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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 23: bits + pieces

Day 23 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Bits + Pieces Bonnet

More baby knits! The first sample I made, a bit more than two years ago, was for my little niece - and this second will go to a small little boy just born in Northern Finland. I truly feel blessed to have these small people in my life to knit for.

Bits + Pieces Bonnet

Bits + Pieces bonnet will keep your dearest little person warm and happy. The bonnet is worked in garter stitch from neck up in one piece and shaped with short rows. Cute and quick!

Yarn: 1 partial skein of King of the Jungle merino fingering by Lioness Arts and 1 partial skein of Lust twist by The Uncommon Thread or 2 partial skeins of Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh - or any other fingering weight yarn in two colors.

Needles: US 1½ [2.5 mm].

€ 2.90

Monday, December 22, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 22: halfway wrap

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Day 22 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Halfway Wrap

There are only a few more days left in the calendar and that's hard to believe! If December is always moving quickly, this year it seems to have gone by faster I can even realize. I've had a wonderful time so far - and I still have a few surprises under my sleeve for you! 

Today it's time for a wonderful simple wrap - including everything I really love: garter stitch, stripes and short rows. Thank you, Jonna, for these beautiful photos!

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Halfway Wrap

This wonderfully simple rectangular wrap is striped with halfway stripes from one side using short rows and spiced up with two intarsia stripes. First the stripes are irregular, but soon they will settle in even pace.

Yarn: 3 skeins of Caper Sock by String Theory

Needles: US 4 [3.5 mm]

Finished measurements: 68" [172 cm] long and 15" [38 cm] deep, after blocking.

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