lauantai 21. maaliskuuta 2020

Safinia Pullover

Photos Tanu Kallio

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A contemporary half brioche sweater a with boxy shape and a large collar. The pullover is worked seamlessly from top down. More photos on Ravelry pattern page.

Ohje on saatavilla Ravelrystä myös Suomeksi. Tämä villapaita on kokonaan puolipatenttineuletta. Siinä on iso kaulus ja koko paita neulotaan saumattomasti ylhäältä alas. Olkapäät viistotaan lyhennetyin kerroksin. Lisää kuvia Ravelryn sivulla.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) 
The pullover is intended to be worn with approx. 12”/30 cm of positive ease at the bust. Finished bust measurements approx. 41(45, 50, 53, 57, 61, 65)“/105(115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165) cm 
To fit bust sizes: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”/75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm. 
Shown in size S on a 34”/85 cm bust.

17 sts and 22 rows = 4” 10 cm in half brioche stitch with larger (US6/4mm) needles.

Madelinetosh tosh sport (100 % superwash merino, 100g/270yds/247m). You need approx.: 6(6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins or approx. 1500(1620, 1780, 1870, 2160, 2320, 2500) yds/1360(1482, 1630, 1710, 1885, 2130, 2290) m. 
The sample was knitted in colorway: Composition Book Grey. 
US 6/(4 mm) 15-20-30”/60-80-120 cm circular needle. Use the length you prefer. 
US 4/(3,5 mm) 15-20-30”/60-80-120 cm circular needle. Optional for BO. 
Adjust the needle size to get the correct gauge.
tapestry needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn.

torstai 20. helmikuuta 2020

Maleme Cardigan

Photos Tanu Kallio
Collaboration with Kettle Yarn Co.

I was inspired this colourway called Steppe of Beyul DK (baby yak/silk/merino blend yarn from Kettle Yarn Co) that reminds me of October and November colors in Southern Finland. That time when fall colors try to take power in the nature and some greens are still fighting back. This cardigan is worked seamlessly from top down and has a repeating cable pattern that makes knitting interesting. The folded collar gives extra warmth to the neck and an i-cord edging finishes the cardigan. You have to be able to read charts for this pattern.    


XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) 
Cardigan is intended to be worn with a very small amount of positive ease around the bust. Finished bust measurements approx. 31.5(35.5, 39.5, 43.5, 47.25, 51.2, 55.1)“/80(90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm
To fit bust sizes: 30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”/[75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135) cm].  
The sample shown is size S, worn on approx. 34”/85 cm bust with approx. 5 cm positive ease.

20 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch with larger US 6 (4 mm) needles.
26 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Cable pattern with 2 st st sts between cable panels with larger US 6 (4 mm) needles. Use10 sts cable panel with 2 purl sts between to measure the cable pattern gauge.

Kettle Yarn Co. Beyul DK (Baby Yak/Silk/Ethical SW Merino, 100g/232 yds/212 m per skein). You need approx. 6(6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins or 1260(1390, 1540, 1690, 1850, 2070)yds/1150(1270, 1410, 1550, 1690, 1900)m DK weight yarn. 
The sample was knitted in size S with colorway Steppe. 
US 6 (4 mm) 40”/100 cm circular needle.
US 5 (3,5 mm) 40”/100 cm circular needle. 
Adjust the needle size to get the correct gauge. 
Cable needle, tapestry needle, locking/removable stitch markers, stitch holders/scrap yarn. Buttons 7 pieces (width approx. 0.8”/2 cm).

keskiviikko 15. tammikuuta 2020


This cardigan is a symphony for lightness. Using single stranded silk-mohair blend yarn gives the garment a luxurious feeling. The cardigan is worked top-down, so you can adjust the length easily.

Ohje saatavilla myös suomeksi.

More info here.


