Susanne Sommer

eBooks available as Ravelry Downloads

eBook : 3 patterns

The designs of the Brioche Mosaic Trilogy eBook explore two-color brioche as a technique to create graphic mosaic patterns.

eBook : 3 patterns

This collection of 3 new shawls featuring brioche and garter stitch is released throughout April 2016, starting April 16. Each Friday, an additional pattern will be released.

eBook : 11 patterns

Knitting Jewelry is a great way to let your creativity run wild, explore new techniques and use up all the precious odds and ends of yarn. And knit statement jewelry is a great way to celebrate this craft we all love!

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Cardigan
FadeOut is a casual open-front cardigan, with contrasting afterthought pockets and folded edges all around.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Knit top-down (from cuff to toe) in stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch – half & half as the name suggests – with a classic heel flap and gusset construction and a rounded toe, these short socks are a simple go-to pattern with a little textural interest that lets hand-dyed and variegated sock yarn room to shine.
Knitting: Pullover
Knit top-down in two-colors, this casual fit cropped sweater with low sleeves features a graphic textured raglan yoke with horizontally ribbed and vertically striped brioche triangles and garter shoulders.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A shawl to knit while dreaming of exploring the world, of traveling and meeting faraway friends.
Use three treasured speckled or semisolid skeins of hand-dyed yarn – a lighter one in the foreground, a darker one in the background, and a color pop – to tide you over the longing of Fernweh.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
When the world is in turmoil and everything is uncertain, when (for most of us) staying at home is the only thing we can do, it’s time to cast on an easy project that keeps your mind occupied and your hands busy, while not adding any more stress.
Knitting: Pullover
A comfortable fit, textural interest and a center-out sideways construction that keeps you engaged, the Hazy Lanes sweater has it all, plus modular #sizeinclusive Mix & Match sizing that lets you create your dream sweater: cropped or long, more or less ease, a wide or narrow neckline, fitted or wide sleeves, full or ¾-length sleeves? All yo...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl has been designed for Do Ewe Knit? and Vogue Knitting Live 2020 in New York City.
Knitting: Cowl
Add a little luxury and warmth to your winter wardrobe with this stylish brioche cowl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This large modular shawl is full of texture and color play for an interesting & fun knit that will never get boring.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is also part of the Brioche Mosaic Trilogy e-Book!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is part of the Brioche Mosaic Trilogy eBook!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is also available as part of the Brioche Mosaic Trilogy eBook!
Knitting: Cardigan
This design was originally published in Issue 9 of Laine Magazine.
Knitting: Pullover
There is nothing quite like a true wardrobe staple: A sweater light enough to wear all year, with a flattering drape, a slightly oversized fit and a simple design with a twist.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Knit from the center triangle out in a variety of stripey patterns (in garter stitch, two-color stockinette brioche and one-color brioche) in two colors, 
this graphic rectangular wrap is a perfect lightweight summer companion
that will keep you warm when the cold returns.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the official festival shawl for Jyväskylä Summer Knit Fest 2019, designed in collaboration with Uschitita, and can be found in the festival magazine (in English).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The large triangular shawl is knit top-down in one- and two-color brioche and garter stitch short rows. The contrasting stripes have tiny and larger bobbles and the border features a spiky brioche edge.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Shawllinn is a deep triangular shawl knit sideways in wide brioche and garter ribs creating a two-color fade, intersected by a large two-color honeycomb brioche stripe.
Knitting: Pullover
This casual oversized sweater has an unusual top-down modular construction that makes for an interesting knit – from the striped yoke to the split hem.
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
This rectangular shawl is worked on the bias in a three-color fade in one- and two-color brioche stitch, broken up by contrasting stripes in garter stitch.
Knitting: Cardigan
The Melted Shrug is part cardigan, part shawl with sleeves and an all-around feel-good garment that you won’t want to take off.
Knitting: Headband
A headband is such an underrated accessory: it’s less bulky than a hat but keeps your ears toasty warm, it keeps your hair from flying around in the wind but doesn’t give you hat hair and it fits into every bag.
Knitting: Pullover
Sometimes you just need a blank slate, a fresh start, a Palette Cleanser*.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Soulsisters shawl is not only a collaboration with indie dyer EmiB, but it’s an expression of the friendships and bonds we forge thanks to our shared passion!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Afterglow is a large crescent shawl, knit top-down in horizontal ribbing and brioche in two main colors. The final section features a stunning motif of brioche circles in alternating colors, thanks to some syncopated brioche magic as well as brioche increases and decreases.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Flora is a bold yet playful shawl, inspired by the great Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe (and named after a dear friend’s baby girl).
