Friday, December 9, 2011

follow the lines

Many new patterns for one week, but I can't resist! Follow the lines is a small collection in collaboration with Malabrigo Yarns, more spesific their Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. I've been so happy to put these sweet designs together and loved every second.

Follow the Lines (eBook)

The collection includes following designs:

Flowing Lines sweater

Flowing lines is a lovely sailor-style sweater with textured front and back. It’s worked from top down with twisted stitches - no cable needle needed! Boatneck and long ribbings for hem and cuffs make this design modern and fun to wear.

Finished bust circumference: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” [70 (80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130) cm].
Yarn: 740 - 1370 yards [677 - 1253 meters] of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted or other worsted weight yarn.
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows in pattern stitch.

Flowing Lines (Single pattern)

Line Break shawl

Line Break is a modern garter stitch shawl. It has crossing lines created with eyelets and asymmetric shape. The shawl is worked from centre down and shaped with short rows.

Finished size: 87” 220 cm wide and 25” 64 cm long at longer centre spine.
Yarn: 880 yards [800 meters] of Malabrigo Yarn Sock or other fingering weight yarn.
Gauge: 18 sts and 40 rows in garter stitch.

Line Break (Single pattern)

Shimmer in Blue cowl

Shimmer in Blue is a lovely little cowl. It’s fun to knit with the spiralling, reversible cables and lovely to wear. The cowl is worked from top down.

Yarn: 320 yards [293 meters] of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted or other worsted weight yarn.
Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows in garter stitch.

Shimmer in Blue (Single pattern)

Here and There hat

Here and There is a perfectly slouchy striped toque with cable detail. It’s both warm and sweet.

Sizing: To fit head circumference 20-22” 51-56 cm;  finished brim circumference 18” 46 cm.
Yarn: 230 yards [210 meters] of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted or other worsted weight yarn.

Gauge: 18 sts and 34 rows in garter stitch.

Here and There (Single pattern)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

knitting together and gathering stripes

You know, I love knitting (no surprise there). But knitting is even better when you are knitting together. And especially great when knitting together with a small child.

My older son has just learned to knit and he's so proud of this new skill. And he loves it too! He has knit many, many worms (takes 10 stitches and three rows - and it's ready!) and a some other small things. This scarf is the first thing we made together - every now and then he asked if he could knit a row or two and I passed the needles to him. How sweet is that!

I'm sure there's no scarf I would love more.

Then I have a new pattern for you and your little ones -

Gathering Stripes

This easy to wear sweater is worked from the top down in one piece. It’s knitted loosely for light weight, yet the big cowl-neck adds some warmth and texture to the piece.

Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years old
Finished chest circumference: 23¼ (25¼, 27¼, 28½, 30¼, 32)” [58 (63, 68, 72, 76, 80) cm]
Yarn and yardage: Lioness Arts King of the Jungle merino fingering; 540 (600, 650, 700, 750, 820) yards [510 (550, 600, 640, 690, 750) meters] in MC and 140 (160, 180, 200, 220, 240) yards [130 (150, 165, 180, 200, 220) meters in CC].
: 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch

 € 3,90

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

water and stone

Another new design available! This cardi is so much fun with all the asymmetric cable details. And it's super comfy to wear (and still looks great!).

Water and Stone

Water and Stone is a longish cardigan with asymmetric cable details at front and back. It's fun to knit and beautiful to wear. The cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece.

Sizes: x-s (s, m, l, x-l, xx-l)
Finished bust circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125)] cm.
Yarn: approx. 1105 - 1840 yards [1010 - 1682 m] of 80/10/10 Sport by Madelinetosh, or other sport weight yarn.
Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch.


Monday, November 7, 2011

white light

Suddenly it's November. It looks all gray and dark outside. Perfect timing for White Light!

White Light is a warm sweater for brisk autumn days. It’s knit with alpaca blend yarn for extra warmth. White Light is worked from top down in one piece. It has a big cowl neck and the cables at front.

Sizes: x-s (s, m, l, x-l, xx-l)
Finished bust circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” [75 /85, 95, 105, 115, 125) cm]
Yarn: approx. 850 - 1420 yards [780 - 1300 meters] of Dream Alpaca by Madelinetosh, or other heavy worsted weight yarn.
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in reversed Stockinette stitch.


Friday, October 7, 2011

big things

This is a big thing - here's my new website! Hope you like it as much as I do.

And there's even a new pattern, Driven! To celebrate this new website, that we have built for a long time now (thank you, dear husband for all the hours you've coded it for me!), there's a 30% discount for all my self-published patterns and ebooks for the weekend. Beginning right now and ending on Sunday, 9th of October 2011. And it happens to be my birthday soon too, yes, the feared 30th.

Driven cardigan

Lovely open cardigan for autumn days. It’s warm, simple and easy with small details. The cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece.

Sizes: x-s (s, m, l, x-l, xx-l)
Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42½, 46, 50)” 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125) cm
Yarn: 680 - 1120 yards [622 - 1024 meters] Merino Worsted by Malabrigo, or other aran weight yarn.
Gauge: 16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in reversed Stockinette stitch


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

smooth edge pattern

Oh, here it is: first autumn pattern available! Sorry to add same pics again, but couldn't take any better...

Everyone needs a go-to cowl - and this is one of those. Smooth Edge is an easy, quick and fun thing to knit with short rows and some herringbone stitch pattern.

Size: 53.5”/136 cm in circumference and 14”/36 cm at highest point. The gauge isn’t crucial on this project, but differences will affect finished size and yardage.
Yarn: 365 meters (400 yards) of worsted weight yarn.
Gauge: 12 stitches and 32 rows in 10 cm/4 inches (in garter stitch)


Friday, September 16, 2011

smooth edge

Oh, it sure is autumn now. All I'm thinking (and making) are warm sweaters and cozy cowls. This one is my go-to cowl from now on. Love, love, love!

Pattern: coming soon
Yarn: Dream Alpaca by Madelinetosh
Needles: 6 mm