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Gift-A-Long 2017 Knitting Plans

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Julkaistu 6 kuukautta sitten

For me, the most exciting part of Indie Design Gift-A-Long is to see who are all the participating designers! In my previous post, I listed the other Finnish designers, and if you follow me on Instagram you have seen some of my IG friends who are participating as a designer for the first time.

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Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2017

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Julkaistu 6 kuukautta sitten

It's Indie Design Gift-A-Long time again! This year we have 311 participating designers from 31 countries. All participating designers have selected 10-20 of their patterns, which are offered at a 25% discount for the first week of the GAL (Nov 21-28) - a total of 5327 discounted patterns! You can…

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Yarn Shopping in Oslo

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Julkaistu 6 kuukautta sitten

Obviously, one of the highlights of Oslo Strikkefestival was the marketplace and all the lovely yarn there. However, I had some extra days in Oslo, and of course that meant more yarn shopping! I had asked for some recommendations of lovely yarn shops, and I was advised to visit Værbitt and…

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Tiger Flower Prototype

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Julkaistu 6 kuukautta sitten

My Tiger Flower design was published by Quince co recently, and you can see my sample shawl that was knitted in Quince co Tern in the pattern pictures. This was not the first version of the shawl, however. I often work with "full size swatches", meaning that I knit a prototype first. Of course, I…

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Kässäkerho Pom Pom…

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Julkaistu 6 kuukautta sitten

Kässäkerho Pom Pom organized the second SUPERweekend in Kuopio on October 27-29, 2017. The weekend was filled with knitting, yarn shopping, workshops, and hanging out with old and new knitting friends. There were yarns by Lanitium ex Machina, KVG Woolworks, Petrichor Yarns and Lystig Yarn. KVG…

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Liinu Shawl

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Julkaistu 6 kuukautta sitten

The last weekend of October might mean Halloween for some people, but for me and several other Finnish knitters it's the Kässäkerho Pom Pom SUPERviikonloppu, a knit festival in Kuopio. This year, my contribution to the festival is this Liinu Shawl. It's a collaboration with Kässäkerho Pom Pom,

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Tiger Flower Shawl

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Julkaistu 7 kuukautta sitten

My new brioche design, Tiger Flower shawl is now live! Published by Quince co in their Tern yarn, a lovely mix of wool and silk (75/25 %). This crescent-shaped shawl is completely reversible, starting with two-color stripes at the top and continuing with a two-color brioche edging. The brioche…

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Oslo Strikkefestival 2017

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Julkaistu 7 kuukautta sitten

Oslo Strikkefestival was arranged for the third time on October 20-22, 2017. This was my first time at the festival, and I have to say that it was definitely worth the trip! I hadn't planned for attending the festival, but then I noticed that I have some SAS bonus points that are expiring soon and…

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Knitmare Fest by ILO

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Julkaistu 7 kuukautta sitten

Friday the 13th was Knitmare night in Helsinki. Knitmare Fest by ILO brought yarn shop Silmukka from Tampere and designer Susanne Sommer from Austria to Helsinki, in addition to ILO yarn shop from Salo. A nice group of knitters welcomed them to Helsinki by attending a lovely knit night, buying…

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Flying Jib Shawl

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Julkaistu 7 kuukautta sitten

Flying Jib Shawlis my contribution toKnitmare Fest by ILO, a knit night in Helsinki on Oct 13. The shawl has an asymmetric shape that is similar to a jib sail that sets ahead of the foremast of a sailing vessel. This is a collaboration with ILO, and if you buy the yarn for this shawl from them (2…

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Midsummer Haze

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Julkaistu 7 kuukautta sitten

Midsummer Haze was Joji Locatelli's contribution to Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival:the pattern was a gift in the festival magazine. At first sight, I thought it was a nice pattern, but not my cup of tea. I admired the lovely Midsummer Hazes popping up on my Instagram feed and that was it. Later…

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Steller Tunic

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Julkaistu 8 kuukautta sitten

My Steller Tunic pattern is published on Ravelry! This tunic is knitted seamlessly top-down. There is garter stitch edging on neckline, hem and cuffs. The tunic has a flattering a-line shape with set-in sleeves, designed to fit tight around the shoulders and loosening along the way towards the…

