Paula Niskasaari

Paula Niskasaari

If you take a look at my Instagram feed, you will probably be able to easily name some of my favorite things when it comes to knitting: socks, bright colors, slipped stitches and a little bit of playfulness.

I want my designs and patterns to be fun and easy to pick up.

That does not necessarily mean that they are super quick or easy, but the WIP is always small enough to be carried around in your bag (so that you can knit a row or two while picking up your kid from school or a dance class) and the stitch patterns are typically easy to memorize (because your head is exploding with everything you must remember anyway). And what’s important to me, is that it is possible to finish the item within a reasonable amount time, even when you are busy helping with homework, looking for mittens that have gone missing and trying to tame the laundry chaos.

I know for sure there are a thousand and one things demanding your attention. And unfortunately knitting almost never is on top of your list. I want to create patterns that you can knit for a little while after the kids have fallen asleep and that you can easily pick up from where you left. (Not on the couch though! Never leave your knitting anywhere where a toddler can reach it!)

My Instagram account is @kantalappu

Knotions’ Designer Focus interview https://knotions.com/designer-focus-paula-niskasaari/

original designs

Three Steps Forward Socks
Knit Picks Website
Onnenkevät
Kantalappu
Pilke sukat
TAITO 5/2021
Pupusiinit
Kantalappu
Syysilta
Kantalappu
Kevätfiilis
Kantalappu
Rasi Trio
Kantalappu
Hedelmäkarkit
Kauneimmat Käsityöt 6/2020
Touch of Frost Socks
Interweave Knits, Gifts 2020
Autumn Tale Shawl
Knit Now, Issue 120, September 2020
Dino
Käsityön ABC 18 - Sukat
  • Dino
  • Käsityön ABC 18 - Sukat
Haihu
Kantalappu
Quiet Morning Set
Autumn with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 6
All Across
Knit Now, Issue 118, July 2020
Valencia Socks
Kantalappu
Everyday Neon
Kantalappu
Pilvinen
Kauneimmat Käsityöt 4/2020
Sateenkaarinen
Kauneimmat Käsityöt 4/2020
Aurinkoinen
Kauneimmat Käsityöt 4/2020
Love Grows
Kantalappu
Hattara
Kauneimmat Käsityöt 2/2020
  • Hattara
  • Kauneimmat Käsityöt 2/2020
Tuhti
Paula Niskasaari's Ravelry Store
  • Tuhti
  • Paula Niskasaari's Ravelry Store
Pop of Pink
Kantalappu
Aallon alla
Kantalappu
Tiilenpäät
Kauneimmat Käsityöt Sukat
Rasi
Kauneimmat Käsityöt Sukat
  • Rasi
  • Kauneimmat Käsityöt Sukat
Jääprinsessat
Kantalappu
7 am
Knitty, Winter 2019
  • 7 am
  • Knitty, Winter 2019