Category Archives: Patterns

Akleja Blanket

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I have a new pattern. It is a wonderful squishy blanket I have knitted up two samples for us and for photography purposes. They’re just wonderful and in constant use.

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The blanket is reversible and looks exactly the same on both sides to make it easier to use since it looks great without paying too much attention to it. It comes in 3 sizes so as to fit your particular needs and situation, the adorable baby in the pictures is almost 6 months and is playing with the smallest size, she was really fascinated by it and kept looking at it so focused on the stitches that she fell over.

 

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The smallest size is a baby blanket size and the largest is a home adult sized blanket but the pattern also comes with an adjustment guide so you can change it in to any size you like, the guide also has a simple equation where you put in your numbers and it gives you a yardage estimation so you know how much yarn to get even if you are free styling the size, isn’t that great?

You can find this amazing new pattern in the store.

Work in progress

As you probably know I’m working on a collection of baby/toddler wear, these are a few of the things I’m working on.

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The decision of focusing on baby wear came as a side track, but a love it and it will probably stay for a while. Everything is tiny, cute and there is always the challenge of making everything comfortable as well as functional. Did you know babies have really big heads and making tops go over the head without having an unhappy baby can be a bit of a challenge? The photo sections are also very interesting, if you happened to pick a good day, you have a laughing baby for a full hour of changing clothes and snapping photos, it the best day in the world. If it’s a bad day the newly ironed clothes gets vomited all over before we even get in to the shooting set up, but it is wonderful not knowing and working with what you have at the moment.

What you can see in the pictures, apart from the adorable model and child of a friend, is Akleja Blanket currently in pattern testing, Maskros T-shirt a 60’s inspired top, Tussilago Trousers adorable pleated trousers for everyday wear and Dagmar.

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Saffran Cardigan

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This new super cute cardigan is just perfect for the colder months, the size range is newborn – 2 year more will come but in order to get this pattern out in time for holiday knitting that will have to come at a later point. The pattern comes with a sewn in lining that you can attach to make it extra special if you want and the instructions describes how to assemble and sew in the lining. You if you don’t want a lining or aren’t that comfortable sewing you have the option of securing the steek with a ribbon instead as is the more common way of securing the steek. Check out the new pattern store or go directly to the pattern page for Saffran Cardigan.

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In order to be able to sell sewing patterns I have had to change my shopping system this is still in progress so there and at the moment 2 different checkout systems in the shop but apart from that every thing still works and is user friendly. Go en check out the new store design, I have been going with sketches to my husband that have frantically been coding to get every thing to look as I want it to. I think the new design looks very professional, tidy and much more in my aesthetic.

If you prefer you buy knitting pattern trough ravelry so you can keep them in your ravelry library this is your last change all old pattern are still available through ravelry but will be removed and put in the new shopping system one by one as I go trough them. The first ones will go on Monday December 7th so you have this week. I think the new system is grate different but grate and the best thing it that I can sell sewing patterns, knitting patterns and notions in the same store which is a huge benefit.

Link to my ravelry store


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Dagmar the dolphin docksjo design

Dagmar Sewing pattern

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My very first sewing pattern in here it is cute and cuddly, don’t you agree.  You can read more about it on the product page here.

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In order to be able to sell sewing patterns I have had to change my shopping system this is still in progress so there and at the moment 2 different checkout systems in the shop but apart from that every thing still works and is user friendly. Go en check out the new store design, I have been going with sketches to my husband that have frantically been coding to get every thing to look as I want it to. I think the new design looks very professional, tidy and much more in my aesthetic.

If you prefer you buy knitting pattern trough ravelry so you can keep them in your ravelry library this is your last change all old pattern are still available through ravelry but will be removed and put in the new shopping system one by one as I go trough them. The first ones will go on Monday December 7th so you have this week. I think the new system is grate different but grate and the best thing it that I can sell sewing patterns, knitting patterns and notions in the same store which is a huge benefit.

