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Katrine Birkenwasser
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Knitting with Nancy
My choice from this year's class program at Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival was Nancy Marchant's Grab bag of brioche techniques. I have a few brioche designs of my own, but that doesn't mean that I know it all. And if you can learn from the Queen of Brioche,...

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Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival 2017
Jyväskylä Summer Knit Festival was the highlight of the summer again. Marketplace full of gorgeous yarn, class schedule with something for everyone, meeting old friends and making new - a perfect weekend! Actually, the festival started with classes, knit pa...

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Tour-de-Sock, warm up round: Priha Socks
After Tour-de-Sock last summer I swore never to do it again (actually, reading my last TdS post from last summer, I swore never to knit socks again...). Nevertheless, by the time it was time to sign up I started thinking about all the fun (staying up later ...

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Quiet Folly socks
Quiet Folly pattern by Heidi Alander is simple and pretty. It's one of those patterns that I wanted to knit right away when I first saw it. Therefore, it was a natural choice when it was that time of the year: speed knitting for kindergarten teachers before...

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Rhombus socks
Rhombus socks by Cookie A remind me of the flowers you can draw with a pair of compasses. After looking up the word "rhombus" in a dictionary I realised that it's not flowers, quite the opposite! Either way, as we were thinking of which sock pattern to choo...

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Snadi neulemiitti
Our first Snadi neulemiitti ("Little knit night" or something) on June 10 turned out not so little at all: it was a success and we had a house full of knitters! Liina of Kutimointia blog and I started thinking about organising something on World Wide Knit i...

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Tauride Shawl
Tauride Shawl is my latest pattern, an asymmetric shawl decorated with Vikkel braids. The shawl gets it asymmetric shape with increases on one side
and decreases on the other side. While increases are made on every row, decreases
are combined to form an ang...

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One more Ipana Cardigan
I originally designed  Ipana Cardigan  for Tukuwool, and I love choosing different color combos from those lovely Tukuwool colors. I have knitted three different color combos so far! I never planned for the cardigan to go with the  Mesmeria Dress , but I ha...

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Arkema Gloves
Julia Mueller has the most spectacular glove designs I have ever seen. I started with Knotty gloves last spring, and as the third round in Lankakauppa Kerä's Head-to-toe-challenge was for wrist warmers (mitts, gloves etc) I knew that I wanted to pick anothe...

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P-Rex
Combining two-colour brioche with two-colour garter stitch, finishing with one-colour brioche and garter stitch. Throw in some short rows and i-cords, and it's a poncho. Or a cape. Or a cardigan. Or whatever, but it looks good and feels nice. This P-Rex by ...
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