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eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 7 patterns

The structure brought about in knitting is unique. Just by using knit and purl stitches, it is possible to make something that looks intricate and complicated, without ever being so!

eBook : 7 patterns

On a “retreat” (AKA weekend in a cottage) with my knitting group, Strikkesyndikatet (The Knitting Syndicate), I cast on for a hat. I finished it the same weekend, of course – chatting and knitting makes for great hat knitting!

eBook : 3 patterns

The Windcatcher Collection consists of the Windcatcher Top pattern with the original lace, and two modification sheets for alternative lace versions.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover, Tee
A meadow full of blooming wild flowers is the ultimate embodiment of summer for me. This top mirrors that field of flowers with its lace yoke featuring the Estonian echo flower lace pattern – and wouldn’t it be beautiful to visit an actual blooming meadow in the heat of summer wearing this?
Knitting: Pullover
Bright Above Me is a circular yoked colorwork sweater worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.
Knitting: Pullover
I love cozy, warm sweaters with a little bit of glamour. This one provides exactly that: the soft fluffy yarn makes it perfectly snuggly. And while it looks simple from the stockinette front, as soon as you turn your back there is a bit of spice with the Star Stitch pattern. The loose fit makes it perfect for a day at the office or just relaxin...
Knitting: Pullover
I love combining colors, but I’m not always in the mood to do colorwork or regular striping. The Banded sweater gives the striping a little twist: The main color and contrasting color are broken up by darker stripes, giving the option to work with 3 different colors. Choose a neutral color for those narrower stripes, or break it all up by using...
Knitting: Pullover
Simplicity can be bliss, especially when you have a wonderful yarn blend. This sweater, using a strand of fingering weight yarn held together with a strand of lovely mohair lace, gives you just that simplicity while being wonderfully warm and soft. A fuzzy hug!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
‘Skovsø’ (‘forest lake’) is the Danish word for a place that to me resembles the combination of these saturated colors from Triskelion Yarn – a dark, serene, calm place. Picture that small open space in the beech and pine forest, dark water with streaks of pale sun breaking through the spring foliage, lighting up the scene!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Throw
Shawl or blanket
Knitting: Pullover
Simple things are sometimes the best things. Let the yarn shine in this easy sweater, and make it one of your favorite wardrobe items! With the amount of positive ease shown, this can be dressed up for a smart look, or you could go for a more casual outfit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
20% off until 23:59 PM Copenhagen time Thursday, December 14! Discount automatically deducted upon checkout.Also take a look at my Etsy shop update on Thursday, December 14 at 19:30 PM Copenhagen time - there will be yarns that can be used for this one!
Knitting: Cowl
Kits for this cowl will be added to my Etsy shop early 2018.
Knitting: Cowl
The Ziggedy-Zag cowl has zig zag stripes, shaped by increases and decreases. This cowl is worked flat from the bottom up, and seamed into the round afterwards. No purl stitches are used, only knit knit knit! The perfect project for watching tv, reading or chatting.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Ziggedy-Zag is a large wrap with zig zag stripes, shaped by increases and decreases. The wrap is worked sideways along the full length (from the bottom edge to the top edge), with many stitches on the needles. The length is based on the number of stitches cast on (notes on modifications are given in the pattern).
Knitting: Pullover
Did you get fascinated by the speckled yarn that’s available everywhere at the moment, and bought just that one skein on an impulse? That’s what I did. And speckled yarn usually being very colorful, I’ve been a little scared of making a fully speckled sweater. So what’s better than to just add a little bit of color to a relatively basic sweater?
Knitting: Pullover
Fluffy like a cloud, light and airy – that’s the combination of Wensleydale wool and mohair. The mixture gives a shine like silver, making any garment look luxurious. I’ve used the yarn held double here, on large needles to make an airy, sheer fabric and show off the lace well. This sweater was done in no time!
Knitting: Scarf
Do you like scarves, but are you a bit bored by the simplicity of garter stitch or rib? This scarf gives you the simplicity of working in rib patterns, all the while being just that bit more interesting. It is worked flat in an 8 row repeat of alternating a 1x1 and a 2x2 rib. Looking deceptively complicated, it’s just an easy and fun knit – and...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Sometimes, something seemingly simple can reveal hidden secrets between the folds. These socks are just that - worked in a foot hugging 1x1 rib, they look like simple socks with broad stripes. As soon as you pull them on your feet however, a more subtle color change is revealed, changing from broad stripes to a more gradient like transition.
Knitting: Pullover
Little Roland is a child’s version of the Roland sweater, which I designed for my really cool brother. This version is fit for a smaller version of a cool person!
Knitting: Cardigan
I got married in early April. When I was making my wedding dress, I suddenly realized it might be a bit cold in case the ceremony was going to be held in the lovely landscape outside of the wedding venue we hired – but a knitter can remedy a situation like that, right?
Knitting: Pullover
A little bit of glitter, a little bit of celebration – perfect for a party, or for spicing up everyday office life!
Knitting: Pullover
When I got this yarn, I immediately knew what it needed to become. A large, cozy sweater in a favorite color of mine, perfect for chilly winter evenings! While knitting this, I was dreaming about visiting Wales, the place where the wonderful Triskelion Elmet Aran is dyed.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I’m a fan of cables, lace, and the combination of the two. Norah Gaughan’s book, The Knitted Cable Sourcebook, inspired me to use a cabled lace pattern in a large shawl. So here it is! Norah’s cable pattern adapted to fit a broad border on an arrow shaped shawl, perfect to wrap around yourself. The lace looks beautiful on both sides, so the sha...