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
For some, knitting is a simple pastime. For me and many others, knitting is so much more. It gives us purpose, it helps us think or clear our heads, it‘s a creative outlet or a mathematical challenge. We spend so much time on it that a lot of thoughts and feelings are knit into our projects. We knit our stress or aggravation away, we knit posit...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern can be found in issue 5 of Laine Magazine.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is the fifth and final shawl of the TréLiz “Van Gogh Sunflowers” collection and uses all four colorways!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Breakfast for Dinner – the best of two worlds!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A super-sized shawl is a perfect accessory to rock this freezing winter in style.
Knitting: Necklace
This pattern is part of the „Statement Knits“ eBook that contains 5 knit earring patterns, 5 knit necklace patterns and a Pom-Pom Headband as a bonus. Get the ebook here!
Knitting: Necklace
This pattern is part of the „Statement Knits“ eBook that contains 5 knit earring patterns, 5 knit necklace patterns and a Pom-Pom Headband as a bonus. Get the ebook here!
Knitting: Necklace
This pattern is part of the Statement Knits eBook that contains 5 knit earring patterns, 5 knit necklace patterns and a Pom-Pom Headband as a bonus. Get the ebook here!
Knitting: Cardigan
A comfortably casual cardigan is a fall staple – for good reason! When it’s too chilly to go out and about without a little something to ward off the oncoming chill, but still too warm to don a thick winter jacket, it’s the magical time when knit sweaters and cardigans are in high season.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A shawl should be like a sidekick, it should keep you warm, safe and happy. It can fit seamlessly into your comfort color wardrobe or be the unexpected star of your outfit.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brioche & Short Rows are a great match, especially when combined with the luscious Delicate Merino yarn from Walk Collection. This light fingering weight base turns this super-sized shawl into a light and airy accessory.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The inspiration for this design, as it happens so often with me, is the beautiful hand-dyed yarn itself. Nature’s Luxury’s silky-soft Sheep en Soie wanted to become a tapestry of my home: The hills and valleys of Lower Austria that come alive in summer in the most gorgeous shades.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Get Mysteries, She Wrote and Flamingo Flavor as a set for € 10! (past purchases apply, discount does not work with other promotions)
Knitting: Pullover
A boxy sweater is such a wardrobe staple, you can’t ever have enough!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Love Ewe Baby celebrates the beauty and vibrancy of hand-dyed yarn and a one-of-a-kind LYS: Do Ewe Knit?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The subtle combination of garter stitch and brioche elements is the perfect playground for La Bien Aimée’s beautiful Speckled Fade colorways. The result of this collaboration is a timeless shawl that transcends trends.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The “Mysteries, She Wrote” shawl was originally published as the sosu mystery KAL 2017. The pattern name is, of course, a reference to my all time favorite mystery writer.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is my personal take on the Pussy Hat: a large and loose-fitting brioche hat, knit with single-ply Merino and Mohair held together, a folded brim and the signature shape that couldn’t be simpler to knit.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl, Shawl / Wrap
Knit on the bias, this large and cozy scarf or cowl features alternating sections of two-color brioche and stripy texture. It is surrounded by an i-cord for a neat and finished look. Because of the diagonal sections, it looks different every time you wear it and because it’s reversible, you’ll always have the right side facing out.
Knitting: Scarf
The pattern is available in English, German and Icelandic. Icelandic translation by Harpa Hreinsdóttir.
Knitting: Scarf
The pattern was originally published in issue one of Laine Magazine.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Get the Triangle Texture Hat & Poncho as a set for a reduced price of EUR 8.0! Get the set now! (past purchases apply, discount does not work with other promotions)
Knitting: Poncho
Get the Triangle Texture Poncho & Hat as a set for a reduced price of EUR 8.0! Get the set now! (past purchases apply, discount does not work with other promotions)
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities. This sleeved shawl is a drapey shrug with extra long sleeves.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities.
Knitting: Cardigan
Is it a Poncho with T-Rex sleeves? Or a cape? Or a weirdly shaped cardigan?
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities. This second pattern of the Brioche Trilogy is a fun textured shawl that combines triangles of Brioche and garter stitch with a Chevron border and i-cord edges.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities. This third pattern of the Brioche Trilogy combines Brioche and Garter stitch in a graphic textured shawl with i-cord edges.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Brioche and Garter are a match made in heaven – and the combination offers endless possibilities. This first pattern of the Brioche Trilogy is a simple yet stunning unisex shawl that combines triangles of Brioche with garter stitch and features i-cord edges.
