Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Be Sweet



Spring! It's getting so close and I couldn't be happier! This is a perfect time to get these two sweet sweater patterns out there... I literally knitted up both my samples two years ago and since then they've just been waiting for that perfect time! And that time is now.







Be Sweet Lady


Like a strawberry cake or a butter cream cookie, or the original little girl version of the same sweater, Be Sweet Lady is the sweetest jumper of the season! Lovely modern and relaxed fit meets girly stitch pattern of the front. It’s simply irresistible in this light bluish colorway.

Suggested yarn: Bowland DK by Eden Cottage Yarns

Needles: US 8 (5 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm)

Finished body circumference:
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130) cm. Choose a size with 1-2” (2-5 cm) of positive ease.


€ 4.90



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Photo by Jonna Jolkin


Be Sweet

Like a strawberry cake or a buttercream cookie, Be Sweet is the sweetest sweater of the season! Lovely modern and relaxed fit meets girly lace stitch pattern of the front and ¾-sleeves. Be Sweet is simply irresistible in this sweet light pink colorway.

Suggested yarn: George Merino DK by Canon Hand Dyes

Needles: US 8 (5 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm)

Finished body circumference: 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34)” / 60 (66, 72, 76, 80, 84) cm. Choose a size with approx. 2-3” (5-8 cm) of positive ease.


€ 3.90



Photo by Jonna Jolkin


Photo by Jonna Jolkin


Photo by Jonna Jolkin

Friday, March 10, 2017

Confetti



It's still full Winter here, but Spring is getting close! And typically Spring means new things for me. Staring fresh, starting new, you name it! So here I am, planning new things, starting new designs and new knits, but I never get to actually publishing all these new designs... And this isn't the first year this is happening. That "almost-ready-designs" -pile is getting very high! This is something I would love to change! 

To get things moving, I just thought it's best simply to start... Somewhere. So I'm starting with a fun one:






Confetti Sweater

Confetti sweater is both loose and fitted – in all the right places! Fitted yoke and sleeves are paired with a very A-line shaped body making this little sweater fun and easy to wear. Confetti also has delicate stripes, making the color possibilities practically endless. Choose your favorite colors and cast on!

Suggested yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles and Lioness Arts Merino Singles

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm)

Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” / 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm.


€ 4.90






Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Interpretations 4



Can't believe that it's the time again! For the fourth time, me and my knitter sister Joji, can finally share with you the result of our yearly collaboration! Here is -

Interpretations Vol. 4

You all know the drill by now! 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: Gather, Chromatic, Magic, Fragile, Direction and Hidden. More details on the website or on Ravelry!

Travelling has always been a big part of the photos, and because we are living on opposite sides of the world it's also a must! This time we returned to Finland for the second time.

Again we had the pleasure to work with the most wonderful photographer and dear friend! Jonna, I know I'm again repeating myself here (for fourth time probably), but you truly can see magic through the lens of your camera, you catch the things I never thought anyone can see! We are so grateful!

Also, there is a print option for the collection available from Pom Pom Press. We are so happy about this!




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







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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!

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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







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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







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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.

Needles:
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!


Aquatic

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.

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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.

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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!