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


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!


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


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


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

Friday, November 4, 2016

Gathering Stripes for Men

Jumping from Summer Shawls straight to Winter... It's been a slow Autumn here on 100% rain! True, I have been knitting and knitting and knitting some more - and getting some new patterns ready. But never really finishing anything... Guess I have been hibernating a bit!

Hopefully this would be a new start for more active phase for me and for this blog. At least the pile of finished knits and almost finished patterns is growing oh so very long! 

I'm starting with a long over-due design: Gathering Stripes for Men!

Gathering Stripes for Men

Gathering Stripes for Men is worked from the top down in one piece, like all the Gathering Stripes pullovers. It’s knitted loosely for light weight, yet the big cowl-neck adds some warmth and texture to the piece. This adult version for men has also some short rows for back of the neck for a good fit.

Yarn: 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins of Posh Fingering by The Uncommon Thread (70% BFL, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere; 440 yards [400 m] per 100 g): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins of MC and 1 (1,
1, 1, 1, 1) skein of CC.

US 6 [4 mm] and US 2½ [3 mm] circular needle, 32” [80 cm] long, and dpns.

Finished chest circumference:
36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” / 90 (100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm. Choose a size with at least 1” 2.5 cm of positive ease.

€ 4.90

Special offer! If you purchase or have purchased the Gathering Stripes for Women, you get this version for free! No code needed.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Shawls

Oh, summer! Always the time of the year that surprises me the most! And generally because days and weeks seem to go past so very quickly...

But summer is also perfect for some easy shawl knitting - preferably with some short rows, garter stitch and stripes! That's why I thought today would be a perfect day to publish some of the shawl patterns that were initially designed for collaborations!

So here we go - three new(ish) shawls to spice up your shawl knitting!


The shawl was designed for Sundara Yarn, for The Petals Collection 2015 - The Cashmere Edition Yarn Club.

It’s like shining sea foam green, as deep as the ocean, when you unfold this shawl, like a buried treasure, so soft and shiny, just like a pearl.

Long and quite narrow crescent shape is asymmetric, making this shawl ideal for many shapes and sizes; also the possibilities to wear this shawl are almost endless.

Finished measurements
: 102” (260 cm) wingspan and 19” (48 cm) at deepest point.


The Other One

Designed as a Mystery Shawl Club 2015 collaboration with TitiTyy!

Stitch by stitch a mystery will reveal itself, like a hidden treasure, keeping some secrets almost all the way to the end. But do not fear, it’s still perfect comfort knitting with stripes and garter stitch and some extra spices.

The deep and big semi-circular shape of the shawl is asymmetric, making this shawl a treat to knit and to wear.

Finished measurements: 71” (180 cm) wingspan and 23” (58 cm) at deepest point.


Hazy Waves

This shawl was designed for Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival 15.–17.7.2016!

A little bit of stripes and a little bit of short rows with some easy patterning make this pretty summer shawl! Two skeins of lovely single-ply and a pair of needles and you are good to go. This shawl is designed for easy breezy yet fun knitting – but most importantly the shawl is great to wear and with the color possibilities only the sky is the limit.

Finished measurements:
82” (208 cm) wingspan and 19” (48 cm) deepest deepest point.

Happy shawl knitting!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bespoke: Sweaters

Oh Spring! It's here, finally with full force! And in that same happy spirit, today I have something new to show you!

Bespoke: Sweaters 

This collection consists of my most beloved sweaters from last year or so. The ones I've been wearing the most, the ones that are worked in all my favorite yarns and colors (okay, it's mostly grey, but what can you do if you just love grey!).

Bespoke: Sweaters collection includes a total of 7 different sweater patterns; everything from cardigans to boxy jumpers and the yarns vary from fingering weight all the way up to chunky weight yarns. I will show a few pictures of each design below - follow the links to Ravelry for more details!

Buy the whole collection here!


Sticks and Steel

This cardigan is a modern take on the beloved grandpa cardigan. Chunky weight yarn makes this as easy and quick knit!


This lovely cardigan has a round yoke with adorable lace details. 


Minimum truly lives up to its name - it makes the most out of the few details and lets the beautiful yarn work its magic! This might be my most favorite everyday sweater of all time!


Eclipse is a raglan sweater with asymmetric body and pretty cable detail on the longer side! 



Pavement is a slightly boxy top-down sweater with short row shaping at the hem. The loose gauge makes this a perfect sweater for the warmer months.


Morningside is a cropped cowl-neck sweater with squishy cable details at front. It's worked from top down in one piece with gradually added cables. 


Iceberg is an over-sized sweater with high slits at the sides. It's a lovely layering piece and the looser gauge makes this wonderfully soft.