Monday, August 25, 2014

halfway there

I know it's still August, but looking out from the window it really seems like we've jumped right to Autumn. But to brighten up this rainy and gray day, I have a new shawl for you!

Halfway There

Summer or not, this is the perfect shawl to knit and to wear! It is comfortable and highly versatile, soft and most importantly fun. Play with your favorite colors and suddenly you are halfway there!

Yarn: 2 skeins of Merino Singles by Lioness Arts (100% Merino; approx. 400 yds [366 m] per skein) and 1 skein of Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh (100% Merino; approx. 420 yds [384 m] per skein). Approx. 760 yards [695 meters] of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 7 [4.5 mm] circular needle.

Finished measurements: 80” [204 cm] long and 14” [35 cm] deep at center.

Note: the stripes are worked with short rows, no intarsia in this shawl!

€ 3.90

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Oh, suddenly Summer is right around the corner and Unwind Brighton is getting closer too! To celebrate all this, I have a lovely everyday sweater design for you -


This pattern is one of a collection of patterns being released in anticipation of Unwind Brighton 2014. Over in the Unwind Brighton group on Ravelry, there will be a KAL that will include all of the patterns. There will be prizes too! Also, you don't have to be attending to join the fun!

Juniper adds a twist in a simple top-down pullover. Modern shape, minimal details, fun short rows and softest bouncy merino make this pullover a soothing and relaxing knit.

Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins of King of the Jungle by Lioness Arts (100% Merino; approx. 395 yds [360 m] per skein). Approx. 950 (1060, 1185, 1300, 1450, 1570, 1700) yards [870 (970, 1080, 1190, 1325, 1435, 1550) meters] of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 4 [3.5 mm] and US 2½ [3 mm] circular needles.

Finished hem circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125) cm]. Choose a size with some positive ease at hem.

€ 4.90

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

amirisu Spring/Summer 14

© amirisu

© amirisu

The Spring/Summer 14 issue of amirisu is up and I'm delighted to have a design featured in it. My little Spring top is in very good company, with Stephen West, Gudrun Johnston, Kirsten Johnstone and many many more. Read the whole magazine here!

Here's one more picture, a quick one I took before shipping the sweater to Japan.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I’m so excited to share with you a collaboration, that I have been working with an amazingly talented designer, my dear friend Joji!
We chose six themes for the collection, with two designs for each theme: our personal interpretation of the word. The themes we chose are:


Here's the complete look book -

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Only a week to Christmas! How did this happen? 

Today I have a new shawl pattern to share with you. Gratitude is a sweet little shawl, designed for Sundara Yarn's Colors with Purpose series. You can find more details and order the yarn here.


Thankful, blessed and grateful. This shawl gives lightweight warmth for your shoulders, entwining a grateful thought in each turn of the pattern. It’s a shawl to give to someone special or knit for you to count all your blessings.

Yarn: Petite Sock Yarn by Sundara Yarn, 470 yards [430 meters] of light fingering weight yarn.
Needles: US 6 [4 mm] circular needle.
Finished measurements: 61” [153 cm] wide (top edge) and 19” [48 cm] deep.

€ 3.90

Friday, December 6, 2013


Look at that December weather! It's almost snowing, only wish the temperatures would stay below zero... Anyway it's a good day to wear a warm woolen shawlette, or start knitting one! Here's the second December pattern -

This lovely little shawlette features garter stitch, short rows and shell patterning. It’s a quick and fun knit and wonderful to wear around your shoulders or wrapped around your neck.

Yarn: Ahti by Knitlob's Lair, 400 yards [366 meters] of sport to DK weight yarn.
Needles: US 8 [5 mm] circular needle
Finished measurements: 79” [200 cm] wide and 14” [35 cm] deep at center.

€ 3.90

Monday, December 2, 2013

brightest day

The countdown is on! Only 22 days to Christmas.

Waiting for Christmas is special every year and this year is no exception. The first weeks of December might be just about the best time of the whole year! I'm going to dedicate these weeks to all those loose ends, all the many designs that have been waiting, delayed or otherwise forgotten. Or just barely finished! Let's see how many I actually manage to accomplish this December.

First a cute beanie pattern -

Brightest day

Splash a bit of color into the season! This small scalloped beanie is easy to knit with only a few rounds of stranded colorwork.

Yarn: Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh, 200 - 300 yards [183 - 274 meters] of fingering weight yarn, both colors included.
Needles: US 1½ [2.5 mm] and US 2½ [3 mm]
Finished brim circumference: 16 (18, 19¾)” [40 (45, 50) cm].