Friday, July 5, 2019

Linnaea Shawl




Happy July! It's time for another year of Jyväskylä Knit Fest. For the first time, I'm not teaching but I do have a new design to celebrate:

Linnaea Shawl

This shawl is designed in collaboration with Aara Yarns. Aara is a new adventure for my friends Jonna and Laura. I'm so happy to be one of the very first ones to get to try out these yarns and I'm in love!







LINNAEA SHAWL

Linnaea shawl is a lovely half-pi shawl with texture interest and wonderful three colors. This easy construction creates a wonderfully wearable shawl that you can either wrap around your neck or just wear over the shoulders. There is no lace in this one, only a lot of easy brioche and some garter stitch! Find your perfect color trio and cast on!

The shawl is designed in collaboration with Aara Yarns.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 3 skeins of Lempi by Aara Yarn (100% Merino; 400 yards (365 meters) / 100g). Approx. 1200 yards (1095 meters) of fingering weight yarn; approx. 400 yards (365 meters) of each MC, CC1 and CC2. The sample was knit in colorways Ilta (MC, pink), Säde (CC1, yellow) and Jalo (CC2, purple).
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) long or longer.
Other: Tapestry needle and blocking aids.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx. 66” (168 cm) wingspan and 26” (66 cm) deep at deepest spot.




Friday, June 21, 2019

Grip





Long time, no blog posts! So we are going straight from Winter to Summer - and midsummer nonetheless!

I have been working on a lot of things, with plenty of work related travels here and there. My main challenge for this year is my project Year in Sweaters: a new sweater for each month of the year. I will write a separate blog post on that project soon! In the meantime you can take a look on Instagram my progress thus far - #yearinsweaters

But today I have new simple sweater for you: Grip!

This lovely sweater is worked from top down in Sandnes Garn Børstet Alpakka - such a lovely brushed alpaca, so soft and fluffy and light!









Grip

Pick up your needles and some lovely fluff yarn — and before you know, Grip sweater will be done! This sweater is my new go-to sweater for everyday layering needs; it’s so easy to wear, yet light, warm and soft.

Grip sweater is worked easily from top down in one piece, it has minimal details and lovely boxy fit – just how I love all my sweaters!

Yarn: 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) (9, 10, 11) skeins of Børstet Alpakka by Sandnes Garn (96% brushed Alpaca and 4% nylon; 120 yards (110 m)/ 50g). Approx. 660 (710, 800, 880, 970) (1070, 1190, 1300) yards / 605 (650, 730, 805, 890) (980, 1090, 1190) meters of bulky weight yarn. Sample is knit in size M and in color 1088 (dark gray).

Finished chest measurements: 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) (58, 62, 66)” / 95 (105, 115, 125, 135) (145, 155, 165) cm. Choose a size with approx. 8-10” (20-25 cm) of positive ease.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Like a Feather Cardigan




More sweaters please! February is almost halfway gone and we have really enjoyed all the snow this winter. Also I have had plenty of time to get many new designs on the needles and time to get some designs ready too - like this lovely cardigan that I'm publishing today.

The sample of Like a Feather was actually finished more than a year ago, as it was my go-to cardigan in Berlin Knits 2017 - so perfect for early autumn weather!





Like a Feather Cardigan

Like a Feather is a lovely and long open front cardigan with easy top down construction.

This cardigan lets the yarn shine and show its true nature - it really feels like a feather: soft and light yet warm and wonderful to wear. Little details with garter stitch bands and broken rib cuffs highlight the beauty of this simple design.

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

Yarn: 9 (10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17) skeins of Luft by Woolfolk (55% Merino, 45% Organic Pima Cotton; 109 yards (100 meters) per 50g). Approx. 980 (1100, 1210, 1320, 1450,1570, 1700) yards / 900 (1000, 1100, 1210, 1330, 1440, 1560) meters of bulky weight yarn. The sample was knit in size medium and in colorway L6, heather gray.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Riverway






More new knits! This one is very Spring-like, both in color and in delicate lace  - but I feel that my thoughts turn right to the Spring and upcoming Summer when the lovely light of late January and early February reflects from all the snow!

The Riverway cardigan was originally designed for Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Outerloop Sweater Club in 2018!






Riverway

Flowing lace motifs make this light layering piece the key element in your wardrobe! Riverway Cardigan is both stylish and classy, with easy-going feminine shaping. The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down.

