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.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

interpretations 3

It's that time of the year again! I’m can finally share with you the third collaboration with my dear, dear friend and knitter sister Joji, the most talented and wonderful designer! Here is -

The name of the game is still the same! We chose six words, themes, for the collection, with two designs for each theme: our personal interpretation of the word. This time we chose the following words: Kind, Curious, Free, Aged, Significant and Whole. Find more details on the website!
Travelling has always been a big part of the photos, and that saga too continues in the third volume! This time we took the pictures in magical town of Potsdam, in Germany. 
Again we had the privilege to work with the most wonderful photographer and friend! Jonna, I know I'm repeating myself here, but you truly can see magical things through the lens of your camera, things I never thought existed!

And to top all this awesomeness, I have a special news to share with you! All the Interpretations collections are now available in print as well! We teamed up with PomPom Press and now you can also order the books in print here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

a little holiday gift

It's the most wonderful time of the year... Yes, I'm definitely a Christmas person! Carols, gifts, all the food - bring it on, I'm ready!  This year there hasn't been an advent calendar like last year, but I do have something small for you -


Ashling is a lovely and lightweight shawl to keep you both pretty and warm. It has a little lace, a lot of garter stitch and two sizes - just pick up the one you have enough yarn for!

Yarn: 1 (2) skeins of Merino Lace by Viola (100% merino; 825 yards [754 meters] per 115g). Approx. 800 (1400) yards [730 (1280) meters] of lace weight yarn.

Needles: US 4 [3.5 mm] circular needle, 32” [80 cm] long or longer.

Finished measurements:
59 (79)” [150 (200) cm] wingspan and 16 (25)” [40 (64) cm] at deepest point.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Snug - a collaboration

It's been a loong, loooong time since the last post... No Advent Calendar this year, but at least there's something new! A lovely little collaboration with Le Chat Qui Tricote.


Snug is a sweater with small and lovely details, texture with a twist. This sweater has an easy fit with subtle shape and slim sleeves. The lovely and long-lasting yarn will make it a garment you’ll love for many years to come!

Designed in collaboration with Le Chat Qui Tricote.

Yarn: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Chamaille by Le Chat Qui Tricote (100% Bluefaced Leicester; 286 yards [262 meters] per 100 g). Approx. 1000 (1130, 1270, 1400, 1530, 1670, 1800) yards [920 (1030,
1160, 1280, 1400, 1530, 1650) meters] of light sport weight yarn.

Needles: US 2½ [3 mm] and US 6 [4 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm]. The sweater is intended to be worn with no ease to a small amount of positive ease.

€ 4.90

And there will be at least one little Christmas treat for you later this month, so stay tuned. But let's finish all the gift knits first, shall we!

Monday, May 25, 2015

stay the same

© Jonna Jolkin

Such a long hiatus... But here I am, and with a new pattern: Stay the Same. After a long Spring with lots and lots of travelling, meeting wonderful people and places, it's oh so fun to be back!

Now this pattern is my new Summer favorite! Light and easy to wear and just think of all the possible color combinations... Maybe I should cast on for another one... Like today!

© Jonna Jolkin

Stay the Same

Something light and fun for Summer! The two colors of this color block sweater give you endless possibilities to choose your favorite combinations. It’s both light and soft; this wonderful little sweater flatters many figures with the A-line shaping and fitted upper body.

Yarn: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins of Vivacious 4-ply by Fyberspates and 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins of Casbah by Handmaiden; approx. 1050 - 2400 yards (960 - 2195 m) of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 2½ [3 mm] and US 4 [3.5 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm]
The sweater is intended to be worn with no ease to a small amount of positive ease.

€ 4.90

© Jonna Jolkin

© Jonna Jolkin