Friday, December 15, 2017

More sweaters please!




It's December again and probably all the gift knitting is still going strong! But just you wait 'till Christmas morning when everything stops and you will have all the time in the world - perfect opportunity for a new sweater, right!?

I have been holding on to these two for quite some time... More than a year actually! But now it's the perfect time to let these lovely sweaters out into the world. Some easy knitting with great results - what would be better for relaxing holiday season?






Bittersweet

Bittersweet sweater is an ode to all the speckles! The straight shape clashes with awesome speckles, simple raglan shaping and lovely single-ply yarn.

This is the perfect sweater for everyday use. It is simple and still pretty stylish, truly a dream come true. Spice up your wardrobe with your favorite speckles!

Finished chest circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm. Choose a size with approx. 2-4” (5-10 cm) of positive ease.

Yarn: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins of Stunning Single ply DK by House of A La Mode. The sample was knit in size small and in colorway Od’e to Anthro.


€ 4.90









Pretty Little Plie

This cardigan is both easy to wear and easy to knit – Pretty Little Plie cardigan highlights the wonderful yarn with only minimal details and a good, flattering fit.

Wear it to work or get comfy, the Pretty Little Plie cardigan will keep you happy, styled up or down.

Finished chest circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm. Choose a size with approx. 1-2” (3-5 cm) of positive ease.

Yarn: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins of Bowland DK by Eden Cottage Yarns. The sample was knit in size small and in colorway Dianthus.


€ 4.90







Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lady Fisher



This is a sweater that has been on my mind quite some time - but it took me a long time to find the perfect yarn! I bet most of you remember the kid's version of this Fisherman sweater, one of my very first designs. And many of you have requested a version for grownup ladies!

Then last year I found the perfect yarn in Jyväskylä Knit Fest, and bought a sweater quantity immediately! This is the perfect blush pink with all the speckles, called Peony Graffiti. I'm in love!




Lady Fisher

This sweater is something I have wanted to knit for a long time – an adult version of the fun Fisherman’s sweater originally designed for kids! When I saw this sweet color from La Bien Aimée, I knew instantly what those skeins were meant to be: A Lady Fisher sweater. The sweater is just as easy to knit as the kids’ version, but it has been modified for a better fit for all you ladies and it’s knit with fingering weight yarn.

Suggested yarn: Merino Singles by La Bien Aimée

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm)

Finished chest circumference:
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” / 85 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm Choose a size with 1-2” (2-5 cm) of positive ease.


€ 4.90




Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Be Sweet



Spring! It's getting so close and I couldn't be happier! This is a perfect time to get these two sweet sweater patterns out there... I literally knitted up both my samples two years ago and since then they've just been waiting for that perfect time! And that time is now.







Be Sweet Lady


Like a strawberry cake or a butter cream cookie, or the original little girl version of the same sweater, Be Sweet Lady is the sweetest jumper of the season! Lovely modern and relaxed fit meets girly stitch pattern of the front. It’s simply irresistible in this light bluish colorway.

Suggested yarn: Bowland DK by Eden Cottage Yarns

Needles: US 8 (5 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm)

Finished body circumference:
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130) cm. Choose a size with 1-2” (2-5 cm) of positive ease.


€ 4.90



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Photo by Jonna Jolkin


Be Sweet

Like a strawberry cake or a buttercream cookie, Be Sweet is the sweetest sweater of the season! Lovely modern and relaxed fit meets girly lace stitch pattern of the front and ¾-sleeves. Be Sweet is simply irresistible in this sweet light pink colorway.

Suggested yarn: George Merino DK by Canon Hand Dyes

Needles: US 8 (5 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm)

Finished body circumference: 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34)” / 60 (66, 72, 76, 80, 84) cm. Choose a size with approx. 2-3” (5-8 cm) of positive ease.


€ 3.90



Photo by Jonna Jolkin


Photo by Jonna Jolkin


Photo by Jonna Jolkin

Friday, March 10, 2017

Confetti



It's still full Winter here, but Spring is getting close! And typically Spring means new things for me. Staring fresh, starting new, you name it! So here I am, planning new things, starting new designs and new knits, but I never get to actually publishing all these new designs... And this isn't the first year this is happening. That "almost-ready-designs" -pile is getting very high! This is something I would love to change! 