Knitting: Pullover
Fun constructions make for fun knits!
Knitting: Cardigan
Waronne is my eldest sister. She is feminine, stylish, really cool and always in a good mood. This cardigan, designed with her in mind, has one simple cable along the left side of the body, reaching up and over the shoulder. Worked seamlessly from the top down, it begins with a provisional cast on at the shoulders, and the fronts are worked to ...
Knitting: Cowl
The Tesselation Game cowl provides a chance to play with colors and mosaic patterns. Featuring deceptively simple slipped-stitch colorwork (you only work one color at a time) and funky color combinations you choose yourself, this project will keep you entertained while it zips along in soothing garter stitch. Yarn ends are cleverly hidden in th...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Dip Dye is the latest craze in Denmark! Here is my contribution. Warm, chunky socks worked in the equivalent of DK weight yarn (two strands of fingering held together), they knit up really quickly. The sock is worked in stockinette stitch throughout, then turned inside out to get the subtle dip dye effect.
Knitting: Pullover
» Crease (noun): a ridge or groove produced in anything by folding, heat, pressure, etc.; fold; furrow.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
You know that moment when everything just falls into place?
Knitting: Pullover
Half ‘n Half is a simple raglan top down sweater with details in structure and color. Half of the body is worked in garter stitch, hence the name – and the lovely gradient colors add an extra bit of interest to this simple knit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
My Shetland Adventure was inspired by a trip to Shetland in September, 2015. Seeing all the hap shawls, the lace, and indulging completely in the Jamieson’s Spindrift and Jamieson & Smith 2-ply sweater yarns, I wanted to use the inspiration from the amazing experience for a shawl. The natural shades of Shetland sheep combined with the doubl...
Knitting: Tee
Small, gentle waves, as you experience them on a hot summer day near the seaside. A light summer breeze, caressing your bare arms while you take a rest on the beach, your shoes next to you as you dig your toes into the warm sand.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Plait is an old English word for braid. Most people that have learned to braid or plait their hair or any other material, have most likely learned the classic form: A braid consisting of 3 strands that are braided together, forming a simple braid or plait.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A little exploration in short rows and shades of color inspired this shawl. Using a Scottish lambswool blend, this squishy garter stitch shawl is soft and light as a feather, while being immensely warm.
Knitting: Pullover
Roland my brother is really cool. He can do anything he wants – from fixing cars and cutting down trees to cooking delicious food and designing complex functional gadgets. I wanted to knit him a sweater that can be worn in an office when he does engineering stuff, while also being cozy, comfortable and usable for outdoor activity.
Knitting: Cowl
I am fascinated by the use of natural resources in yarn dyeing, and no less fascinated by the artists who do so. (G)uld (www.g-uld.dk), a small Danish indie dyeing business, does it very very well, creating an array of subtle shades, as well as more bold ones, by incorporating what nature around them (and Danish dyeing tradition) provides. Many...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I have a craving for sparkle at the moment – and with all the sparkly yarn I collect, I needed to make something nice, right? Combined with my never fading love for gradients, a striped shawl with a bit of texture seemed perfect.
Knitting: Cardigan
I like pretty dresses – especially dresses that flare from the waist.
Knitting: Pullover
This pattern is available as part of the Drift Collection ebook. Now also available as a single digital download!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Do you have a little girl in your life who loves ruffles? Little Sowa is the kids’ version of Sowa, a girly top that is part of the Impulsive Knits collection. Make one for yourself and one for that little girl in your life!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really ab...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Trabant (meaning: “companion”) is a little car that was produced in Eastern Germany during the years after the Second World War. It was the “poor man’s car” – it was something most people could afford, though waiting lists to get one were very long (up to 10 years!). It is a tiny car, can just about accommodate 4 people, doesn’t drive very ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Subtle striping acquired by interchangeably using one and two strands of lace weight yarn make up the body of this wide garter stitch shawl, finished off with an edge of delicate lace. The size makes you want to wrap yourself up in it, providing a little bit of warmth combined with elegance.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes a beautiful skein of yarn, so pretty and so soft you just can’t keep your hands off, cries out for the perfect project – one that will show off its loveliness and use every last bit. Such a skein was the inspiration for this shawl, named after the Brda River which flows through Poland. Here a winding river of lace runs through banks o...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Resembling the neatly stacked bricks of Malbork Castle, a simple pattern stitch is the building block for these beautifully textured mitts. Unlike building a castle, however, this project works up quickly, stitch by stitch, brick by brick.
Knitting: Cardigan
