torstai 28. tammikuuta 2016

Profilia








(Kuvat Tanu Kallio)

May I proudly present: Profilia! 

Last summer we were on a family holiday in Rhodes Islands. We were driving around the island and the mountains and there was this small village called Profilia and I wanted to name my shawl after that. The yarn for this shawl came from Greece, from talented dyer TréLiz. 

This shawl is a collaboration with luxurious hand dyed TréLiz yarns. You will get the pattern with a luxurious knitting kit, read more about the kit and preorder from here. Depending which kit you choose, you will get yarn, pattern, tote bag & needles. Kits are available only a limited time, until 15th of February 2016. Join the KAL (here) to knit your own gorgeous Profilia shawl! The KAL will run from 7th of March until 7th of April 2016. If you join the KAL you have a chance to win next upcoming TréLiz knitting kit.

I am a lazy knitter. In a sence that I hate weaving ends but love gorgeous results and this time I wanted to design a shawl that would be easy to knit but yet interested enough to keep the interest ‘til the end. I didn’t want to cut any yarns during the project, so this is a design with minimal finishing.   

This shawl is knitted from side to side. It is shaped with increases/decreases on the other edge and short-row wedges that shape the shawl into symmetrical shape. 

Pattern: Profilia by Meiju K-P
Yarn: TréLiz TréLiz 50% Superwash Merino 50% Silk, colorways: Silver, Mines of Moria, Ice Sky.
Needles: US4/3.5 mm

Pattern language: English!
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Tämä huivi on tehty yhteistyössä kreikkalaisen värjärin TréLizin kanssa. Ohje on saatavilla vain hänen neulepaketissaan, joka valinnastasi riippuen sisältää langat ja ohjeen sekä puikot ja laukun. Lue lisää paketista täältä.

(Photos below by TréLiz)




sunnuntai 3. tammikuuta 2016

Summa Stripes Shawl and Kiela-patterns


Summa Stripes Shawl 4,50 €



Kiela Hat 4.50 €



Kiela Mittens 4.50 €



My Summa Stripes Shawl and Kiela Hat and Mittens are now available as individual purchase! Note! When purchasing both Kiela patterns: Kiela Hat and Kiela Mittens you will get 25% off at the check out. No coupon code needed!


Happy New Knit Year!

torstai 24. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 24: Beanie Surprise

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 24: Murre - free beanie pattern






I want to wish Merry Christmas to all with this free beanie pattern!

Murre is a a warm winter beanie, with easy and stretchy loop stitch pattern, just what you need for cold autumn and winter days for your kid. And why not for you too. Two brim options are provided: the earflap version and ribbed brim.

Note - this pattern hasn't been test knitted. If you find mistakes, please report to my email address and I will correct the pattern. Thanks!


Yarn: Madelinetosh tosh vintage
Needles: US8/5 mm & US6/4 mm

Hyvää joulua kaikille!

Murre on lämmin talvipipo, helppoa lenkkineuletta. Ohjeesta on kaksi eri versiota - korvaläppäversio ja resoriversio. 

Ohjetta ei ole testineulottu, mikäli huomaat virheitä, ilmoitathan niistä minulle sähköpostitse, joka löytyy ohjeesta. Kiitos!

keskiviikko 23. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 23: Nina Machlin Dayton

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar 2015, Day 23: Nina Machlin Dayton



(Photo by Nina Machlin Dayton Designs)

Last but not least I would like you to meet one of the persons behind Gift-A-Long event. She is Nina Machlin Dayton, creative, compassionate, empowering person who works countless hours to make this event possible. As a fellow knitter and designer, I feel very grateful that there are people who make this happen. She thinks that Gift-A-Long is a great way to give back to the design community and to the community of customers who support indie designers and what we do. 

Nina's designs are timeless, engaging and fun. Her portfolio is full of designs that would make perfect gifts.


Ravelry name: ninaknits
Designer name: Nina Machlin Dayton


Nina tells about herself: 
I first learned to knit when I was 10 years old - just knit; not purl, cast-on, bind off, etc. After working endlessly on an enormous purple garter stitch muffler for my father I gave up. Then in my early 20’s I was dating a man whose mother and grandmother were enthusiastic knitters, and so, to get in their good graces, I asked them to teach me to knit. It was instant addiction. While that boyfriend didn’t last the knitting obsession did and 35+ years later is still going strong. My grandmother and mother were and are amazingly talented with any form of needlecraft, so maybe I come by the passion genetically.

I have been teaching and designing for over 30 years. I try to write my patterns with a clarity that makes them accessible to people at all skill levels - I believe that the best way to learn is to jump in with a pattern that you love, and I want to make sure that anyone can follow and make my patterns, even if they have never done a technique it uses before. I offer pattern support for all my designs and love to hear from people working on them.

tiistai 22. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 22: Aet Terasmaa

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar 2015, Day 22: Aet Terasmaa


(Photo by Aet Terasmaa)

Beanies, mittens, shawls. You never can't have enough of them. Aet's designs are simple, straightforward and interesting to knit. She tries stitches that are new to her, boldly, but yet makes patterns that are easy to follow. 


Ravelry name: Asti
Designer name: Aet Terasmaa
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aet-terasmaa

Asti tells about herself: Although I studied physics at university to become a physics teacher, I realized after having kids that I actually want to do something entirely different. I have been a fan of knitting and crocheting since childhood. I knitted my first simple rib scarf in kindergarten. During the years in secondary school I crocheted a lot of doilies and knitted sweaters for myself. So after staying home with kids for 6 years and working in LYS for 4 years after that I decided it was time to follow my passion. I’m full of new ideas, I just wish there was more hours in a day. :)

maanantai 21. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar, Day 21: Janelle Martin

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar, Day 21: Janelle Martin



(Photo Janelle Martin)

Janelle's designs are mostly accessories, which makes them perfect last minute gifts. My personal favorite of her design is Viking Doors, perfectly beautiful and stylish cowl. Her designs are organic, flowing, cohesive.

Ravelry name: Antheras 
Designer Name: Janelle Martin 

About: Janelle Martin’s designs have been published by Knitty.com and as part of The Sanguine Gryphon’s literary collection. Her focus since 2009 has been on building her independent accessory brand, Eclectic Closet (available through Ravelry, Patternfish and LoveKnitting). She has taught at North American yarn shops and knitters’ guilds for the past 8 years. Her knitwear designs possess an organic feel with stitch patterns flowing one into the next.

sunnuntai 20. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 20: Emily Wood

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 20: Emily Wood Designs


(Photo by Emily Wood)

Emily's designs are clean and comfort, they are very simple but there is always something that makes them unique. 

Ravelry name: Dogwood13 
Designer name: Emily Wood Designs 

About: Emily Wood lives in South Carolina and spends most of her time chasing after her twin preschoolers. She teaches history part-time and squeezes in knitting and designing whenever possible. The process of matching various shapes and textures to unique yarns provides a welcome puzzle that keeps Emily’s brain buzzing.

lauantai 19. joulukuuta 2015

Advent Calendar Day 19: Tania Richter

Meiju Knits Advent Calendar Day 19: Tania Richter



(Photo by Tania Richter)

Tania's designs are truly fantastical and unique. They are very artistic, something that you don't often see in knitting. 

Ravelry name: AetherFang 

Designer name: Tania Richter 
Link to your designer page on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tania-richter



Tanja tells about herself: Hi, I’m Tania, and I design knitted art. I also write fantasy novels and draw fantastical creatures, and my knitting designs often reflect my art. I’m also notoriously addicted to dragons and tea.