Katrina Walser

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Knitting: Baby Blanket
My family moved from New York to Sydney in the middle of 2019. While my husband and daughter were born in the USA, for me it was a return home. I wanted to make something special for my baby girl to commemorate the trip, and the Southern Star was born.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This shrug knitting pattern is a lot of fun to knit. It has an an all-over eyelet texture that is easy to memorise and a heavier weight yarn that’ll have you wearing the shrug in no time. It’s a perfect project for those summer nights that sneak in where you just need something to cover your shoulders. Plus it’s made out of machine washable cot...
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Someone asked me the other day what my favourite thing to knit was, and without hesitation I answered “baby blankets”. There’s something about the idea that I’m helping to welcome a new life into the world that gets me every time. Plus they’re just a big rectangle so you can do heaps of fun stitches with them - like mosaic knitting!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Have you ever picked up a skein of yarn and just fallen in love with it? That’s what happened when I found MooRoo’s Moonbeam yarn. It’d been a long day of wandering around the stalls at a fibre arts fair, and I was on the hunt for a skein of something with silk and a bit of shine to it. Finally, right as I was about to give up, there it was. Si...
Knitting: Throw
This is a shout out for all my knitters - it’s a knit version of a style of blanket that is traditionally crochet. The pattern looks intricate but it’s actually so easy to pick up that after one stripe, your fingers will be flying on autopilot. I promise you’re going to immediately fall in love with it. The pattern’s written for two colours but...
Knitting: Scarf
Inspiration for patterns comes from all sorts of places. This scarf is a product of yarn. For the last six months I’ve had three balls of The Wool from We Are Knitters in a lovely grey colour staring at me from my yarn cupboard, just waiting to be made into something lovely and squishy.
Knitting: Mittens
For some reason, winter always hits my hands the hardest. If you’re like me and you spend the whole cold season with freezing hands, you’ll know how lovey mittens can make you feel. These ones in particular will make you feel extra lovely - with their subtle cable texture they work brilliantly with both variegated or solid yarn.
Knitting: Throw
The Cosy Sunday Fade Blanket was made for my sister’s wedding with colours chosen by my parents. It was truly a family affair and made with a lot of love, and I’m excited to share the pattern with all of you. I hope the one you create brings you and your loved ones as much joy as it has to me and mine, now and for many cosy Sundays into the fut...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Baby Blanket
I’ve always had a thing for baby blankets. There’s something about the idea of what they signify that gets to me - every blanket is another new life that someone is celebrating coming into the world, and it’s glorious. If you have a new little one coming into your life, this making one of these blankets is the perfect way to celebrate! If you’r...
Knitting: Mittens
I made these mitts for my art-loving sister, who’s always been a fan of Van Gogh’s. After buying a skein of Fox and Feather’s Starry Starry Night yarn, I knew I wanted to make a simple pair of mittens to show off the colourway. The Starry Starry Mitts pattern is a nice quick knit for the mitten pros out there, and a great intro for mitten newbi...
Knitting: Tee
Lorraine’s Lace is a beautiful Lace-backed t-shirt. Made from 100% cotton it’s a perfect summer knit - light enough to start making when it’s warm, it’ll be ready just as the weather starts to cool!
Knitting: Cowl
This lace knitting pattern makes a wonderfully luxurious cowl. It’s a great introduction to lace knitting, and comes with both a chart and written instructions so you learn to read a simple chart. The cowl itself is knit from a merino/silk blend, which can be substituted for any DK weight yarn. It’s knit in the round on either circular needles ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cabled beanie pattern makes a lovely knitted beanie. It’s a fun pattern on chunky yarn that knits up very quickly. Knit in the round, on your choice of either DPNs or circular needles. I’ve added instructions for five different sizes, ranging from infants all the way up to adult men’s size, so you can make one for every member of your fami...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This fun beanie looks very detailed but is deceptively easy and fun to knit! It’s made up of a simple knit, purl and slip stitch pattern and results in a lovely dense material that will keep you warm all winter long.
Knitting: Scarf
I love cables, but have been wanting to play with creating texture and patterns with simple knit and purl stitches for a while. After making a bunch of Seed Stitch Scarves I figured giving a different textured scarf a shot would be fun. As it turns out, diagonal ribbing is fairly straightforward but looks amazing. The yarn is nice and chunky an...
Knitting: Cowl
This criss-cross knitting pattern makes a wonderfully luxurious cowl. The tiny cables will initially keep you on your toes, but once you get the hang of them they’re a breeze and a joy to work with. It’s the perfect pattern for learning to cable without a cable needle.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cabled beanie pattern makes a beautiful slouchy beanie. The cables are just intricate enough to keep you on your toes, and produce a lovely pattern that brings to mind windows in old Gothic buildings.
Knitting: Booties
These adorable little booties are knitted in cotton for summer babies, but can easily be knit in heavier yarn for cooler weather.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This slouchy seed stitch beanie is the perfect winter accessory! It’s knit in one piece without any seaming, and was specifically designed as a first project for knitters who are new to knitting in the round. For more advanced knitters, it’s an awesome quick knit.