Knitting: Poncho
Brioche, Chevrons & wonderfully soft yarn in great colors – all my favorite things bundled together into a poncho. I love the cushy soft texture you only get with brioche stitch. Wearing this poncho feels like yarn is giving you a hug. Cast on and be snuggly warm in this great layering piece!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A Dirndl, in Austria, is either a pink stone fruit, another word for girl or a traditional Austrian or Bavarian dress. This shawl is a holey-er version of the Dirndl Sorbet shawl that I designed as an accessory for my mum’s hand-sewn Dirndl dress and in the colors that were chosen for my hometown’s newly created traditional garbs (grays and gre...
Knitting: Cape
Easy style & functionality: If you love ponchos, but don’t like messing up your hair every time you pull in on or off, this cape is an awesome alternative!
Knitting: Cowl
I can’t get enough of Chevrons! They’re just too much fun to play with, especially paired with a color pop.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by all the odds and ends of beautiful gray yarn that have accumulated from previous projects, New Beginnings is a triangular shawl in stockinette stitch with varying short row sections in garter stitch. The name reflects my belief that ends can always be beginnings of something new – and to always make the most of what you have.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
If you love chevrons, stripes, fringe and bundling up in yummy yarn, while having no ends to weave in (in other words: zero, none, zilch ends! Really!), this is the pattern for you!
Knitting: Scarf
If you love chevrons, stripes, fringe and bundling up in yummy yarn, while having no ends to weave in (in other words: zero, none, zilch ends! Really!), this is the pattern for you!
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern has been updated in March 2020 with extended sizing! #sizeinclusive
Knitting: Tee
Get the complete Shawl Construction-Set (Shawl Shrug, Shawl Shirt & Hoodie Shawl Cardigan) for €16! Past purchases count, so you don’t have to get them all at once to get the reduced price! Or Buy Now.
Knitting: Cardigan
Get the complete Shawl Construction-Set (Shawl Shrug, Shawl Shirt & Hoodie Shawl Cardigan) for €16! Past purchases count, so you don’t have to get them all at once to get the reduced price! Or Buy Now.
Knitting: Poncho
This shawl-turned-poncho is a stylish alternative to your traditional triangular shawl. Knit in fingering weight yarn, this asymmetrical poncho is a lighter and more playful version of my pattern Wrapped Up and uses the same construction: You start by knitting a top-down shawl, then close to knit in the round and continue knitting on the bias.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sorbet is another name for the Cornelian Cherry and translates to Dirndl in (Austrian) German. And a Dirndl, in turn, is either said fruit, a girl or a traditional Austrian or Bavarian dress. This shawl was originally designed as an accessory for my mum’s hand-sewn Dirndl dress and in the colors that were chosen for my hometown’s newly created ...
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero, Vest, Shawl / Wrap
A truly convertible garment: there are nearly endless possibilities to wear this as a vest or a shawl!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Hamburg is a simple triangular shawl in stockinette stitch, intersected with garter stitch short row sections to create an asymmetrical shawl.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Easy, quick & stylish – this hat will keep your head & ears warm on those cold winter days!
Knitting: Cowl
What starts as a top-down triangular shawl doesn’t always have to end up being triangular, nor a shawl. This pattern turns it into a cowl!
Knitting: Poncho
This shawl-turned-poncho is a great way to ward off the chill of autumn and a stylish alternative to your traditional triangular shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A mitered square is the center of this triangular shawl. Starting with a provisional cast on, it’s knit from the outside in and thanks to clever beginning/end of round placement, the stripes are 100% jogless.
Knitting: Cardigan
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Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
This seamless top-down modular knit uses a combination of increases & decreases for shaping, just like a large chevron stitch. The result is a unique and fun shrug you can knit (as suggested) in many colors or just one. The different textures of linen-, garter- and stockinette stitch and chevron shaping make for an interesting result either...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Knit top down, starting at the neckband, this racer-back tank-top is shaped like one big chevron – knit in the round: increases in the back and decreases in the front create a unique shape and fit. It’s the perfect summer garment and looks great in both a single color or the two color version.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love hoods and I love shawls and why not combine them?
Knitting: Booties
This is a version of Saartje’s Booties for all the turtle friends out there. The booties are knit in the round and have seamless straps (knit flat)!
Knitting: Mittens
My sister loves turtles. I secretly call her turtle-guru (but don’t tell her). When she asked me to knit some baby stuff for her to give to a friend, I went a little crazy searching for cute turtle baby stuff. I love Sheldon, and I wanted a whole set to match it. Since I couldn’t find turtle (or honeycomb) mittens, at least baby sized, I came u...
Knitting: Cardigan, Shrug / Bolero
This is a very light and soft lace cardigan with raglan sleeves. It fastens at the neck with a button or pin.