Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seam on Seam




So happy to share this collaboration with you! I teamed up with the amazing dyer of The Uncommon Thread, hoping to create a sweater design with seam after seam - without needing to actually sew those seams later. The result ended up being one of my favorite jumpers, so comfy to wear!

The yarn is a dream to work with and to wear. The Uncommon Thread Merino DK has wonderful stitch definition and it's still oh so soft! This is not the easiest or the most straight-forward sweater, but it surely will keep your interest throughout the piece! And it is so much fun with all the twists and turns.




The pattern will be initially offered exclusively as part of a kit sold in The Uncommon Thread’s website. Look for details about shop updates in The Uncommon Thread’s Ravelry group, or sign up for their email newsletter!
The Uncommon Thread will be offering yarn and pattern kits from Monday 15 September 2014 at 4pm BST. The pattern will be exclusive until the end of January 2015.



Friday, September 5, 2014

Neon Beast




This piece throws me right back to July! Oh, all those memories: Unwind Brighton, a few wonderful days in London, the most wonderful guests we had! All in all - warm Summer and holidays! This is probably just the right time to release a piece with all these Summery and relaxed fun moments intertwined in it - my Neon Beast shawl.

Now this shawl will lighten up the gray days of the Autumn and the color choices are limitless! Easy and fun, just like any design with garter stitch, stripes and short rows (yes, my three favorite things!).




Neon Beast

This huge shawl is as close to being fluorescent as possible with soft merino or merino-blend yarn! These garter stitch ridges almost glow in the dark. The fun shape is created with short rows making the shawl super easy to wear.

Yarn: 3 skeins of Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh or 3 skeins of Tosh Mo Light by Madelinetosh. Approx. 900 yards [815 meters] of fingering weight yarn: 400 yards [360 meters] of main color (grey in sample), 200 yards [180 meters] of first contrasting color (pink) and 300 yards [275 meters] of second contrasting color (yellow).

Needles: US 6 [4 mm] circular needle.

Finished measurements: 96” [244 cm] long and 21” [53 cm] deep at deepest point.


€ 3.90




Monday, August 25, 2014

halfway there





I know it's still August, but looking out from the window it really seems like we've jumped right to Autumn. But to brighten up this rainy and gray day, I have a new shawl for you!




Halfway There

Summer or not, this is the perfect shawl to knit and to wear! It is comfortable and highly versatile, soft and most importantly fun. Play with your favorite colors and suddenly you are halfway there!

Yarn: 2 skeins of Merino Singles by Lioness Arts (100% Merino; approx. 400 yds [366 m] per skein) and 1 skein of Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh (100% Merino; approx. 420 yds [384 m] per skein). Approx. 760 yards [695 meters] of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 7 [4.5 mm] circular needle.

Finished measurements: 80” [204 cm] long and 14” [35 cm] deep at center.

Note: the stripes are worked with short rows, no intarsia in this shawl!


€ 3.90




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

juniper



Oh, suddenly Summer is right around the corner and Unwind Brighton is getting closer too! To celebrate all this, I have a lovely everyday sweater design for you -

Juniper

This pattern is one of a collection of patterns being released in anticipation of Unwind Brighton 2014. Over in the Unwind Brighton group on Ravelry, there will be a KAL that will include all of the patterns. There will be prizes too! Also, you don't have to be attending to join the fun!

Juniper adds a twist in a simple top-down pullover. Modern shape, minimal details, fun short rows and softest bouncy merino make this pullover a soothing and relaxing knit.

Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins of King of the Jungle by Lioness Arts (100% Merino; approx. 395 yds [360 m] per skein). Approx. 950 (1060, 1185, 1300, 1450, 1570, 1700) yards [870 (970, 1080, 1190, 1325, 1435, 1550) meters] of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 4 [3.5 mm] and US 2½ [3 mm] circular needles.

Finished hem circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” [75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125) cm]. Choose a size with some positive ease at hem.

€ 4.90






Tuesday, February 18, 2014

amirisu Spring/Summer 14

© amirisu

© amirisu

The Spring/Summer 14 issue of amirisu is up and I'm delighted to have a design featured in it. My little Spring top is in very good company, with Stephen West, Gudrun Johnston, Kirsten Johnstone and many many more. Read the whole magazine here!

Here's one more picture, a quick one I took before shipping the sweater to Japan.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

interpretations


I’m so excited to share with you a collaboration, that I have been working with an amazingly talented designer, my dear friend Joji!
We chose six themes for the collection, with two designs for each theme: our personal interpretation of the word. The themes we chose are:

Subtle
Rhythmic
Reflection
Crisp
Sheer
Soft

Here's the complete look book -

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

gratitude



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.





Gratitude

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