Thursday, May 10, 2018

Everything Shawl




This year we jumped almost straight from Winter to Summer - so what better way to celebrate the change of the seasons as with a lovely new shawl pattern!

This shawl is very special to me. It holds so many memories from so many lovely trips, starting with the adventure in Argentina in November last year. Then the shawl traveled to New York in Jnauary and later this Spring to Austin Texas. And I barely got it finished - so beware, it's a lot of knitting, but oh, so fun!

The idea was to add everything to a shawl a knitter would want; so there's some easy garter stitch, some stripes, some ribbing, a tad of lace and even some brioche (of course!). To make things even more fun, it mixes three colors and two bases: Kid mohair and fingering weight merino. These colors are so sweet and lovely together, making me happy every time I see even a glimpse of this shawl. But as you can guess, this is perfect for some color experimenting too! 



Everything Shawl

Everything shawl was begun as my travel knitting and it has followed me to Buenos Aires, Patagonia, New York and Austin, Texas. This shawl has truly seen it all!

In addition to being my trusted travel companion, it also has everything a knitter can hope for: Garter stitch, some short rows, twisted ribbing, lace and even a bit of two-colored brioche. Pick up your favorite color combo and let’s start the journey of Everything Shawl together!

Yarn: 2 skeins of Cottage Merino by WalkCollection and 1 skein of Kid Mohair Lace by WalkCollection. Approx. 780 yards (720 meters) of fingering weight yarn (MC and CC1) and 460 yards (420 meters) of lace weight mohair (CC2); 390 yards (360 meters) of each MC and CC1, 460 yards (420 meters) of CC2. The sample was knit in colorways Flamingo Pink (MC, hot pink), Solar System (CC1, yellow speckled) and Peonies (CC2, light pink mohair).

Finished measurements: Approx. 93” (236 cm) wingspan and 40” (100 cm) deep at deepest spot.

Please note: The lace section is only charted!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Knit Stars 3.0





Something really exciting is happening! Maybe you have already heard of Knit Stars, an all online learning adventure, and I'm super honored to be one of the teachers in the coming Knit Stars 3.0: North Stars Rising.

As you probably know, I have been traveling quite a bit for teaching - but there are always only a limited number of spots on each class. Now you have an opportunity to attend many wonderful workshops from the comfort of your own home! How wonderful is that!?!




With an amazing lineup of teachers there will be something to learn for everyone. My workshop will be all about stripes and there will be an exclusive and very special new shawl design included - you have no idea how thrilled I am about that!

I'm so grateful to be a small part of this adventure! Hope to see you there!

You can find more details on this wonderful online event and enroll 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Road Trip Shawl






A new year, clean slate and fresh plans! I think we all feel that little pinch of excitement as a new year begins. At least I do!

I have been working hard to get a few patterns ready - many samples have been waiting for a long time to have proper pictures taken and patterns written. This shawl is the first of those! Hope you enjoy a lot of soothing garter stitch, a little ribbing and some brioche!

Hoping that 2018 is the best year yet for everyone!






Road Trip shawl

Road Trip Shawl is made of fun little details, yet the sole purpose is to make this shawl relaxing to knit with striking, easy to wear outcome. This shawl features a little ribbing, a little brioche and a good handful of solid garter stitch. Choose your colors and follow the road!

Yarn: 3 skeins of Merino Singles by La Bien Aimée (100% Merino Wool; 400 yards (366meters) per 100g). Approx. 1125 yards (1030 meters) of fingering weight yarn: 375 yards (340 meters) of all three colors MC, CC1 and CC2. The sample was knit in colorways Parchment (MC, natural) and Nebula (CC1, blue) and Interstellar (CC2, white speckled).

Finished measurements:
Approx. 95” (240 cm) wingspan, measured from end to end in a straight line, and 31½” (80 cm) deep at deepest point.


€ 4.90



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