Category Archives: Yarn

Saffran pixie

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New pattern a pixie bonnet, Saffran Pixie, using t simmular patterning as Saffran Cardigan so you can make a Scandinavian vintage style set if you want. I am so loving this style it is cute and playful, but still practical with the ties keeping it in place and the point smal enough to fit inside a bike helmet. It is knit in the round and steeked open and in the same gauge and yarn as Saffran Cardigan so you only have to swatch once. Buy the pattern now with the early bird discount the code is “earlybird” and get 25% until 4/22. Join the knit along and knit together, I will be posting a few videos on steeking and colour work knitting to make it accessible even as a first colour work project. Use the tag #SaffranPixieKAL on instagram.

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I’m using Sandnes Alpakka Ull 100 meter /50 gram it is an easily available yarn wear I live and pretty amazing and inexpensive but Quince and co  Owl in a perfect alternative easier to source outside of Scandinavia, it is a little loftier but outer wise very simmular and maybe even more amazing but a little pricier but worth it thou,

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This is a quick and perfect first stranded colour work project with lots of tips in the pattern on how to make your stranding perfect.

Project bag colour work style

docksjo design Project bag

My old amazing project bag is a bit warn and the handles are literally threads and falling in pieces so I decided it was high time to make a few new ones. First up was this fabric I saved for something like this, it was supposed to become a Oddvars penestre kofta but I didn’t feel it and instead of ripping out this amazing fabric, I felted it in hope of using it in a special sewing project. Having seen so many beautiful bags lately on pods I felt inspired to try something new and created this pattern to use every cm of my hand knit fabric.

The bottom and the cord casing is in coordinating twill and the inside in a stunning blue Chambray, intended to become a summer blouse but since that hasn’t happened yet and it was perfect for this project, I went ahead anyway.

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It is a medium sized bag, perfect size for everyday use, it will hold a small to medium project comfortably or an adult sweater if you really want to. It is currently stuffed full of an aran weight sweater in progress for me (including all yarn). I wanted leather handles but haven’t been able to source the leather yet and as I really wanted to get going I thought that I can add it later when I have found a source I feel comfortable in supporting.

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Veronika Mittens

Hi, a new pattern or rather a new version of Vanten Blad called Veronika Mittens is available.

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This is a staple piece when is comes to winter accessories in our house. Simple yet elegant and so durable in the right yarn. My first green pair knit in Ullcentrum 2 trådiga have been keeping me warm in rain and snow, cycling and pushing swings for about 5 winters now and they are still in perfect condition. I didn’t even steam them before the photoshoot (I should have but forgot). It’s incredible I don’t think I can say the same for any other pair of mittens I have ever had.

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The changes are mainly a new version with a basic ribbed cuff instead of the patterned cuff and more sizes from tiny to huge. I hope that you enjoy it, If you already own the pattern you should have gotten the update otherwise you can use your old personal link to download the new version.

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Kaprifol Leggings

Kaprifol Leggings a new knitting pattern for winter leggings or trousers sized from premature – 10 years. We love them and the kiddo has been wearing hers striate out of the wash for the past couple of months now. The smalest size is the size that our little premature had when we got to bring her home with home care and started using clothes as a small 35 week baby one year ago. The Leggings are a a little thicker than usual and suitable for colder weather, rather quick to knit due to the gauge and simple construction.

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Kaprifol Leggings 650

Kaprifol Leggings 650

Yoga pants?

Kaprifol Leggings 650

Kaprifol Leggings 650

Kaprifol Leggings

Asklöv Hat

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Asklöv hat is finally ready and rereleased and you can find it  in my shop. I’m so happy to be able to work a little bit agin and there are a few more pattern in progress and hopefully reaching you in the coming months. Working with a little one at home is definitely different but we are starting to get in to a new routine, this far it is getting easier and easier, and I love this that I can stay home with her for as long as we want and still work in the evenings without even leaving home.

