4” [10cm] in lace pattern blocked.
Leg & foot circumference: approx. 7.5″ (19cm)
Leg height (heel to cuff) approx. 7.5″ (19cm)
Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers.
Knit through the back loop (ktbl)
Purl through the back loop (ptbl)
About the Designer: Janine Le Cras
I learned to knit at my grandmother’s knee at the age of about 7 and knitted right through school and up until my children got to an age where they refused to wear hand knits. I started knitting again seriously about 12 years ago, after a hiatus of about 10 years. Then I discovered the online knitting community. Knitting on a small island in the middle of the English Channel can be rather lonely.
Thanks to the Internet, I have rediscovered my knitting mojo, learned to spin, acquired a stash (both yarn and fibre), bought a wheel and started designing in earnest – not necessarily in that order.
Since then, I have been fortunate enough to have designs accepted by several publishers. I have designed for Magknits, Knotions, and Yarn Forward and have had patterns published in several books including Knitting in the Sun, The Joy of Sox, and Sock Club.
I enjoy a wonderful working relationship with the Girls at the Unique Sheep and have designed several things showcasing their yarns, including our on-going series of lace shawl Mystery KALs inspired by classic children’s books.
I also have many designs available on Ravelry, and also a few now available via KCDesigns, ready to knit in the Knit Companion app.
I try to keep a diary of my designing on my website www.guernseygaldesigns.comand you can also follow me on Instgram and Ravelry as Guernseygal.
I miss the Ravelry button! It was nice to be able to click over and favorite a pattern if I couldn’t buy it right away.
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