The lovely blush pink colorway and the luxurious yarn make this even more perfect – a true go-to layering piece for many seasons to come.

Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins of Capital Luxury Lace by Neighborhood Fiber Co. (80% Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 560 yards (512 meters) / 114g). Approx. 1200 (1300, 1410, 1520, 1640, 1770, 1900) yards / 1100 (1190, 1290, 1390, 1500, 1620, 1740) meters of heavy lace weight yarn. The sample was knit in colorway Victorian Village and in size medium.

Finished chest circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” / 85 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145) cm. Choose a size with approx. 2” (5 cm) of positive ease.



Friday, January 18, 2019

Happiness Cowl


Happy January! New year and the first new design of 2019! Hope this beginning of this year has been a good and meaningful one, I know the past few weeks have given me a lot to think about!

We are enjoying all the snow and winter activities. I'm also preparing for Vogue Knitting Live in NYC just in a week - so more new patterns to come next week! Stay tuned!




I know many of you have been waiting for this cowl and after Jonna kindly took these stunning pictures it's finally ready for you.

Happiness Cowl

Squishy brioche is mixed with colorplay for a warm and lovely cowl. The patterning might look complicated, but in reality it’s actually quite simple!

This project is perfect for all your DK weight single skein stash finds. Happiness cowl was such a happy project for me - all the lovely colors brought together by gentle movement of brioche and the cherry on top was the fun of I-cord cast on and bind off.

Yarn: 3 skeins of DK weight yarn (each in a different color). Approx. a total of 630 yards (585 meters) of DK weight yarn; 210 yards (195 meters) of each MC, CC1 and CC2.
Shown in the following yarns and colors -
  • MC: Merino DK by La Bien Aimée in colorway Yellow Brick Road (yellow).
  • CC1: Merino DK by Hedgehog Fibres in colorway Coral (pink-coral).
  • CC2: Marquess (MCN DK) by Primrose Yarn Co in colorway Dreams (gray-speckled).
Finished measurements: 50” (125 cm) in circumference and 10” (25 cm) deep.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Powder and Dust





Happy October friends. It's time for More Shawls! There's a bit of a streak of shawl posts here on my blog... I know that I completely forgot to show you my Rhinebeck Sweaters (go see Beeswax and Wildflowers on Ravelry, if you have never heard of them!), but today I must show you another shawl: Powder and Dust.

I'm loving all the simple things that make this shawl: it's a regular triangle with very simple lace motif and a neutral lovely fading colors! Simplicity at its best in my opinion! Yarn is Skinny Singles by Hedgehog Fibres and colorways I used are: Teacup, Film Noir and Graphite. Also I'm loving the little bright pink pops that two of the colors have (Teacup and Film Noir).





Powder and Dust

Lace like little cat paw prints on dust and a lovely neutral, fading color palette make this shawl perfect for every knitter. Easy triangle shape and squishy garter stitch are relaxing to knit, but the lace and the fade add more interest to your shawl.

Choose your favorite 3-color fade and cast on!

Yarn: 3 skeins of Skinny Singles by Hedgehog Fibres (100% Superwash Merino; 400 yards (366 meters)/ 100g). Approx. 1155 yards (1050 meters) of fingering weight yarn; approx. 385 yards (350 meters) of each color. The sample was knit in colorways Teacup (MC), Film Noir (CC1) and Graphite (CC2).

Needle size: 4 mm (US 6)

Please note: The lace is only charted.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Syncope Shawl






Shawl streak is still on! Third post in a row for a new shawl - and this might not be the last. Meet Syncope Shawl!

A Collaboration with Rosy Green Wool, designed for their lovely and bouncy organic merino: Cheeky Merino Joy. If you haven't tried that out yet, I highly recommend!




























Syncope shawl is a lovely big shawl with minimal details but very striking outcome. Garter stitch is blended with syncopated brioche in two colors! Choose your favorite contrasting colors for maximum impact.

Yarn: 3 skeins of Cheeky Merino Joy by Rosy Green Wool (100% organic Merino Wool; 350 yards (320 meters) / 100g). Approx. 1000 yards (920 meters) of sport weight yarn; 700 yards (640 meters) of MC and 300 yards (280 meters) of CC. The sample was knit in colorways Blackberry (MC, purple) and Isar Pebble (CC, grey).

Finished measurements: 70” (178 cm) wingspan and 23” (58 cm) deep at deepest spot.

€ 5.50


There's a German version available too, but only from Rosy Green Wool website.