Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Only a week to Christmas! How did this happen? 

Today I have a new shawl pattern to share with you. Gratitude is a sweet little shawl, designed for Sundara Yarn's Colors with Purpose series. You can find more details and order the yarn here.


Thankful, blessed and grateful. This shawl gives lightweight warmth for your shoulders, entwining a grateful thought in each turn of the pattern. It’s a shawl to give to someone special or knit for you to count all your blessings.

Yarn: Petite Sock Yarn by Sundara Yarn, 470 yards [430 meters] of light fingering weight yarn.
Needles: US 6 [4 mm] circular needle.
Finished measurements: 61” [153 cm] wide (top edge) and 19” [48 cm] deep.

€ 3.90

Friday, December 6, 2013


Look at that December weather! It's almost snowing, only wish the temperatures would stay below zero... Anyway it's a good day to wear a warm woolen shawlette, or start knitting one! Here's the second December pattern -

This lovely little shawlette features garter stitch, short rows and shell patterning. It’s a quick and fun knit and wonderful to wear around your shoulders or wrapped around your neck.

Yarn: Ahti by Knitlob's Lair, 400 yards [366 meters] of sport to DK weight yarn.
Needles: US 8 [5 mm] circular needle
Finished measurements: 79” [200 cm] wide and 14” [35 cm] deep at center.

€ 3.90

Monday, December 2, 2013

brightest day

The countdown is on! Only 22 days to Christmas.

Waiting for Christmas is special every year and this year is no exception. The first weeks of December might be just about the best time of the whole year! I'm going to dedicate these weeks to all those loose ends, all the many designs that have been waiting, delayed or otherwise forgotten. Or just barely finished! Let's see how many I actually manage to accomplish this December.

First a cute beanie pattern -

Brightest day

Splash a bit of color into the season! This small scalloped beanie is easy to knit with only a few rounds of stranded colorwork.

Yarn: Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh, 200 - 300 yards [183 - 274 meters] of fingering weight yarn, both colors included.
Needles: US 1½ [2.5 mm] and US 2½ [3 mm]
Finished brim circumference: 16 (18, 19¾)” [40 (45, 50) cm].


Friday, November 1, 2013

Frill Sleeves


As days are turning darker and more grey, it's the perfect time for a versatile new tunic. Great to wear anywhere and makes you always feel so lovely! There's something in the frills that just makes me happy - can't help myself, but I'm already planning on at least one more design with a few frills...

Frill Sleeves

Frill Sleeves is a light tunic with small feminine details, that turns your day brighter. Lovely snug fit makes this tunic suitable for many moods and styles! Wear as a very short dress with high heels or style with jeans and sneakers – it’s always beautiful.

Yarn: Merino Fingering by The Uncommon Thread, 1260 - 2020 yards (1152 - 1847 meters) of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 4 [3.5 mm] and US  [3 mm]

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

€ 4.90

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

square and stripe

Another fall sweater, but with summery pictures! Must say, everything is better with a few stripes - so true in this case too!

Square and Stripe

This pullover is all about square and stripes! Modern over-sized pullover with a few details, worked in wonderful DK weight yarn. It’s both quick and fun to knit and delicious to wear.

Yarn: Tosh DK by Madelinetosh, 1030 - 1730 yards (940 - 1580 meters) of DK weight yarn.

Needles: US 7 [4.5 mm] and US 8 [5 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 38½ (42½ , 46½ , 51, 54½ , 61)” [96 (106, 116, 126, 136, 152) cm]. Choose a size with approx. 8” [20 cm] of positive ease.

€ 4.90

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Flare is a perfect little sweater, keep you warm but not too warm. It's just the right time too, even with the long Summer we've had, I can't deny it anymore - Autumn is upon us!


An easy top-down raglan construction, spiced up with a few short rows, and a flattering A-line shape of the body are the key features of this lovely sweater! It’s both classic and fun.
Yarn: Tough Sock by the Uncommon Thread, 1150 - 1750 yards (1052 - 1600 m) of fingering weight yarm.
Needles: US 2 1/2 [3 mm] and US 2 [2.75 mm]
Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125) cm]. Choose a size with no ease to a small amount of positive ease.

€ 4.90

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Oh, summer! This warm and sunny Summer!
This beautiful time of year has made me design something out of my gray and graphic box.

First there is Bloomsbury, designed for Finnish Knit Club. This shawl is both quick warm, yet delicate and sweet.

Then there is Fairy Floss, maybe the most romantic and feminine piece I've ever designed! This pattern is initially created for A Verb for Keeping Warm’s Pro-Verbial Yarn Club Spring-Summer 2013.

Maybe it's the colors of the yarns, all of them dyed especially for these clubs - or maybe it's something else, something in the air! Though I can't help myself but to wonder how these designs might look in a gray...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

mirror, mirror

More grey and pink! I know, it's been quite a theme this Spring, but wouldn't hesitate to cast-on yet another project in those colors...

Currently available as a Studio Club Kit from Knitculture.com

The “Mirror Cowl” uses a simple slipped stitch technique to create striking motif that’s both subtle an bold! Double it around your neck for warmth, or wear it long to show off the modern textures. 

Finished Size: 20 cm deep and 120 cm in circumference.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Street

Now this is not just pink, but neon pink. Looks so lovely paired with these two shades of grey!

Happy Street Shawl

Splash some more color into the Spring! This shawl features short rows and garter stitch. It’s graphic and symmetrical shallow crescent shawl, with three color sequence of stripes.

Yarn: 3 skeins of Tosh Mo Light by Madelinetosh, approx. 1080 yards [980 m] of fingering weight yarn, 360 yards [320 meters] in each color.
Needles: US 6 [4 mm].
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch.
Finished size: 118” (300 cm) wingspan and 17” (44 cm) high at the center.

€ 3.90

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pewter and Pink

I'm totally in love with this pink tosh DK, it's the colorway called "pop rocks". It's so bright and happy and sweet. Paired with dark grey it's just perfect! I still have some left and that will soon be another sweater with pink in it!

Pewter and Pink

This beanie keeps you warm and cheerful! The textured colorblock hat is both easy and fun to knit with mock cables.
Yarn: 2 skeins of Tosh DK by Madelinetosh, approx. 150 - 200 yards [137 - 183 m] of DK weight yarn, both colors included.
Needles: US 2.5 [3 mm] and US 4 [3.5 mm].
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4" [10 cm] in mock cable pattern stitch.
Finished brim circumference: 16 (18, 20)” [41 (45, 50) cm].

€ 2.90