Dianna Walla

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Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Chuckanut Drive is known to Washingtonians as a 20-mile stretch scenic coastal highway between Seattle and Bellingham. As a former Seattleite, I felt inspired by this scenic route when coming up with a design for Bellingham-based Spincycle Yarns’ super-bulky yarn Knit Fast, Die Young. Twisting cables in the blue-green colorway Blueprint felt li...
Knitting: Pullover
Now available in both English and Norwegian!
Knitting: Mittens
The Rosenhoff mittens are now available as an individual pattern in English! The pattern has been rewritten and reformatted, so a new Norwegian translation will be available soon.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Named for the sea situated between Shetland and the Norwegian coast, this hat celebrates the shared heritage between the knitting traditions of Norway and Shetland. While the sample uses five different colors, the pattern never uses more than two colors in a round. The small amounts of each color needed make it a great stashbuster.
Knitting: Thigh-high, Legwarmers
The rustic simplicity of Snoqualmie Valley Yarn seemed like the perfect medium for a pair of high socks inspired by traditional folk stockings in Britain and Scandinavia. The yarn is warm, woolly, wears well, and it lends itself very well to the simple knit-purl texture. To make the pattern a bit more adaptable, I’ve included a legwarmer optio...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Cliff Park is a tribute to the Pacific Northwest. This slouchy beanie features stripes and stranded colorwork that’ll keep your head cozy whether you’re commuting to work or camping for the weekend.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Moon Sprites is a bite-sized companion to the Moon Pulls pullover. Worked from the bottom up with a garter stitch brim, the pattern includes instructions for three different versions of this simple yet spirited hat. With only a few rounds of stranded colorwork, it’s ideal for colorwork beginners learning to tackle a new skill (and it also makes...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Swedish Pancakes is now available for individual download!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Color-shifting yarns and stranded colorwork are a match made in heaven! These mitts are a modern take on the traditional Norwegian mitten: the motifs on the back of the hand are reminiscent of a cluster of stars, while the beautiful color changes of Spincycle’s Dyed in the Wool add depth and color while using only two yarns. The contrasting cuf...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Pattern created for the 2014 Nordic Knitting Conference at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, Washington: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/conference.aspx
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Southern Fiords is the southern hemisphere counterpart to the more northerly Fjordland Hat (from Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 7).
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Fjordland is now available for individual download via Paper Tiger!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Acorn Teeth was originally published in 2012, but an updated version has been released as part of the Paper Tiger Fall/Winter 2013 collection!
Knitting: Cardigan
Versatility is this little cardigan’s secret weapon. Elskling was originally designed with formal occasions in mind, but it works just as well over casual outfits. Dress it up with a beautiful brooch closure, or dress it down with simple buttons; either way, it’s a cardigan for all occasions.
Knitting: Cowl
Inkling is a seamless infinity scarf, long enough to wrap twice around your neck when you need some cozy warmth, but not too long to wear down in one loop.
Knitting: Pullover
Moon Pulls is a lopapeysa that fits like your favorite sweatshirt, with colorblocking in bold glacial blue and a little bit of stranded colorwork that recalls its more traditional counterpart. Soft cashmere-lined cuffs and collar turn up the cozy factor.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Inspired by traditional Norwegian knitting, these socks sport an old school two-color pattern on the top half that provides some cozy extra warmth, and a single-color bottom half that won’t add too much bulk inside your shoes.
Knitting: Tee
Vasa is an oversized, drapey tee, knit flat in two pieces and then seamed at the sides and shoulders. The simple construction makes it suitable for knitters of all levels, and yields a versatile garment that’s easy to wear for any occasion.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Amiina is a seamless cropped-length blouse worked from the bottom-up in the round. Shoulders are joined using a 3-needle bind off and then the sleeves are picked up and knit top-down in the round on DPNs. Three rounds of stranded colorwork at the waist add lacy detail to the vintage silhouette.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Elam is a simple lace rib beanie with a garter stitch brim. Worked bottom-up in the round, the pattern repeat is easy to remember and it makes a quick & portable project. The ribbed construction gives Elam a lot of ease for a nice fit on a variety of sizes.
Knitting: Cowl
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Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
I picked up three little balls of Shetland Spindrift on a trip to Edinburgh, with the intent to use them together for a project. I thought I’d knit up an earwarmer for cooler weather – I wear my hair up often but it’s hard to wear a hat when my hair is pulled up. So here’s my solution! Even though this pattern uses three colors, you’ll never us...
Knitting: Cowl
Many thanks to Jackie Lauseng from JL Yarnworks, for allowing me to adapt her Cable & Eyelet hat pattern!