Francoise Danoy
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My name is Françoise, aka Frenchie. I have recently become an avid knitter/yarnophile. Learning how to knit was part of my New Year’s Resolution for 2014 - who knew that I would enjoy it so much? I hope to use this blog as a way to document my progress and growth as I move onto more and more challenging projects.

I was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to the US at a young age. I’ve lived in Austin, TX most of my life, but I’ve also lived in France for a couple years and hope to live in New Zealand one day.

Currently, I am living in Japan with my husband, in a small village called Ubuyama, located on the southern island Kyushu. The village is surrounded by rolling hills, mountain steeps, dairy farms, and a petting zoo aptly called “Cuddly Dominion.”

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  • Knitting19 Skills

    19 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Stranded knitting
    • I-cord
    • Three needle cast off
    • Ribbed
    • Garter
    • Stocking
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Provisional cast on
    • Turn a heel
    • Short rows
    • Kitchener
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