Link to my ravelry store

 


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Zinnia Socks

Zinnia Socks

Zinnia Socks is sock pattern knitted in worsted weight yarn with a small colorwork detail in the cuffs. They are loose fitting and warm socks to wear in the winter as an extra layer and the best part is they come in size eur 25-46 that is about 3 years – large adult, so you could make matching pairs for the entire family. Which is something I already have done, but it is not so impressive in my case since my husband and I have the same shoe size and we don’t have children. I am however considering making a few as christmas gifts.

Yarn: (85, 110, 135, 170, 200, 246, 295) meters worsted weight yarn. Samples are made in Filcolana Peruvian highland wool (200 meters/100 grams)
Gauge: 20 stitches/10 cm.
Needles: 3.5 mm dpn’s or size that gives you the gauge called for on washed fabric in stockinet stitch knitted in the round.
Sizes: Foot length (15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 27.5, 30) cm. Shoe size eur (25, 29, 33, 36, 39, 43, 46). They have a loose fit since they are intended to be worn as an extra layer, if you want them snug you might have to go down one size on the width but not the length.

Price 45sek (about 5usd)  knapp buy now  knapp ravelry

Zinnia Socks

I really love this contrasting toe, but it is of course optional and this colour combination makes me happy.Zinnia Socks

About christmas gifts, it is about time to start if you are planning of knitting gifts, I knit a few every year and feel that it is best to have them ready before december so that your knitting remain pleasant and you don’t panik towards the end trying to finish everything in time. So If you are like me and like to knit gift, start planning and cast on.Zinnia Socks Zinnia Socks

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Kaprifol Socks

Kaprifol Socks

Kaprifol socks are knitted from the cuff down and have a beautiful cable running organically along the side of the sock and merge at the toe. Kaprifol or Lonicera caprifolium is the flower of the province in Sweden I’m from. It climbs high in spirals and sprouts large flowers with a mild scent of summer.

Yarn: (320/360)meters of fingering weight sock yarn (400 meters/100 grams). The samples are made in yarn hand dyed by me. The yarn base is 75% wool, 25% polyamid.
Gauge: 27 stitches/10 cm and 36 rows/10 cm in stockinet stitch 

Price 45sek (about 5usd)  knapp buy now  knapp ravelry

Kaprifol Socks

I have finally managed to create the coordinating sock pattern to Kaprifol Mitts, the have an organically flowing cable along each side of the sock that merge in the toe, there was a lot of knitting and ripping back in the design process before everything got exactly as I had planned. Now that it is finished I really, really like looking at them and since it is the most recent, It is my favourite, if you ask me in 6 months I’ll probably have a new favourite but for the moment those orange/red socks made in my own hand dyed yarn and kaprifol sock pattern. I love them and they might just be my favourite project ever. One of my friends said that my style was simple with a small but spectacular detail and these sock definitely falls under that if I may say so myself. I have always thought that my signature style was colour work related, like in my vide pattern series, but after this summer with all the cabling I had made and with the last cabled hat pattern I think I’ll have to redefine what I think my knitting style is. Colour work still is my favourite kind of knitting but the structure and the fabric created with cables is so different and interesting. I’m planning and swathing for another pattern with cable and garter stitch, but it is still in very early stages and will probably take some time before you see it.

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This is a behind the scenes photo of the photoshoot for the pattern and for some coming ads, I didn’t have access to three models so I took three of our kitchen chairs, all my camera equipment and cable remote controller and photographed my self in all the three positions. Afterwards I edited them together to make it look like I had three models and a photographer. I love photoshop.

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Timjan Hat Patterns

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I have a new pattern or actually two new patterns. And this is the reason for the slight neglection of the blog lately, I have been working on a few new designs and converting my business from a side/hobby to a company so I can start to work on it more and release more new and exciting things and hopefully make this my living.

