Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
I recently published my Valge in the Estonian magzine Käsitöö. As I cannot translate and publish the pattern elsewhere, I decided to make something similar for Ravelry. What is more, I added three options for the yoke pattern. You can pick up any lace pattern, provided the repeat is of certain width and height. The three patterns are shown in th...
The cardigan is a part of Mattis Meekler’s and my collection Textures, presented at Tallinn Fashion Week in October 2014. All knitwear for the collection was designed and knitted by me. The cardigan was also a present for our photographer Meeli Laidvee, hence the name.
The sweater is worked top down and seamless. The collar is worked once everything else has been completed. In this way you can adjust the length and the width of the collar and have a picture of overall proportions.Easily customizable - try on as you go, adjust to your body shape.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Here is a sickle-shaped shawl that can be knitted in a variety of yarns. Try variegated yarns, experiment with needle sizes to obtain the fabric you like. I recommend using larger needles for the edge in patent stitch. The sample is 74 cm in the hight but you can make the shawl larger or smaller by extending/dininishing the main section. Make a ...
Gauge is not critical, try different yarns and needles and make sure you like the fabric. The size is customizable: add more lace pattern repeats in the width or in the length or repeat the edge pattern several times. Try variegated or solid yarn, whatever you like.
It is a pattern recipe with detailed description of the construction and the example of my own sweater. I used Angora 2 held double, that gives you 100 g/360 m. About 160 g of Angora is enough for size S-M. I recommend using non-bulky yarns, either something light like mohair or linen for a summer version or something that gives you a nicely dra...
A simple cowl with a combination of moss stitch and lace columns. Yarn and gauge is not critical, choose anything that gives you a nice fabric and good stitch definition. Yarn held double. Make it longer or shorter, wider or narrower, whatever you prefer!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A simple triangular shawl is worked from one tip and one stitch is increased in each right side row until the desired dimensions are reached. The result is a slightly asymmetrical triangle. The yarn used for the sample is approximately 100 g/400 m, 2 ply, 130 g.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This is a pattern recipe that explains construction and suggests some stitch patterns. Description of how I made the green cardigan (in the photo) is provided. You will need several pairs of circular needles. In this way, you can accommodate all stitches on the needles before trying on.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is a formula how to calculate your own waterfall collared top or sweater. Any yarn with good draping quality is suitable (some examples are given in the recommended yarns list but in general you can consider rayon, linen, cotton, wool or blends thereof). You have to take one measurement and to calculate your gauge, then to do some easy arit...
This is a top down, seamless sweater. It’s name is based on the system of yoke increases. Try on as you go. The yarns are easily substitutable: any mohair 25 g/210-240 m and any laceweight wool or merino is fine. In my sample I used grey mohair and black merino. You can experiment, putting together two strands of yarns in contrasting colours.
This is a light lace sweater from sock yarn. You can use any sock yarn with the same yardage/metrage and fiber composition. Alternatively, you can try this pattern in some summer yarn that gives the same gauge. It is a seamless topdown knit. Try on as you go!
This is a seamless top-down vest. The lace pattern is known as tornikiri (‘tower stitch’) in Estonian tradition. I used Estonian yarn Elotroi Liisu; knowing that this maybe exotic outside Estonia, I would suggest Drops Alpaca. Tiina’s test-knit version in Drops Alpaca and some modifications (in case you need a longer vest) are ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I named this pattern Sivilla after Sivilla Wetterhoff, a wonderful blend of wool and silk. You can experiment with different yarns, as shawl knitting is incredibly versatile. Mohair or wool would be nice. The gauge is not critical. If you choose Sivilla Wetterhoff, 3 skeins is needed. The pattern includes 2 charts.