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Booklet Kit No. 5: “Rhombus and Faux-Daphne Leaves” Top-Down Vest



This 5th volume of Porcs-épics Booklet Kit allows you to create the “Top-down vest with “Rhombus and Faux-Daphne Leaves” pattern”, with a beautiful pure and natural mohair yarn, produced by an angora goat farm in the Dordogne.

Knit this pattern with 6.0 mm needles (circular or double-point). And we also have the buttons for the model.


Booklet Kit No. 5: “Rhombus and Faux-Daphne Leaves” Top-Down Vest

Knit this vest top-down from the neckline to the underarms (the yoke) and continue the body and sleeves separately. Knit the vest back and forth except for the sleeves, which are knitted in circles.

Thanks to the authentic mohairs labelled “Mohair de Fermes de France”, your vest will be very warm and light.
Nous vous proposons un choix de couleurs qui égaieront vos hivers !

One size – Chest width: 53. 5 cm, Length: 60 cm, middle of the neckline to the end of the sleeve: 73 cm

Au Fil des Nuages “Pur Mohair” (98 % mohair=angora goat & 2 % nylon, 1 ball = 50 g / 100 m) color “Mustard” : 265 g

EQUIPMENT (Not included in the kit)
6 mm circular needles (a souple wire is better for knit sleeves in magic loop technic), 6 mm straight needles or slightly thinner (for tubular cast-on)
・60-70 cm of another yarn to make a provisional pocket hole
・a cable needle & a knitting sewing needle
・few stitch markers
・6 buttons, diameter: 12-15mm (we have the buttons for the model)


This kit contains these three items:

1. Porcupines Booklet No. 5 (Top-down vest with “Rhombus and Faux-Daphne Leaves” AKA violet willow leaves pattern)
– 18 pages, in three languages (English, Japanese & French), complete with explanations, diagrams and texts.
– Free size
– work with a 6 mm circular needle
– 265 g of yarn (6 balls)
– specific techniques: knitting pattern with diagrams, elastic mounting, elastic folding
– Illustrated techniques glossary

2. 6 balls of “Pure Mohair yarn from Au fil des Nuages, in the colors of your choice between: mustard, ecru, blue, black, grey, emerald, raspberry (pink) and ruby (red).
– description of the ball: 50 g / ball, 98% French mohair (angora goat), and 2% nylon (Nylon is used in the middle of the thread for more resistance) for needles of 4. 00mm to 8. 00mm, 100 meters, hand wash 30°.
– made in France

3. a large original pouch, 100% organic cotton, 31X44cm approximately, with logo of Porcs-épics Tricoteur
You can use it as a project bag while you knit or give it as a gift with your work 🙂.
** we still have some pouches designed by a French illustrator Cécile Bidault especially for Porcs-épics. If you prefer that, please leave a message at the time of purchase.

If you want to buy the needles, consult the product sheet ” ADDI circular needles “and choose the 6mm ones– AddiNature (555-7) with their first-class slow-growing bamboo tips. Made in Germany. Addi is a German producer with almost 190 years of experience. Their high-end needles have perfect junctions, flexible cables and are light and smooth.

Weight 0.060 kg

Au fil des Nuages, Porcs-épics Tricoteur


Black, Blue, Currant (pink), Ecru white, Emerald, Gray, Mustard, Plum (purple), Pomegranate (red), Sapphire (navy blue)


98% mohair, 2% nylon


Hand wash at a maximum temperature of 30°C, iron at a maximum temperature of 110°C

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