Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bespoke: Sweaters

Oh Spring! It's here, finally with full force! And in that same happy spirit, today I have something new to show you!

Bespoke: Sweaters 

This collection consists of my most beloved sweaters from last year or so. The ones I've been wearing the most, the ones that are worked in all my favorite yarns and colors (okay, it's mostly grey, but what can you do if you just love grey!).

Bespoke: Sweaters collection includes a total of 7 different sweater patterns; everything from cardigans to boxy jumpers and the yarns vary from fingering weight all the way up to chunky weight yarns. I will show a few pictures of each design below - follow the links to Ravelry for more details!

Buy the whole collection here!


Sticks and Steel

This cardigan is a modern take on the beloved grandpa cardigan. Chunky weight yarn makes this as easy and quick knit!


This lovely cardigan has a round yoke with adorable lace details. 


Minimum truly lives up to its name - it makes the most out of the few details and lets the beautiful yarn work its magic! This might be my most favorite everyday sweater of all time!


Eclipse is a raglan sweater with asymmetric body and pretty cable detail on the longer side! 



Pavement is a slightly boxy top-down sweater with short row shaping at the hem. The loose gauge makes this a perfect sweater for the warmer months.


Morningside is a cropped cowl-neck sweater with squishy cable details at front. It's worked from top down in one piece with gradually added cables. 


Iceberg is an over-sized sweater with high slits at the sides. It's a lovely layering piece and the looser gauge makes this wonderfully soft.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

interpretations 3

It's that time of the year again! I’m can finally share with you the third collaboration with my dear, dear friend and knitter sister Joji, the most talented and wonderful designer! Here is -

The name of the game is still the same! We chose six words, themes, for the collection, with two designs for each theme: our personal interpretation of the word. This time we chose the following words: Kind, Curious, Free, Aged, Significant and Whole. Find more details on the website!
Travelling has always been a big part of the photos, and that saga too continues in the third volume! This time we took the pictures in magical town of Potsdam, in Germany. 
Again we had the privilege to work with the most wonderful photographer and friend! Jonna, I know I'm repeating myself here, but you truly can see magical things through the lens of your camera, things I never thought existed!

And to top all this awesomeness, I have a special news to share with you! All the Interpretations collections are now available in print as well! We teamed up with PomPom Press and now you can also order the books in print here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

a little holiday gift

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Yes, I'm definitely a Christmas person! Carols, gifts, all the food - bring it on, I'm ready!  This year there hasn't been an advent calendar like last year, but I do have something small for you -


Ashling is a lovely and lightweight shawl to keep you both pretty and warm. It has a little lace, a lot of garter stitch and two sizes - just pick up the one you have enough yarn for!

Yarn: 1 (2) skeins of Merino Lace by Viola (100% merino; 825 yards [754 meters] per 115g). Approx. 800 (1400) yards [730 (1280) meters] of lace weight yarn.

Needles: US 4 [3.5 mm] circular needle, 32” [80 cm] long or longer.

Finished measurements:
59 (79)” [150 (200) cm] wingspan and 16 (25)” [40 (64) cm] at deepest point.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Snug - a collaboration

It's been a loong, loooong time since the last post... No Advent Calendar this year, but at least there's something new! A lovely little collaboration with Le Chat Qui Tricote.


Snug is a sweater with small and lovely details, texture with a twist. This sweater has an easy fit with subtle shape and slim sleeves. The lovely and long-lasting yarn will make it a garment you’ll love for many years to come!

Designed in collaboration with Le Chat Qui Tricote.

Yarn: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Chamaille by Le Chat Qui Tricote (100% Bluefaced Leicester; 286 yards [262 meters] per 100 g). Approx. 1000 (1130, 1270, 1400, 1530, 1670, 1800) yards [920 (1030,
1160, 1280, 1400, 1530, 1650) meters] of light sport weight yarn.

Needles: US 2½ [3 mm] and US 6 [4 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm]. The sweater is intended to be worn with no ease to a small amount of positive ease.

€ 4.90

And there will be at least one little Christmas treat for you later this month, so stay tuned. But let's finish all the gift knits first, shall we!

Monday, May 25, 2015

stay the same

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Such a long hiatus... But here I am, and with a new pattern: Stay the Same. After a long Spring with lots and lots of travelling, meeting wonderful people and places, it's oh so fun to be back!

Now this pattern is my new Summer favorite! Light and easy to wear and just think of all the possible color combinations... Maybe I should cast on for another one... Like today!

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Stay the Same

Something light and fun for Summer! The two colors of this color block sweater give you endless possibilities to choose your favorite combinations. It’s both light and soft; this wonderful little sweater flatters many figures with the A-line shaping and fitted upper body.

Yarn: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins of Vivacious 4-ply by Fyberspates and 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins of Casbah by Handmaiden; approx. 1050 - 2400 yards (960 - 2195 m) of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 2½ [3 mm] and US 4 [3.5 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm]
The sweater is intended to be worn with no ease to a small amount of positive ease.

€ 4.90

© Jonna Jolkin

© Jonna Jolkin

Sunday, January 25, 2015

interpretations vol 2

I’m so happy to share with you the second collaboration with my dear friend Joji, the most talented and innovative designer and the most amazing lady! Here comes

Again, we chose six themes or words for the collection, with two designs for each theme: our personal interpretation of the word. The words we chose for the second collaboration are Pure, Charm, Focus, Grace, Quiet and Unimaginable. Find more details on the website!
This time I loved the whole process even more (if possible), maybe I knew better how to enjoy the different parts of the journey! I also loved the fact I got to show Joji and her family my landscape, my world. I felt like I could see the everyday landscape with fresh eyes too. 
We couldn't have done this without our wonderful photographer! Jonna, you have an amazing talent to see the magic through your lenses I never thought there was!

Here's the complete look book -

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 24: big grey cloud

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Day 24 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Big Grey Cloud

The last day of the advent calendar! I think it's the first time December has just flown by, but now I think we are all ready to welcome Christmas. I truly hope you have enjoyed this calendar, because I've had the best time.

The last surprise is a slightly oversized tunic, warm and easy to wear. It's fastened with a zipper on back and has just the right amount of texture.

Merry merry Christmas to all!

© Jonna Jolkin

© Jonna Jolkin

Big Grey Cloud

It’s like a big warm hug! Just the right length, just the right amount of texture - just about everything I wanted this oversized tunic to be.

Yarn: 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Malabrigo Worsted by Malabrigo Yarn

Needles: US 8 [5 mm] and US 9 [5.5 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” [95 (105, 115, 125, 135, 146) cm]. Choose a size with approx. 8” of positive ease.

€ 4.90

© Jonna Jolkin

© Jonna Jolkin

© Jonna Jolkin