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