To get things moving, I just thought it's best simply to start... Somewhere. So I'm starting with a fun one:






Confetti Sweater

Confetti sweater is both loose and fitted – in all the right places! Fitted yoke and sleeves are paired with a very A-line shaped body making this little sweater fun and easy to wear. Confetti also has delicate stripes, making the color possibilities practically endless. Choose your favorite colors and cast on!

Suggested yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles and Lioness Arts Merino Singles

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm)

Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” / 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm.


€ 4.90






Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Interpretations 4



Can't believe that it's the time again! For the fourth time, me and my knitter sister Joji, can finally share with you the result of our yearly collaboration! Here is -

Interpretations Vol. 4

You all know the drill by now! 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: Gather, Chromatic, Magic, Fragile, Direction and Hidden. More details on the website or on Ravelry!

Travelling has always been a big part of the photos, and because we are living on opposite sides of the world it's also a must! This time we returned to Finland for the second time.

Again we had the pleasure to work with the most wonderful photographer and dear friend! Jonna, I know I'm again repeating myself here (for fourth time probably), but you truly can see magic through the lens of your camera, you catch the things I never thought anyone can see! We are so grateful!

Also, there is a print option for the collection available from Pom Pom Press. We are so happy about this!




Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sweater weather





December has been just flying by this year. The gray, rainy and gloomy weather makes me think a different time of the year, but at least it's perfect for all the sweaters! And sweater weather is the best weather! Always.

I have two new sweater patterns ready - maybe these are perfect treats for yourself after all the gift knitting is finished. I know that my needles will be busy all the way to Christmas Eve... But the new sweaters: Meet Gemstone and Dream Big -




Dream Big

Cables, texture and some more texture! When the chilly mornings at the end of Autumn or early Winter come close, you start to feel it – the itch to cast on all the biggest sweaters with all the cables and all the textures. Dream Big sweater is made just for that.

This sweater is done in a very little time, because of the thick lovely yarn. Dream big and knit yourself a sweater that will keep you warm and fuzzy throughout even the coldest of winters!

Suggested yarn: Franca by Manos Del Uruguay

Needles: US 11 (8 mm) and US 8 (5 mm)

Finished chest circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm. Choose a size with approx. 4” 10 cm of positive ease.


€ 4.90







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Gemstone cardigan is a lovely and light layering piece. Wonderful cable details make it both classic and striking.

This gem of a cardigan goes with almost anything and works on every occasion: from formal office to cozy evening at home to a fun night out!

Suggested yarn: LOFT by Brooklyn Tweed

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) and US 8 (5 mm)

Finished width of the back:
15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25)” / 38 (43, 48, 53, 58, 63) cm. Choose a size with a small amount of positive ease to no ease.


€ 4.90







Friday, December 9, 2016

Shawl Spirit




Hello December! It's oh so gray and rainy here right now, that a white Christmas is just a dream at the moment... To brighten up the gloomy weather, today I have three new shawl patterns for you.

These pictures will surely take you back to the end of the Summer - that golden light looks so bright right now! Thank you, Jonna, for another perfect set of pictures. You always find just the right setting for each design, it's like magic!

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The First Light

The First Light shawl makes the most out of two skeins of fingering weight yarn; and highlights the awesomeness of speckles at the same time!

A little twist of lacey texture is spicing up the fun of short rows and garter stitch. The asymmetric crescent shaped shawl is long enough to wrap around the neck as many times as desired!
Suggested yarn: Everyday Singles by The Uncommon Thread and Merino Singles by La Bien Aimée
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Finished measurements: 88” (224 cm) wingspan and 18” (46 cm); after blocking.

€ 3.90







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Slow Shawl

Garter stitch, some chevron patterning and lovely open shape! Slow Shawl is fun to knit and great to wear.

This shawl is a great choice for all the little yarn remains you happen to have. Just see how many different colors you can add to your shawl – the more the better!

Suggested yarn: Skinny Singles by Hedgehog Fibres, Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh or Luonnotar by Knitlob's Lair.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm)
Finished measurements: 90½” (230 cm) long and 27½” (70 cm) deep at deepest end; after blocking.


€ 3.90







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Stay Soft Shawl

This shawl is a true three color dream! Choose your favorite colors – or your favorite speckles! – and cast on for this pretty and easy shawl! All you need is garter stitch and some stripes.

Suggested yarn: Skinny Singles by Hedgehog Fibres.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm)
Finished measurements: 88” (224 cm) wingspan measured along the top edge and 17” (44 cm) deep at deepest point; after blocking.


€ 3.90