fall in Creuse designed by Hélène Marcy

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One October during French designer Hélène Marcy's first visit to the French 'woolfest', Journées de la laine in Felletin, Creuse, she was inspired to design a shawl, by the remarkable autumn colouring of the autumnal woods in Creuse.

Then and there we selected colours that corresponded with the flaming woodlands outside and Hélène went on to design 'fall in Creuse' which was launched at Felletin this year.

Hélène opted for a simple garter-stitch striped shawl fully emphasising the intriguing mix of naturally dyed colours and the wonderful soft drape of our lace-weight wool.

The result is a large, light and luminous shawl which wraps your neck and shoulders with the warm flamboyant shades of an extraordinary French autumn.

Dimensions after blockage

220 cm wingspan x 90 cm at the point.


  • Circular needle 3.25mm, with your longest long caable.
  • 4 markers.

Stitches used

  • Garter stitch - every row knit.

  • Simple increases.

The kit consists of

  • A 7 page knitting pattern in English with written instructions and charts of the colour sequences.

  • Renaissance Dyeing lace-weight merino. 6 x 250m hanks in the following colours :

  • 1418 (olive green)

  • 1421 (chartreuse)
  • 1406 (mustard yellow)
  • 0604 (golden yellow)
  • 1364 (orange)
  • 0310 (madder)

Substitution possible : You can choose any colours you like from our large naturally dyed lace-weight range

If you would like to change your colours please let us know at the time of your order by emailing us through our contact page, telling us the names or numbers of the colours you would prefer.