Eryza was my contribution to Laine Magazine Issue 7 and it was first published in February 2019. Now it is available as individual Ravelry purchase. Eryza is a wrap cardigan that is constructed seamlessly sideways, starting from the back centre and each side shaped with short rows. Worked in DK weight merino held double with a strand of silk mohair blend, it has a lovely soft feeling and keeps you warm.

Laine Magazinessa alunperin julkaistu ohje on saatavilla nyt myös suomeksi Ravelry-kaupastani.

Yarn: TreLiz DK and Katia Silk Mohair held together
Needles: 4mm

Gria Shawl and Sumartin Soft

I am almost embarrased that the last time when I have blogged has been in year 2018. I decided to sum up all the patterns of which I haven't yet blogged but have been published on my Ravelry Store. Here they are:

Melkein muuten hävettää, etten ole blogia päivittänyt aikoihin, viimeksi 2018. Syytän Instagramia, joka on vienyt bloggaamisen unholaan. Ajattelin nyt päivittää tännekin jo Ravelryssä julkaistut ohjeet. Kaikki ohjeet saatavilla myös suomeksi.

Gria Shawl

Simple triangle shaped shawl, knitted from side to side in garter stitch and simple lace pattern. Showcase your best stash combinations of variegated/speckled yarn in garter stitch with solid colored yarn in lace pattern.

Sumartin Soft

Cables, texture and pockets in worsted weight yarn – all you need from a cardigan. Wrap yourself in this blanket size cardigan which is knitted seamlessly from top down.

Note: You have to be able to read charts for this pattern.

(Photos/Kuvat: Tanu Kallio)

tiistai 3. huhtikuuta 2018

Olive Tree

(Photos by Tanu Kallio)

I wanted to make a light spring pullover that would be relatively easy and yet interesting to knit and in addition to try something green. This is a light pullover with a decorative lace panel on the back. The sweater is worked from top down with contiguous (developed by SusieM on Ravelry) sleeve shaping. Everything is worked seamlessly, you only have to pick a few stitches from underarm. There is no shaping on the body, however shaping can be easily modified if preferred.

Pattern: Olive Tree by Meiju K-P
Yarn: Walk Collection Tough Sock
Needles: US 2.5/3 mm and US 2/2,75 or 2,5 mm 

Halusin tehdä keväisen paidan, joka olisi suhteellisen helppo neuloa, mutta silti siinä olisi hieman haastetta. Lisäksi vihreät langat ovat odottaneet päästä puikoille. Tässä kevyessä paidassa on koristeellinen pitsipaneeli selässä. Paita neulotaan ylhäältä alas käyttäen “contiguous” (kehittänyt SusieM Ravelryssa) hihojen ja ylävartalon muotoilua. Kaikki neulotaan saumattomasti, vain muutama silmukka täytyy poimia kainalosta hihoja varten. Vartalossa ei ole muotoilua, mutta vyötärölle voi halutessaan tehdä muotoiluja.

torstai 1. maaliskuuta 2018

Caia Dress

(Photos by Tanu Kallio)

Sometimes in winter you just need a blanket sized dress to wrap into. Large collar, drop shoulders which are shaped with short rows, a seamless top-down piece, long sleeves, little oversized fit to make your dream come true. This dress is easily adjustable for a shorter version if preferred.

Halusin tehdä viltin kokoisen mekon, joka ei jättäisi kylmäksi kovimmillakaan pakkasilla. Siksi syntyi Caia Dress. Se on neulottu ylhäältä alas yhtenä kappaleena ja siitä voi halutessaan neuloa lyhyemmänkin. Huom! Suomenkielinen ohje ilmestyy myöhemmin maaliskuussa.

tiistai 31. lokakuuta 2017

Berlin Soft

Photos by Tanu Kallio

I have just released a new pattern that will be part of my new collection. The complete collection will be live on 1st of November. This is a collection that is inspired by my travels, places, yarns, cities. Read more about the collection from here and see pattern details of Berlin Soft pattern from here. More photos of the designs can be found also on those pages. Happy knitting!