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Tour-de-Sock, Stage 6: Vertigo 2…

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Julkaistu 8 kuukautta sitten

The last round of Tour-de-Sock was a tough one. We knew beforehand that it would be four colors and quite a large amount of yarn. It turned out to be stranded knitting using four colors, which is still ok. The new thing here was jacquard floats, and these two combined made knitting slow. Very…

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Tour-de-Sock, Stage 5: Accio

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Julkaistu 8 kuukautta sitten

The 5th round of Tour-de-Sock included plenty of cables with some beads. There were practically no repeats on the pattern, so you had to look at the chart on every single row. Not something you can carry around and knit a round here and another there... Pattern: Accio by Heidi Nick Yarn: Handu…

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USA FIN Knit Night

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Julkaistu 9 kuukautta sitten

Vogue Knitting brought a group of knitters to visit Norway and Finland. After touring Bergen and Oslo, their next stop was Helsinki. Tiina Huhtaniemi, the entrepreneur behind Titityy and Tukuwool, organised a lovely event for the group of North American knitters to meet Finnish knitters and indie…

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Tour-de-Sock, Stage 4: Mosaic…

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Julkaistu 9 kuukautta sitten

Mosaic knitting is something that was expected and feared on Tour-de-Sock. When stage 4 pattern was released, there was a collective sigh of relief: it's a lovely pattern! This pattern makes great use of mosaic knitting: you couldn't really achieve the same result with stranded knitting. Pattern:

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Tour-de-Sock, Stage 3: Indecisions

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Julkaistu 9 kuukautta sitten

Third stage in Tour-de-Sock included lace and cables and many options. Picot cuff or ribbing, decorative heel or Eye of Partridge, and even more options if you are not competing: ribbed or patterned instep. First choice is yarn, of course, and for me there were only two options: wildly variegated…

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East Coast Girl Cardigan

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Julkaistu 9 kuukautta sitten

You can knit all you want in all colors of the rainbow, but, let's face it, the items that you use most are black cardigans. That's at least what happens with knitted garments in my case. On my quest for the perfect black cardi, I decided to go with a circular lace yoke cardigan by Veera…

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Tour-de-Sock, Stage 2: Kanteletar

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Julkaistu 9 kuukautta sitten

For the second stage of Tour-de-Sock, I was prepared to be competitive: it was my last vacation day so I could just sit at home and knit. But then it turns out that the start is at 8 PM and that kind of ruined my plans, because I can't stay up all night and knit. I surprised myself by staying up…

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Tour-de-Sock, Stage 1: Fins

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Julkaistu 9 kuukautta sitten

It's Tour-de-Sock time again! Last summer I swore that I would never do it again, but by May I was just checking the schedule and yarn requirements, matching my stash with the sock schedule and not going to participate at all, and before I knew what I was doing, I had signed up for the competition.

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Knitting with Nancy

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Julkaistu 10 kuukautta sitten

My choice from this year's class program at Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival was Nancy Marchant's Grab bag of brioche techniques. I have a few brioche designs of my own, but that doesn't mean that I know it all. And if you can learn from the Queen of Brioche, I believe it's better to use the…

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Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival…

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Julkaistu 10 kuukautta sitten

Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival was the highlight of the summer again. Marketplace full of gorgeous yarn, class schedule with something for everyone, meeting old friends and making new - a perfect weekend! Actually, the festival started with classes, knit parade and knit night already on Thursday,

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Tour-de-Sock, warm up round: Priha…

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Julkaistu 10 kuukautta sitten

After Tour-de-Sock last summer I swore never to do it again (actually, reading my last TdS post fromlast summer, I swore never to knit socks again...). Nevertheless, by the time it was time to sign up I started thinking about all the fun (staying up later than is good for you, knitting socks that…

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Quiet Folly socks

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Julkaistu 10 kuukautta sitten

Quiet Folly pattern by Heidi Alander is simple and pretty. It's one of those patterns that I wanted to knit right away when I first saw it. Therefore, it was a natural choice when it was that time of the year: speed knitting for kindergarten teachers before their holiday starts. Good thing is that…

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