In a good friend, you often see something of yourself mirrored. It can be as small as a tiny glimpse, which sparks recognition and creates a bond. The lace on the right front of this cardigan gives that little glimpse of the bigger picture on the back, a flowery lace that brings to mind thoughts of summer and good times.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Sowa is a reminder to balance life’s responsibilities and routine with just the right amount of impulsiveness and indulgence. Named for a café in Torun, Poland, which serves the most delectable meringue cake, this otherwise simple tank is embellished with two fluttery ruffles – one for each visit I made to this delightful bistro during my 4-day...
Knitting: Pullover
Long car rides are rarely a problem for knitters – in fact, they are often welcome opportunities to combine uninterrupted knitting, chatting with friends, and taking in the sights. It was during just such a drive in Poland that we crossed the Tuga River. This pullover is the perfect project for a day in the passenger seat or for any other frien...
Knitting: Tee
A top for summer days ­worked at a loose gauge, it’s airy in the sunshine, yet warming as soon as it gets chilly.
Knitting: Cowl
Experioche started out as an experiment - I wanted to make something with two colors, braided, and ended up choosing brioche as the best stitch for that purpose. It requires little work to make a pretty and squishy fabric, and it looks great from all sides.
Knitting: Pullover
A loose, feminine sweater with lace details, inspired by a sweater worn by Lady Edith in Downton Abbey’s season 5, episode 6.
Knitting: Throw, Baby Blanket
Plötulopi is an unspun Icelandic wool, also called pencil roving. It comes in nicely wound, flat rolls, called plates; in Danish, the yarn is also called “Pladegarn” (“plate yarn”) - hence the pattern name.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This delightful one skein shawlette is worked from tip to tip in a yarn of your choice. The i-cord edge makes for a nice finishing, and a simple lace border gives a feminine touch. You can add beads for some extra sparkle, or leave them out.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Instructional video for set-up rows:
Knitting: Cardigan
» Moraine (noun): a ridge, mound, or irregular mass of unstratified glacial drift, chiefly boulders, gravel, sand, and clay.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Pellucid is a simple top with sheer striping, created by alternating between one and two strands of lace weight yarn.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brighton Beach is a shallow shawlette with an edging of airy lace, resembling shells or foaming waves. It is worked top-down, casting on all the stitches needed for the width of the shawlette. As the work progresses, stitches are decreased on either side, shaping the shawlette and making it go faster for every row!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Aileron means ‘little wing’. The stripes, angled from the shawl spine, resemble long feathers in a bird’s wings.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Diagonal is worked flat, from back to front. A neckline opening is created by parting the sts in two portions, then working them simultaneously while increasing and decreasing sts.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
» Furrow (noun): a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
Knitting: Cowl
Only using about 1½ skein of DK weight yarn, this cowl is a great and quick accessory to make! It looks good on both sides, the garter stitch and color changes giving a different effect for the “wrong” side.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
» Esker (noun): A serpentine ridge of gravelly and sandy drift, believed to have been formed by streams under or in glacial ice.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
» Upland (noun): The higher ground of a region or district; an elevated region.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
» Corrugation (noun): a wrinkle; fold; furrow; ridge.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
» Ridge (noun): the long and narrow upper edge, angle, or crest of something, as a hill, wave, or vault. Any raised, narrow strip, as on cloth.
Knitting: Cardigan
English version is available on Knitty.com:
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Perfect for chilly summer days or early autumn, Rosy makes for an extra layer of warmth while still keeping the summery feel. Worked in a light cotton blend, it will be lighter to wear; worked in an alpaca blend, it will give more warmth. The stripes make the process fun - work random striping, or follow the striping pattern I created for my fi...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Autumn and winter call for coziness and warm socks – these socks, worked with two strands of fingering weight yarn or one strand of DK weight yarn, are done within a short time. The ribbed pattern keeps the interest going.
Knitting: Cowl
Squishy Short Rows form a garter stitch cowl, entirely without purling. It is worked in sections, that together form a geometric pattern that looks like the sections have been worked in different directions.
Knitting: Pullover
Starbuck features a low, rounded neckline, saddle shoulders and very slightly puffed sleeves. It is designed to fit with zero to slight positive ease, though it would look great with negative ease as well.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts require only 2 x 50 meters of yarn!
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This shawlette features a simple braided top edge, lightly slanting stockinette stitch and squishy garter stitch. The two halves are worked from the outer tips to the center, then joined on one needle. You can work the two halves separately one at a time or simultaneously on a longer circular needle, using the inside and outside of the ball of ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This easy pattern features ribbing and moss stitch, uses a very small amount of yarn and is easily finished during an evening. The perfect last minute gift knit!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves, Convertible Gloves
Tight fitting mitts that make it easy to use your smartphone, regardless of the cold. Simply flip off the small caps that go over the thumb, and use your thumbs as though you weren’t wearing gloves at all – when done, just flip on the larger cap so your finger tips are kept warm!
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
For iPod Nano that measures 9 x 4 cm (3.6” by 1.5”).