I made my very first colorwork sweater – steeking and all! When I read about a colorwork that was held at Wollen Berlin I knew this would be the time to do it and I immediately signed up for it. The following pictures are a little documentation of my progress.

A couple of days before the class started, a beautiful colorwork sweater pattern called „Ebba“ by Dianna Walla came up on ravelry and I decided to go with that pattern.  I started knitting A LOT of swatches to get the right tension and I finally did it…















See my ravelry notes here.


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When Karen from Fringe posted the pattern for the third hat of the Fringe Hatalong Series I instantly knew that I would knit this hat as a birthday gift for my littlest one. To transform the adult size pattern into a child size I decided to knit it with some leftover Madelinetosh in a sport weight (the original pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn). It worked perfectly fine and my girl loves her new autumn hat! And I love the pattern by Gudrun Johnston so much that I decided to knit another one for my older girl (the blue one pictured above…)

See my ravelry notes here.

stormy winter cowl

For quite some time now I have been looking for the perfect cowl pattern for my little ones. I knit a couple of cowls that turned out beautiful but also ended up being to loose around the neck like this and this. Troughout the winter it can get pretty cold around here and one needs to protect especially from the strong winter winds. When I was browsing The Purl Bee the other day I came across this pattern and I instantly knew that this would work. The pattern is called Structured Alpaca Cowl and calls for a worsted weight alpaca yarn. Going through my yarn stash I found three skeins of Malabrigo’s Arroyo – which is a lighter sport weight yarn. Knowing that R would love the color, I decided to knit the pattern with two strands of yarn held together and lowered the number of cast on stitches. It worked out perfectly fine, it fits great and R loves to wear her new cowl. Mission accomplished! Find my ravelry notes here.

skiff hat

I finally found a really good fitting hat pattern! It’s the beautiful Skiff pattern by Jared Flood from the BT Fall 14 Collection. Also I knitted this as one of a couple of projects I made for the ‚Fringe and Friends Knitalong‘ hosted by the wonderful Karen Templer of Fringe Association. For yarn I chose The Fibre Company’s Organik in the Magma colorway, I have had in my stash for some time. This yarn is a dream to knit with! It’s a wool – alpaca – silk blend, super soft with a very firm structure and it cables beautifully! I love it! See my ravelry notes here.