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Back to the hat, it is a cabled and textured hat that is quite easy to make for the experienced knitter,  it has an intermediate level but a really determined beginner could most likely make it as well. The texture is what makes this hat special. It adds elegance without making it girly and can be worn by anybody. The two different versions are an earflap hat for children with a size range from newborn up to 55cm and a beanie style with a size-range of 41 – 69 cm. The beanie pattern comes with a modification guide so that you can make a slouch hat if you prefer that.

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You can buy one of the patterns for 45 sek or both for 55 sek just add both to your cart and the price will automatically go down to 55 sek. knapp buy now

Yarn: 65-200 meters of lofty worsted weight yarn (200 meters/100 grams).
The white sample is made in Rauma Puno (110 meters/50 grams, 68% Alpaca 22% Nylon 10% Merino), the mint in Sandnes soft alpakka (100 meters/50 grams, 80% Alpaca 20% Acrylic), the blue in Artesano Aran (132 meters/100 grams, 50% Wool 50% Alpaca) and the purple is made in two strands of Tant Kofta’s Angorett (730 meters/100 grams, 70% Merino 25% Angora 5% Polyamide). The different yarns give very different fabrics, Soft alpaca, Puno and Angorett gives a light and lofty fabric while Artesano Aran gives a dense and heavier fabric.

Gauge: 19 stitches/10 cm in cable pattern 2 repeats (16 stitches) are 8.5 cm wide and 25 rows/10 cm, 4 cm/repeat.

Needles: 4.5 mm or size that gives you the gauge called for on washed fabric. A 40 cm circular needle and double pointed needles or a longer circular needle if you prefer magic loop. When you swath you need to do so in the round if order for it to be accurate.

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My favorite part of the design is the star that is created in the crown decreases, isn’t it beautiful.

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I have made 6 hats this far and have a photo shoot with some kids coming up and need to make a few more or as many as I can manage before that so we can have some fun and the kids can choose a colour that they like and be happy and cooperating I hope, wish me luck.

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Happy Christmas

Braided cuffs

Before I go of to our Christmas celebration to day I wanted to give you all something small. A new pattern Braided cuffs, within the pattern there is instructions for how to make wrist cuffs, boot cuffs, a headband and legwarmers. You can use allot of different yarn types and weight and easily modify the pattern so that it will work for your yarn.

This pair is made in BC garn Angora fino (250 meters/50gram)  but almost any light DK yarn will work without changes to the pattern. Really hope that you like it.

You can download the pattern from ravalry here.

Merry Christmas (Now that Christmas is over the pattern is 25sek)

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Biking mittens

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Preparing for colder times, even if it currently is very warm here. I have started to prepare for fall by knitting. This far I have completed one pair of mittens, I lost my good biking mittens half way through the winter last year and never got around to making new ones as the bike needed repair as well. But now that I’m biking everywhere again new mittens will be necessary.

They are made in Du Store Alpakka, Tynn Alpakka and the pattern is my own, made up as I go. As I usually do, I used two different shades of gray held together which makes it look more natural gray instead of dyed gray which it is.  I used 3mm needles, 48 stitches for the main hand width and 100 gram is enough for one pair.

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The Pattern

* cast on 44 st
* knit a nice and long 1/1 ribbing
* increase 4 st one every 11 st total 48 st
* stockinette for 20 rows
* add thumb over 10 st
* stockinette for 24 rows decrease for top (at sides, k2tog, knit until 2 st before other side ssk,k2tog, knit until 2 st before other side ssk)
* Then again after 4, 3, 3, 3, 2,2,2,2 then every row.

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It’s been quite some time since I finished and wrote this post but somehow photos have taken a long time to get, since the weather is no longer that brilliant that is was and the use don’t feel that distant anymore even if I hopefully won’t need that for another month. However I really like this type of mittens and according to ravelry this is my 11:th pair, most of them live with friends and relatives. That said it is the perfect mittens for our climate most of the winter and they’re really quick so, make some for your self won’t you?