Asklöv was originally published in Pompom last year and there are hundreds of beautiful hats out there already you can see Instagram for inspiration, the response for this pattern has been amazing and as the pattern is mine agin and finally a part of my collection I hope you like it.

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The last of the tussilago baby accessories patterns

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The last of the tussilago baby accessories patterns is finally released and I think this might be my favorite of the three even if I think they all look best together. Tussilago hat is a helmet style earflap hat in the size range from preemie to 49 cm head circumference and is intended to work for children 0-2 years just as Tussilago mittens and scarf.

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Photo credit for the turqouise goes to Maria Magnusson, Pysseloch knåp who test knitted the hat and scarf and took this lovely picture.

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Tussilago in the Autumn Sun

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All the Tussilago patterns are as a bundle here.

This was a brith and wonderful day and it always feels like a treat to work with this model, he so happy and adorable with his curly hair just like his mom. I knit all of these in Isager Alpaca 2 in a beautiful natural grey, I think that this makes the perfect set all knit in the same yarn and you can of course use a many different yarns for the patterns, this one it available locally to me and I live the depth in the colour and the lightness of the yarn.

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New patterns! The new Tussilago Baby Collection is available for pre-order. You will recieve the Mittens pattern right away and the Scarf and Hat within a couple of weeks. As a special release offer you can get the entire collection for the price of one pattern until Friday October 7. I really hope that you will enjoy these patterns as much as I do.They are quick to knit and simple, but with a flair of elegance that makes them just as pretty as easy to make.

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Knitting small

Continuing on the knitting small stuff I made a Blåbär Waistcoat in size 56, the newborn size, this one is made in some leftover Drops Alpaca that I used for socks several years ago when my mother in law asked if I maybe could make her a pair of soft wool socks for christmas. The socks have been worn out a long time ago but the leftovers were quite substantial so I thought that it could make a nice and warm tiny Waistcoat. I absolutely love this charcoal gray but choosing buttons has proven difficult. Wood and silver both look great but what will be the most stylish option and coordinate best with the rest of the outfit?

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So I’m stuck in indecision and hope that my mind will clear a little by the time I have finished sewing in the size label.

As you probably know by now I love knitting and designing children’s wear and in doing so I have accumulated a bit of children’s wear. All of it use to live in my bridal chest, which was never used as a bridal chest but that is what we call big beautiful wooden chests here. Any way it has become a little full, almost overflowing all in a mishmash of colors and sizes. I realized that I had no idea of which sizes that where provided for and which were missed, so a few weeks back I ordered size labels and started measuring everything to determined the size and sewing in labels. I also realized that although I love the individual pieces, I’m the kind of person that really prefer a colour coordinated wardrobe and style matters to me. Even if this never will be my wardrobe it will be my future child’s wardrobe and I do care, maybe a little too much, and therefore I have decided to try and coordinate future makes within each size to try and make everything go together from now on. As I always say the first thing in trying to coordinate makes is to design on a color theme and I decided to go with gray, mustard and a tiny bit of white, navy and rust for all future 0-1 years items.


This photo below shows all the piles from the size organisation effort. I have surprisingly managed to spread the makes pretty well over the different sizes, these are newborn – 4 years.

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Knitting small

I have had a bit of health troubles lately and have finally got back a little strength and motivation again and been able to knit a little. Thinking small is a big thing right now as I can’t go on for the same amount of time as I used to but I will get back there and start making sweaters sometime, but in the mean time I have been knitting on a few baby projects and I thought you might be interested in seeing them.

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First up it’s this vanilla soaker that I knit in naturally white, Visjö from Östergötlands ullspinneri. It was a quick knit and a pretty straight forward pattern when you figured out which part of it that is relevant, it is a very long pattern giving instructions for several sizes and gauges.

It is so rewarding knitting for young children as it goes so much quicker and even if the time is limited, progress is visible and things actually get finished.

I have no idea about the fit as I don’t have a child in the right size at home, but the pattern is easy enough to follow and I think the fit is alright and therefore recommend the pattern if you are thinking about making some soakers.