Karen S. Lauger

I am an Danish economist by day and an avid knitter and knitwear designer by night (or at least in the evenings).

I aim at creating a feeling of simple complexity in my designs, drawing heavily on my love of mathematics side and my Nordic heritage. Most of my designs revolve around a single defining idea or inspiration, which I then fold out to something that sometimes resembles complexity, but which is often quite simple to knit.

I have worked with both small indie dyers and small and large yarn companies alike. I also publish independent designs here on Ravelry and have had a design featured in Knitty.com.

Lykkefanten is my designer alias. The name means “Lucky elephant” shortened to “Luckyphant” or Lykkefanten in Danish. The original Lykkefant is a little, bronze colored, plastic elephant figure, which my sister gave me as a good luck charm, when I went to New Zealand to live and study back in 2006. It has since then taken on another meaning, since I have chosen to use Lykkefanten as my avatar and identity online.

original designs  

from Filcolana
from Filcolana
from Englegarn
from Filcolana
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Filcolana
from Filcolana
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from Filcolana
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Knitty, First Fall 2010
from Lykkefanten
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Heartgate Set Ebook
from Heartgate Set Ebook
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Lykkefanten
from Filcolana
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns
from MacKintosh Yarns
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns
from Lykkefanten
from MacKintosh Yarns