Category Archives: Patterns

New pattern Blåbär Waistcoat

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I’m so glad to have another new pattern Blåbär Waistcoat a cute ribbed waistcoat with a button placket. It is sized from newborn all the way to teens and the long design together with the stretchy fabric allows it to grow with the child. The skill level is marked as advanced beginner, that is to say that you need to know how to knit but not much more in order to be able to follow the directions with a little determination. This pattern will soon be available as a kit through organic knitters using her lovely fair superfine alpaca, which I used for one of the samples. It works really well with the design, is wonderfully soft and drapes beautifully but not too much. I have created this pattern in collaboration with Matilda of Organic knitters and it has been a delight working with her.

I have a few photo session fails with the waistcoat, it can sometimes be hard working with children that sometimes don’t want to be a part of your ideas at all, but as the pattern is finished and I wanted to be able to release it right away I went ahead anyway. I have another photo session scheduled this week and I hope that it will work this time around. In the mean time here is one of my testers toddler in her new waistcoat so you can get an idea of the fit. Isn’t she adorable? Click the image if you want to get to Julias Instagram (she’s one of my favourite and knits amazing children’s wear).

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Every new release makes me skip of joy and this one turned out just as I imagined, super cute and functional. It is the best feeling in the world and I hope that you like this new design as well.

Vide Socks are Back

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I’m happy to announce that Vide socks are back in the new format with lots of additional sizes from approximately 3 years (Eur 25) to large adult. The pattern was originally written toe up style but as an extra bonus I added instructions for cuff down as well so you can choose the method you prefer. I really hope that you are as excited as I am, this was one of my first designs and I think those delicate leaves are stunning and along with changes to give perfect fit and a sculptured leg to prevent them from sagging they’re a wonderful addition to any sock drawer. For more information see the Pattern Page.
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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.

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Dagmar the dolphin docksjo design

Dagmar Sewing pattern

Dagmar the dolphin docksjo design

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

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

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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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