Friday, September 23, 2011

Gris Handknits for Bookhou

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I wanted to give you a sneek peek at a very exciting project I have been working on lately.

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giboulée toddler hat and cowl

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givre adult mittens

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écorce adult cowl

A little while ago, Arounna from Bookhou asked me if I would be interested in knitting a few garments for her beautiful store at 798 Dundas street in Toronto.

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tribord toddler hat and scarf

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OF COURSE I said. What an honour to think that my little handknits would nestle next to the amazing creations in her store.

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bonhomme toddler hats

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I got swatching, designing and working up some very simple pieces. I wanted to stay in keeping with the pared-down Bookhou esthetic.

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giboulée toddler hat and cowl

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givre adult mittens


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I called the collection "Gris Handknits", working with luxury yarns in a limited palette of grey, cream and navy.

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poudreuse adult cowl

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glacielle adult mittens

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I took a few snaps before they get packaged up for Toronto.

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écorce adult cowl

These items will be for sale at Bookhou shortly. Thank you Arounna & John for this exciting opportunity!


37 comments:








Margie Oomen

said...

each and every piece is just so perfect and will complement everything in my very favorite toronto shop.





Geninne

said...

I know one piece I'm going to reserve pour moi with Arounna as soon as she gets back from Montreal. The whole collection is just gorgeous Nicole! You are SO talented. Makes me wish I had another toddler at home!





CelticCastOn

said...

Beautiful! Every single piece!
Congrats!





Gigi

said...

What a beautiful collection of knits -- lovely designs and gorgeous yarn.
I lived on Dundas St. for a short time many moons ago. Wish I was there now, so I could shop at Bookhou!





Chris

said...

These are just gorgeous. I hope they do well in the shop. How I wish I lived in Toronto!





Carlene

said...

Gorgeous! Next..Knitting patterns for Bookhou? :)





kim

said...

I saw these little beauties on Flickr earlier and wondered about the fabulous, little label. What a wonderful collection. Simple elegance. Bravo!





jules

said...

Very, very lovely! You have such a lovely eye and very gifted hands ; )

And wonderful photos of fungi in your last post!





julie schmulie

said...

so wonderful - i love the long mittens. you did such a great job of creating a line that compliments where it will be sold.....





knitbot

said...

Nicole! These are so amazing.





Monica

said...

beautiful. Just beautiful.





Celestial

said...

Lovely. Beautiful colors, shapes and simplicity. Love each piece!





Lilli

said...

Hello,
These are all so beautiful (texture, colour, shape and your work) that wouldn't know what to choose.
Simply, beautiful perfection.
I will come back to stay inspired to continue practising my knitting.
Thank you!
Lovely fall,
Lilli





Anonymous

said...

All very nice!!

StaceyKnitsIt





Hermine - Journal de jours

said...

This is amazing ! I'm in love with everything, especially the mittens.





Dee

said...

What beautiful work and I love the labels, too. Do you make the labels yourself?





melissa

said...

everything is stunningly beautiful and simple. fabulous work, nicole.





Jodi

said...

Such beautiful handknits! I love the neutral greys and the cosy textures. That cabled cowl looks especially fantastic.





Katarina

said...

Beautiful!





Cornflower

said...

Just beautiful!





Cozy Memories

said...

oh
my
gosh
(I think my jaws fell on the floor, sorry)
your sense of aesthetic, Arounna's, and your magical head & hands ... wowowow
I can't possibly pick a favorite, they're all SO wonderful !!
everything is so perfect, Nicole, my congratulations for all that work, what a production !
thank you also for your warm welcome back
and your kind words, always. You're a gem
xoxox





madder

said...

Gorgeous!





michele

said...

these caught my eye right away on Ravelry. such elegant work!





arounna

said...

can't wait to get them nicole
and very excited to include them
in the next bah issue.





le vent d'ici

said...

hello,
I discovered your blog
I am French and I do not understand everything because my English is limited but I’m working on …. and thank you google translate
I wanted to send a little message just to tell you I like your blog, your knitting, and photos
You're amazing and all is gorgeous





Kathleen Maunder

said...

Your knitted work for Arounna's store is very lovely and elegant. Love the name of the line too.

I think we were both at Geninne's workshop this summer but sitting at opposite ends of the table so we didn't meet. I admire anyone who can knit, especially knit beautifully like you do. I am left-handed and my mother tried to teach me when I was young but gave up in frustration. :)





Jen

said...

Your creations are stunning, Nicole! I also love the little "g" tag.





evergreenknits

said...

gorgeous! so spare and elegant.

and obviously a great deal of work. i am very impressed.





Kay

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Kay

said...

simple and beautiful....

are the items merino wool or cashmere?





Karen

said...

Beautiful collection! I love the clean palette, and the little 'g' tags.





Claudia

said...

this is awesome! love the French inspiration :)





Ness

said...

Lovely!! Congratulations!





jan

said...

just stunning. I'm floored by these beautiful knits.





quarterofaninch

said...

Stunning collection...love it all...Congratulations to you:) xx Tam





Nancy

said...

Nicole I had been admiring your beautiful knits on Arounna's site. I didn't realize that you are the lovely knitter of these beauties.
I don't think we officially met but I was at Geninne's workshop in the summer and I believe you were at the other end of the table. Funny how we got so involved in our fabulous stamp making we forgot to meet some of our fellow classmates!





bienfaitpourtoi

said...

I just discovered your blog and it's for me a great surprise or a kind of gift .I love very much what you knitt ,the patterns you choose and the yarns you use.It makes me feel like knitting even and even more...the atmosphere of your website is also very peaceful and quiete ...Yes ! i do love it !
Thanks for all of this,
(hoping you understand my english...sorry for the mistakes...)
Kisses from France